Golf betting tips: Preview and tips for the 2023 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.
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.
Sedgefield Country Club Scorecard
Wyndham Championship Past Champions
|2016||Si Woo Kim||259||-21|
|2015||Davis Love III||263||-17|
|2006||Davis Love III||272||-16|
|2005||K. J. Choi||266||-22|
Wyndham Championship Winning Formula
The following table details the Average Strokes Gained in each of the key strokes gained categories for the last six champions of the Wyndham Championship.
|Last 6 Champions|
Strokes Gained Category
|Average Strokes Gained||Average Finishing |
Position SG Category
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 2023
Shane Lowry 25/1 (E/W) – has teed it up five times at the Wyndham Championship with his best result to date a T7 in 2017. Has 9 x Top 25’s from seventeen starts this season including Top 20’s in three of the year’s four Majors. Statistically balanced throughout the bag, the 36-year-old Irishman places just outside the Top 40 in this week’s Stats Analysis. Currently 21st on Tour for Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green and 8th for Total Driving. One of the stand-out names currently outside the Top 70 in FedEx Cup Points, so fair to say he is not coming to Greensboro to make up numbers. This should focus his game and if he sees a few puts drop early, then he could be one of the main protagonists. Good value.
Adam Hadwin 45/1 (E/W) – sticking with the Canadian again this week. This will be his 5th look at Sedgefield Country Club having finished T10 on his last visit back in 2021. Has 5 x Top 10’s among 8 x Top 25’s this season including a runner-up finish a few weeks back in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Statistically balanced, the 35-year-old sits top of the pile in this week’s Stats Analysis. Willing to overlook his MC’s over the last couple of weeks which fade quickly into the background when considering his skill set and field strength. The seasoned campaigner fits the archetype for success this week. Excellent each way value.
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