You Oughta Know: Woods chases playoff berth


With one round left in the regular season, there is still plenty at stake for several players at the Wyndham Championship. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Sedgefield Country Club, where Jason Gore leads but Tiger Woods lurks just off the pace:

• Woods held a share of the 36-hole lead, and now trails by two. Making his first appearance at this event, he likely needs to win in order to punch his ticket to the playoffs and earn a spot in The Barclays next week.

• Woods last won at the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and his last top-10 finish on the PGA Tour came nearly two years ago at the the 2013 Barclays.

• Woods is in search of his 80th career victory, which would put him two behind Sam Snead for the all-time record. Snead earned his 80th victory at this event in 1960 and won it for the eighth and final time in 1965.

• Woods entered the week at No. 286 in the world rankings, but he could jump as high as No. 104 with a win.

• Gore holds a two-shot lead over three players entering the final round. His only other 54-hole lead, and his only prior PGA Tour win, came at the now-defunct 84 Lumber Classic in 2005.

• Gore entered the week at No. 166 in the FedEx Cup standings and needs a top-three finish to earn a spot in the playoffs.

• With a win, Gore would earn his first trip to the Masters. He made the final pairing at the 2005 U.S. Open, but the 41-year-old hasn't played a major since the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

• Four of the last five Wyndham winners held at least a share of the 54-hole lead. The lone exception came last year, when Camilo Villegas erased a four-shot deficit with a final-round 63. 

• Jonas Blixt will join Gore in Sunday's final pairing. His exemption for winning the 2013 Greenbrier Classic expires at the end of this season, and the Swede started the week at No. 135 in the points race. He'll make the playoffs with a top-13 finish.

• Scott Brown is also two shots back and will play alongside Woods. Brown is the only player among the top four whose playoff spot is already assured. His lone prior win came at the 2013 Puerto Rico Open.

• Last year only one player cracked the top 125 at this event, but that number should increase Sunday. In addition to the leaders, many of whom are outside the top 125, Scott Langley (No. 126) is currently T-47 and projected to make The Barclays. 

• The group at 12 under, three shots behind Gore, includes a pair of former champions. Brandt Snedeker (2007) and Webb Simpson (2011) both earned their first PGA Tour wins at this event.