2016 Wyndham Championship Golf Prediction
Ready to bet this week on the 2016 Wyndham Championship Odds? The PGA pros head to North Carolina this week to play the final event of the PGA Tour regular season – the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Sedgefield measures 7,127 yards and is traditionally one of the easiest par 70s the pros will see.
2016 Wyndham Championship
When: August 18 – 21, 2016 on Golf Channel/CBS
Where: Sedgefield Country Club – Greensboro, NC
Purse: $5,400,000 / Winner Share: $972,000
Defending Champion: Davis Love III
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2016 Wyndham Championship Handicapping
Last year’s scoring average was just under 69 strokes per round! Length off the tee isn’t a priority and neither is accuracy – players can and will score from everywhere on this track.
There is a ton of motivation for a number of players in the field this week – spots on their respective Ryder Cup teams and securing a spot in the FedEx Playoffs will add an element of urgency. With that in mind who should we be keeping our eye on this week?
Let’s take a look.
I had Ryan Moore to win last week – he provided a nice payday at +2200.
2016 Wyndham Championship Favorites:
Patrick Reed +1400
2013 winner of this event returns from Rio this week where he finished a pretty good T11. He now has five straight top 13 finishes worldwide – present form and course history are certainly on his side.
Hideki Matsuyama +1600
Will tee it up for the first time since a T4 at the PGA Championship. His all around game is no joke – shocking that he has missed the cut the last two years at this event. Expect him to snap that streak this week and to be present on leaderboards for sure.
Rickie Fowler +1800
Needs a good finish here to make the Ryder Cup team. He has been struggling lately – he has only one top 10 finish in his last eight PGA starts.
He was OK at the Olympics and did shoot 64 in the third round.
His overall current form has me scared however – Ricky just isn’t firing right now.
2016 Wyndham Championship Contenders:
Jim Furyk +2200
Gets back to action after a T5 at the Travelers Championship – an event in which he shot a 58!!! He has just one start here – a T9 in 2011 but a player with such a strong all-around game should contend here.
My guess is that Furyk is peaking as evidenced by his strong play last time out.
Brandt Snedeker +2500
Has three top 10 finishes in this event since 2009 including a T5 in 2014. He has finished inside the top 25 three straight times ahead of this week including a T5 at the Canadian Open. Sneds is another guy whose game suits this track well – gotta like his chances this week.
Jon Rahm +2500
Has six starts since turning pro – he’s made the cut in all with four top 25s – the latest being a T14 last week at the John Deere. His adjusted scoring average stats have been remarkable – a good result here would put him in the top 125 after just seven starts – pretty good indeed.
Ryan Moore +2500
2009 winner of this tournament (he was 10th here last year as well) enters off a win at the John Deere Classic – a tournament that saw him have two bogeys in the 72 holes. He is a guy that plays well on tracks he loves – Sedgefield is one such course.
I am expecting another big week here.
Webb Simpson +2500
Is another guy that plays well on track he feels comfortable on – Sedgefield is one of those courses. He won here in 2011 and has another three top 10s, a T11 and a T22 here since 2010 – impressive.
Added to his course history is a good current form – four top 15s in his last seven starts overall. Simpson is a threat here every year – expect him to be prominent again.
Bill Haas +2800
Has three top-10 finishes over the last four years at this event, including a runner-up in 2014.He also has two top 10s in his last four starts overall.
Haas always seems to show up here – I expect more of the same this week.
Jimmy Walker +2800
Was last seen winning the PGA Championship at Baltursol which was his third top 20 finish in a row. He had a T4 here in 2012 – he missed the cut the next year. Walker enters with a ton of confidence and could contend again.
2016 Wyndham Championship Sleepers (+5000 or higher):
Ben Martin +5000
Enters off a second place finish at the John Deere Classic and was 10th here last year. A native of Greenville, SC, he already has one win on TOUR so far. He had a shot last week and enters in some good form for this relative home game.
Adam Hadwin +7000
Canadian kid that has been good, not great – making 17 of 24 cuts but never really breaking through.
He did shoot a final round 64 en route to a T8 last week at the John Deere Classic. He is top 25 on tour in both putting and birdies made.
Something good is going to happen to this guy – his 64 last week will give him a lot of confidence.
2016 Wyndham Championship Picks:
I was tempted to go with Webb Simpson this week but Jim Furyk ay +2200 is just too tough to ignore. His game is well-suited for this track and judging by his form at the Travelers I think he’s due.
My sleeper is Ben Martin at +5000. Local guy could provide a good payday this week!
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