Wyndham Championship Betting Tips

Wyndham Championship betting tips & predictionsWyndham Championship betting tips & predictions – the Wyndham Championship is played annually in Greensboro, North Carolina. The tournament was founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open. In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over as title sponsor.

Sam Snead set a PGA Tour record for his 8 wins at the event, as well as his 1965 victory at age 52, which made him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event.

Previously the tournament was contested in April/May until a schedule change in 2003 which moved the tournament toward the end of the season. It subsequently moved from an autumn date to mid-August and is now the last PGA Tour event before the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

The Donald Ross designed course at Sedgefield Country Club serves as the venue for the Wyndham Championship. As the last FedEx Cup event it is an important qualifying tournament for the post season playoffs and after this week only the Top 125 in earnings will be fully exempt for next season.

At 7,100+ yards distance off the tee around Sedgefield Country Club is pretty much irrelevant and like most Donald Ross layouts accuracy and precise placement off the tee is important. The course layout will suit the player who plots his way around with good course management and a premium on hitting greens in regulation.

Last year Si Woo Kim closed with a -3 (67) for a five stroke victory and his first PGA Tour win. He had a -21 (259) total, tying the 72-hole tournament record set by Carl Pettersson. He finished the week 51st for Driving Distance, 6th for Driving Accuracy, T8 for GIR & and T5 in Putts per Round. The highlight of Kim’s play was a bogey-free second round 60 which included 8 Birdies and 1 Eagle.

In 2015, a 51 year old Davis Love III became the third-oldest winner on the PGA Tour when he captured the Wyndham Championship. Love had this to say after the final round;

“This week I putted really well. Made some great putts today that won the tournament for me.”

Love ranked 3rd in the Strokes Gained Putting category gaining 2.2 strokes per round on the field average. He also ranked 8th in Strokes Gained Approach gaining 1.1 strokes per round.

History would suggest that Sedgefield is not a catch-up course with most of the halfway leaders going on to convert. The two Par 5’s on the course are gettable.

Henrik Stenson 14/1, Kevin Kisner 14/1 and Webb Simpson 20/1 are the Bookmakers favourites for this week’s Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Championship Betting Tips 2017

Ryan Moore golf betting tipsRyan Moore 22/1 (E/W) – past champion at Sedgefield CC winning here in 2009 on a score of -16. His Current Form is trending nicely which puts him on this week’s radar. His last two outings in the Bridgestone and PGA have yielded a T28 and T13 respectively. Statistically uninspiring this season however last week at Quail Hollow he was T2 for Driving Accuracy, T5 for GIR and 7th in both SG: Tee-To-Green and SG: Approach-The-Green. Arriving with momentum to a course where he has past success warrants a place on this week’s short list.
Chez Reavie golf betting tipsChez Reavie 50/1 (E/W) – a regular visitor to the Wyndham he has no form of note around Sedgefield. That said he is arriving on a rich vein of form with 9 x Top 25’s from 24 starts including a T22 in last week’s PGA. Statistically he is a perfect fit for Sedgefield and features second in this week’s Stats Analysis. Last week around Quail Hollow he was 1st for Driving Accuracy, T8 for GIR and 3rd for SG: Tee-To-Green. His game tee-to-green is razor sharp and just needs to see a few putts drop to get in the mix. Good each way value.

 

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