Power Rankings: Wyndham Championship

The Wyndham Championship serves as the culmination of the 2022-23 PGA TOUR regular season, determining the top 70 players who will advance to the FedExCup Playoffs. This crucial event at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, not only requires strategic course management but also carries significant emotional weight for those seeking to secure their spot in the playoffs. In this power rankings article, we assess the top players who have the potential to make an impact and qualify for the next stage of the season.


Timely surge. A T6-T13 burst over the past two weeks has lifted him to the safety of 63rd in the FedExCup, but the sizzling form can be rewarded once more with four sprints around Sedgefield. Field-low 62 at TPC Twin Cities on Sunday.


One of this season’s 11 breakthrough winners – and the only in the Power Rankings – is rested since his playoff victory at the Barracuda Championship for which he tuned up with a T9 at the Barbasol Championship. Third appearance.


Given where he was not that long ago with the state of his game, this endorsement respects the possibilities of the talent and wisdom that manifested a T13 at the 3M Open. Since 2016, he’s 6-for-6 at Sedgefield with four top-11 finishes.


His record at Sedgefield is a example of his form of the last few months. His only payday in five trips is a T51 in 2020. So, it’s devoid another example; that is, two runner-up finishes among five top 10s since the Valspar Championship.


He’s been all or nothing at Sedgefield as his three paydays in seven tries all have gone for a top 15. That he’s missed so many cuts underscores the need to keep it floored. Of late, he’s been his usual solid self, albeit relatively quiet.


The Duke product has cashed in six of eight appearances at Sedgefield, including a T7 just two years ago. Even better, he’s fresh off a T2 at the 3M Open where everything was firing to pay off glimmers of recent pop across four rounds.


At 81st in the FedExCup, he’s in jeopardy of missing the Playoffs for the first time. A recent relative lull is more of a headwind than it appears because of his light schedule, but he knows how to navigate Sedgefield. Playoff victim in 2021.


The top-20 machine is 76th in the FedExCup, so he’ll likely need another to secure a tee time at TPC Southwind next week. His form upon arrival has yielded five top 20s in his last seven starts and he’s 4-for-5 at Sedgefield with two top 25s.


Continues to get the benefit of the doubt amid an extended sag of form. Coming up on three months since his last top-15 finish on the PGA TOUR, but he’s perfect in four tries at Sedgefield with three top 10s. Co-runner-up last year.


His return to the PGA TOUR has been a success and his consistency has been inspiring. Most recently, he went T3-T23 in the fortnight abroad in July to crash into the top 70 in the FedExCup (currently 52nd). Solo third here in 2019.


This tournament likely would be No. 1 in his personal Power Rankings, because without a sponsor exemption in 2021, his history since may not have been as impressive. Simmering all summer with a T2 at the John Deere Classic.


The 2016 breakthrough winner at Sedgefield has added a solo fifth (2019), a T3 (2020) and a P2 (2021). Anchored with victory at Waialae Country Club to launch into 2023, the 28-year-old has authored arguably his best season to date.


It wouldn’t be irresponsible to slot Sedgefield among the tracks where his game is best-suited. He’s a sharpshooter with a scorer’s mentality, he’s logged three top 25s here and he’s posted three top 10s and a T20 in his last five starts.


The TOUR’s leader in splitting fairways has exhibited that skill at Sedgefield for years, but especially in the last three. Since 2020, he’s 3-for-3 with a T9, a T7 and a T5, respectively, and his scoring average in his last 16 rounds here is 66.56.


It’s Poston SZN. In his latest proof of his streaky profile, since the John Deere Classic, he’s 4-for-4 with two T6s and a T2. And of course, it was at Sedgefield in 2019 when he prevailed and scored bogey-free 22-under for the tournament.

The Wyndham Championship presents the final opportunity for players to secure their spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. With a strong field of contenders, all eyes are on Sedgefield Country Club to witness captivating golf action and intense competition. As the players aim to perform at their best, the battle for the top 70 spots promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable event.