The Wyndham Championship: Betting preview & predictions

GOLF: AUG 07 PGA – World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
MEMPHIS, TN – AUGUST 07: Will Zalatoris hits a shot during the third round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, August 7, 2021 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire)

The PGA Tour returns this weekend for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield. With Fed-Ex Cup playoff positions and Korn Ferry Tour implications on the line, this promises to be a thrilling weekend of action. For those looking to bet on the event, you can get a FREE $1,000 bet by signing up to BetMGM here.

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Sedgegield & The Wyndham Championship

The Wyndham Championship has been a PGA Tour event since 1938 and is a course that the modern golfer will love. With a ton of 400-450 yard par 4’s, this course promotes strong wedge play and accurate mid-range irons. Expect a lot of low-scoring at a premium ball-striker’s playground.

The favorites

Will Zalatoris strides into this event as the favorite at +1200 after he finally found his footing on Sunday to storm back through the field to a 20th place finish. He’s still chasing that first tour win and is arguably the best ball-striker on the field. he came 29th here last year and could look to build on that this week.

Shane Lowry and Sungjae Im are next up at +1200 and +1400. Im may be the more intriguing of the two after a very solid T-2 at the 3M Open. He’s had a pair of top-10’s at Sedgefield in the past and came 24th here last year. As for Lowry, he tops the field in strokes-gained tee-to-green and has been a dark horse all season long.

Billy Horschel and Webb Simpson come in behind the leading trio at +1400 and +2000. Simpson is looking for win number two at Sedgefield and has somehow finished seventh or better in each of his last five runs here. If you’re looking for a top-10 bet, you won’t find a more likely candidate than Simpson.

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Three Wyndham Championship wildcards

Russell Henley is +2500 going into this event and is heating up at the right time. He came 10th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and was one of the members of the T-7 group here last year after leading after 54 holes. He was -17 after 9 holes on the final day before choking the lead away and vitally bogeying 18th to force him out of a winning look. Is it time for Russy’s revenge?

Brian Harman is another name to watch at +4000. He’s a volatile play but has a trio of top-30 finishes to his name around this course. Unfortunately, he’s also missed a lot of cuts. But with top-10’s in his last two events, he could be peaking at just the right time.

Finally, it’s hard not to go back to Seung Yul-Noh. He’s +30000 again and missed the cut last week despite a valiant effort to rally back within a stroke of the cut mark. He’s the only golfer in his price range with five consecutive cuts made in his last 10 events. He’s absolutely worth a punt to finish inside the top-20 again.

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