The 2021 Wyndham Championship marks the final event of the regular season for the PGA Tour before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin next week, with 125 golfers eyeing the $15 million winner’s share. The tournament runs from August 12-15 at the Sedgefield Country Club outside Greensboro, N.C.
Jim Herman returns to defend his 2020 title after a dramatic seven-under on Sunday vaulted him up the leaderboard to edge Billy Horschel for a one-shot victory at 21-under. The win was Herman’s third of his career and moved him from 192nd to 54th in the FedEx Cup standings.
The winner of the tournament receives $1.15 million of the $6.4 million purse along with 500 FedEx Cup points. With all that being said, it’s time to take a look at our Golf betting update so you can get all set to bet against the PGA Tour odds.
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Legendary golf course architect Donald Ross designed Sedgefield Country Club in the mid-1920s, and the course officially opened in 1926. It has hosted a PGA Tour event since 2008. The course is one of just two courses designed by Ross that hosts a regular PGA Tour event, the other being the Detroit Country Club.
To succeed at this course, players will need to have accuracy off the tee and stick their approach shots on the small, undulated greens that are a signature Ross design. Playing as a par-70, the course plays around 7,130 yards.
Who’s in the Field?
With the FedEx Cup playoffs beginning next week, many of the top players in the current standings are taking the week off after competing in Memphis at the WGC FedEx Invitational last weekend. There are still notable names scattered amongst the field list, including the likes of Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen, Hideki Matsuyama, and Tommy Fleetwood.
Fowler sits at 130 in the current FedEx Cup standings and will need a solid round of golf to sneak into the playoff field. Fowler has never missed the FedEx Cup playoffs.
In an unlikely set of events, rookie golfer Will Zalatoris needs to win the tournament to earn a spot in the playoffs. Even with a superb season highlighted by numerous high finishes at major tournaments, Zalatoris is on a special temporary membership and not eligible for the playoffs under the current rules.
A pair of Olympic medalists are back on the Tour after playing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and will be teeing it up this weekend. Silver medalist Rory Sabbatini and bronze medalist C.T. Pan return to the PGA Tour.
According to MyBookie, Simpson, and Matsuyama are the betting favorites to win the 42nd tournament of the season at +1400 odds. Simpson won his first PGA Tour event here in 2011, and Matsuyama collected a T2 in Memphis last weekend.
South Africa’s Oosthuizen, who’s finished T18 or better in his last eight starts on the PGA Tour, is third on the board with odds at +1600. Oosthuizen has never won on United States soil.
Rounding out the top five is Patrick Reed and Zalatoris at +2200. Reed is another past winner (2013), and we know what Zalatoris needs to do to have a chance at the playoffs. A win for Zalatoris would give him his first career PGA Tour victory.
Remaining Top 10
- Jason Kokrak +2800
- Brian Harman +2800
- Sungjae Im +3000
- Charles Schwartzel +3300
- Russell Henley +3500
- Seamus Power +3500
- Kevin Streelman +3500