The PGA Tour’s regular season is near its end. The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro is the last chance for players to creep into the top 125 and lock up positioning heading into the FedEx Cup playoffs next week.
Webb Simpson is the defending champion and highest-ranked player in the field at Sedgefield CC.
Here are our top 10 players. Check them out and tweet us @GolfNewsNet with your tips for the week.
1. Carl Pettersson – The Swede has a sterling record at Sedgefield, played in his adopted home state of North Carolina. After a great week at the PGA, the 2008 winner should be poised to play well again.
2. Jason Dufner – After Webb Simpson, Dufner is the class player in the field. Dufner is a guaranteed paycheck. He’s missed one cut all year – his first tournament of the season.
3. Webb Simpson – The defending champion has looked lost since returning to the PGA Tour following the birth of his second child. A chance to defend for the first time, however, and a home-state game should help.
4. John Daly – Wait. No. 4? Really? Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. You should be. Daly can likely get into the FedEx Cup playoffs with a top 10, opening the door to getting his PGA Tour card for ’13.
5. Tim Clark – The South African seems to finally be back to his old self. He has top-15 finishes in his last two starts, including T-11 at the PGA. Like Pettersson, a product of N.C. State.
6. Blake Adams – Adams is begging for a week to break out for his first win. The steady Georgian finished T-7 at Kiawah for his best effort of the year. Word of caution, though: going low may not be his strong suit.
7. Brian Harman – I’m taking a flier on the lefty this week. He sat out the last few weeks, but had consecutive T-19 finishes in his last two starts. He loves playing aggressive golf – a must at Sedgefield.
8. David Toms – Still an injury risk of sorts because of back trouble, Toms did finish second here in 2010.
9. Ryan Moore – Sedgefield is home to Moore’s only PGA Tour win, taking the ’09 crown. He’s missed three cuts all season, including last week at Kiawah Island. Before that? T-8 at the Deere. Lean on that Moore. Get it?
10. Ben Kohles – Why not tip the rookie? The guy has won two of three professional starts. Yes, they came on the Web.com Tour, but a win is a win. And he has nothing to lose this week.