Casual golf fans may not be as excited about the Wyndham Championship. This week’s field is lacking star power. You know what it isn’t lacking? Drama, storylines, and betting value.
There is a lot to consider for the Wyndham. We’ll pull our odds from DraftKings Sportsbook for this week. You can pull a 10% Profit Boost bonus from DraftKings this week if you bet on golf over there. You’ll just have to opt-in to the promotion.
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Anyway, back to golf. We’re at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC and it is a par 70 with some very long par 4s and only two par 5s. Webb Simpson is the +1050 favorite at DK because he’s been the runner-up the last two years and finished third in 2017. He has a win and seven top-10 finishes here in his last 10 starts. This is basically Webb’s home course.
We haven’t seen the best form lately from Brooks Koepka, who is +1200. This isn’t a major, but he has some things to work on heading into the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs next week at TPC Boston. We know Koepka shows up at the big events with the big paydays. This event doesn’t fall into either of those categories, but he has some things to iron out, so he’s on hand.
Patrick Reed (+1700), Paul Casey (+1800), and Tommy Fleetwood (+2000) round out the five lowest odds on the board. It is the next group of players, however, that our focus is on for this week.
The 25/1 to 40/1 crowd is littered with players that could go out and win this thing. The most popular of them is Harris English at +2800. Strokes gained putting (SG: Putting) and strokes gained off-the-tee (SG: OTT) are two really important metrics based on the layout of this course. There are Bermuda greens and some pretty interesting fairway configurations. English is 14th in SG: Putting and 36th in SG: OTT. English has made the cut six straight times here and has four straight top-20 finishes in his last four events. He’s in great form and this is a course that should really fit his game nicely.
Another guy with some past success here is Billy Horschel at +3000. Horschel, who actually plays really well in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, is 39th in SG: OTT and 19th in SG: Putting. He scored back-to-back top-15 finishes at the Workday Charity Open and Memorial and has made four straight cuts. He’s got two top-10 finishes in his last four Wyndham Championship appearances.
While English and Horschel get our seal of approval this week, a great putter like Kevin Kisner is always worth a look at a course like this and so is Brendon Todd, who has been great the last several weeks, but has had some poor Sunday finishers. Kisner is +2900 and Todd is +3500. Both seem to be getting some steam this week.
There are a couple of longer-shot plays that are intriguing this week as well. In a field like this, Sepp Straka has no business being 100/1. The +10000 price tag on Straka makes him easily our favorite triple-digit bomb of the week. Straka is 31st in SG: OTT and has putted well enough to be 63rd in SG: Putting, but he’s got three top-20 finishes in his last five events. He’s in good form with the two most important metrics here and he’s +10000 in a field lacking superstars.
Another player to consider is Rafa Cabrera Bello at +17500. The FedEx Cup Playoffs start next week. The top 125 in points qualify and there have been fewer chances to get points this season because of the COVID pandemic, as we know. That means that there are some quality players right around the cut line to either play next week in Boston or go home.
Cabrera Bello is one of them. He sits 133rd in FedEx Cup points. He needs a good showing this week. Fortunately for RCB, he has finished 11th and fifth the last two years. A top-five finish would net a real sweet +3300 price and a top-10 finish would be good enough for +1400.
By the way, the guy 134th in FedEx Cup points? Sergio Garcia at +3500.
Remember, you don’t just have to bet outrights with these tournaments. Matchups, 3-balls, and props are all also available. English and Horschel are paired together in a matchup, so that’s like picking a favorite child this week, but Webb Simpson at -134 against Patrick Reed looks like a good, albeit chalky, pick.
One really interesting one is Shane Lowry against reigning champ JT Poston. Poston, a North Carolina kid like Simpson, edged Simpson by a shot last year. Lowry has some extra incentive, as he sits 131st in FedEx Cup points. You’ll note that Lowry is -125 against Poston, so he’s favored over the reigning champ.
Another play of note is Henrik Norlander to be the top Continental European finisher at +550. He’s just behind Sergio and Matthias Schwab. Norlander is there with Straka at +550. Norlander is an excellent player in SG: Approach, so if the course tilts more towards that metric, he’s got a great chance at winning this one.
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