The PGA Tour heads to Sedgefield Nation Membership in Greensboro, NC this week for the Wyndham Championship, an occasion that Jim Herman snuck up and gained final 12 months.
Which gamers are the favorites this time round, who provides good odds and what props are price contemplating?
Sports activities betting deputy editor David Bearman and betting analysts Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Tyler Fulghum and Anita Marks provide their greatest bets.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill except in any other case famous.
Bets to win
Webb Simpson to win (+1200); Prime-10 end (+110)
Bearman: I would be doing one thing unsuitable if I did not decide Simpson in some capability and even in each capability this week. I imply, he named his daughter Wyndham after having success on this occasion. And what sort of success? Nicely, his outcomes since 2010 are as follows: T8, W, T22, T11, T5, T6, T72, 3, T2, 2, T3. For these counting at residence, that is 11/11 in cuts made, six Prime 10s, together with every of the final 4 years. Every of his final 9 and 11 of his final 12 rounds at Sedgefield CC have been 4-under or higher. No shock that over the past 10 years, he leads the all golfers at this course in complete photographs gained, photographs gained T2G and ball placing, whereas he’s second on strategy. He is a crowd favourite, native of close by Raleigh, lives in close by Charlotte and went to highschool at Wake Forest. Are there any negatives? As I famous in final week’s column after I hesitantly picked Simpson for a Prime 10 and Prime 20 on the WGC, he solely has one high 10 since February, not enjoying on the peak of his sport. Nonetheless, after spending many of the week in the course of the pack, Simpson completed with a final-round 64 in Memphis to pay our Prime 20 bets off with a T-15 end. He gained over 4 photographs tee-to-green on Sunday. Perhaps that is the spherical he wanted heading into his favourite course. He sits forty ninth within the FedExCup standings, so he will not have any points qualifying for the primary two playoff occasions, however will want some work to get to Atlanta and it might begin right here with a W.
Will Zalatoris to win (+2800); Tourney matchup over Kokrak (-105)
Marks: Zalatoris must win to be able to attain a full PGA Tour card and qualify for subsequent week’s playoffs on the Northern Belief. His ball-striking has been high notch, and being a former Wake Forest participant, he is aware of this monitor higher than most.
Jason Kokrak to win (+2800), Prime-10 end (+170)
Fallica: He has a sport that may journey just about wherever as he is within the Prime 30 in GIR and Prime 5 in SG: Placing. Three Prime 20s right here within the final 4 years and he is enjoying higher than he ever has on Tour. In his final 5 occasions that weren’t main or a WGC Occasion, he is completed T-12, 1st, T-13, T-9, T-8. He’ll be in competition once more this weekend.
Sungjae Im to win (+3000); Prime-10 end (+275)
Bearman: You needed to anticipate a little bit little bit of a let down from Im final week in Memphis after not medaling on the Olympics and failing to get the South Korean navy exemption. Plus, at you seen with Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and others, the cross-world journey provides up. He nonetheless hung in there versus a stacked subject and was center of the pack till a Sunday 73 had him end T-44. However now he’s again at a course that he has performed very effectively, in opposition to a sub-par subject. In two appearances at Sedgefield Nation Membership, Im has completed T-6 and T-9, going 16-under each instances. He was the primary spherical chief in 2019 with a 62, has been beneath par in even of his eight rounds and is fifth in photographs gained, ninth tee-to-green throughout these eight rounds. The Rocket Mortgage at Detroit Golf Membership was a birdie-fest, shortish course with a sub-par subject and Im completed T-8. He is thirty fifth in photographs gained complete on the season and thirty fourth in hitting greens, each of which will likely be within the Prime 10 when contemplating the sphere. Assuming he has gotten previous not medaling in Japan, I anticipate Im to content material this week within the Carolinas.
Kevin Na to win (+4500), Prime-10 end (+300)
Fallica: Na hasn’t performed right here since 2017 when he strung collectively T-10 and T-4 finishes. He got here near his second win of the 12 months on the John Deere the place he was runner-up to Lucas Glover. He is one of many higher gamers on Tour across the inexperienced, and that may turn out to be useful this week.
Chart Schwartzel to win (+4500), Prime-10 end (+400)
Fallica: Schwartzel has had a little bit of a profession resurgence this 12 months. He is acquired three Prime 3 finishes in his final 9 occasions, together with a runner-up on the 3M Open. He missed the reduce right here final 12 months, however has a T-3 and one other Prime 15 end going again to 2012.
C.T. Pan to win (+8000), Prime-10 end (+700)
Bearman: For my longshot decide, I used to be in search of somebody close to the Prime 125 playoff reduce line who would have further motivation to win and who has at the least performed effectively on such a course earlier than. C.T. Pan, who gained the bronze medal in Japan two weeks in the past and didn’t play final week (so he is extra rested), completed runner-up at this occasion in 2018. He made the reduce in his two different appearances however completed on the backside of the pack, which is what you will get from the 136rd ranked participant on the planet. Some hits and a few misses, like 13 made cuts and 12 missed cuts. Pan is one hundred and twentieth within the FedExCup rankings, so he’s seemingly going to must at the least make the reduce to advance to the playoff.
Webb Simpson Prime-10 end (-110)
Fallica: It is about as a no brainer of a wager there’s. He is solely gained right here as soon as, however within the final 4 years, simply six golfers have completed in entrance of him as he is gone T-3, 2, T-2 and three.
