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Wyndham Championship 2021: The Tournament
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 rota to become the last regular tournament before the FedEx Cup kicks-off. You can expect to see a few players keen to make the Top 125 on the Money List in order to qualify for the mega-bucks tournaments ahead. This 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.
Wyndham Championship 2021: 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.
258: Henrik Stenson (2017), JT Poston (2019).
59: Brandt Snedeker (2018).
Wyndham Championship: Past Winners
2020: Jim Herman
2019: J.T. Poston
2018: Brandt Snedeker
2017: Henrik Stenson
2016: Si-Woo Kim
Wyndham Championship 2021: The Field
A standard line-up for the PGA Tour. There are 156 players in North Carolina, with Webb Simpson the 12/1 market leader.
Wyndham Championship 2021: The Weather
It looks like there will be some showers with a daily precipitation forecast of 30%-20%-30%-40%. 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 2021 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.
WILL ZALATORIS $29 with TopSport
“Although he’s still searching for a breakthrough PGA Tour win, the Californian has definite claims in a pretty open event. I’m not overly concerned by his MC here in 2018 (when still an amateur), because Zalatoris is a different animal these days. He’s getting close in just 32 career starts – 14 Top 25 finishes, 8 Top 10’s and a runner-up finish in the Masters. Another Top 10 last week in Memphis bodes well and there’s no reason why he can’t win. Therefore, Zalatoris is a solid each-way bet for me.”
JASON KOKRAK $23 with TopSport
“Kokrak is an ever-improving player, and is making the transition from maiden to multiple PGA winner. To this end, a second career win at the Charles Schwab Challenge in May confirmed his standing as a go-to guy, especially when many of the big names are missing. He plays this course well. He finished 6th in 2019, which is included in a run of 15-6-57-16 over the last four years in North Carolina. But for a poor final round last week, Kokrak would have finished much nearer the front than 34th. This week against a few who might be ready for a break, he should go well. Another who looks a solid play in this tournament.”
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