We are currently smack bang in the middle of one of the most jam packed golf schedules in history. The PGA Championship was a fantastic event last week and the FedEx Cup Playoffs kick off next week. During this one week of respite, the Wyndham Championship will be played from Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.
As usual, we have a full preview, power rankings and betting picks for the upcoming event below! Make sure you continue to check out our Golf Betting Picks page throughout the playoffs and the following US Open.
Wyndham Championship Betting Picks
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (CBS). Sunday, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (CBS).
PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Groups). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes). Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Featured Groups), 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes).
Radio: Thursday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).
While the $6,400,000 tournament this weekend will be a good chance to rest for a lot of the top players in the world, it still has a lot of importance for some players, as this is the last chance to accumulate the all-important FedEx Cup points to get into the top 125 and qualify for the first playoff event. For others, it will be about climbing the rankings to give themselves a better chance at qualifying for the second or third events.
As such, the field is pretty solid, and includes a lot of the more well-known players who have been a little out of form this year and struggled to accumulate points.
Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey and Shane Lowry are the ones to watch this week. All have either been out of form or have not played enough golf this season to accumulate as many points as they will have liked, so all will be going hard this week.
Top players who won’t need to worry about points this week are Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed, both of whom sit inside the top 10 in the Fed Ex Cup standings and are basically locks for the Tour Championship in a few weeks’ time.
Past winners of the Wyndham Championship that will be lining up this week include J.T. Poston, Brandt Snedeker (2), Si Woo Kim, Davis Love III, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Arjun Atwal, Ryan Moore and Carl Pettersson.
Sedgefield Country Club
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Designed By: Donald Ross
Length: 7,127 Yards
Slope Rating: 142
Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina was designed by the famous Donald Ross and opened back in 1926. The course is famous for its small and undulating greens and good course management and approach play is absolutely paramount here. Distance is not a massive issue off the tee, but players will need to be dialled in with their irons and their putter if they want to be successful here.
No case exemplifies that more than the famous 59 that Brandt Snedeker shot in Round 1 en-route to his second victory at Sedgefield Country Club back in 2018. Snedeker sunk 10 birdies and an eagle in the round, stiffing nearly every approach shot on the back nine and gaining over six strokes on the field on approach.
1 – Webb Simpson (+1000)
How can you look past Webb Simpson for the number one spot in the Power Rankings. Simpson has been super impressive since the season resumed, picking up a win at the RBC Heritage a few months ago. Hwoever, it’s his form at Sedgefield that is the real factor in his No.1 ranking here. Simpson has played at Sedgefield every year since 2010, racking up a total of seven top 10 finishes and a win across 10 events played.
2 – Justin Rose (+2200)
Rose has been trying to find form since the season resumed and seemed to have finally found it at the PGA Championship on the weekend. He finished T9 at TCP Harding Park and will be looking to back it up with another strong performance this weekend. Currently sits in 103rd place in the FedEx Cup standings, so a high placing is paramount here if he wants to jump up the leaderboard. A win could potentially see him jump all the way into the top 30. Super important tournament if he has any aspiratins of becoming the third player to win two FedEx Cups.
3 – Kevin Kisner (+3400)
Kis calls North Carolina home these days and has a lot of experience at the course. He was pretty impressive at the PGA Championship, finishing T19 for his second straight top 25 finish. Has two top 10 finishes in his last three tournaments at Sedgefield Country Club and is one of the best putters in the world.
4 – Brandt Snedeker (+4500)
Do you need any more incentive than the above video? The guy shot a 59 on this course only a few years ago on his way to a win and also has four more top 10 finishes at Sedgefield Country Club in his last 10 trips there.
5 – Brooks Koepka (+1100)
Would hate to be the guy that bets against Brooks Koepka when he has so much monetary incentive on the line here. Kopeka currently sits in 92nd place in the FedEx Cup standings and can jump all the way into the all-important top 30 with a win here. Hasn’t played at Sedgefield since the 2015 season, but did finish T6 that year and is coming off two really solid performances at the WGC event and the PGA Championship, barring a disappointing fourth round in the latter.
Can’t get enough of Kis this week. I think he represents the best value of all of our top tips and comes into the tournament on the back of some solid form. His putting is in a great spot right now, which will be crucial on this undulating greens.
Jim Furyk (+7000) – The veteran loves a course where length off the tee isnt an issue and Sedgefield has setu p well for him in the past. Has top 10 finishes in his last three trips there in 2011, 2016 and 2018.
Denny McCarthy (+10000) Is the best putter in the world at the moment statistically. The guy averages over a shot gained per round with the short stick through 57 measured rounds, the only player on the PGA Tour to do so.
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