The WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP is a regular feature on the circuit and tends to draw a familiar set of names back to North Carolina each year.
Added to this, there’s also a smattering of big names in the field, and several Major winners, to give it a competitive feel and set us up for what should be a great week’s golf before we head into the FedEx Play-Offs.
First held in 1928, this event was formerly known as the Greater Greensboro Open or Chrysler Classic, and became the Wyndham Championship in 2007. It also shifted in the PGA schedule to become the last regular tournament before the FedEx Cup kicks-off. As such you can expect to see a few players keen to make the grade (the top 125 on the Money List) and so qualify for the mega-bucks tournaments ahead, which makes for an interesting mix in the field. This year qualification for the FedEx Cup is no different, so we can expect the usually fierce contest that we see year-on-year in North Carolina.
Prizemoney $7.3m ($1.152m to the winner)
Highest ranked players Zalatoris (14), Horschel (15), Im (21), Lowry (24), Hatton (27), Kim J. (34), Varner (39), Wise (40).
-15 Kevin Kisner ($56, won in a 6-man playoff)
-15 Branden Grace ($81)
-15 Si Woo Kim ($46)
-15 Kevin Na ($46)
-15 Adam Scott ($51)
-15 Roger Sloan ($126)
Other recent winners – Jim Herman (2020), J.T. Poston (2019), Brandt Snedeker (2018), Henrik Stenson (2017), Si-Woo Kim (2016).
Wyndham Championship: The Course
We’re at the Sedgefield Country Club, which is a 7,127 yard, par 70 layout. Designed in 1925 by Donald Ross, it’s a much respected and admired golf course on the PGA circuit. Following an upgrade in 2007, back to its original specifications, the Wyndham / Greensboro Open returned to its spiritual home after a 31-year break during which it was played at Forest Oaks. The greens are smaller than usual for the tour, but with fairways easy enough to find off the tee, and the rough not too severe, the expectation is for some low numbers to be seen this week.
72-Hole Record 258: Henrik Stenson (2017), JT Poston (2019).
18-Hole Record 59: Brandt Snedeker (2018).
Wyndham Championship 2022: The Weather
It looks like there will be some showers with a daily precipitation forecast of 30%-50%-40%-40% over the course of the tournament. But temperatures will reach the mid 80s, despite there being plenty of cloud cover. Wind speeds will be light, under 10mph for the four days.
Wyndham Championship: Value Bets
These are two each-way outright bets from the Golf Insider. Members receive all of his best bets for all markets. They get win and each-way, Top 10, Top 20, Round 1 Leader and 3-Ball groups. He covers every tournament on the PGA and European Tours.
Christiann Bezuidenhout $44 with TopSport
The South African is an improving talent, and a player who will surely add success to his success on both the Sunshine Tour and European Tour with a win in the US. This year Bezuidenhout has recorded a best finish of 2nd in the John Deere Classic, and his mix of accurate driving and solid putting should be a good fit for this week’s challenge at Sedgefield GC. After a slow start here 12 months ago, Bezuidenhout finished 64-69-68 and if he can play well all four days, I can see him challenging come Sunday.
Scott Stallings $58 with TopSport
With his last three starts reading 8-4-10, Stallings is clearly playing some very good golf right now. And even if his best finish in the Wyndham is 14th (2012), putting his best rounds together over the eight years he’s played here (64-64-67-67), that’s winning form in North Carolina – and Stallings is a 3-time PGA Tour winner, so he can definitely do it. With solid all-round stats, Stallings just needs to hit enough fairways and greens to get into the mix.
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