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 Henrik Stenson captured the Wyndham Championship finishing one stroke ahead of Ollie Schniederjans. The tournament was a late addition by the Swede as he needed to reach 15 starts on the PGA Tour to keep his card for the 2017-18 season.

Stenson carded a final round -6 (64) that included birdies on four of his final six holes. His approach play and putting laid the foundation for the victory. He finished 3rd for both Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green and Strokes Gained Putting gaining 6.054 and 8.519 strokes respectively against the field average for the week.



In 2016, 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.

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

– Davis Love III

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.

Wyndham Championship Betting Tips 2018

Shane Lowry golf betting tipsShane Lowry 25/1 (E/W) – solid iron play tee-to-green (T12 Driving Accuracy & T5 in GIR) yielded a Top 10 in last year’s edition of the tournament. Arriving to Sedgefield off the back of a couple of solid performances including a T12 in last week’s PGA Championship. His stats this season are mediocre at best but his current upswing is noteworthy. The Irishman is quoted as saying “I feel I’m back to myself”. Currently 139th in the FedEx Cup Standings, a Top 5 finish may be enough to retain his card. Should be in the mix come Sunday.
Joaquin Niemann golf betting tipsJoaquin Niemann 33/1 (E/W) – made his pro-debut in the Valero Texas Open earlier this season finishing 6th. Four Top 10’s among six Top 25’s means the 19 year old has secured his playing privileges for next year. Tops this week’s Stats Analysis by a long way thanks to a superb all-round game. The talented Chilean has embraced the challenge of the PGA Tour and has the skill set to deliver. Looks dangerous to contend on a course that should suit him perfectly.

 

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