Wilson Furr brings in red-hot 62 for a piece of history and a U.S. Amateur medal

There are low rounds available at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – that much was made clear in the first 48 hours at the U.S. Amateur along (...)

Wilson Furr brings in red-hot 62 for a piece of history and a U.S. Amateur medal

There are low rounds available at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – that much was made clear in the first 48 hours at the U.S. Amateur along Oregon’s Pacific coast.

Playing in one of the final groups on the resort’s Bandon Trails in Tuesday’s second and final round of stroke-play qualifying, Alabama senior Wilson Furr brought in a 9-under 62 that not only made Bandon history but U.S. Amateur history. In 120 years of this championship, only one score has been lower in stroke play.

The course record left Furr somewhat speechless. It also earned him this week’s stroke-play medal and the No. 1 seed in the match-play portion that begins Wednesday with 64 players and ends Sunday with the televised crowning of a champion.

“We were just trying to run our game plan all day, and I just started hitting it close and a couple putts went in, and then kind of looked up and we were 7-under through 12,” he said. “Like I said, it just kind of happened real fast, so I don’t know what to say really.”


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Furr effectively stole the thunder from a handful of players who had impressed with low rounds of their own, namely Aman Gupta and Charles Osborne, who had already put their names on the Bandon Trails competitive course record – each with a 64; Gupta on Monday, Osborne earlier Tuesday – before Furr came along and shattered it again.

McClure Meissner also opened with an 8-under 64 on the resort’s namesake course, Bandon Dunes, before falling back to a 74 Tuesday on Trails. He still safely made it into match play, finishing T-7 in the qualifying rounds.

Asked how his round of 62 rates among his best all-time, Furr relayed some skepticism about his ability to score on Bandon Trails.

“It’s funny, I was telling my dad walking up 18, I was worried about that course,” he said. “I felt like I had a good eye for the other course, but I was worried about this place. I felt like it could come up and bite you, so here we are. It didn’t.”

This will be Furr’s first appearance on a U.S. Amateur match-play bracket.

Experience was represented elsewhere near the top of the bracket. Among Tuesday’s best rounds was Scott Harvey’s 5-under 67 on Bandon Dunes. The 42-year-old combined with Todd Mitchell in May 2019 to win the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball here. This week was Harvey’s 10th U.S. Amateur start, and he also won the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Before this week, Harvey last competed at the 2019 Mid-Amateur in September.

“I just came out and honestly hadn’t played any golf at all,” he said of his T-7 in the stroke-play qualifier. “Just started practicing a little bit leading up to it, and each day kind of felt a little bit better, and today some putts went in. Wouldn’t that be cool if it kept happening? But yeah, I had a great day when I needed one.”

Stewart Hagestad, Kevin O’Connell, Andres Schonbaum and Derek Busby are Harvey’s fellow mid-amateurs on the bracket. Otherwise, much of it is made up of college talent.

Behind Furr at 11 under, Michigan State’s James Piot got to 9-under with a second-round 65 on Bandon Dunes that was good for the No. 2 seed. Behind that, North Carolina State’s Ben Shipp took the No. 3 seed at 8 under.

Defending champion Andy Ogletree came up one shot short of the match-play cut, but last year’s runner-up John Augenstein is firmly in with a 5-under total.

The list of notables who missed match play doesn’t end with Ogletree. Cole Hammer, a semifinalist in 2018 after winning the Western Amateur weeks earlier, missed U.S. Amateur match play for the second year in a row.

Sunnehanna winner Preston Summerhays missed, as did Wake Forest standout Alex Fitzpatrick, a GB&I Walker Cupper in 2019. Put U.S. Walker Cupper John Pak, a Florida State player, in the miss category along with William Holcomb V, who had a magical run to the semifinals in 2019 and the North & South final just over a month ago.

Recent Western Amateur champion Pierceson Coody, along with his twin brother, Parker, missed match play too.

How to watch

Wednesday Aug. 12 (Round of 64 matches): 6-7 p.m., Peacock (streaming); 7-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Thursday, Aug. 13 (Round of 16 matches): 6-7 p.m., Peacock; 7-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Friday, Aug. 14 (Quarterfinals matches): 6-7 p.m., Peacock; 7-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Saturday, Aug. 15 (Semifinal matches): 7-10 p.m., Golf Channel

Sunday, Aug. 16 (Championship match): 7-10 p.m., Golf Channel

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Wyndham Championship: Round 1 tee times, TV/streaming info

It’s last call for the FedEx Cup Playoffs at this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

A year ago, J.T. Poston won the event for his first PGA Tour victory. He closed with a 62 to beat Webb Simpson by one.

Like last year, the Wyndham is the regular-season finale on the PGA Tour, as the FedEx Cup playoff start next week at TPC Boston with the Northern Trust.

Many of the top-10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking are missing this week, but the field will include No. 6 Webb Simpson, No. 7 Brooks Koepka and No. 9 Patrick Reed.

Check out first-round tee times below.


