We need to back golfers who can score this week. The Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC will be a birdie fest. Five of the previous seven champions have won with scores around 21 to 22-under par. The average winning odds of the last five winners is +17800, with Jim Herman as the longest in 2020 at +60000 and Henrik Stenson with the shortest odds in 2017 at +1400.
The course sets up for all types of golf, based on the winning scores and odds. Unlike last week, the field isn’t as strong, and what we’ve seen in the past allows us to consider more longshots than usual. This tournament has given way to first-time winners on the PGA TOUR, and with it comes big payouts if you’re able to hit a long shot.
Here are the bets we should be considering this week on DraftKings Sportsbook.
A top 10 last week in Memphis is a good sign Zalatoris is past the injury he suffered at The Open Championship. He was able to gain 2.62 strokes ball-striking and gained 2.44 strokes putting over the weekend at TPC Southwind on the Championship Bermuda greens, the same grass type as Sedgefield CC. Zalatoris is not eligible for the FedExCup playoffs because he doesn’t have his PGA TOUR card (yet). A win here would allow him to qualify for the playoffs and earn the FedExCup points from his previous results this year. Zalatoris has six top 10s and close to a dozen top 25s this season. He also has a 21st at THE PLAYERS, a second-place at The Masters and a T6 at the U.S. Open. Look for him to go all out this week in his last chance for a playoff bid. Sungjae Im (+3000) is also someone to consider with how well he plays Donald Ross courses, specifically the Wyndham Championship. His ball-striking has been off, but a week at a comfortable course on Bermuda greens may be the remedy he needs to get back on track.
Munoz had a solid showing at the Olympics, losing in a five-person playoff for the bronze medal. Munoz shot all four rounds in the 60s, and this is what he’s going to need this week, a place where he hasn’t had the best of finishes in his career. Still, Munoz is playing well and is someone who can light up the scoreboard, ranking 17th in birdies or better gained over the previous 50 rounds.
As mentioned in the preview article, Stuard’s approach has been impressive, ranking ninth over the previous 12 rounds. He’s also second in fairways gained and fourth in SG: Putting over the last 12 rounds. His irons are hot, he’s hitting it in the fairway a bunch and he’s putting well - it seems like he’s got a decent shot this week if he can continue his solid play.
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