Usually, the Wyndham Championship would suffer without star golfers in attendance since it’s being played the week after a major championship. This year, however, the Wyndham is the beneficiary of being the last event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Golfers are trying to improve their position before next week’s Northern Trust. Five of the top-20 players in the Official World Golf Rankings are at the Wyndham this week, including No. 6 Webb Simpson, who at 10/1, is the favorite at the Westgate.
Odds to Win Wyndham Championship
Who else should do well at this week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina? We take a look at some golfers you might want to wager on, and others you may want to stay away from.
Golfers to Consider
Webb Simpson (10/1)
Simpson is the favorite, and his consistency can never be taken for granted. He did have a disappointing finish at last week’s PGA Championship, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him bounce back at the Wyndham.
He’s won twice this year, once after the restart. Simpson has had success at this tournament in the past, including a victory in 2011.
Paul Casey (20/1)
Had it not been for Collin Morikawa’s performance at the PGA Championship, Casey could have won the major. Instead, he had to settle for second.
Casey has played the Wyndham three times since 2014, with his worst finish being a tie for 13th.
Kevin Kisner (50/1)
Kisner might be a good long shot this week, based on his past results at the Wyndham. He never missed the cut at Sedgefield Country Club, and finished tied for 10th in 2016.
This year, Kisner finished third at the Rocket Mortgage Classic against similar competition. At 50/1, he might be worth the risk.
Golfers to Avoid
Brooks Kopeka (11/1)
This is the sixth consecutive event for Koepka, and he may be saving himself for the FedEx Playoffs. He certainly didn’t impress at last week’s PGA Championship, shooting a final-round 74 and finishing tied for 29th.
Another knock against him; he hasn’t played the Wyndham Championship since 2015. He did finish tied for sixth that year.
Justin Rose (22/1)
Rose hasn’t performed well since the PGA Tour restart, missing three consecutive cuts at one point. He did bounce back last week at the PGA Championship with a ninth-place finish.
But Rose hasn’t played this event since 2009 and, even though he finished tied for fifth, we aren’t willing to take a chance on him this week.