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.
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.
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, 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. Just over three quarters of his strokes gained on the field average came tee-to-green with putting making up the balance. He finished the week T25 for Driving Distance, T51 for Driving Accuracy, T19 for GIR & 19th for Strokes Gained Putting.
In 2017 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.”
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 2019