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Wyndham Championship Picks: PGA TOUR DraftKings Sportsbook Pool Predictions

Geoff Ulrich shares his thoughts on the free-to-play pool questions on DraftKings Sportsbook for the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship.

The PGA TOUR heads out to North Carolina this week for the Wyndham Championship, one of the oldest stops on the PGA TOUR. The event will take place at the Donald Ross designed Sedgefield Country Club that has hosted the event since 2007.

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The Wyndham Championship maintains its place on the PGA TOUR schedule this season as the final event of the regular season before the FedEx Cup playoffs officially begin. The Wyndham is hosted by Sedgefield Country Club, a Par 70 venue that features Bermuda greens and several scoring holes that the players can take advantage of.

The course features only two Par 5’s but with several short Par 4’s in play and few tough driving holes, the players have lit up this venue in recent years with winning scores typically ending up around 20-to-22-under par. The last five winner’s at Sedgefield have all ranked inside the top five in strokes gained approach stats for the week, making solid iron play something to target in your golfers this week, in betting, DFS or pools.

Regardless of how you’re approaching things, I’ve written up my thoughts on this week’s DraftKings Sportsbook pool and have tried to give you decisive picks and strategies to employ at each level. Hope you enjoy.


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Who will have the best finishing position?

Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson or Paul Casey

Brooks Koepka and Paul Casey played together in the final round of the PGA Championship last week with Casey blasting Brooks by eight strokes on the day. It was a non-memorable final round for the four-time major championship winner, who has displayed some incredible ball-striking of late despite coming up short on Sunday in his last two starts. Picking between these two is likely a frivolous endeavor anyways as they’re going up against Webb Simpson who owns this course. He’s finished inside the top-6 here each of the past six years and been runner-up here in 2018 and 2019.

Choice: Webb Simpson

Simpson leads this field in SG:TOT stats over the last five years at Sedgefield and already has two wins at venues that feature Bermuda greens in 2020. He’s not an advisable fade this week.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood, or Justin Rose

Fleetwood has started to show some form of late. The Englishman has now made three starts since coming off his COVID-19 hiatus and shot a second-round 64 last week at the tough TPC Harding Park to launch himself into contention. That being said, he was beaten soundly on the scoreboard by both Reed and Rose, who posted rounds of 66 and 67 on Sunday, respectively. Course history-wise, it’s Reed who has the clear advantage as the American won the first title of his career here in 2013 and finished T22 at this event last season. It’s not a huge advantage, but Reed’s course history edge is at least worth noting here.

Choice: Tommy Fleetwood

Despite having the worst recent form of the three it still seems like some kind of breakout for Fleetwood is coming soon. The number 13-ranked player in the world should be able to rack up a ton of birdie looks this week and could contend if the putter gets hot.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Harris English, Jordan Spieth or Billy Horschel

English posted the best result of this group last week, landing a T19 at TPC Harding Park for what was the second-best major championship finish of his career. He’s now posted three straight top-20 results and has been consistently good throughout the bag of late. Spieth is coming off a horrendous weekend which saw him plummet to T71 after squeaking through the cut. Outside of one solid effort at the Memorial he’s not been a factor in his last five starts. Horschel’s finished inside the top six at this event in two of his last three appearances and isn’t someone to disregard here given that he’s now posted three top-25 finishes over his last four starts.

Choice: Harris English

English is likely going to be a popular target for many folks this week, but he’s clearly been the best of this group recently and seems like a player trending towards a win soon.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Brendon Todd, Ryan Moore or Si Woo Kim

Todd was the co-first leader at TPC Harding Park and also led at the WGC Memphis event after round three, but couldn’t convert either of those positions into top-10 finishes. Moore and Kim have both flashed solid recent form of late too which makes this a tough group to decipher. Moore posted a solid T12 effort his last time out at the 3M Open while the sometimes volatile Kim has now made five cuts in a row and posted his second best ever finish in a major last week with a T13 finish.

Choice: Ryan Moore

Moore is another player who won this event to claim his first ever PGA TOUR title, way back in 2009. He flashed great form with his irons in his last start, and coming off a week of rest, should be in line for a big week here.


Who will have the best finishing position?

