This weekend’s Wyndham Championship offers great opportunities for betters. In a weekend that will not see any of the usual suspects like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson vying for the win, the tournament offers a wide open field and plenty of great options. The tournament begins at the Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina on Thursday, August 16, at 7 AM EST.
In a tournament that has so many possible winners, the best bets will be on those players that have the most to gain and/or the most to lose based on this weekend’s results. With the first eight members of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team already determined, the Wyndham Championship could see statement performances by those golfers looking to lockup one of the final four wild-card positions still available. A win for the United States’ Anthony Kim, currently ninth in the USA Ryder Cup Points List, will all but guarantee him one of remaining spots. The same can be said for Lucas Glover, who is right behind Kim in tenth place on the points list. Bodog has Anthony Kim at 25/1 for the tournament, and Lucas Glover at 33/1. Bookmaker has both Kim and Glover at +3000.
As the last opportunity for the golfers to qualify for the PGA’s more lucrative final tournaments, the Wyndham Championship will also see players looking to guarantee themselves a top-125 finish in the the FedEx Cup points standings and a position in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The Wyndham Championship could see a strong final pushes by Billy Mayfair and Aron Price, currently ranked 135th and 138th, respectively, in the FedEx points standings. Both players are within striking distance of the final spot for the FedEx Cup playoffs, and both have two top-10 finishes this season. Bodog has Billy Mayfair at 100/1 and Aron price at 125/1.
The tournament should also see strong performances from players barely within the top-125 and looking to make sure they do not fall out after this tournament. From the 115-125 positions in the FedEx Cup standings, there are several possibilities for strong performances. Chris Stroud (124th place), Andres Romero (123rdplace), Robert Garrigus (122nd place), Jonathan Byrd (121st place), and Bob Estes (120th place), all of which have two top-10 finishes this year, have value for the tournament. Woody Austin (118thplace), with three top-10 finishes, and Kevin Stadler (117thplace), with four top-10 finishes, are also solid bets. All seven of these golfers are looking to not fall out of the playoffs and will be looking for strong performances to hold there spots. Bodog has Chris Stroud, Andres Romero, and Robert Garrigus at 100/1, Kevin Stadler at 80/1, Bob Estes at 66/1, and Jonathan Byrd and Woody Austin 40/1. Bookmaker has Byrd at +3000, Austin at +4000, Estes at +6000, and Romero at +8000.
Based on the sheer number of players that it covers, the field is already usually a fun and interesting bet. But, given how wide open this tournament could turn out to be, the field could offer more value than usual. This is especially true this weekend. Bodog has the field at 10/1. This bet has even more value on Bookmaker, where the field includes player like Stroud, Garrigus, and Stadler. Bookmaker offers the field at +150.
One of the more interesting players for this weekend should be Trevor Immelman. Currently in 154thplace on the FedEx Cup Points List, he is still within reach of cracking the top-125. Bookmaker has Immelman at +6000. Bodog has him at 50/1. Bodog also has some interesting alternative betting. The best options here are Anthony Kim at 28/1 and Trevor Immelman at 50/1 to finish as the first round leader.