The PGA Tour’s playoffs are looming large as the players tee-off at the Wyndham Championship today.
With the FedEx Cup Playoffs slated to start next week, this week’s field is less than stellar. However, there are still names we all love and care for to keep us entertained.
The Wyndham comes off the absolutely riveting final round of last week’s PGA Championship. In case you’ve already forgotten, Collin Morikawa claimed the title with a dynamite charge on the last five holes to pull away from the field.
Of course, the first-time major winner couldn’t be perfect and something memorable had to happen!
Let’s preview this week’s arena!
Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. will play host this week. The course was designed by Donald Ross, as most in this part of the country were, and opened in 1926.
The course plays just below the tour average at 7,127 yards. Interestingly enough, the course record is held by an individual who will be participating this week: Brandt Snedeker. Sneds shot a 59 in the 2018 Wyndham Championship.
With that said, let’s make some money.
With mybookie.ag, the official online sports book of Fanrun Radio, you can put in your tournament winner bets till Saturday night at 11 p.m. EST. So don’t go freakin’ out that you didn’t get my rock-solid picks till the morning of the tournament.
With the field being less than star-studded this week, it opens the door for some of the mid-tier guys to get some love. One of those individuals is this week’s favorites, Webb Simpson at 10-1. I actually really like those odds.
Webb is solid golfer who performs well on Ross courses.
For those reasons, Webb is going to be this week’s “Best Bet”.
This week’s “Dark Horse” is none other than Jordan Spieth at 45-1. Jordan had a rather up-and-down week last week in San Francisco, but finished fairly steady. As the former major winner and FedEx Cup champion continues to search for his former glory, don’t be surprised if he stands out this week.
Finally, we have our “Long Shot” in Wesley Bryan at 200-1.
The Carolina native is VERY familiar with Ross designs, as he grew up in the area that is affectionately referred to as “The Cradle of American Golf.” The former PGA Tour winner has been short on success as of late, but the former YouTube phenom has a game that is nothing to scoff at.
There you are kiddies, go lock in those picks!
Ways to watch:
Thursday, August 13: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday, August 14: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, August 15: 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2-6 p.m. ET (CBS)
Sunday, August 16: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2:30-6 p.m. ET (CBS)
As always, you can catch 95 percent of the tournament, including Featured Group Coverage, with PGA Tour LIVE (cut the check).