Wyndham Championship 2020

Wyndham Championship 2020: Predictions, Betting Tips and Odds – Can Simpson secure another Sedgefield win in low-scoring regular season finale?


It is the regular season finale in the PGA as the tour heads to North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship. We provide a rundown of what to expect from Sedgefield Country Club and who to consider backing.

Event Details

Wyndham Championship Player Field?

152 player field, including Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood

What competition is it?

PGA Tour 2020 season

What day is does the Wyndham Championship start?

Thursday 13th August 2020

Where is the 2020 Wyndham Championship being played?

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

What channel is the Wyndham Championship on?

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sport Golf

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Thoughts on the 2020 Wyndham Championship

In the regular season finale and the first event since the PGA Championship, the first major of this year, our attention turns to the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. Until 2003, this was a tournament that the PGA Tour usually played in April or May time. This is now the last event before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin, meaning one last chance for golfers to secure a qualification spot into the FedEx Cup.

A player that knows this course all to well and will live long in the history books is Brandt Snedeker. The two-time Wyndham Championship winner could shoot 59 in the opening round of 2018. It was only the third player in PGA Tour history to record a sub-60 score and still record a bogey in the same round.

It is not a tournament Americans dominate. Since 2007, six of the of the 13 winners having come from Europe and Asia. A name that joined the field as a late entry was Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard won at this course back in 2012 and is looking for his first PGA win since the Masters playoff win over Justin Rose in 2017. Since the turn of the millennium, this tournament has only required a playoff once. This came in 2009 when Ryan Moore edged Jason Bohn and Kevin Stadler to the championship. However, four of the last six tournaments have seen the winner narrowly win by a single stroke.

The scoring in recent years at Sedgefield Country Club required to win has been very high. Last year, J. T. Poston needed a tournament scoring record of -22 under par to edge Webb Simpson to the title last year. A year before Snedeker’s historic win in 2018, Swede Henrik Stenson also matched Poston’s 258 score to win by a single stroke over Ollie Schniederjans. Having been a runner-up in consecutive years at this course, Simpson is the favourite of this field at 10/1* with Mark Jarvis. 2015 winner Davis Love III however, was a 500/1 winner, with Indian golfer Arjun Atwal also winning with a triple figure price on him pre-tournament in 2010.

*Odds as of time of writing (Tuesday 11th August 2020) and subject to change

An amazing, hotly contested first major of the year!

So, Brooks Koepka, despite a valiant effort, did not complete what would have been a historic stroke play ‘three-peat’. Having won the previous two PGA Championship titles in 2018 and 2019, it set the American to become the first ever modern day player to win three-consecutive majors. Walter Hagen is the only ever player in PGA history to do this way back in the 1920s. His trash-talking of Dustin Johnson did not seem to help with his performance after a solid opening two rounds. He slumped to -3 for the major after shooting four over in his last round to see the 30-year-old finish T29.

Our pick last week, Collin Morikawa, stole the show, however, with the 23-year-old showing maturity beyond his years. His iron game is one of the best on tour and the young star has very much arrived on the scene now with a major so early in what could be an incredible career ahead. He was a 33/1 outside favourite but was in contention heading into the last round along with several top players. The likes of Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day (another of our picks) and young star Matthew Wolff had great last rounds, and Tony Finau continued his reputation for being one of the best performers on Sundays.

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Sedgefield Country Club

Established

1926 by Donald Ross

Featured Holes

Hole 3 (par 3 undulating green)

Hole 6 (par 4 sloping green)

Hole 12 (par 3 two-tier green)

Hole 14 (par 4 dogleg left)

Par

Par 70

Length

7,127 yards (6,517m)

Wyndham Championship Defending Champion

J. T. Poston (-22)

Wyndham Championship Featured Groups:

  • Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose
  • Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im, Brendon Todd
  • J.T. Poston, Brandt Snedeker, Sergio Garcia
  • Paul Casey, Shane Lowry, Patrick Reed

PGA Championship Previous Winners:

2019 J.T. Poston (-22) by one stroke
2018 Brandt Snedeker (-21) by three strokes
2017 Henrik Stenson (-22) by one stroke
2016 Kim Si-woo (-21) by five strokes
2015 Davis Love III (-17) by one stroke

Sam’s Betting Tips

Wyndham Championship Tips

*Odds as of time of writing (Tuesday 11th August 2020) and subject to change

**Each way terms for Outright Winner paying 6 places at 1/5th odds

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Sam is an experienced content writer with a history of working in the sports industry. Sam is a media and communication professional with a bachelor's degree focused in Sports Studies.


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