The golfers head to Greensboro North Carolina to play the beautiful Sedgefield Country Club at the Wyndham Championship. Sedgefield is the only remaining Donald Ross course to make a yearly appearance on tour. In typical Donnie fashion, players will see elevated greens, rolling from back to front. The greens are surrounded by playable bunkers and collection areas for missed approaches.
Previous winning scores have been around -20, so we expect another birdie-fest, where players will rely on an accurate drive, a quality approach and many long, sinkable putts. Summer in Greensboro means daily thunderstorms, so expect players to be pin seeking with their approaches.
Outside of that, weather should not be a factor. We’re coming off a major championship, so the field is a bit weaker this week with only a handful of the world’s elite playing. Although the field is not what we are used to, expect a great week of golf with players making their final FedEx push and dialing in that form before the playoffs.
We’re targeting players with good course history and accurate ball strikers.
Webb Simpson – $11,200
This is the house that Webb has built. Webb Simpson has dominated this course for years. In the last six years, Webb five top-six finishes here, and two back to back runner ups. You will hear the fun fact by the announcers all weekend, Webb loves this course so much he named his Daughter after this event. Webb is playing solid golf lately, but it doesn’t matter. We are going with course history here and this is a no brainer.
Harry English – $9,300
Harry is putting together a solid season since the break. He has cracked the top twenty in almost every event so far. With a weaker field this week, we believe Harry is a quality play. This is an approach and putting course, and Harry is a quality putter whose favorite surface is Bermuda. In the past 5 events, he has gained 3.1 strokes on the field with the flat stick. If putts start rolling, don’t be surprised to see him in the mix come Sunday.
Ryan Moore – $8,100
Moore should be well-rested and ready to go. He last played at the 3M Open finishing in 12th. He took 6th at the Wyndham in 2018 and there is no reason to believe he can not win this event. The tournament will host a weaker field with many players taking off after last week’s PGA Championships and do not be surprised if Ryan capitalizes.
Joaquin Niemann – $7,900
Niemann is a gamble play for us. He has not played great golf as of late. The majority of Niemann’s problems are on the greens. He is losing 3 strokes putting on the field past 5 events. With that being said, his approach and tee to green numbers are great. If Niemann can sink some putts, he will put himself in contention this week.
Russell Henley – $7,700
Russell Henley’s approach numbers are too good to pass up for this course. As we mentioned before approach and putting historically are very important this week. And recently Henley has been throwing darts with his approach shots. In his last five events, he has gained 4.2 strokes on approach and also is a Bermuda putter. Henley doesn’t have great course history here, but if he keeps throwing darts out there, it will not matter this week.
Henrik Norlander $7,300
Henrik has not played since the 3M Open, but with his recent form, he has to be chomping at the bit. Norlander took 23nd at the 3M and 6th and the Memorial. He has gained 3.8 strokes on approach and 4.5 tee to green. Although he has not played recently, at $7,300 we believe Norlander is bottom tier guy to wrap up your line up.