CARL PETTERSSON WON THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP with a 21-under total of 259. Pettersson torched the par-70 Sedgefield Country Club in the first three rounds, shooting 64-61-66. On Sunday, Carl coasted home with a 68 and a two-shot victory over Scott McCarron.
It was Pettersson’s third tour title and catapulted him from 58th to 13th in the FedEx Cup Standings.
The four-event playoffs begin next week with a field of 144 at The Barclays in Paramus, New Jersey. The five guys who played there way into the playoffs this past weekend were Rich Beem, Marin Laird, J.J. Henry, Justin Bolli and Lee Janzen. Davis Love III was among the casualties.
Not overly excited about the playoffs? Sorry, it’s all we have left other than the 2008 Ryder Cup. We’ll get through it together. It’s part of the mission.
Here’s some exciting news, at least for me. I’ll be attending the third leg of the playoffs, the BMW Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. So I’ll have on-course and media-center reports for you.
−The Armchair Golfer