GREENSBORO, N.C. – After signing his final scorecard of the season within the weathered brick walls of the Sedgefield Country Club clubhouse, Richy Werenski stepped out and got a two-minute pep talk from his caddie, Steve “Pepsi” Hale. He spent another five minutes receiving words of wisdom from his father, Mike, who placed his hand on his son’s sweat-stained shoulder. But their encouraging words did little to blunt the pain of the stark reality that was now facing him.
“It sucks,” Werenski said.
While he wouldn’t know it for certain until a few hours later, Werenski’s T-39 finish at the Wyndham Championship left him achingly short of retaining his PGA Tour card for the 2019-20 season. When all the scores were tabulated, less than two