Wyndham 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.
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
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