The 2022 Wells Fargo Championship has a great field of golfers ready to compete. With a solid mix of great players according to the rankings, this should be a close finish.
Many underdogs will have an opportunity once again, especially with a slightly weaker field than typical PGA Tour events. Below you can see which underdogs have a shot to win.
Date: May 5–8, 2022
Course: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
Watch on: GOLF, CBS
Top Betting Underdogs at Play
There are just a handful of top ranked golfers competing inside the top 20, so this opens the door for a lot of underdogs. With that being said, these golfers need to have strong iron play if they want to succeed.
Below are just outside the top 10 for potential underdog odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
Cameron Young +2800
Sergio Garcia +3500
Paul Casey +3500
Gary Woodland +3500
Abraham Ancer +3500
Troy Merritt +3500
Patrick Reed +4000
Sepp Straka +4000
Si Woo Kim +4000
Keith Mitchell +4000
*odds are subject to changes
It is interesting to see Abraham Ancer as a deep underdog, especially since he is currently the third best ranked golfer in this event at 20th. He has not played great as of late, which potentially makes him an underdog in this situation.
Ancer has missed cuts at the Valspar Championship and at the Masters. In addition, he tied for 42nd at the Mexico Championship, so he definitely does not have momentum on his side.
His recent performance was not his best, which put him at 13th in strokes gained off the tee. If he plays his best here, which is typically above average for strokes gained, he will definitely have a shot to win.
Gary Woodland had a solid performance at the Mexico Open where he tied for 24th at -9. This marked six events this year with top 25 finishes.
Woodland was a great pick heading into the Mexico Open but stumbled early on. His final day of play was the best he had accomplished when he finished the day earning -4. If he continues his positive play heading into this one, he is a great pick to consider once again.
Most Likely Underdog to Succeed
Looking at which underdog has the best chance to succeed would be Keith Mitchell. He is currently ranked as the 75th best golfer in the world, so this definitely fits the bill for underdog status when competing against the heavy favorite of Rory Mcllroy.
Mitchell is coming off of a T13 finish at the Players Championship back in March. This was one of his great performances this season, which boasts seven top 25 finishes and four of them were top 10.
In addition, he is entering their tournament with the second best strokes gained off the tee. He has one of the more dynamic golf games entering this event against a respectable field to get the job done.