PGA Wyndham Championship Handicapping Preview and Betting Tips
Matchup at a Glance
Course: Sedgefield Country Club
Where: Greensboro, NC
Date: Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4
Well, another golf tournament and another Spooky Express winner as we cashed in on Brooks Koepka at +1085 last week for 2.5 units.
I told everyone that he was the man to beat and he would be playing with a purpose, after getting completely hosed by the slowest golfer on tour the week prior.
That was our 4th winner in the past 60-days and we are looking for another this week at the Wyndham Championship.
The Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and was played at Sedgefield from 1938 until 1977. The tournament moved to Forest Oaks Country Club from 1977 until 2008, returning to Sedgefield Country Club for the past 14 years..
Sedgefield Country Club is a 7,127 yard, par 70 golf course. As you can see, the length isn’t overwhelming this week so accuracy will be more important than smashing the ball. Donald Ross originally designed the course with his patented small green theory.
The greens at Sedgefield Country Club were reconfigured in 2012 and are now Bermuda Grass. They have played very fast over the last few years and can cause some headaches for golfers that aren’t putting well. Last year, the greens were playing at a 12 on the stimpmeter. That being said, the “Ross Greens” are still small on average so that is another factor to consider when handicapping this week’s tournament.
The greens are not only small but they slope pretty drastically from front to back. The bottom line, good putters do well here at Sedgefield Country Club.
There are 7 holes that have water hazards in play at Sedgefield. That being said, the course itself plays at the 6th easiest course on tour over the past 4 years so it isn't really a big deal with the water.
Sedgefield Country Club System Attributes
There is a ton of course history for Sedgefield and that should not be overlooked. One thing I want to emphasize this week is recent form should ALWAYS supersede course history.
As I said earlier, accuracy will be key here. The course isn’t very long playing at only 7127 yards so keeping it in the fairway and hitting those greens are going to be important. The main course attribute I will use this week is Greens In Reg. We want to hit those putting surfaces this week and with these greens being like ice, gaining those extra strokes will be key to cashing a winner this week.
The second and third attributes we are using are Driving Accuracy and Total Driving. Now, you may be asking yourself why we are using both. Here is my reasoning. First, Total Driving is how long and accurate a golfer is as defined by PGA but the reality is it shows who can hit the ball long and straight. On the other hand, Driving Accuracy is exactly what it says, it determines who is accurate off the tee.
Below is a list in the order of placement for our Wyndham Championship system attributes:
- Greens In Regulation
- Stroke Gained: Putting
- Driving Accuracy
- Par 4 Birdie or Better
- Total Driving
- Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
- Birdie or Better %
- Par 4 Scoring Average
Wyndham Championship Golfers
Webb Simpson +1100 for 2.5 Units at MyBookie
Webb Simpson checks all the boxes for us this week and is our top golfer. He has always played well here at Sedgefield Country Club and is a previous winner of the tournament. He won the tournament in 2011 and also has a 2nd from last year, a 3rd from 2017, 5th from 2014 and 6th in 2015. He also is coming in fresh off a 2nd place finish last week behind Brooks Koepka, which was his 2nd runner up finish in the last 4 tournaments. I think he gets it done this week and cashes for us at 11/1.
Jordan Spieth +1600 for 2.5 Units at MyBookie
I know a lot of you guys have not been big on playing Jordan Spieth this year but this is the week you have to play him. He sets up really strong for this course and the lone time he played here, which was in 2013, he finished in 2nd place. Spieth has really turned around his game, finishing 12th last week and 20th the week prior. I really would have liked to see his odds a bit stronger but we will put 2.5 units on him to make up for the lack of odds. Spieth will have a big week this week!
Martin Kaymer +6050 for 1 Unit at Bookmaker
Our third golfer this week is one we haven’t played much this year but will be jumping on this week is Martin Kaymer. Kaymer is without a doubt one of the best suited golfers for this course. He has played here twice, once in 2015 and once in 2013 and finished with a 14th and 20th place finish. He is coming in with really strong form finishing in the Top 20 in 5 of his last 9 tournaments. Kaymer is without question worth 1 unit this week at these odds.