It's the final event before the FedEx Cup Play-offs. Here's where you can watch and who we think will win
After an exhilarating first major of the season, it’s on to the Wyndham Championship – the traditional regular season-ender before the FedEx Cup Play-offs begin.
Venue: Sedgefield Country Club, North Carolina, USA
Date: August 13-16, 2020
Course stats: Par 70; 7,086 yards
Course summary: Sedgefield is another famous Donald Ross design which has hosted the Wyndham since 2008. The smaller than average Bermuda grass greens will challenge the players’ accuracy and ability to hit greens in regulation consistently. This parkland track isn’t the longest on tour and will certainly play into the hands of accurate players who score low, with winning scores averaging around 20-under-par recently.
Purse: $6.4 million
Defending champion: JT Poston (-22)
Wyndham Championship TV coverage
Thursday: Featured groups on the Sky Sports red button from 2pm, main coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 6pm and on Main Event from 7pm
Friday: Featured groups on the Sky Sports red button from 2pm, main coverage on Sky Sports Golf and Main Event from 6pm
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf from 7pm and Main Event from 8.45pm
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf and Main Event from 7pm
Wyndham Championship betting: Each-way tips
Brendon Todd (40/1) is a two-time winner this year and contended at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational and Travelers. An impressive top 20 at the PGA Championship further increases his appeal here, especially when considering he ranks 3rd on tour for Driving Accuracy and 25th in Scoring Average. At this price you will struggle to find another more suitable fit for this course.
Joaquin Niemann (55/1) is already a winner on tour this season and despite a downturn in form recently this is the type of event in which he can challenge. The Chilean finished T13 here last year and also cruised through the field when finishing T5 at a similar event recently at the RBC Heritage. A concern I have with selecting Niemann is his putting, but when visiting Sedgefield last year he produced a season best performance on the greens, so I am willing to chance him at a decent price.
Kevin Kisner (40/1) has already demonstrated how much he enjoys playing on Donald Ross courses when 3rd at this season’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. Kisner ticks a lot of boxes for this test ranking 35th for Driving Accuracy and 25th for SG: Putting. Kisner arrives here off the back of a T19 finish at the PGA Championship where he ranked inside the top 20 for key measures such as SG: Approach, SG: Putting, and SG: Total. Kisner also has some previous course form, finishing T10 here in 2016.
Wyndham Championship betting: The long shot
Ryan Armour (125/1) is another player who links the form at the Travelers, another Donald Ross design, to the Wyndham. Armour secured his best finish of the season in Detroit, when tipped as our long shot tip at 175/1, securing our biggest profit of the season so far. Armour has a great track record in this event, with form reading 4-8-22 in the last three renewals. Armour is very accurate off the tee, ranking 2nd in Driving Accuracy, which is vital for this course. His putting has also drastically improved since the restart, with his best putting performance of the season when finishing 4th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. This should give him plenty of opportunities to convert his accurate approach into birdies or better, and at a big price is definitely worth including in your bets this week.
Wyndham Championship betting: Top tip
Webb Simpson (10/1) immediately jumps out of this field as someone who ticks every box for this week’s test. Simpson ranks 17th in SG: Tee to Green and 4th in Scoring Average. In terms of tournament form, Simpson reads 2-2-3 in the last three renewals and has already won twice this season. I have selected Simpson twice in recent weeks as my top tip, with disappointing results, but I cannot overlook him this week based on his record.
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