The PGA Championship was as advertised. The leaderboard was strong for most of the weekend and TPC Harding Park did municipal golf courses proud with a challenging setup and a beautiful golf course.

As is often the case after a big tournament, the field is quite a bit subdued for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. The purse is quite a bit smaller at $6.4 million with just over $1.15 million to the winner. This is the last event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which is why a lot of guys will be sitting this one out.

With the playoffs on the horizon, we’ll have some betting angles with the guys near the cut line. The top 125 in the points standings are eligible to play next week’s Northern Trust at TPC Boston.

Odds from MyBookie Sportsbook will be down below the preview content. We’ll put prices in the article on the guys mentioned.

The Field

Four of the top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings are on hand, so this is definitely a weaker field. The field is highlighted by co-favorites Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson at +1000. Patrick Reed is +1400 and Tommy Fleetwood is +1800. Last week’s runner-up Paul Casey is +2000, with Justin Rose at +2200, and then Harris English at +3000.

The players that are 120th through 135th in the FedEx Cup standings are Tom Lewis, Si Woo Kim, Fabian Gomez, Bo Hoag, Russell Knox, Charl Schwartzel, Brunson Burgoon, Chase Seiffert, Nick Watney, Zach Johnson, Kyle Stanley, Shane Lowry, Matt Wallace, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Sergio Garcia, and Jhonattan Vegas. They are all in the field.

Course Profile

Sedgefield Country Club is a par 70 coming in at 7,127 yards. This is a Donald Ross design with Bermuda greens. The warm, sultry temperatures of the American south in August can keep these greens pretty quick and many of them are tiered in nature. It should come as no surprise that SG: Putting was a huge metric last season and that JT Poston, one of the PGA Tour’s better putters, was the winner. Webb Simpson, another quality putter and North Carolina resident, finished second.

The rough isn’t all that penal here, but there are some long par 4s. With the par 70, there are only two par 5s and they are very gettable. Both holes played well below par last year. There are two 500-yard par 4s, including the par 4 18th that played over par last year at nearly 510 yards.

This is a par 70, but low scores are very much doable this week. Poston won last year at 22-under. The winning score has been in the 20s each of the last four years.

Yay or Neigh?

This is our cleverly-headlined Horse for Course section. There is no bigger horse for course here than Webb Simpson. The co-favorite has a win and two runner-up finishes here. He’s actually been second each of the last two years. He was third three years ago. Simpson has seven top-10 finishes here since 2010 and also finished 11th in 2013. There is no value on his +1000 price, but he is very much worth your attention in any matchup he has.

Simpson isn’t the only one that has played well here. How about Brandt Snedeker at +5000. Sneds won here in 2007 and then again in 2018. He’s got four additional top-10 finishes since 2009. Ryan Moore (+4500) won all the way back in 2009, but has two top-10 finishes in his last four starts at Sedgefield. Ryan Armour (+12500) has three straight top-25 finishes.

Paul Casey doesn’t play here often, but he was third back in 2015 and 13th last year. His runner-up last week came out of nowhere with a 67th and two MC in his previous three events, but he has to feel good going into this one.

Jim Furyk also doesn’t play here often, but he was fourth two years ago and 10th four years ago. Davis Love III won for the third time here back in 2015 and was actually 10th back in 2017.

I mentioned the players around or just outside the FedEx Cup Playoffs cut line. Si Woo Kim won here in 2016 and was fifth last year. He would qualify for next week as of now, but it is precarious at best. He’s +4000. Similarly, Rafa Cabrera Bello (+12500) has finished 11th and fifth in his last two starts here.

Another one at +8000 is Rory Sabbatini. Sabbatini was in very good form a few weeks ago, but has faded a little bit. He doesn’t fit the stat profile necessarily, but he was sixth here last year and fourth back in 2017. He was also eighth in 2013.

Stats Handicap

As mentioned, this is a course where SG: Putting matters a lot. SG: OTT is also very important. This might be a week when you want to take some longer prices. Simpson or Koepka could very well win and it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising, but we’re in the week following a major and the Playoffs are next, so not everybody will have the same motivations. Some guys may be hoping to work on some things and get a paycheck in the process.

Among the short prices, Harris English at +3000 is the best bet of the bunch in my opinion. English is 14th in SG: Putting and 36th in SG: OTT. Given the composition of this course, it is surprising that he has not fared better here, but he has made the cut all six times and has finished 10th and 11th. He’s also playing really well with four straight top-20 finishes. He’s one guy to take a close look at in that 30/1 range.


Another is Billy Horschel. Horschel is +3300 and he fits the horse for course profile with two top-10 finishes in the last four years. He was also 11th in 2018. Horschel has made four straight cuts and even had back-to-back top-15 finishes in the events at Muirfield Village. Horschel is 39th in SG: OTT and 19th in SG: Putting. Both of those guys are on my card this week.

Sepp Straka makes some sense this week at +8000. Straka is a solid 31st in SG: OTT and a respectable 63rd in SG: Putting. He’s had three top-20 finishes in the last five events and hung around long enough to play out last week’s PGA. Last year, Straka putted well, but didn’t do overly well in any of the other categories, as he was a negative in SG: Tee-to-Green (SG: T2G). At 80/1 in this field, though, he has a chance to make some noise.

