Power Rankings: 2016 Wyndham Championship


The 2016 fantasy golf season rolls right along, as the PGA Tour heads to North Carolina this week for the Wyndham Championship. A field of 144 players will tackle Sedgefield Country Club in the final event of the PGA Tour regular season.

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Davis Love III won this event last year but will not defend his title. Here are 10 players to watch in Moline:

1. Patrick Reed: Reed captured his first career win at Sedgefield back in 2013 in a memorable playoff against Jordan Spieth. He returns after a solid T-11 showing at the Olympics that extended a run of five straight finishes of T-13 or better in worldwide events.

2. Webb Simpson: How much does this event mean to Simpson? He and his wife named their daughter after this event's title sponsor. Simpson won here back in 2011, the highlight of a run of five finishes of T-11 or better over the last six years for the Charlotte resident.

3. Ryan Moore: Moore cruised to victory last week at the Deere, now returns to the site of his first PGA Tour win back in 2009. After a rocky summer, Moore is now taking advantage of a run of three straight events played across three of the tracks where he feels most comfortable, including Sedgefield where he was T-10 last year.

4. Bill Haas: Haas went to nearby Wake Forest and has three top-10 finishes over the last four years at this event, including a runner-up in 2014. He has played sparingly in recent weeks but does have two top-10 finishes in his last four starts overall and tends to bring his best to this de facto home game.

5. Jim Furyk: How do you follow up a 58? Furyk will give it a shot this week in Greensboro, where he has made only one start in recent memory. But that resulted in a T-9 finish in 2011 and Sedgefield is the type of ball-striker's layout that should favor an accurate player like Furyk as he continues a strong return from early-season injury.

6. Brandt Snedeker: Snedeker has made this event one of his favorite stops, with three top-10 finishes since 2009. That includes a T-5 finish two years ago, and Snedeker capped a run of three straight top-25 finishes with a T-5 result last month at the RBC Canadian Open.

7. Jimmy Walker: Walker hasn't had much success at this event outside of a T-4 finish in 2012, but he will head to Greensboro with unprecedented confidence after winning the PGA Championship three weeks ago. That victory at Baltusrol highlighted a run of three T-16 or better finishes over his last four starts overall.

8. Rickie Fowler: Fowler was a late addition to this week's field as he looks to make the Ryder Cup squad, with only one top-10 finish in his last eight PGA Tour starts. But a third-round 64 at the Olympics showed that the form he displayed en route to early-season success isn't lying very far beneath the surface.

9. Jon Rahm: Rahm quietly continued his impressive late-season run with a T-14 finish at the Deere, his fifth top-25 finish in his last seven starts. With his PGA Tour card for next season all but secure, Rahm seems a likely contender again at Sedgefield and could even possibly snag a victory that would qualify him for the postseason.

10. Hideki Matsuyama: Matsuyama hasn't played since a T-4 finish at the PGA Championship, but his reliable ball-striking makes him a threat at nearly any venue. While he has missed the cut each of the last two years at Sedgefield, Matsuyama did finish T-15 in his tournament debut back in 2013.