Wyndham Championship Betting Preview

Media by Associated Press: Tyler Duncan hits his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.

The PGA Tour heads to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, this week for the Wyndham Championship, the last tournament of the regular season. This is also the last event for those ranked outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup playoff standings, as the first playoff event begins next week. 

 

With most of the top-ten players in the OWGR hoping to go on a three-week run in the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Wyndham Championship has a somewhat lighter field. The top 25 is still represented nicely, though, and this is a tournament that has seen some pretty low scores in recent years, setting golf fans up for an entertaining weekend. 

 

About Sedgefield CC 

 

The PGA Tour schedule rewards players who endured the difficult weather conditions and the links-style courses at the Genesis Scottish Open and Open Championship with a relatively easy stretch back in the States. 

 

TPC Twin Cities and Detroit GC, where the Tour has been the last two weeks, rank pretty low on the difficulty list. That continues this weekend at Sedgefield CC, where the winning score should be hovering around -20 depending on weather conditions – some early rain is currently in the forecast.

 

Sedgefield is another short course (7,131 yards) like we’ve seen the last two weeks, and it’s just a par 70. Driving accuracy is more important than distance this week, and Sedgefield has also been the easiest course on Tour for SG: Approach since 2015. 

 

Field, Past Winners, and Other Info 

 

Shane Lowry opened up as the Wyndham betting favorite, but strong play by Sungjae Im recently has him up at the top now at +1500 (Lowry dropped to +1700). No. 21 Im, No. 24 Lowry, No. 14 Will Zalatoris (+1600), and No. 15 Billy Horschel (+2000) make up the contingent of top-25 players in action this weekend. 

 

No. 13 Tony Finau, who has won each of the last two PGA Tour events, is not in this year’s Wyndham field as he prepares for the FedEx Cup playoffs. The four-time PGA winner is currently seventh in the playoff standings.

 

It was quite a finish at the 2021 Wyndham Championship, with six players tying at -15 and heading to a playoff. They played on Hole 18, the 507-yard par-4 that is the most difficult on the course, but Kevin Kisner (+4000) was able to get a birdie the second time through to get the win. 

 

Other members of last year’s playoff who are in the 2022 field include Si-Woo Kim (+2500), Adam Scott (+3300), and Roger Sloan (+50000). 2020 champ Jim Herman (+10000) and 2019 victor J.T. Poston (+4000) are two other recent winners in this weekend’s field, along with the 2016 champion Kim.

 

One golfer to watch this weekend is Webb Simpson (+2200), who has a history of dominating this particular course. The North Carolina native loves Sedgefield, winning here in 2011 and having a couple of runner-ups as well as two third-place finishes. Simpson has finished in the top ten in nine of the 13 times he’s played the Wyndham.

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