Odds via BetRivers.
|Si Woo Kim||+3300|
|Varner III, Harold||+3300|
|Cabrera Bello, Rafa||+20000|
|van der Walt, Dawie||+50000|
|van Pelt, Bo||+50000|
|Love III, Davis||+100000|
The ultimate sign of success on the PGA TOUR is qualifying for the Tour Championship. It’s a 30-player event that sees everyone make at least $395,000. To get there, though, you have to be in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup standings after this week’s Wyndham Championship.
Greenboro is the last-chance saloon for some noteworthy names on TOUR this week to qualify for the first playoff event, which this year will be the FedEx St. Jude at TPC Southwind in Memphis.
Sedgefield Country Club has hosted this tournament since 2008, and low scores are to be expected. That means birdie-makers should thrive, as they have each of the past two weeks at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic.
This week’s field will be happy to not see Tony Finau’s name among entrants. The American made a huge leap in the season-long standings with wins at both the 3M and Rocket Mortgage.
This week, one of the betting favorites is actually winless on the PGA TOUR. Will Zalatoris is the best player in the world to have zero wins on TOUR. He has been fantastic all season, and he has three top-five finishes in his last seven starts.
Lowry, meanwhile, has been in strong form on TOUR all season. He has missed just one cut in 10 stroke-play starts, and his worst finish is T32 at the Memorial. We last saw the Irishman at St. Andrews, where he finished T21.
The likes of Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton, Sungjae Im and Corey Conners are all not far behind Zalatoris and Lowry on the odds board this week.
Some noteworthy names on the TOUR are fighting to ensure a spot in Memphis next week. Webb Simpson, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler are all around the cut line right now to qualify for the playoffs. It should be noted that players who went to LIV Golf but did not forfeit their PGA TOUR membership are still listed on the standings, so there could be a few players who finish just outside the top 125th who are in the field at the St. Jude.
At last year’s Wyndham Championship, we saw the old six-man playoff. Kevin Kisner outlasted Branden Grace, Si Woo Kim, Kevin Na, Adam Scott and Roger Sloan for his fourth PGA TOUR win. The 15-under score that qualified golfers for that playoff was the lowest winning score at the Wyndham since 2013.
Jim Herman, J.T. Poston, Brandt Snedeker, Henrik Stenson and Kim were the winners at Sedgefield the previous five years, and all of them shot 21- or 22-under par.
Simpson could use a win this week, and he has done it before here in Greensboro, registering a three-stroke win in his home state back in 2011.
Sedgefield Country Club will be a par-70 that measures around 7,127 yards for players this week.
Those two numbers lend themselves to scoring, as mentioned above at this course. Players who thrive on approach and are able to quickly rack up birdies will fit the profile of players who will thrive in Greensboro.
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