Seamus Power Prime-20 end (+200)
Marks: Energy is coming in sizzling after a win on the Barbasol, and is enjoying the perfect golf of his profession. He thrives on brief par 4s, and quick Bermuda greens as effectively. On high of that, he not often misses a reduce, particularly since final Might.
Rickie Fowler Prime-20 end (+225)
Bearman: Think about a world the place a younger, former Prime 5 participant on the planet with 5 profession PGA Tour wins and eight worldwide wins has to play this week simply to get into the 125-person FedExCup subject. And right here we’re with Fowler, at present a hundred and thirtieth within the standings and one hundred and tenth on the planet rankings. There are not any metrics, course type or current type to inform us to take Fowler right here. You do not play a complete season and enter the final week a hundred and thirtieth on Tour you probably have something optimistic happening. In actual fact, there’s nothing in any respect to inform us to play Fowler aside from the actual fact he’s going to wish an honest end to maintain his season alive. The lone vivid spot was a two-week interval the place he went T-8 on the PGA Championship and T-11 the subsequent week at Jack’s place… two vivid spots in opposition to robust fields. The play right here is for Fowler to seek out a few of his outdated magic to greatest a weak subject and survive into the playoff. If I had any sturdy convictions, I would decide him to win, however I do not, so a Prime 20 to get him into subsequent week is pretty much as good as it’ll get.
Charl Schwartzel Prime-20 end (+225); Prime South African (+333); matchup over Kevin Kisner (-125)
Marks: Schwartzel has performed Sedgefield twice and each instances completed within the Prime 15. He’s correct off the tee, shoots darts to assist with SG in greens in rules, and putts effectively on quick Bermuda greens.
Charl Schwartzel Prime-20 end (+225)
Fulghum: Schwartzel has made the reduce in 10 of his final 11 begins with 4 top-20 finishes in his final seven occasions. He is gained 5 strokes on strategy in his final two begins and has a T-14 and T3 in 2 of three begins at Sedgefield CC (MC final 12 months).
Brian Harman Prime-10 end (+250)
Marks: Harman excels on the metrics that matter most this week: driving accuracy and placing on quick Bermuda greens.
Webb Simpson Prime-5 end (+275); matchup over Hideki Matsuyama (-137)
Marks: Simpson sports activities seven Prime 6 finishes on this monitor, 5 of these have been Prime 3s, and one was a win. His sport has been inconsistent this season, however he is available in with two Prime 20s in his final two begins. One other former Wake Forest golfer who’s uber accustomed to this monitor, and he named one in every of his daughters Wyndham — as a result of he loves this match that a lot!
Si Woo Kim Prime-10 end (+350)
Bearman: Very like his fellow countryman Sungjae Im, Kim needed to try to overcome the post-Olympic letdown of not medaling to keep away from navy service. Kim fared worse in the course of the WGC occasion, however a variety of it was on the one gap, the place he carded a 10-over 13 with 5 balls within the water. Take that out and he finishes center of the pack with Im. I’m anticipating him to place that catastrophe behind him and play effectively at a course he has finished nice at prior to now. Kim gained right here in 2016 and recorded Prime 5 finishes every of the final two years, holding the 36 and 54-hole lead final 12 months earlier than a T-3 end. He missed the reduce the 2 instances he did not end within the Prime 10 right here. Purchaser beware as Kim backers have discovered he’s very unstable with seven MCs to go together with 4 high 10s and three WDs this season. Numerous growth or bust with Kim, however he has performed effectively right here and in case you see him in competition over the weekend, he could also be price a stay wager, but when he’s close to the reduce line, keep away.
Fallica: One other horse for course as in his final 4 journeys right here, Kim has a win, T-3 during which he led after 54 holes and a fifth place end.
Kevin Na Prime-10 end (+350)
Marks: Na’s sport has been on level as of late, particularly on brief, old skool programs that demand nice shot making. This week Na’s sport checks all of the packing containers to attain effectively, particularly on 400 to 450 yard par 4s, and he can get sizzling together with his putter at any time.
Ryan Armour Prime-20 end (+400)
Fulghum Armour is third within the subject in driving accuracy, an necessary stat at this course, and has 4 consecutive top-25 finishes at Sedgefield CC. He is additionally on that reduce line for the playoff, getting into the occasion 122nd within the FedExCup standings.
Brandt Snedeker Prime-10 end (+500)
Bearman: When in search of my final Prime 10 play, I used to be torn between Sneds and Kisner and would possibly find yourself enjoying each by Thursday morning, however for now, using with Brandt. Whereas his final two appearances right here weren’t stellar, he gained right here in 2018 with a wire-to-wire win after carding at 59 within the first spherical. That alone will get him on my card, however then add in 5 further Prime 10s and 11/13 cuts made. He has performed at Sedgefield CC yearly since 2008 besides as soon as and even gained the occasion at a distinct course in 2007, giving him extra money gained on the Wyndham than anybody not named Webb Simpson. Trying on the all-important FedExCup standings, Sneds is 93rd and comfortably into the primary leg of the playoff subsequent week in Jersey, however he has work to do to make the Prime 70 and advance to the BMW. He had back-to-back high 20s on the Open and 3M final month earlier than lacking the reduce final week. That is the kind of occasion during which Snedeker can discover his sport, simply as he enters the playoffs, which he gained in 2012.