GREENSBORO (WFMY) - Big changes are coming to the Wyndham Championship in 2019.
Starting with the 2018-2019 PGA Tour season, the top-10 finishers in the final regular season FedExCup point standings will also earn a bonus as a member of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10.
The new $10 million Wyndham Rewards Top 10 will make the Wyndham Championship the final event before the FedExCup Playoffs and also puts more importance on the FedExCup Regular Season. The announcement likely means more of the Tour's top players will come to Greensboro.
The new playoff format puts greater emphasis on entering the playoffs with a high ranking. The FedExCup Playoffs have been reduced from four to three events beginning next season.
The top-10 Regular Season finishers in FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship – also sponsored by Wyndham Rewards – will reap the benefits of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. The leader will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000.
Each player in the top 10 will be invited into Wyndham Rewards at its most exclusive Diamond level.
The 2019 Wyndham Championship is set for July 30 through Aug. 4 at Sedgefield Country Club.