The march to the FedEx Cup playoffs continues and this week sees the PGA Tour head to the Sedgefield Country Club for the 2022 edition of the Wyndham Championship. The tournament has been on the circuit since 1938 and is one of the most established events in the US.
A number of top players remain absent and are continuing to rest following last month’s Open Championship. It’s a mixed field but that can usually mean some value if you make the right calls.
Last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, we claimed a Top Ten return as Cameron Young finished in a tie for second. It was a short odds winner but it is still a result and we’ll look to build on that as we head to Greensboro in North Carolina with this preview and its Wyndham Championship predictions with picks.
Will Zalatoris is the highest ranked player in the field and he is one of three men who head the top of the outright winner betting odds market. Zalatoris, Sungjae Im and Shane Lowry can all be found at best industry odds of 18/1.
Of those three, there may be slightly more interest in Im who has two Top Tens in three starts at this event with a scoring average of 66.42. Lowry has also been solid in five attempts here while Zalatoris could take advantage of the weakened field to claim his first tour win.
Behind the three joint favorites, the name of Billy Horschel interests us at a general 20/1. Billy Ho was a runner up in the Wyndham Championship, losing out by one shot to Jim Herman in 2020. That finish is one of four top 11s in this event.
Also at 20/1 is Webb Simpson while Russell Henley is further back at best odds of 25/1. Simpson is a two-time runner up and his second-place returns of 2018 and 2019 form part of five top ten finishes. Form isn’t on Simpson’s side this year but Henley is in better shape. He also led this tournament after each of the first three rounds in 2021 before fading to finish in a tie for seventh.
Moving through the chasers, Corey Conners and Si Woo Kim are on offer at a top price of 28/1 while Adam Scott is listed at a best of 33/1. Kim is our first former Wyndham Champion having recorded his breakthrough victory here in 2016. It was an emphatic win too as he led the field by a full five strokes.
Heading up the outside pack this week are Joohyung Kim and Tyrrell Hatton who can both be backed at an industry best of 35/1. Kim has some momentum, having just guaranteed his Tour card for next season while only a victory will keep him in contention for the FedEx playoffs.
Next we come to our defending champion. Kevin Kisner lifted the Wyndham Championship trophy 12 months ago at the end of a marathon, six-way playoff. While he’s entering the veteran stages of his career, Kisner clearly likes this event. He has four top tens overall with a scoring average in his last eight rounds of 65.88.
In a busy outside section, other golfers to consider may include Brian Harman at 40/1, Justin Rose at 50/1, J.T. Poston at 50/1, Davis Riley at 55/1, Kevin Streelman at 70/1, Cameron Champ at 80/1, Chez Reavie at 100/1 and Harris English at 125/1.
Our Preview’s Wyndham Championship Course & Betting Trends, Picks & Predictions
This event started life as the Greater Greensboro Open back in 1938. The great Sam Snead won the opening edition and he would go on to lift the trophy on an incredible eight occasions.
Since 2008, the tournament has been held on the Ross Course at the Sedgefield Country Club. This is a par 70 and it has some modest length at a shade over 7,100 yards. In all honesty, there is little in the way of defense. Conditions are expected to be benign and scoring will be low across the four days.
Accuracy will be a factor but shots will have to go way offline to be fully penalized. Primary rough is expected to be at around two and a half inches as the players hit into Bermuda Greens that measure around 12 on the Stimpmeter.
It may well come down to form and a shootout with the putter. One man that caught our interest at generous odds is Billy Horschel. He may be without a Top 20 since victory at Memorial two months ago but he has an excellent record in this event and he can rediscover his touch in a modest field. Horschel for the win is the main tip and we have three additional top ten picks which will aim to secure an overall profit as part of this preview’s Wyndham Championship predictions and picks.
- Billy Horschel to win at +2000 (20/1) with EveryGame or BetOnline.
- Top 10 Finish Picks (best odds in brackets): Horschel (+225 BetOnline), Brian Harman (+350 EveryGame, BetOnline), Joohyung Kim (+375 BetOnline) and Kevin Kisner (+375 BetOnline).
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