Justin Thomas Wins FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Takes Commanding Wyndham Rewards Top 10 Lead; Two Through 10 Separated by 494 Points
GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Justin Thomas won the World Golf Championships – FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., by two strokes over Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka and took a commanding lead in the FedExCup and Wyndham Rewards Top 10 standings. The 81st annual Wyndham Championship, which will determine the outcome of the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for Aug. 13-16, 2020 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
With the win, Thomas increased his lead in the FedExCup and Wyndham Rewards Top 10 standings to 714 points over second place Webb Simpson, who finished tied for 12th in Memphis. Thomas’ lead is more than the 600 points the PGA Championship winner will earn this week and more than the 500 points the Wyndham Championship winner will earn next week.
However, while Thomas has a substantial lead with two regular-season tournaments remaining, the golfers in second through 10th places are separated by just 494 points. Should the standings be similar entering next week’s Wyndham Championship, all nine of those positions could change during the regular season finale at Sedgefield.
Brooks Koepka claimed the $2 Million first-place bonus in the inaugural $10 million Wyndham Rewards Top 10 Bonus last season. The Wyndham Rewards Top 10 not only adds drama to the Wyndham Championship as the final event before the FedExCup Playoffs but also puts an even greater premium on excelling over the course of the FedExCup Regular Season.
The top-10 Regular Season finishers in FedExCup points following the Wyndham Championship – also sponsored by Wyndham Rewards – reap the benefits of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. The regular season points leader earns $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000. The Wyndham Rewards Top 10 bonus breakdown is below:
Wyndham Rewards Top 10 Bonus Breakdown:
The Wyndham Rewards Top 10 following the FedEx St. Jude Invitational is below:
Position/Player Points Behind Points Move Justin Thomas 0 -- Webb Simpson -714 -- Sungjae Im -879 -- Bryson DeChambeau -898 -- Rory McIlroy -1,137 -- Collin Morikawa -1,138 +1 Patrick Reed -1,149 -1 Daniel Berger -1,156 +4 Brendan Todd -1,180 -- Jon Rahm -1,208 -2
About the Wyndham Championship:
Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor Truist for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
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About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 828,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers 83 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own or exchange their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in approximately 110 countries means more vacation choices for its more than four million members and owner families, with 230 resorts which offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham , and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – and 4,200+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange. Year after year, a worldwide team of nearly 18,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com.
Courtesy of Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations