A second week of being close but no cigar unfortunately. 4/5 tips made the 36 hole cut which has never been a problem for players tipped on the previews this year. But unfortunately, the weekends have not been our friends of late. T13, T20, T24 and T57 were our guys’ eventual finishing positions.
Milton Finau went back to back with his second win in as many weeks, where he’s made an incredible 4 bogeys in 8 rounds of golf, pretty impressive right?
With just 1 more regulation PGA Tour event before the FedEx Cup playoffs start lets get too work!
Wyndham Championship Betting Odds
Players travel to North Carolina where they will compete for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Came into circulation in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, what is now the Wyndham Championship is the longest running tournament to be held at the same venue on the PGA Tour.
About Sedgefield Country Club
- Par 70, 7130 yards approx.
- Donald Ross Design
- Greens – Bermuda
- 4 x Par 3s – ranging from 174-235 yards
- 12 x Par 4s – ranging from 374-507 yards
- 2 x Par 5s – 545 and 529 yards
- Narrow/sloping fairways
- Thick Bermuda rough
- Small tricky Bermuda greens
The ultimate plodders course this is Ladies and Gentlemen this week. Driving Accuracy will be a premium and distance will give you no advantage whatsoever. Sloping fairways will put even more pressure on the players with their tee shots.
Being such a short course, approach play will always be magnified, with a lot of mid-range wedges being constantly used over and over again. So once more, we are faced with a second shot golf course. You only have to look at the previous winners to come to this conclusion.
The greens are tricky and small so the best putters will rise to the top for sure, with like of Kisner and Simpson winning here before just sums that one up.
Par 3s and 5s aren’t an issue here this week, 2 Par 3s are over 220 yards granted but they always play pretty straight forward for the ball strikers in the field.
Focus this week moves towards the Par 4s on offer, with 12 of them in total. 8 of them fall between 400 and 450 yards, 1 under 400 yards and just 3 above 485 yards. A unusual amount of short Par 4s, meaning we must take a look at the players performances on similar holes this season to date.
Accurate drives, a good wedge game, a good scrambler out of thick rough and a guy that holes his far share of putts regularly… easy game right?
Last 5 Winners
2021 winner – Kevin Kisner -15
- 34th OTT
- 12th T2G
- 8th GIR
- 12th APP
- 20th SCR
- 8th Putting
2020 winner – Jim Herman -21
- 5th OTT
- 4th T2G
- 1st GIR
- 4th APP
- 71st SCR
- 3rd Putting
2019 winner – J.T. Poston -22
- 28th OTT
- 1st T2G
- 1st GIR
- 1st APP
- 1st SCR
- 13th Putting
2018 winner – Brandt Snedeker -21
- 47th OTT
- 2nd T2G
- 19th GIR
- 3rd APP
- 46th SCR
- 19th Putting
2017 winner – Henrik Stenson -22
- 35th OTT
- 6th T2G
- 3rd GIR
- 3rd APP
- 67th SCR
- 3rd Putting
Average stats – Score -20
- 30th OTT
- 5th T2G
- 6th GIR
- 5th APP
- 41st SCR
- 9th Putting
Stats to consider this week
Mentioned a lot in the above paragraph but just to highlight the stats I will be basing my tips around this week;
- Driving Accuracy
- SG: Approach/Good iron play/T2G/Proximity
- SG: Putting
- Par 4 scoring – in particular Par 4s under 450 yards
Wyndham Championship Field
With only 4 guys coming here in the top 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings, you would assume that the field is not going to be of interest. But, this week is all about guys making the top 125 in the FedEx Cup rankings in order to male it into the first playoff event that is next week.
The 6 guys currently lying in positions 120-125 are; Nick Taylor, Chesson Hadley, Kramer Hickok, Rickie Fowler, Matt Wallace and Austin Smotherman.
And then the 5 unfortunate guys to start this week just outside the top 125 are; Max McGreevy, Danny Willett, Justin Lower, Nick Hardy and Cam Champ.
So maybe ones to consider a little more than usual as these have extra motivation going into the Wyndham Championship!
Only 8 players come in the betting before we hit the 30/1 mark this week and then a load of guys come in at the 33/1-40/1 mark.
Sunjae Im 16/1, Shane Lowry 16/1, Will Zalatoris 18/1, Billy Horschel 22/1, Webb Simpson 22/1, Russ Henley 22/1, Si Woo Kim 25/1 and Corey Conners 25/1. An Abundance of talent here, every single guy here is consistently, each season superb with their irons and their approach play is terrific so if any of these guys catch fire with the putter, we are in trouble.
If Russel Henley can find his putting boots that he has shown in previous seasons then I truly believe he is the pick of this bunch. Hes 2nd in SG: Approach this season on Tour and he ranks 11th for SG: Tee2Green too. Last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic Henley finished in a tie for 10th place, he ranked 3rd for Approach and 7th for T2G, coming here where emphasis will be on players Approach. I like his chances to get his 4th PGA Tour victory.
Guys that just missed my lineup this week are as follows; Adam Scott 35/1, Brian Harman 35/1, Christiaan Bez 50/1 and Joel Dahmen at biggers odds at 100/1.
Wyndham Championship Prediction
5 selections this week, lets get back on track! The favourite out of the 5 I have taken with 3 places but then the other 4 each way with 8 places;
- Billy Horschel 25/1 – 3 places E/W
- Kevin Kisner 35/1
- Adam Svensson 60/1
- Kevin Streelman 70/1
- Brendan Todd 90/1