Believe it or not, we’ve already made it to the end of the PGA Tour regular season. This weekend’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club marks the finale of the regular season schedule, while the FedEx Cup Playoffs will begin next week at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
As players on the bubble prepare to fight for their playoff lives this weekend, let’s take a look at the three outright bets I’m targeting for the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
Webb Simpson 21/1
No one loves the Wyndham Championship more than Mr. Webb Simpson. The veteran golfer won his first PGA Tour event at Sedgefield Country Club back in 2011, and he even named his daughter Wyndham to honor the milestone victory.
In 13 starts at the Wyndham Championship, Simpson has a win, two runner-up finishes, and nine top-10s. He’s finished seventh or better in each of his last five trips to Greensboro.
Simpson’s track record here is impossible to ignore, and I’m a bit surprised he’s priced in the 20s behind four other names on the odds board. He’s an auto bet at his favorite event on Tour.
Tyrrell Hatton 35/1
This price didn’t make much sense to me at all. At 35/1, Tyrrell Hatton is priced higher than Joohyung Kim, Denny McCarthy, Brian Harman, Russell Henley, and Adam Scott. All five of those players are ranked below Hatton in the Official World Golf Ranking, and two of them don’t have a single win on the PGA Tour yet.
Hatton played well in his last start with a T11 finish at last month’s Open Championship, and he’s one of the six or seven best players in this mostly weak field. There’s no way he should be 14th on the odds board at 35/1.
Cameron Champ 75/1
Cameron Champ is as streaky as they come on the PGA Tour. When he’s at his best, he can dust a stacked field by multiple shots. But when his game isn’t clicking, he can miss five cuts in a row.
That’s exactly what Champ did earlier this year, but his game is starting to round into form with two straight top-20 finishes. He’s also shot 68 or better in six of his last eight rounds on Tour.
Champ has the ability to overpower this golf course and pepper the scorecard with birdies. This 75/1 price just seems a bit high for a three-time PGA Tour winner who’s starting to find his groove.
All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 8/2.
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