Site: Greensboro, N.C.
Course: Sedgefield Country Club (7,117 yards, par 70).
Purse: $5.2 million. Winner’s share: $936,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).
Last year: Webb Simpson won his first PGA Tour title, beating George McNeill by three strokes. The former Wake Forest player won the Deutsche Bank two weeks later in the FedEx Cup playoffs, and took the U.S. Open in June at Olympic Club.
Last week: Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island for his second major title. He closed with a 6-under 66 for an eight-shot victory, breaking the tournament record for margin of victory that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 in the world, and became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors.
Notes: The tournament ends the points race for spots in the FedEx Cup playoffs, the four-event series that starts next week with The Barclays at Bethpage Black on Long Island. The top 125 players will be eligible for the opener. ... Sam Snead won the tournament a tour-record eight times from 1938-65. His 1965 victory made him the tour’s oldest winner at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days. ... The event returned to Donald Ross-designed Sedgefield in 2008 after 31 years at Forest Oaks. ... Ben Kohles received a sponsor exemption. The former University of Virginia player won recent Web.com Tour events in Columbus, Ohio, and Omaha, Neb., in his first two starts as a professional. ... In 2010, Arjun Atwal became the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years and the first Indian-born champion.