Wyndham Championship Odds: Stats, Picks and FedEx Cup Points Update
Wyndham Championship is Final Event to Earn FedEx Cup Points ahead of Playoffs
The final event before the start of the 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs is the Wyndham Championship. I provide an early look at Wyndham Championship odds, stats, course information and FedEx Cup standings and bubble watch in my preview at TheLines and below.
I chip-in more information on these pages each week including picks and tournament match-ups, which made a double-bogey last week like Harris English (40) and Bryson DeChambeau (41) did on the back nine at last week’s WGC St. Jude Invitational. We took another beating betting against Louis Oosthuizen, and our year-to-date tournament match-up record fell to 20-12.
Adding to our misfortune was that Sam Burns (80/1) lost in a 3-way playoff. He missed a 4-foot putt to extend the playoff. We had a small win bet on Burns, but the lipouts and near misses are part of the game when betting on golf. Stick to a consistent plan of betting more on match-ups and selective props, including finishing position, and you’ll find yourself making more birdies and avoiding the hazards and rough when wagering on golf.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 8, 2021
Can’t be upset at Burns after he cashed a 100/1 win bet for us at the Valspar Championship. Burns did cash for bettors in the WGC event with near +340 for top-20 and +700 for top-10 with odds to win also varying quite a bit at leading online sportsbooks. Like shopping golf courses for a desired rate to play a course of interest, bettors should have a handful of choices for online sportsbooks so you can shop lines and odds and make better bets.
Wyndham Championship Odds
W Simpson 12/1
H Matsuyama 16/1
L Oosthuizen 20/1
P Reed 25/1
W Zalatoris 25/1
S Im 30/1
J Kokrak 30/1
B Harman 30/1
R Henley 35/1
T Fleetwood 40/1
S Power 40/1
G Woodland 40/1
S W Kim 40/1
K Na 40/1
A Scott 40/1
M Wolff 40/1
72 Hole Winning Score: 259.5
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) August 9, 2021
COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
- Course: Sedgefield Country Club
- Location: Greensboro, NC
- Date: Aug. 12-15, 2021
- Par: 70 / Yardage 7,131
- Purse: $6.4 Million / Winner $1.2 M
- Fairways/Rough: Tif-Sport hybrid Bermudagrass
- Greens: Champion Bermudagrass
- TV: Golf Channel and CBS (Sat-Sun)
- Live Streaming: CBSSports.com. CBS Sports App and PGA Tour Live
- Twitter: @WyndhamChamp
TOP GOLFERS IN THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
A total of 14 of the top-50 players in the world rankings will tee it up at Sedgefield, potentially opening the door for a longshot in the Wyndham Championship odds. Oosthuizen is the only player in the field currently in the top 10 of the FedExCup Standings.
Other players in the top 30 of the FedExCup Standings and are leading contenders to win the Wyndham include: Jason Kokrak, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Sungjae Im and Kevin Na.
Will Zalatoris is ranked No. 30 in the world, and he’s earned enough points to be in the top 30 of the FedExCup Standings; however, he’s a non-member and has not yet earned his PGA TOUR card. He needs to win this week to qualify for the playoffs.
Si Woo Kim and Brian Harman are inside the top 40 of the FedExCup Standings. Kim has moved up from No. 95 in the world to start the year to No. 54, while Harman started the year at No. 91 and is up to No. 42.
Webb Simpson plays in this event annually and is the 2011 winner. He has eight top-10 finishes, including runner-up in both 2018 and 2019. He also finished third in 2017 and 2020. Simpson is the world’s No. 16-ranked player looking to move up after starting the year in the top 10. Simpson fired a final round 64 at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude to move into the top-50 of the FedExCup Standings.
Tommy Fleetwood is ranked No. 35 in the world and playing in the Wyndham Championship. But he’s outside the top 125 in the FedExCup Standings and scrambling to get into the playoffs. So too is Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose, who will both need a good week at Wyndham to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Golfers to Watch
Sungjae Im (+3000)
Few fit better here than Sungjae Im, who has a pair of top-10 finishes in the Wyndham the last two years and has shot 65 or better five times with 10.6 and 8.4 strokes gained Total. Tee-to-Green stats with accuracy will be of more significance at Sedgefield, and an emphasis on ball placement in the fairway, angles into the greens and approach placement will determine how low players go. Sungjae Im is one of the most accurate golfers from the tee ranking top-15 on Tour this season and No. 2 in Good Drives Gained and top-20 in Greens in Regulation Gained over his last 36 rounds. He’s gained strokes on Approach in five straight Tour starts and 5-of-6 Tee-to-Green. The 23-year-old also had high finishes on a few other comp courses this year with top-20’s at Harbour Town and TPC Sawgrass, and top-10 on the Donald Ross design in Detroit at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Im was striking it very well last week, but his putting really let him down. He’s still a reliable putter on Bermuda, and this week Sungjae will set himself up for plenty of good looks at birdie and a win should be within reach and +250 for top-10 seems likely again. FedEx Cup rank: 28.
Added Wyndham coverage with FedEx Cup points info and picks at osga.
Since 2010, the average strokes gained approach ranking of the winner is 7.2, and six of the last eight winners ranked fourth or better on approach.
Tee-to-Green stats are of significance this week along with putting on bermuda. Also add par-4 scoring and proximity from 150-175 to your research and stats models.
As you watch and wager and consider your pre-tournament strategies and live in-play options. Know too that first-time winners have won the Wyndham seven of the last 14 years. Also, three of the last five winners at the Wyndham have ranked first or second respectively in the field for SG: Tee-to-Green during their winning weeks.
I’ll update the tournament picks and golfers to watch as the week progresses prior to the event.
Wyndham Championship Picks
Fairway’s Favorites: Sungjae Im, Will Zalatoris, Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler (+5500).
Fairway’s Longshots: Talor Gooch, Mackenzie Hughes, Joel Dahman, Ryan Armour
Tournament Match-ups: YTD 20-12. Sungjae Im (-115) over Kevin Na (BetMGM)
Next week it’s the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City.