GREENSBORO, N.C. — The most important minimize because the PGA Tour went to prime 65 and ties, adopted by two delays for storms within the space, stored the Wyndham Championship from ending the third spherical Saturday and arrange a protracted ultimate day of the common season.
Brandon Wu holed out from 147 yards on the par-4 eleventh gap for an eagle, giving him a share of the lead with Sungjae Im at 12-under par. They had been by means of 11 holes. John Huh and Joohyung Kim had been 1 shot behind.
Solely 12 gamers completed the spherical.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat had a 7-under 63 and was at 10-under 200.
The eagle was Wus ultimate shot earlier than the second delay of the third spherical, and gamers by no means returned to the course. The third spherical is scheduled to renew Sunday at 7:30 a.m., and gamers once more will go off each tees — and hope for good climate — to get the match in.
At stake Sunday within the ultimate occasion of the common season is a shot at some bonus cash for Im and Will Zalatoris (who had a 66 and was at 7 below) if they will transfer into the highest 10 within the FedEx Cup.
It is extra necessary for gamers to complete within the prime 125 and qualify for the profitable FedEx Cup playoffs that begin subsequent week. Ending within the prime 125 additionally assures a full card for the following season, which begins in September.
A lot of the drama occurred Saturday morning, and it concerned loads of heartache for one participant. Austin Smotherman was at 1 below and confronted a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 8, his seventeenth gap of the second spherical. A birdie would have moved the minimize to 2-under 138.
However he missed, after which he missed the inexperienced on the ninth and wound up with a double bogey. Smotherman, the equal of No. 125 within the FedEx Cup, missed the minimize and was just about sure to fall out of the highest 125.
The minimize stayed at 1-under 139 and featured 87 gamers for the weekend. The final time that many gamers made the minimize was in 2018 on the Wells Fargo Championship, earlier than the tour instituted a brand new coverage of prime 65 and ties.
Having that many gamers — Hayden Buckley withdrew Saturday morning after making the minimize due to a wrist damage — will make it more durable to complete the ultimate spherical if any climate arrives.
Brian Stuard was at 10 below with one gap to play, holding himself within the combine to climb into the highest 125 and retain a full card.
Kim, in the meantime, hoped to increase his season. The 20-year-old from South Korea, already as much as No. 34 on the planet, is assured a PGA Tour card for subsequent season. However he can solely qualify for the postseason if he wins the Wyndham Championship, which might make him an on the spot member.