Kristoffer Ventura is +11000 and fits this course profile very well. He’s fourth in SG: Putting this season and a respectable 83rd in SG: OTT. Ventura is also in some pretty darn good recent form. He was 19th two weeks ago and eighth at the Workday Charity Open. He actually has four top-25 finishes since the restart.

This might be a good week to jump on Chase Seiffert at +20000. Seiffert is one of those guys with playoff implications on the line this week. He’s T-85th in SG: OTT, but T-45th in SG: Putting. Seiffert has missed three of his last four cuts, but he finished fourth at the Workday Charity Open. He’s a good putter and a quality player on SG: Approach. He’s a long shot bomb, so you’re going to get flaws, but he’s 68th in SG: Total in an event that is pretty weak.


I’ll be on English, Horschel, Straka, Ventura, and Seiffert this week, with some smaller bet sizes on the longer shots. I’ll also be on several Webb Simpson matchups as the week goes along.

Odds from MyBookie Sportsbook as of 7 p.m. ET on August 10, 2020:

Webb Simpson +1000
Brooks Koepka +1000
Patrick Reed +1400
Tommy Fleetwood +1800
Paul Casey +2000
Justin Rose +2200
Harris English +3000
Billy Horschel +3300
Jordan Spieth +3300
Sung-Jae Im +3500
Brendon Todd +4000
Si-Woo Kim +4000
Kevin Kisner +4000
Sergio Garcia +4000
Shane Lowry +4500
Ryan Moore +4500
Brandt Snedeker +5000
Chez Reavie +5500
Corey Conners +5500
Joaquin Niemann +5500
Russell Henley +5500
J T Poston +6000
Tom Lewis +6000
Dylan Frittelli +6600
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6600
Matt Wallace +7000
Matthias Schwab +7500
Henrik Norlander +7500
Charles Howell +8000
Patrick Rodgers +8000
Lucas Glover +8000
Rory Sabbatini +8000
Doc Redman +8000
Sepp Straka +8000
Sam Burns +8000
Danny Willett +8000
Maverick McNealy +9000
Brian Harman +9000
Harold Varner +9000
Charl Schwartzel +9000
Lanto Griffin +10000
Bud Cauley +10000
Chris Kirk +10000
Jim Furyk +10000
Luke List +10000
Kyle Stanley +10000
Branden Grace +11000
Adam Long +11000
Charley Hoffman +11000
Scott Stallings +11000
Kristoffer Ventura +11000
Jason Kokrak +11000
Troy Merritt +11000
Aaron Wise +12500
Jhonattan Vegas +12500
Cameron Davis +12500
Carlos Ortiz +12500
Rafael Cabrera Bello +12500
Ryan Armour +12500
Pat Perez +12500
Talor Gooch +14000
Graeme McDowell +14000
Xinjun Zhang +14000
Adam Schenk +14000
Denny McCarthy +14000
Zach Johnson +14000
Will Gordon +14000
Brice Garnett +15000
Mark Hubbard +15000
Chesson Hadley +15000
Brandon Hagy +15000
Keith Mitchell +16000
Scott Piercy +17500
Danny Lee +17500
Wesley Bryan +17500
Sam Ryder +17500
Tom Hoge +17500
C T Pan +17500
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +20000
Fabian Gomez +20000
Sebastian Munoz +20000
Chase Seiffert +20000
Wyndham Clark +20000
Jason Dufner +20000
Joseph Bramlett +20000
Russell Knox +20000
Bo Hoag +20000
Stewart Cink +20000
Sung-Hoon Kang +20000
Patton Kizzire +20000
Andrew Landry +22500
Tyler Duncan +22500
Brian Stuard +22500
Nate Lashley +22500
Matt Jones +22500
Seamus Power +22500
Beau Hossler +22500
Austin Cook +22500
Nick Watney +22500
Robby Shelton +22500
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +25000
Vaughn Taylor +25000
Robert Streb +25000
Tim Wilkinson +25000
Doug Ghim +25000
Harry Higgs +27500
Bill Haas +30000
Bronson Burgoon +30000
Luke Donald +30000
Anirban Lahiri +30000
Chris Baker +30000
Matthew NeSmith +30000
J J Spaun +30000
Roger Sloan +30000
Scott Brown +30000
Chris Stroud +30000
Grayson Murray +30000
Scott Harrington +30000
Aaron Baddeley +35000
Cameron Percy +35000
Zac Blair +35000
Brian Gay +35000
Kevin Tway +35000
Michael Gligic +35000
Mark Anderson +40000
David Hearn +40000
Kramer Hickok +40000
Carl Pettersson +40000
Rhein Gibson +40000
Peter Malnati +40000
Rob Oppenheim +50000
Ryan Brehm +50000
Akshay Bhatia +50000
Arjun Atwal +50000
Vincent Whaley +50000
Hank Lebioda +50000
Ted Potter +50000
Michael Gellerman +50000
Jim Herman +50000
Bo Van Pelt +50000
Matt Every +60000
Davis Love III +60000
Sebastian Cappelen +60000
Tyler McCumber +60000
Ben Taylor +60000
D J Trahan +60000
Nelson Ledesma +60000
Michael Kim +75000
Vince Covello +75000
Greg Chalmers +100000
John Senden +100000
Martin Trainer +150000
David Berganio Jr +250000