Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Even without Woods, Plenty at Stake at Wyndham Championship

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Even without Woods, Plenty at Stake at Wyndham Championship

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GREENSBORO, N.C. * There's still plenty at stake at the Wyndham Championship this year even if some of the big names from last year aren't playing.

Tiger Woods didn't return, sidelined by a back injury. And Davis Love III a local favorite, defending champion and three-time winner who had hip surgery last month is only watching.

When play begins Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club, the field once again will be littered with players trying to force their way off the PGA Tour's bubble in the final week of golf's regular season and earn spots in the first round of the playoffs.

Others are trying to make one last impression on Love, who's scouting as the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Woods made his only appearance in Greensboro a year ago in a last- ditch effort to make the postseason. He finished four strokes behind Love and fell short of the top 125 on the points list.

But his presence had Sedgefield abuzz all week and helped the tournament set its modern-day attendance record of about 143,000 for the four rounds. …

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