Wyndham Championship: PGA Golf Pick, Odds, Preview, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/16/18
The 2018 Wyndham Championship
Wyndham Championship: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Sedgefield Country Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
We make our second and final trip to North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship, the last event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs. This event debuted 80 years ago and the winner each of the last four years has been at least -17 to par. This is a wide open field with a lot of guys not playing after last weeks PGA Championship, so there’s tons of options to possibly make some money.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
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Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson has finished in the top-25 in each of his last three events, which includes last week in the PGA Championship. Simpson has finished in the top-25 in eight of his last nine events in which he’s made the cut, and he’s sixth in both sand save percentage and scoring average. Simpson finished third in this event last year, 11th or better in four of his last five appearances and won it in 2011. While he’s the favorite this week, you can’t turn down Simpson and +1200 odds.
Shane Lowry - Shane Lowry has quietly put together an impressive stretch of golf, which includes top-15 finishes in each of his last three events, which includes a 12th place spot in the PGA Championship. Lowry has now made the cut in nine of his last 11 events and is finally starting to knock on the door in terms of securing a victory. Lowry also finished seventh at the Wyndham Championship last year. The fact you can get Lowry at +2500 in his current form is a bit of a joke, as he should be a bit closer to one of the favorites. I’ll take it.
Rory Sabbatini - Rory Sabbatini hasn’t played since the RBC Canadian Open when he was -14 to par, but he’s somebody who consistency makes the cut and has seven top-25 finishes on the year. Sabbatini also finished fourth in this event last year and eighth in his other appearance back in 2013. If you’re able to ignore possible rust, you can find value with Sabbatini and +7500 odds. It’s a serious long shot, but Sabbatini has been consistent this season and has been in the running for a victory at this event in his last two appearances. Not to mention this field is wide open, so it’s not as crazy as it sounds. I’ll take a shot in the dark.
Ryan Moore - Ryan Moore has done a wonderful job recently of following up a subpar showing with a finish inside the top-20, which means he’s due for a good performance this week after finishing outside the top-50 in the PGA Championship. Moore is fourth in driving accuracy percentage and 25th in scoring average. Moore also won this event in 2009 and has a top-25 finish in three of his last six appearances here. Moore at +3300 odds feels like a steal this week.
Johnson Wagner - Johnson Wagner has finished 31st or better in each of his last four events and hasn’t missed a cut since the St. Jude Classic. Wagner hasn’t come close to a victory this season, but he’s as consistent as they come in terms of making it to the weekend and has consistent been double-digit strokes under par over the last month. Wagner also finished 24th in this event last year and fifth back in 2016. There’s some value to another long shot with Wagner and +6000 odds.