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Wyndham Championship Predictions: Poston the Pick

Written by: Dave Tindall
Published August 1, 2023
13 min read
  • This is the concluding qualifying event for the FedEx Cup Playoffs
  • Only the top 70 on the standings will make it through this year 
  • Tom Kim won by five in 2022 but won’t defend due to injury

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Hideki Matsuyama

+2000

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Russell Henley

+2000

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Sungjae Im

+2000

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Sam Burns

+2200

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Si Woo Kim

+2200

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Denny McCarthy

+2500

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J.T. Poston

+2800

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Adam Scott

+3300

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Cam Davis

+3300

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Justin Thomas

+3300

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Wyndham Championship Predictions

Wyndham Championship Intro

The Wyndham Championship continues its role as the PGA Tour’s last-chance saloon.

And with only the top 70 in the FedExCup standings making it through to the Playoffs this year, the drama is ramped up.

Those on the outside looking in include Justin Thomas at 79th and Shane Lowry at 77th.

Many of those already guaranteed a spot sit this one out so Si Woo Im, at No.18, is the highest-ranked player on the list taking part. 

This week’s venue, Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina, is one of Donald Ross’s most famous designs.

It’s a par 70 measuring just 7,131 yards and 20-under or lower has been the winning score in six of the last seven editions.

However, Tom Kim won by five last year so he’s the only player to have scored better than 15-under in the last two years.

Kim doesn’t defend after injuring his ankle in the Open Championship at Hoylake. 

The course has hosted every Wyndham Championship since 2008.  

Wyndham Championship Winners

Year

Champion and winning score

2022

Tom Kim (South Korea) -20 

2021

Kevin Kisner (United States) -15 Playoff

2020

Jim Herman (United States) -21

2019

J.T. Poston (United States) -22

2018

Brandt Snedeker (United States) -21

2017

Henrik Stenson (Sweden) -22

2016

Si Woo Kim (South Korea) -21 

2015

Davis Love III (United States) -17

2014

Camilo Villegas (Colombia) -17

2013

Patrick Reed (United States) -14 Playoff

Sedgefield Course Notes

  • Sedgefield is a par 70 measuring 7,131 yards from the tips
  • The course was designed by Donald Ross 
  • Brandt Snedeker holds the course record of 59 (2018)
  • Henrik Stenson (2017) and J.T. Poston hold the 72-hole course record of 258
  • The subtle, undulating greens are Bermuda 
  • Precision off the tee is more desirable than bombing
  • Sedgefield rewards course horses

Favorites to Win the Wyndham Championship

Hideki Matsuyama (+2000)

Matsuyama is difficult to assess this week as his Sedgefield course form is feast or famine. Three of his finishes are third, 11th, and 15th; the other four are all missed cuts including each of the last two. His current form is a mix too. He’s had two top 13s in his last four starts but hasn’t posted a top 10 since March’s PLAYERS Championship. 

Russell Henley (+2000)

Henley’s course form is much easier to get a handle on. The American is 5-for-6 at Sedgefield and has finished fifth, seventh, and ninth in the last three years, opening with a 62 in 2021. He missed the cut at Hoylake but prior to that had collected four top 20s in his previous five starts.   

Sungjae Im (+2000)

The Korean is another with course horse status. Im was runner-up last year and that followed finishes of 6-9-24 on his first three visits. A 20th at Hoylake is promising but either side of that he’s missed cuts at the Scottish Open and the 3M Open. 

Poston to Post Second Win 

Flicking through past results at the Wyndham Championship shows the same names cropping up on the leaderboard time and time again.

As for lifting the silverware more than once, there are two recent examples: Davis Love III added a third win in 2015 while Brandt Snedeker banked a second victory in 2018.

And that gives encouragement to anyone backing J.T. Poston to add to his victory here in 2019.

Poston fired 65-65-66-62 to shoot 22-under and edge out one of the tournament’s great specialists, Webb Simpson.

He’s shot three 66s at Sedgefield since then and returns showing form that suggests he could be the man to beat once more.

Poston has been on a tear in his last four starts, finishing in the top six at both the John Deere Classic and Scottish Open, playing all four rounds in the Open Championship, and twirling three 66s and a 69 to be runner-up in last week’s 3M Open.

His putter is hot - Poston has gained nearly 20 strokes on the greens over his last four events - while he ranked in the top 10 for both Strokes Gained: Tee To Green and Approach at the 3M Open. 

With doubts over many of the market leaders, the +3000 each-way (1/5 1-8) with bet365 is well worth snapping up.

Todd to Beat Woodland 

These sorts of weeks on the PGA Tour are welcomed by Brendon Todd. Weeks when plotting rather than bombing counts for plenty.

Todd, a three-time winner at this level, was runner-up at the John Deere Classic two starts ago and also took second at Pebble Beach earlier this season.

At this course, he cracked the top 10 two years ago and last year fired a pair of closing 67s for a tied 36th.

I’ll back him to win a 72-hole match against Gary Woodland.

The big hitter has only played Sedgefield twice but on both occasions (2012 and 2021) he didn’t make it to the weekend.

Woodland also missed the cut at last week’s 3M Open after posting 55th in the Open Championship.

Todd holds the aces and is worth a punt at -120 with DraftKings Sportsbook to win their 72-hole match.  

Hadley to Land Top 20

Chesson Hadley once more finds himself needing a big week at Sedgefield to make the top 70 and secure a place in the Playoffs.

The good news is that he’s been in this position in each of the last two years and pulled a rabbit from the hat.

Hadley fired a brilliant Sunday 62 to take 15th and sneak the last spot in 2021 while last year he secured his place with a final-round 64 that left him eighth.

He returns in promising form after finishing sixth at the Barracuda and 27th in the 3M Open.

Back Hadley at +400 with bet365 to make the top 20 here for the third year running.  

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  • Location: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC
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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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