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Sedgefield is a classic golfing test that you can’t muscle your way around. Fairways need to be found with regularity, irons need to be dialled in to find these relatively small Bermuda greens and if that can be done, it’s effectively a putt off.
The course shares similarities to Detroit Country Club, Harbour Town, and TPC Sawgrass, where the RBC Heritage, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and the PLAYERS are respectively held, so it’s worth looking at who has performed there this season as form tends to lend itself well with Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Davis Love III, Si-Woo Kim and Henrik Stenson having all won at TPC Sawgrass and here at Sedgefield.
Wyndham Championship Betting Tips
It’s no surprise to see Webb Simpson go off as favourite having not finished outside the top three in any of his last four visits and finishing sixth or better in six of his last seven outings here.
His recent form leaves a little to be desired though with just one top-10 since February, though that did come at Harbour Town.
He missed the cut at both the Players and the Rocket Mortgage, so at his price he’s worth avoiding in our opinion.
Sung-Jae Im (28/1)
Instead, we’re happy to get behind Sung-Jae Im (28/1) again after he’s showed some promise in recent weeks. We backed him at the Olympics where he played some phenomenal golf, though he was let down by a poor second round and ultimately it has been that inconsistency that has thwarted him so far this season.
He had the fewest putts per round in Tokyo, and last week he ranked 11th for greens in regulation at the St. Jude Invitational and was just off with his putter so if he can find some consistency with both he’ll be extremely difficult to beat.
He ranks in the top-20 on tour for Strokes Gained: Off the Tee and in the top-15 for Driving Accuracy, so it’s no surprise that he goes well on these kinds of courses, finishing in the top-10 in both his starts here.
Despite a turbulent year, he has top-20 finishes in all three of those aforementioned events, including eighth at the Rocket Mortgage just last month. He’s one of the best Bermuda Green putters in the game and this is the exact course where he can build some confidence before heading into the play-offs.
Denny McCarthy (250/1)
This competition often throws up a surprise winner, with Arjun Atwal taking the 2010 title, Camilo Villegas and David Love III taking consecutive crowns in 2014 and 2015 while Jim Herman romped to victory just last year.
That leaves some of the players toward the bottom of the betting looking like decent value, and none more so than Denny McCarthy (250/1). His recent form is nothing to write home about, though on courses of this nature he’s been known to be in the mix.
His best finish this year was a third place at the Honda Classic, which is another short course that requires accuracy and a good old-fashioned game and is where Im managed his maiden PGA Tour title.
McCarthy finished 13th at the Heritage this year, while he has a strong record at the RSM Classic, Houston Open and Sanderson Farms, all of which are similar layouts and have Bermuda Greens.
He finished ninth here last season and has slowly improved year-on-year, so at his price he’s certainly worth a punt.
Kevin Na (40/1)
Finally, it’s Kevin Na (40/1) who gets our backing as he looks to be making a slow return to form. He’s managed two top-25s in a row now and one of those was a second placed finish at the John Deere Classic.
Those two events may be just the build up he needed to a course where he’s gone well in the past. His only two visits here have seen him secure a top-10 in both, so he definitely will have fond memories of Sedgefield.
His short game has been second to none recently and if he can find these greens with regularity, he’ll be hard to beat in a putt off so he’s worth a small flutter considering.
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ODDS ARE CORRECT AS OF 11/08/2021 HOWEVER ARE SUBJECT TO FLUCTUATIONS