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Golf betting tips: Preview and tips for the 2021 Wyndham Championship

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 August and is now the last PGA Tour event before the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

As the last FedEx Cup event it is an important qualifying tournament for the post season playoffs. After this week only the Top 125 in earnings will be fully exempt for next season.

Course Overview

The Donald Ross designed course at Sedgefield Country Club serves as the venue for the Wyndham Championship.

At just over 7,100 yards distance off the tee around Sedgefield Country Club is pretty much irrelevant. 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.

2017 Wyndham Championship | Henrik Stenson

Winning Score -22 (258)

Henrik Stenson captured the Wyndham Championship in 2017 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.

Henrik Stenson
SG Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT1.35035
SGAPR6.0543
SGARG1.11429
SGP8.8303
SGT2G8.5196

Stenson’s approach play and putting laid the foundation for his victory in the 2017 Wyndham Championship. 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. Other stats for the week include T8 for Driving Accuracy, 71st for Driving Distance, T3 for GIR and 2nd in Putts per GIR.

2018 Wyndham Championship | Brandt Snedeker

Winning Score -21 (259)

In 2018, Brandt Snedeker shot a -5 (65) in the final round to win by three strokes from CT Pan and Webb Simpson. It was Snedeker’s ninth victory on Tour. He finished on a total score of -21 (259) which included a 59 in the opening round. His incredible first round set him up for a wire-to-wire win. Bad weather over the weekend resulted in Snedeker having to play 29 holes on Sunday.

Brandt Snedeker
SG Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT0.12647
SGAPR7.9553
SGARG3.0525
SGP3.46419
SGT2G11.1332

Just over three quarters of Snedeker’s strokes gained on the field average came tee-to-green. In particular his irons were dialled-in finishing 3rd in Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green which yielded an impressive gain of 7.955 strokes. Other stats for the week include T25 for Driving Distance, T51 for Driving Accuracy, T19 for GIR and 2nd in Putts per GIR.



2019 Wyndham Championship | JT Poston

Winning Score -22 (258)

The 2019 champion, JT Poston, closed with a final round -8 (62) to tie the Wyndham Championship record -22 (258) held by Henrik Stenson (2017).  He finished one stroke clear of Webb Simpson for his first PGA Tour victory.

Poston became the first player since Lee Trevino in 1974 to win a 72 hole stroke play event on Tour without a bogey.

“I probably haven’t had that many bogey-free rounds this year, to be able to do four in a row is pretty special, and finish it off with a 62 on Sunday is pretty awesome.”

JT Poston
JT Poston
SG Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT1.74228
SGAPR6.8211
SGARG1.89113
SGP4.12613
SGT2G10.4551

Poston finished 1st in the Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green category gaining an impressive 10.455 strokes on the field average for the week. Almost two thirds of this gain came from his approach play, topping the pile in Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green. Other stats for the week include T2 for Driving Accuracy, T51 for Driving Distance, T1 for GIR and 20th for Putts per GIR.

2020 Wyndham Championship | Jim Herman

Winning Score -21 (259)

Last year, Jim Herman shot a final round -7 (63) to finish at -21 (259) to win the 2020 Wyndham Championship. It was enough for a one stroke victory over Billy Horschel. It was the 42 year old’s third victory on the PGA Tour and first since the 2019 Barbasol Championship.

Jim Herman
SG Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT4.2867
SGAPR5.8494
SGARG-0.74194
SGP6.2343
SGT2G9.3954

Herman had a stellar ball striking week which was duly complimented with the putter green-side. He finished 4th for both Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green and Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green. He also finished 3rd in Strokes Gained Putting which equated to a gain of just over 6 strokes on the field average. Other stats for the week include T5 for Driving Accuracy, T98 for Driving Distance, 1st for GIR and 28th for Putts per GIR.

Wyndham Championship Winning Formula

The following table details the Average Strokes Gained in each of the key strokes gained categories for the past four champions of the Wyndham Championship.

Last 4 Champions
Strokes Gained Category
Average Strokes GainedAverage Finishing
Position SG Category
SGOTT1.87629th
SGAPR6.6703rd
SGARG1.32935th
SGP5.66410th
SGT2G9.8763rd

Graphing the above Average Strokes Gained gives a visual check on the likely key areas required for success at this week’s Wyndham Championship.

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 Tips

Hideki Matsuyama golf betting tipsHideki Matsuyama 14/1 (E/W) – followed up a T3 at Sedgefield Country Club in 2016 with a T11 in 2018. Certainly looks to be none the worse for wear after withdrawing from the Open Championship due to Covid. Since his return he has finished T4 in the Olympics and was beaten in a playoff in last week’s WGC FedEx St Jude. Around TPC Southwind he was 2nd in Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green and 1st in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green. More notably he was 4th in Strokes Gained Putting in the final round, carding a bogey-free 63. A tee-to-green machine, it is wise to sit up and pay attention when his putter heats up. With form and putting stats on an upward trajectory he is hard to ignore.

Sungjae Im golf betting tipsSungjae Im 28/1 (E/W) – followed up a T6 in the 2019 Wyndham Championship with a T9 last year, so fair to say the course suits his eye. Quiet of late, he still has 4 x Top 10’s among 12 x Top 25 finishes this season. Statistically sound, the 23 year old Korean places just outside the Top 10 in this week’s Stats Analysis. His accurate play from the tee will be a plus around Sedgefield Country Club. All things considered, he is a good fit to be in the mix come back-9 Sunday.

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