Sungjae Im, Brandon Wu lead Wyndham Championship as third round slows
Mother Nature brought the PGA Tour’s regular season finale to a screeching halt on Saturday, as play at the Wyndham Championship was delayed multiple times before finally being suspended until Sunday morning.
Just 12 of the 86 players who made the cut completed their third round on Saturday before the storms rolled in.
The weather gave fans golf’s version of a buzzer beater as Brandon Wu looked for eagle on the par-4 11thu moments before the horn sounds.
The eagle followed a birdie on the par-4 10thu for Wu and moved him into a share of the lead at 12 under with Sungjae Im.
I also finished his day at 11u, and while he didn’t hole the approach shot, he made his fourth birdie of the day and has yet to bogey his third round. Im is seeking his third Tour victory and his first since winning the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
While there are only two players tied for the lead, there are 20 others in five shots from Wu and Im.
Among that group is Will Zalatoris, who was one of 12 players to complete his third round. He shot a 4-under 66 in his first round without longtime caddy Ryan Goble. The split between Zalatoris and Goble was announced before the third round at Wyndham, and Zalatoris spoke after his round about the weight of that decision.
“We were guys who would really like to have dinner together and hang out and what was going on in class started to bleed into class, and that’s not what you want,” Zalatoris said. “He’s an incredible friend, I love death and I told him I had to do what’s best for me… Obviously, you can understand how difficult this decision was for me, especially the timing of it, but I think it was a little unhealthy for both of us and obviously hurts.”
Results across the field from the Wyndham Championship
Also in the chasing pack is Ryan Moore, who sits two shots back at 10 under. Moore has struggled recently as he deals with a back injury, but a T-2 or better finish this week would propel the former UNLV star into the FedExCup Playoffs.
Joohyung Kim finds himself one shot behind the leaders through 10 holes in his third round. Kim entered the season without a full Tour appearance, so he must win this week to earn his spot in the Tour’s postseason, which begins Thursday at TPC Southwind.
The final round of the Wyndham Championship is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am. ET Sunday. Assuming there are no further weather delays, officials expect to be able to complete the tournament on Sunday.