Wyndham Championship Recap: Snedeker's Return to Relevancy
Wyndham Championship Recap: Snedeker's Return to Relevancy

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

Every golf tournament can be boiled down to winners and losers. But at the Wyndham Championship, it's not so black and white, it's much more nuanced, with different layers of winners and losers.

On Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club, Brandt Snedeker was the big winner in the most obvious way – he won the tournament. Nick Taylor and Harris English were also big winners, as was C.T. Pan, even though he may not feel that way just yet.

The biggest loser was, unbelievably, Sergio Garcia. And he did it in such a Sergio way. Other big losers were Martin Piller and Tyrone Van Aswegen, as the regular season came to a close on the PGA Tour.

There were other winners and losers of varying degrees, and we'll get to them shortly.

Perhaps the biggest winner of them all last week, in the big picture, was Thorbjorn Olesen, who notched another high finish at the European Tour's Nordea Masters to take a huge step to qualify for the Ryder Cup team.

But first in the Monday Backspin, the Wyndham, where for so many of the guys it's all about getting inside the top-125 in the FedEx Cup point standings to qualify for the playoffs and keep their Tour card for next season.

MONDAY BACKSPIN

Brandt Snedeker
Pretty much the worst thing that can happen to a star player is to be forgotten. And for Snedeker, a former top-10 golfer, he had fallen off the map and nearly outside the top-100. Even

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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