Wyndham Championship Picks, Predictions and Odds (Past Success at Sedgefield Country Club is Key This Week)

Webb Simpson always performs well at the Wyndham Championship.
Webb Simpson always performs well at the Wyndham Championship. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The PGA Tour regular season comes to an end this week at the Wyndham Championship.

It's the last chance for golfers to improve their standings in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and for golfers who are on the bubble to secure their PGA Tour card for next season.

Kevin Kisner enters the week as the defending champion. Can he pull off the repeat victory?

Let's dive into the top 10 odds to win, a breakdown of the course, and my top three picks to win.

All odds listed below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Odds to Win the Wyndham Championship

  • Shane Lowry +1600
  • Sungjae Im +1600
  • Will Zalatoris +1600
  • Billy Horschel +1800
  • Webb Simpson +2200
  • Corey Conners +2500
  • Si Woo Kim +2500
  • Russell Henley +2500
  • Tyrrell Hatton +2800
  • Adam Scott +3000

How to Handicap the Wyndham Championship

Throw out driving distance at this event. The Wyndham Championship is all about accuracy. Hitting fairways and hitting greens will lead to victory, and all you have to do is look at the list of past winners, like Kevin Kisner last year, to know that distance off the tee isn't important at Sedgefield.

In terms of approach shots, there are significantly more shots from the 125-150 yard range and the 150-175 yard range compared to the average PGA Tour course, so keying in on those approach areas will also be helpful.

6 Key Stats for the Wyndham Championship

  • Driving Accuracy
  • Ball Striking
  • Approach Proximity: 125-150 yards
  • Approach Proximity: 150-175 yards
  • Strokes gained: Around-the-greens
  • Strokes gained: Putting

Best Bets to Win the Wyndham Championship

Webb Simpson +2200

This is a square and obvious pick, but it's become a yearly tradition for obvious reasons. Webb Simpson loves this tournament so much, he named his daughter after it. Seriously, her name is "Wyndham."

It's where he captured his first ever PGA Tour win, back in 2011, and he's consistently found success here ever since. In 13 career starts at this event, he has nine top 10 finishes and give top three finishes. Those are some insanely consistent results.

Even last year, when he finished in seventh, he was just one stroke back from participating in what turned out to be a six-man playoff.

Si Woo Kim +2500

I'm not exactly re-inventing the wheel with my picks this week, I'll admit it. I'm backing another golfer who is a previous winner of the event. Si Woo Kim won the Wyndham Championship back in 2016, and he lost in last year's 6-man playoff.

When you look at his numbers, you can see why he is always competitive here. He's not exactly a long driver, but he ranks inside the top 50 in driving accuracy and his biggest strength is his play around the greens. Also, his best irons are his mid-irons, which are the most important clubs at Sedgefield.

Finally, he's coming into the event off two top 15 finishes with a T15 at the Open and a T14 at last week's Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Christiaan Bezhuidenhout +4500

Moving away from the theme of past winners, I'm going to trust Christiaan Bezhuidenhout's numbers to hold up at the Wyndham Championship this week. If we're looking for a guy who is accurate off the tee, his great mid-irons, and a fantastic short game, Bezhuidenhout is certainly someone who fits the bill.

His 174th ranking in driving distance won't hurt him this week, but his 49th ranking in accuracy will be a huge help. His best approach distance is between 150-175 yards, where he ranks ninth on the PGA Tour.

He's also one of the best putters in the field, coming into the week ranking 22nd in strokes gained: putting.

He's also had a strong July, finishing T2 at the John Deere Classic, T16 at the Scottish Open, and then he made the cut at the Open Championship, albeit finishing T68.

I think he's in a good spot to capture his first PGA Tour victory this week.

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.