Wyndham Championship: Fantasy | Field by the rankings


Wyndham Championship – Round 1

1st Tee

Tee time Players
7:00 a.m. Charley Hoffman, Robert Streb, Robby Shelton
7:10 a.m. John Senden, Patrick Rodgers, Scott Harrington
7:20 a.m. Jhonattan Vegas, David Hearn, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
7:30 a.m. Austin Cook, Pat Perez, Wesley Bryan
7:40 a.m. Tyler Duncan, Jason Dufner, Greg Chalmers
7:50 a.m. Kevin Tway, Billy Horschel, Patton Kizzire
8:00 a.m. Martin Trainer, Brice Garnett, Ryan Armour
8:10 a.m. Andrew Landry, Corey Conners, Grayson Murray
8:20 a.m. Matt Every, Rory Sabbatini, Harold Varner III
8:30 a.m. Lucas Glover, Bud Cauley, Tim Wilkinson
8:40 a.m. Chris Stroud, Brian Harman, J.J. Spaun
8:50 a.m. Rhein Gibson, Nelson Ledesma, Vince Covello
9:00 a.m. Michael Gligic, Vincent Whaley, Brinson Paolini
12:15 p.m. Bo Van Pelt, Tom Hoge, Roger Sloan
12:25 p.m. Chris Kirk, Josh Teater, Beau Hossler
12:35 p.m. Harris English, Carlos Ortiz, Chase Seiffert
12:45 p.m. Keith Mitchell, Si Woo Kim, Zach Johnson
12:55 p.m. J.T. Poston, Brandt Snedeker, Sergio Garcia
1:05 p.m. Patrick Reed, Shane Lowry, Paul Casey
1:15 p.m. Sung Kang, Charles Howell III, Russell Knox
1:25 p.m. Kyle Stanley, Scott Brown, Matthew NeSmith
1:35 p.m. Arjun Atwal, Talor Gooch, Sepp Straka
1:45 p.m. Brian Gay, Mark Hubbard, Matt Wallace
1:55 p.m. Luke List, Harry Higgs, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
2:05 p.m. Bo Hoag, Ryan Brehm, Will Gordon
2:15 p.m. Sebastian Cappelen, Michael Gellerman, Matthias Schwab


10th Tee

Tee Time Players
7:00 a.m. Scott Stallings, Jason Kokrak, Maverick McNealy
7:10 a.m. Brian Stuard, Adam Schenk, Wyndham Clark
7:20 a.m. Charl Schwartzel, Nick Watney, Rafa Cabrera Bello
7:30 a.m. Sebastian Munoz, Joaquin Niemann, Adam Long
7:40 a.m. Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im, Brendon Todd
7:50 a.m. Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth
8:00 a.m. Dylan Frittelli, Jim Furyk, Tommy Fleetwood
8:10 a.m. Nate Lashley, Chez Reavie, Graeme McDowell
8:20 a.m. Danny Lee, Bronson Burgoon, Doc Redman
8:30 a.m. Ryan Moore, Ben Martin, David Berganio, Jr.
8:40 a.m. Russell Henley, Branden Grace, Anirban Lahiri
8:50 a.m. Mark Anderson, Doug Ghim, Ben Taylor
9:00 a.m. Tom Lewis, Chris Baker, Jake Shuman
12:15 p.m. Aaron Baddeley, Peter Malnati, Zac Blair
12:25 p.m. Fabian Gomez, Henrik Norlander, Cameron Davis
12:35 p.m. D.J. Trahan, Peter Uihlein, Sam Ryder
12:45 p.m. Michael Kim, Scott Piercy, Stewart Cink
12:55 p.m. Ted Potter, Jr., Davis Love III, Luke Donald
1:05 p.m. C.T. Pan, Aaron Wise, Danny Willett
1:15 p.m. Jim Herman, Kevin Kisner, Troy Merritt
1:25 p.m. Chesson Hadley, Cameron Percy, Sam Burns
1:35 p.m. Matt Jones, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Denny McCarthy
1:45 p.m. Bill Haas, Seamus Power, Xinjun Zhang
1:55 p.m. Hank Lebioda, Kramer Hickok, Tyler McCumber
2:05 p.m. Carl Pettersson, Brandon Hagy, Kristoffer Ventura
2:15 p.m. Rob Oppenheim, Joseph Bramlett, Akshay Bhatia

TV/streaming information

All times are listed in Eastern.

Thursday, Aug. 13

PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold (featured groups): 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 12-6 p.m.
Golf Channel on fuboTV (watch for free): 2-6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 14

PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold (featured groups): 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 12-6 p.m.
Golf Channel on fuboTV (watch for free): 2-6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 15

PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups) and 3-6 p.m. (featured holes)
: 1-3 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 12-6 p.m.
: 3-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ (featured holes): 3-6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 16

PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (featured groups) and 2:30-6 p.m. (featured holes)
: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 12-6 p.m.
: 2:30-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ (featured holes): 3-6 p.m.

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