Wyndham Championship betting tips: Simpson tops list
Odds and preview for the PGA Tour tournament
The final event of the PGA Tour regular season takes place at the Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, North Carolina, as we look at the odds to find some Wyndham Championship betting tips.
This is the last tune-up before the FedEx Playoffs at Eastlake next week, which has a $60million prize pool and a $15m-to-the-winner pot. There are plenty of players on the FedEx Playoffs bubble hoping to generate enough points to get into that field.
The top 65 of the 156-strong field make the cut after 36 holes of this par-70, 7,131-yards Donald Ross-designed Bermudagrass course, where the defending champion is Jim Herman.
Webb Simpson heads the field for the Wyndham Championship and he named his daughter Wyndham, such is his love of the course.
He has had a few injury problems recently and withdrew from the Wells Fargo, but showed his game is coming together with a blistering final-round 64 at the St Jude Invitational in Memphis last week.
That gave him a T15 finish and plenty of confidence so he is worth including in Wyndham Championship betting tips.
Simpson gained his first PGA Tour win here in 2011 and in the last 11 years he has only once finished worse than T11 once – a T72 finish in 2016.
His record here from 2010 is T8-Won-T11-T11-T5-T6-T72-3-T2-2-T3 so it is little wonder that, despite his recent struggles, he is the 11/1 favourite.
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is currently 22nd in the FedExCup point standings and 20th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
He makes his seventh Wyndham appearance and his best finishes here came in 2016 (T3) and 2018 (T11). The six-time PGA Tour winner was a little unlucky not to win the St Jude last week, ending up in a three-man play-off before being edged out by Abram Ancer.
Matsuyama also just finished out of the medals at the Tokyo Olympics and must be more determined than ever to re-find that winning habit. He can be added to Wyndham Championship betting tips at 12/1.
The same sentiments apply to Louis Oosthuizen, who is also a 12/1 chance. He is sixth in the FedExCup point standings, eighth in the world rankings and third in the Race to Dubai – and is still seeking his first 2021 victory.
His season is a liturgy of near misses. He finished second at the US Open, T3 at The Open, T2 at the 3M Open, was second at the PGA Championship and runner-up in New Orleans. Few have been as consistent as the South African, so thank goodness for each-way betting.
At larger odds
Jason Kokrak (pictured above) had a poor final round at TPC Southwind last week but that aside, he has performed consistently, winning the Charles Schwab Challenge along with three other top-10 finishes since the end of February.
His T9 at Sawgrass is interesting, as the form of that course often translates well here, and he is a 20/1 chance.
Will Zalatoris returns to his home state needing to win to make the play-offs, but he had a strong week at the St Jude with a T8 finish, just four shots behind Ancer, and he has the short game to challenge and bid for a first PGA Tour win. Zalatoris is a 25/1 shot.
Gary Woodland finished fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship, was T6 at the Texas Open and T11 at the 3M Open. He is 35/1 this week and could be in the mix on Sunday.
Kevin Kisner has had a few results that put him on the Wyndham Championship betting tips list, including a runner-up effort at the RSM Classic, a T5 at the Travelers and a T8 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Kisner was T3 here last year and finished T10 in 2016, so has form on the course where he is a 45/1 chance.
Rickie Fowler needs a big week to make the FedEx play-offs and is a 45/1 chance. A made cut should see him make the field for the big-money event.
Patton Kizzire has had five top-10 finishes this year including T3s at both the Byron Nelson and Charles Schwab Challenge.
The Auburn man has done plenty of damage with the putter this year and garners interest for Wyndham Championship betting tips at odds of 50/1.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication