The Wyndham Championship Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
- This is the final qualifying event for the FedExCup Playoffs
- Sedgefield Country Club, designed by Donald Ross, plays host once again
- The winning score in the last five editions has been at least 21-under
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The Wyndham Championship Odds
Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Hideki Matsuyama||+1200 |
|Webb Simpson||+1200 |
|Louis Oosthuizen||+1400 |
|Jason Kokrak||+2500 |
|Brian Harman||+2800 |
|Will Zalatoris||+2800 |
|Sungjae Im||+3000 |
|Russell Henley||+3300 |
|Gary Woodland||+4000 |
|Kevin Streelman||+4000 |
The Wyndham Championship Picks and Predictions
Webb Simpson is the outright pick at +1200 with DraftKings Sportsbook
Kevin Kisner can grab a top 10 at +500 with DraftKings Sportsbook
Sungjae Im to beat Russel Henley in a matchbet +100 with DraftKings Sportsbook
How to Watch The Wyndham Championship
|Wyndham Championship Information|
|Tournament||The Wyndham Championship|
|Location||Sedgefield Country Club, North Carolina|
|Time||Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15|
|How to watch||Thursday 3pm & 8.30pm ET (Golf Channel), Friday 3pm & 10.30 pm ET (Golf Channel), Saturday & Sunday 1pm & 9pm ET (Golf Channel). And all four days on Sky Sports.|
The Wyndham Championship Profile
The Wyndham Championship once again acts as a last-chance saloon for those wanting to make it into the FedExCup Playoffs.
This year, the tournament is an ideal candidate to promote its extra importance as Ryder Cup star Rickie Fowler is the man on the bubble.
Fowler occupies the 125th and final qualifying place so can’t afford a slip. Patrick Rodgers (126th) and Camilo Villegas (127th) are at the front of the lengthy queue trying to play their way in.
Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina is a familiar stop on the PGA TOUR and this tournament has a storied history with the great Sam Snead winning the inaugural edition way back in 1938.
The course, founded in 1926, was designed by Donald Ross and has been used every year since 2008.
It features small and undulating Bermuda greens while, unlike so many courses on tour where bomb and gouge works just fine, this one rewards straight hitting from the tee.
Surprise winner Jim Herman continued that trend last year when ranking 4th for Driving Accuracy while he also ranked 1st for Greens in Regulation.
Herman poured in 23 birdies and three eagles on his way to victory and that’s been a recent theme too.
Each of the last five winners – Herman, J.T. Poston, Brandt Snedeker, Henrik Stenson, and Si Woo Kim – have shot 21 or 22-under, and three of those only triumphed by a single stroke.
While there’s plenty of course form to peruse, a number of other venues provide a useful correlating form.
Plenty of Sawgrass champions have also won at Sedgefield (good news for Fowler) while the recent Rocket Mortgage Classic, won by Cameron Davis, was also held on a Donald Ross course.
Keep It Simple With Webb
There’s no mucking about with this week’s main pick.
Let’s go for Webb Simpson who has finished top 20 in his last two starts (at the British Open and the WGC St Jude Invitational) and now visits pretty much his favourite course. Let’s have a look at what he has to say about Sedgefield.
“I definitely feel more confident here than anywhere we play all year,” he said last year.
I love the holes, I love the shot shapes and I love the greens. You put all that together, I love being here. My first win was here, I’m close to home, close to where I live now, near where I went to college. I’m patient here, things don’t bother me as much, my expectations go up, but I feel more confident not in a pressure way but in a confident-in-my-game way.”
The result of all those good vibes? A win in 2011, never outside the top three in the last four years, and, in all, eight top eight finishes in 12 starts.
That latter number matters because William Hill pay out with eight places this week. Take their +1200 each way price in the outright market.
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Kisner Can Keep It Up
Whichever way you look at it, Kevin Kisner looks a very neat fit this week. He’s tidy from the tee box, he’s aggressive with approaches, and he putts well on Bermuda grass greens. His course form proves it: he was tied eighth in 2014, T10th in 2016 and tied third in 2020.
Then there are his results on co-relating courses.
He only missed out on victory at TPC Sawgrass in extra holes back in 2015 and at Detroit GC he was tied third in 2020 and tied eighth last month. Even his current form is superb: two top 10s in his last four starts.
“This is one of my favorite golf courses that we play all year,” he said back in 2017. “It suits my game extremely well.
Everybody on my team circles this one because we should have a chance to compete here.
With all that confidence surrounding him, take the 37-year-old to make the top 10 with DraftKings offering +500.
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Im Can Down Henley
This year Korea’s Sungjae Im and the American Russell Henley have been nip and tuck when it comes to their head-to-head results.
Henley leads 7-6 but there’s really very little in it.
However, when you look closely at their records on the two Donald Ross courses – Sedgefield and Detroit – I really think that Im holds all the aces. The 23-year-old has played Sedgefield twice (tied sixth in 2019, tied ninth in 2020) and Detroit three times (T21st in 2019, T53rd in 2020, tied eighth this year).
Henley, in contrast, has landed just one top 30 (T9th) in four visits to Sedgefield and missed the cut in his only Detroit start.
DraftKings makes Im the outsider this week and I’m not sure that’s right.
Im is definitely worth supporting at +100 with DraftKings in this matchbet.
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Matt Cooper has been a sports journalist since 2009 with his work appearing at ESPN, Sky Sports, NBC, Sporting Life and the Planet Sport Network among many others, in addition to guest appearances on the BBC and CNN. Although a specialist in golf, who has traveled the world to cover the sport, Matt has also covered rugby, cricket, football and the Olympics. Email: [email protected]