The PGA Tour regular season comes to an end this week as players head to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the 2022 Wyndham Championship. In what will be players’ last chance to qualify for the FedExCup playoffs, each shot will be pressure-packed as postseason opportunities are on the line.
A player who has no worries regarding the playoffs is Tony Finau, who has now won two tournaments in the span of eight days. Well inside the qualifying criteria, the four-time winner on the PGA Tour will take this week off to rest and to prepare for a three-tournament stretch starting next week at the St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee.
This is a tournament many of the players in this week’s field would like to be featured in as well. Similar to Finau, defending champion Kevin Kisner is well inside the cut-off but is in need of some strong play if he is to make his way to the Tour Championship where the top 30 players qualify.
Kisner is not the favorite to defend his Wyndham Championship title, with Sungjae Im listed as the slight favorite. He has enjoyed an extremely consistent 2021-22 campaign but only has one victory thus far.
Im is listed at +300 at Bovada to win the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
According to our odds calculator, the South Korean has a 25 percent chance to win the season finale and head into the FedExCup playoffs with a world of momentum. In order to do so, he will need to take down PGA Tour rookies looking to secure their future playing privileges and veterans hoping to sneak into the postseason in search of some late-season magic.
Who Is Favored In The 2022 Wyndham Championship Odds?
Odds as of August 6 at Bovada
2022 Wyndham Championship Picks
Sungjae Im (+300 To Win)
The former Olympian has rediscovered his form after struggling in his two tournaments in Scotland. Returning from The Open, Im finished runner-up to FInau at the 3M Open where he impressed with his ball-striking.
Posting +1.16 strokes gained off the tee per round and +1.07 strokes gained approach per round, he was able to marry this effectiveness with his putter as he gained over three strokes for the tournament on the greens.
Im possesses the perfect blend of distance and accuracy off the tee and his abilities to strike his irons close will be a game changer. In three prior trips to the Wyndham Championship, he has never missed the cut and finished T-6, T-9 and T-24. His putter has been less than cooperative in those outings and if he is able to find his touch on the greens, he should be able to pick up his second victory of the season.
Billy Horschel (+3500 To Win)
The former FedExCup champion was close to winning the Wyndham Championship in his last trip to Greensboro. Commanding the 54-hole lead in 2020, Horschel was tracked down by Jim Herman over the course of the final 18 holes and ultimately fell one stroke short of raising the trophy.
This result added to a laundry list of quality outings at Sedgefield Country Club as he has three additional top-11 finishes to his credit. He comes into this week’s tournament having played well at The Open and finishing T-21 in the year’s final major championship.
Horschel posted +1.08 strokes gained off the tee per round, +0.33 strokes gained approach per round and +0.68 strokes gained around the green per round during his time at St. Andrews. He is one of the most accurate drivers of the golf ball and can run extremely hot on the greens, which bodes well for his chances.
Aaron Wise (+3300 To Win)
The 26-year-old was one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour this past fall and a breakout season felt like a sure thing. Not to be the case, Wise nonetheless arrives at the Wyndham Championship with one final chance to reenter the winner’s circle for the first time in more than three years.
He recently finished runner-up to Horschel at The Memorial where he gained over eight strokes on approach and another five strokes with the putter. This followed up a strong showing at the PGA Championship where he finished T-23 and gained strokes throughout the bag.
In his last start at The Open, Wise gained in each tee-to-green metric. He can occasionally find some trouble off the tee but when he is accurate, he is deadly. With Sedgefield Country Club measuring around 7,100 yards, he will be able to take less than driver and rely on his steady approach play to push him to the top of the leaderboard.
Sebastian Munoz (+6600 To Win)
The Colombian has enjoyed his most consistent season of his career and with it has come ample opportunities to raise trophies. It began in the fall at the RSM Classic where he finished in third behind Talor Gooch and he continued his strong play into 2022.
He was a member of the final group in the final round of the Players Championship before fading. He has since finished T-3 at the Byron Nelson and T-14 at the U.S. Open. Munoz is a player who thrives on shorter courses and Sedgefield Country Club should be ideal for his skill set.
He finds the fairway often and has the ability to hit his wedge shots close. Not only that, but his putter can run white-hot as showcased in his last 11 tournaments as he has gained more than one stroke on the greens in nine of them. If all those factors come together, Munoz should contend.
Martin Laird (+10000 To Win)
The Scotsman is coming off a third-place finish at the Barracuda Championship where he narrowly lost to Chez Reavie. Before this, Laird had finished T-13 at the Travelers Championship courtesy of his strong tee-to-green presence.
There are few better than Laird when it comes to striking the golf ball as he has gained strokes on approach in five of his last six events. Couple this with the consistency in which he finds the short grass from off the tee and Sedgefield Country Club should fit his eye.
He made his Wyndham Championship debut back in 2008 and finished T-4 but has yet to replicate such success. Laird has made the cut on six different occasions, though he has hit a snag in recent years, missing the cut in both 2019 and 2021. If the putter is able to show signs of life, so will Laird, as it is known to hold him back from time to time.
Course and Tournament Information:
Sedgefield Country Club will host the Wyndham Championship for the 83rd time as it has become one of the long-standing hosts on the PGA Tour. Because of this, the data pertaining to the Donald Ross design is sound and should give way to in-depth statistical analysis.
The par 70 measures just over 7,100 yards and features only two par 5s on the property. As such, par-4 scoring will be paramount as players will be tasked with consistently finding the fairway and a heavy dose of wedge shots.
The greens at Sedgefield Country Club are heavily sloped and undulated and act as the course’s main defense. With Bermuda grass throughout the property, those competitors with ties to either North Carolina or South Carolina may be given a slight advantage.
In total, players will need to find the short grass from off the tee and be proficient with their scoring clubs. More than 60 percent of the approach shots will come from less than 175 yards, meaning a birdie fest similar to last week will likely ensue.
What Happened In The 2021 Wyndham Championship?
The 2021 Wyndham Championship lacked action until it didn’t. Russell Henley went into the final round of the championship with a three-stroke lead over Tyler McCumber and looked in control for the majority of the day.
Turning in 1 under, the Georgia product maintained his edge with nine holes to play. Henley would go on to make four bogeys on his final nine holes, including one on the 72nd hole as he three-putted for short distance to miss out on a playoff.
The playoff featured six men and almost took only one hole when Adam Scott stuck his approach shot inside five feet. Unfortunately, the Australian missed his birdie effort and additional holes were played. This was to the benefit of Kevin Kisner as the American was able to make his birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat his five other competitors.
For the week, Kisner ranked 12th in strokes gained tee to green, 33rd in strokes gained off the tee, 12th in strokes gained approach, 25th in strokes gained around the green and eighth in strokes gained putting on his way to the winning score of 15 under.
Here’s a helpful outline of some of the different betting options for the Wyndham Championship to help you decide which wager(s) would be best for you.
Golf is unique for many reasons, but one of them is the significant number of betting props available.
Sportsbooks are offering odds on things like whether there will be a hole-in-one, OVER/UNDERs on the winning score for the eventual champion and odds on golfers to make or miss the cut, to name a few. Similar to other sports, props are a fun way to enhance your betting experience.
Live betting is an exhilarating way to watch golf. If the player you placed a pre-tournament bet on is out of the running at any point during the event, you can easily get back in the game by wagering on another golfer as the days go by.
If there are only a few men in the hunt on the final day, the odds likely won’t be significantly high, but your chances of winning are.
Depending on your sportsbook, you should be able to access live betting options during most PGA Tour tournaments.
These pages will help you handicap your golf bets:
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