SungJae Im, Kevin Kisner, or Shane Lowry

Im has really struggled of late to maintain the same kind of elite form we saw from him in early 2020. The South Korean, who loves to play as much as possible, has now missed the cut in each of his last two stroke-play events and lost strokes tee to green in four of his last five starts. He did finish T6 at this venue last season though and typically putts well on Bermuda greens. Kisner has started to play better of late, landing a T3 finish four starts ago in Detroit on another Donald Ross designed venue. Lowry faded last week but has looked good in spots and really needs points here to ensure he moves on to the PGA TOUR playoffs next week.

Choice: SungJae Im

Despite some poor play of late, Im feels like the player best suited for this kind of event. His putter should come alive on these Bermuda greens and lead to a better week.


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Who will have the best finishing position?

Chez Reavie, Corey Conners, or Russell Henley

Only Reavie and Henley made the cut last week at the PGA Championship with Conners missing out on the weekend. Reavie and Henley both played Saturday and Sunday but had very different results with Henley getting in at T37 and Reavie falling all the way down to T75. Henley has been trending as one of the best players with his approaches of late and led the field in SG: Approaches at the PGA Championship. He needs to find his putting stroke as he’s now lost strokes in that department in seven of his last eight events.

Choice: Russell Henley

Despite being the worst putter of these three at the moment, the rest of Henley’s game looks in great shape and that should elevate him to the front of this weaker group.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Brandt Snedeker, Joaquin Niemann, or Tom Lewis

Snedeker has one of the best overall course history records at Sedgefield as the veteran recorded a 59 here in round one in 2018, en route to winning the event. He’s been, quite frankly, lousy in 2020 though and recorded just T51 and T67 finishes over his last two events. Niemann and Lewis are both solid young talents who seem like they could be capable of exploding here for a big week. Lewis had a monster finish in Memphis two weeks ago, posting the best weekend score of the entire field, moving him all the way up to T2. Niemann has struggled of late with two missed cuts in his last three starts but remains one of the best iron players in the game.

Choice: Tom Lewis

Lewis led the field in birdies made at TPC Southwind against an elite field and seems like a player who could challenge in what will likely be a very low scoring event.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Luke List, J.T. Poston, or Doc Redmon

Poston won this event last season, going bogey-free for all four rounds and posting a 22-under winning score. He’s not been great of late though, losing strokes now in eight straight starts on approach. List and Redmon are both solid ball-strikers who have looked close to putting together big weeks since the restart. Redmon’s cooled off a little of late but had a string of top-25 finishes shortly after the restart that saw him post some great ball-striking stats. List’s almost always up there in ball-striking but his putter can often let him down, making him a somewhat risky target in a low scoring event like this week.

Choice: Doc Redmon

Redmon’s a North Carolina native and should be comfortable in his home state this week. He’s going a bit under the radar and has been the best of these three since the restart.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Patrick Rodgers, Harold Varner III, or Matt Wallace

Matt Wallace is the highest ranked golfer of this group, coming in at number 45 in the OWGR. The Englishman hasn’t looked great since a T4 finish three weeks ago the Memorial but does have the ability to fill up the cup quickly if his putter gets hot. He’s going up against two American players made from a similar ilk here in Rodgers and Varner III, who both possess good birdie-making skills but suffer from the odd blow-up round as well. Of the two, Rodgers has been slightly more consistent of late and posted a T19 finish his last time at the Barracuda.

Choice: Patrick Rodgers

This group feels like dealer’s choice as all three of these players could conceivable contend or miss the cut and no one would be surprised. Rodgers is arguably the best putter of the three and has played the best, as a whole, in 2020 so he gets my vote.


Who will have the best finishing position?

Christian Bezuidenhout, Matthias Schwab or Lucas Glover

Schwab’s an Austrian player who nearly grabbed his first PGA TOUR win at the Barracuda Championship two weeks ago but ended up bogeying the final hole to leave him a couple spots short. He’s uber-talented and has a win over on the Euro Tour already on his resume so another big week here from him wouldn’t be that shocking. Bezuidenhout’s similarly talented but hasn’t looked quite as solid of late after missing the cut in two of his last four starts. Glover has fallen off after a hot start to his summer saw him collect four top-25 finishes in a row. He does feel a little over-matched right now against these two Euro-studs.

Choice: Christian Bezuidenhout

While Schwab’s clearly talented, the best putter of this group is Bezuidenhout and with birdies in dire need this week he’s someone who could pile them quickly at this easier setup.

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