Wyndham Championship 2019: JT Poston completes bogey-free week to win first PGA Tour title

JT Poston: American golfer lifts the trophy at the 2019 Wyndham Championship
JT Poston: American golfer lifts the trophy at the 2019 Wyndham Championship

A review of the final day of the Wyndham Championship as JT Poston won his first career PGA Tour title.

Final leaderboard

-22 Poston

-21 Simpson

-20 An

-19 Hovland

-17 Kim


Day four report

JT Poston: Pictured in action at the 2019 Wyndham Championship
JT Poston: Pictured in action at the 2019 Wyndham Championship

JT Poston delivered his first career PGA Tour title in some style after he completed a bogey-free week to win the Wyndham Championship by one shot from Webb Simpson.

Poston, playing on home turf in North Carolina, became the first man to win an individual 72-hole PGA Tour event without a single bogey since Lee Trevino achieved the feat in New Orleans in 1974.

The 26-year-old saved his best round until last as he signed for a 62 to charge up the leaderboard on the final day, with an eagle on the par-five fifth helping him make the turn at five under.

Byeong Hun An had looked like being the man to challenge him, having also kept his card clean for the first three days.

Though he bogeyed the 15th, a birdie on the 16th mean the South Korean went to the 18th tee needing a birdie to force a play-off.

But his first shot found the rough to the left of the fairway and he three-putted to drop down to third place behind Simpson.

Poston began the day level with England's Paul Casey, but the latter slid out of contention with a final round of 69 that dropped him down into a tie for 13th place.

Day three report

Paul Casey
Paul Casey

England's Paul Casey is three shots off the lead at the Wyndham Championship.

The 42-year-old is 14 under par and tied for fifth at Greensboro ahead of Sunday's final round.

Casey carded a third-round 66 including five birdies and a bogey to move into contention.

South Korea's An Byeong-hun leads by one shot after a third-round 66 saw him go to 17 under.

Americans Webb Simpson and Brice Garnett are 16 under, one shot above compatriot Ryan Armour, while Viktor Hovland and JT Poston are level with Casey.

The event is the final one of the regular season, with players aiming to secure places in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup standings and be eligible for the play-offs.

Day two report

South Korea's An Byeong-hun is top of the leaderboard following round two of the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

The 27-year-old holds a one-shot lead over America's Brice Garnett after a five-under-par round of 65 left him 13 under.

A bunched-up leaderboard sees Americans Webb Simpson, Josh Teater and Patton Kizzire a shot further back, tied for third alongside Canadian duo Mackenzie Hughes and Adam Svensson and South Korea's Im Sung-jae.

England's Paul Casey is in a tie for ninth on 10 under with Americans JT Poston and Ryan Armour.

The event in Greensboro is the final one of the regular season, with players aiming to secure places in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup standings and be eligible for the play-offs.

Day one report

Brandt Snedeker: Pictured in action at the Wyndham Championship
Brandt Snedeker: Pictured in action at the Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker enjoyed a strong start to his Wyndham Championship title defence after a faultless six-under 64 left him two shots off the lead on a day of low scoring at Sedgefield Country Club.

The 38-year-old American, who fired an 11-under 59 in the first round last year, took advantage of calm conditions and soft greens to make three birdies on both the front and back nines, including back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th to start the day.

South Korean pair Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im share the clubhouse lead after they both opened with eight-under 62s, with Rory Sabbatini, Mackenzie Hughes and American duo Patrick Rodgers and Johnson Wagner at seven-under.

Jordan Spieth picked up four shots in a three-hole stretch on the back nine to surge up the leaderboard before he salvaged a bogey at the 18th after an errant drive, as the three-time major champion carded a six-under 64.

Webb Simpson, who finished second at last week's WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, maintained his good form with a six-under 64.

The 2011 champion mixed an eagle, six birdies and two bogeys as he ended the day alongside Ireland's Seamus Power, who didn't drop a shot as he made an eagle and four birdies.

Paul Casey, who was playing alongside Spieth, finished the first round a shot further back as the Englishman made three successive birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th in a bogey-free, five-under 65.

Martin Kaymer began with a four-under 66, which included four birdies on the back nine, his front, as the German made a solid start in his bid to retain his PGA Tour card.

Only the top 125 players in the FedExCup standings after this week's event will be eligible for the season-ending play-offs and also secure full playing privileges for the 2019-20 season.

The two-time major winner sits in 146th place, while fellow European Alex Noren, who started the week in 125th spot, opened with a one-under 69 as he aims to reach the FedExCup Play-Offs for a second straight season.

Kaymer's plight is particularly serious, as he has not played enough events to keep hold of even limited status. The only way to reach the required number is to qualify for The Northern Trust, where Tiger Woods returns to action next week.

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