Many of the world’s top players are skipping this week because they are safely in the FedExCup playoffs regardless and almost everyone of note played last week at the WGC-St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. Mexico’s Abraham Ancer got his first Tour victory and is among those taking this week off. Collin Morikawa, who leads the points race, also is skipping as is world No. 1 Jon Rahm.
On the flip side, everyone around the cutoff at 125th in points is pretty much in the field. Bo Hoag sits No. 125 right now with Scott Piercy the first man out. Rickie Fowler is probably the biggest name who would miss the playoffs right now as he’s 130th. Obviously, the higher a player finishes in this tournament, the more points he would get. With that, NitroBetting takes a deep dive into the 2021 Wyndham Championship. We line up all the necessary information you need to make educated picks. This preview shares event information, the latest Golf odds, favorites, and sleepers of the tournament, and our very own expert betting predictions.
2021 Wyndham Championship Tournament Info
- When: Thursday, August 12, 2021 to Sunday August 15, 2021
- Where: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
- TV: Golf Channel
- Live Stream: GolfChannel.com
Odds to Win the 2021 Wyndham Championship
- Webb Simpson +1200
- Hideki Matsuyama +1400
- Louis Oosthuizen +1600
- Sungjae Im +2500
- Jason Kokrak +2500
- Brian Harman +2500
- Will Zalatoris +2800
- Russell Henley +3300
- Kevin Streelman +4000
- Kevin Na +4000
- Robert Macintyre +4500
- Si Woo Kim +4500
- Kevin Kisner +4500
- Gary Woodland +4500
- Tommy Fleetwood +4500
- Adam Scott +5000
- Rickie Fowler +5000
- Seamus Power +5000
- Charl Schwartzel +5500
- Zach Johnson +5500
- Sebastian Munoz +5500
- Jhonattan Vegas +5500
- Brandt Snedeker +5500
- Mackenzie Hughes +6000
What to Expect at the 2021 Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield Country Club’s Ross course is a par 70 at 7,130 yards and it has long rewarded accuracy over sheer power. The course was designed by noted architect Donald Ross; it opened 95 years ago in 1926 and was restored in 2007.
It’s almost surely going to take at least 20 under to win because it has five straight years. Brandt Snedeker shot a 59 here three years ago. He has won it twice and is +5500 for a third. Only two other players have won the tournament at least three times: Sam Snead with eight (tied for most wins by any player at one event with Tiger Woods) and Davis Love III (three).
Three golfers jumped inside the Top 125 at last season’s Wyndham Championship, led by Jim Herman, who skyrocketed all the way from 192 to 54. He’s a mega long-shot this week to repeat at +12500 because he’s just not that great. Herman shot a 7-under 63 in the final round last year to top Billy Horschel by one for his third career PGA Tour win. In the second round, Herman had to birdie his final four holes just to make the cut.
2021 Wyndham Championship Betting Stats
Simpson is +1200 to win, and whenever a Tour event is in his home state of North Carolina, he usually contends. Simpson won this tournament in 2011 at 18-under 262 and was runner-up in both 2018 & 2019. He was tied for third last year. Simpson’s last round not in the 60s at Sedgefield was in 2016 when he finished T72.
Reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is +1400 with Louis Oosthuizen at +1800. Matsuyama lost in a three-way playoff to Ancer on Sunday in Memphis. Matsuyama led the field at TPC Southwind in strokes gained tee to green and his birdie putt on the first playoff hole lipped out or he would have won. He didn’t play this event last year and has a best of tied for third in 2016. Oosthuizen makes his debut in this event but has been playing terrific golf of late.
Patrick Reed had been a +2200 fourth-favorite. He won this tournament in 2013, had made the cut in all six starts at the Wyndham Championship and was T9 last year. However, Reed has decided to withdraw as he was about to play in his fifth straight event. Over that stretch, he went from England to Minnesota to Japan to Memphis. Alternate Josh Teater replaced Reed.
Will Zalatoris is +2500 with Jason Kokrak +2800 and Brian Harman +2800. None of them have won here. Zalatoris needs a strong result or he won’t be in the Top 125 in points. He comes off a T8 at the WGC-St. Jude. Harman was T27 here last year and has a best result of T3 in 2013. Kokrak has made the cut four straight years at the Wyndham with a best of T6 two years ago.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.