Wyndham Championship Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks
- Final event before the FedExCup Playoffs; players jockeying for top 125 slot
- Birdie-fest: 21-under or lower has been the winning number in the last four years
- J.T. Poston defends while 2011 winner Webb Simpson fronts the betting
Wyndham Championship Odds
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Wyndham Championship Picks and Predictions
Si-Woo Kim is showing a real return to form and, in an event that produces repeat winners, the 2016 champion can score here again at +4000 with DraftKings.
Webb Simpson has an incredible course record, winning in 2011 and making the top three in the last three years. Take him at -134 to beat Patrick Reed in a 72-hole match-up.
South African Charl Schwartzel will enjoy the sun on his back after cool San Francisco and has the right mix of course and current form to make the top 20 at +400 with bet365.
Si-Woo Kim to win +4000 with DraftKings.
Webb Simpson beat Patrick Reed in a 72-hole match-up -134 with DraftKings
Charl Schwartzel make the top 20 at +400 with bet365.
How to Watch the Wyndham Championship
|Wyndham Championship Event Information|
|Where||Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina|
|When||Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16|
|How to Watch||Thursday-Friday, 2pm-6pm ET (Golf Channel). Saturday 1pm-3pm (Golf Channel), 3pm-6pm (CBS). Sunday 12.30pm-2.30pm (Golf Channel), 2.30pm-6pm (CBS). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
Wyndham Championship Profile
After two huge weeks on the calendar with the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Championship followed by the PGA Championship – the first major of 2020 – it’s back to more rank-and-file action this week.
However, the stakes are high in Greensboro too as this is the last chance for players on the bubble to secure their spot in the FedExCup Playoffs which start next week.
While the pandemic means 2020/21 playing privileges aren’t on the line this time, a big run in the Playoffs offers huge rewards in terms of financial gain and world ranking points.
Banking a place in the top 125 is the aim and everyone near the bubble – whether just inside or just outside – is taking their chance and heading to Sedgefield Country Club this week.
The par 70 with Bermuda greens measures in at a modest 7,131 yards and has hosted every Wyndham Championship since 2008.
It’s regarded as one of the easiest courses on the schedule and the last four winning scores reflect that reputation: 22-under, 21-under, 22-under, 21-under. When Brandt Snedeker took victory two years ago, he fired that rarest of beasts, a 59, in round one.
Snedeker tries his luck again this week, as do last year’s 1-2, J.T. Poston and Webb Simpson. Several of those in contention in last week’s PGA Championship also make the trip east from San Francisco to North Carolina.
Kim Can Claim the Second Victory at Sedgefield
Course form counts for plenty at Sedgefield Country Club.
Brandt Snedeker won here for a second time in 2018 while Webb Simpson hoisted the silverware in 2011 and has finished runner-up in the last two editions.
Davis Love, aged 51, scored a shock victory in 2015 although #TeamCourseForm weren’t spooked given that he’d also won back in 1992 and 2006.
The lesson to be learned is that past winners need a close look and the one I want to put up is Si-Woo Kim.
The Korean cruised to a five-shot win here in 2016 and then raised the stakes the following May by landing the prestigious PLAYERS Championship at Sawgrass.
The Sawgrass link is particularly interesting as Love and Simpson have also won there while Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia are others to have captured both this event and The PLAYERS.
Kim hasn’t been able to build on his Sawgrass triumph but recent signs are encouraging.
He’s made his last seven cuts on the PGA Tour and that run includes T11 at the Travelers, T18 at Memorial, and T13 at last week’s PGA Championship where he shot all four rounds in the 60s and struck his irons well – a key component for success on this course.
Also fifth at this event last year, Kim looks an attractive wager at +4000 with DraftKings.
Simpson Can Win the Battle of Former Champs
We’re now on a 7-for-7 streak with 72-hole match bets after Brooks Koepka outscored Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship and I’ll look to extend that sequence by playing Webb Simpson to win his duel with Patrick Reed.
Now, Reed won here in 2013 and has placed T24, T22, and T22 in three subsequent appearances. Pretty impressive, huh.
However, it rather pales into comparison when put alongside his opponent’s. Starting from 2010, Simpson’s finishes here read: 8-1-22-11-5-6-72-3-2-2.
In fact, Simpson, who was born and raised in the state, is so in love with this tournament that he and his wife even named their daughter Wyndham.
He’ll be wanting to put on a show again despite the lack of fans and a recent win at Hilton Head and finishes of T8 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and T12 at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude show that his game is in a great place.
Reed is in decent shape too and made the top 15 in the PGA but on this track, we’ll take Simpson all day long.
Simpson is the bet at -134 with DraftKings.
Schwartzel Can Crack Top 20
Charl Schwartzel isn’t a fan of cooler conditions so did well to shoot middle rounds of 68-68 and make the cut in San Francisco last week.
The South African’s finest hour came in the blazing heat at Augusta National when landing the 2011 Masters and he must be encouraged to see this week’s weather forecast that predicts temperatures climbing past the mid-90s.
Schwartzel found form again with a third-place at the 3M Open two starts ago and past course form bumps him up further.
True, it was a little while ago but he took T14 on debut in 2012 and fired 67-66-66-66 to make the top three on his second and most recent visit in 2015.
There’s one final element: incentive. Right now, Schwartzel occupies the 125th and final qualifying spot in the FedExCup standings so needs to be on his game to get through to the Playoffs.
While there are some strong names in the field, there’s a fair chance some will suffer a hangover after being in the heat of battle at last week’s major and that suggests Schwartzel can get in the mix.
He could be a sneaky sleeper in the outright market but, regardless, the +400 for a Schwartzel top 20 with bet365 looks a worthy play.
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Dave Tindall is former golf editor at SkySports.com and Golf365.com and has been writing betting previews for the PGA Tour and European Tour since 1997. He has also written for a range of betting companies, including William Hill and Betfair, as well as being a regular columnist for Rotoworld, The Guardian, Sporting Life and Planet Sport. His other area of speciality is football while he's also covered cricket and tennis.
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