Wyndham Championship Tees Off: Thursday, Aug. 17
Sedgefield Country Club Ė Greensboro, NC
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After an exciting PGA Championship, the golfers head to the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro on Thursday. This is the last PGA tournament before the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin, so a number of guys will be itching for a victory here. The field will, however, be missing big names like Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, etc. Davis Love is one name to keep an eye on when looking at this tournament. Heís obviously up there in age at 53 years old, but Love has won this tournament three times in his career. He won it as recently as 2015, and if he can win when he is 51 then itís hard to write him off at 53. The record for best score shot in this tournament is a 259, which was tied by Kim Si-woo last yaer. Si-woo is not going to be playing in this tournament, but Carl Pettersson is. Pettersson is the guy that shot a 259 before Si-woo, and heíll definitely be out to win this one again. With that out of the way, letís now take a look at some of the best picks to win this tournament:
Henrik Stenson (12-to-1) - Stenson is the best player in this field and that makes him worth taking a shot on in this tournament. Itís not often that a favorite is getting favorable odds like 12-to-1, so this is something that needs to be jumped on fast. This is a very big field, but Stenson has won tournaments that are a lot bigger than this one. His game is also a good match for Sedgefield Country Club, so it wouldnít be shocking if he tears up this course.
Kevin Kisner (18-to-1) - Kisner did not come away with the win at the PGA Championship, but he did perform at a very high level in that one. He had a rough final round that left him tied for seventh, but he was the leader for most of the tournament. And while you can say that he fell apart or choked late, he has won tournaments this year. He came away with the victory at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, so that shows that he has what it takes to close out an event. We expect heíll carry some of his momentum into this one and put on a show.
Ryan Moore (30-to-1) - Ryan Moore is one of the more established pros in this tournament, which is why itís rather surprising that he is going to be available at 30-to-1 here. Not only is Moore just one of the better players here, but he has also won this tournament in his career. Back in 2009, Moore shot a 16-under to beat both Jason Bohn and Kevin Stadler in a playoff. Heíll be hoping to recapture that magic on Sunday, and we really wouldnít put it past him to earn his second win this weekend.
Smylie Kaufman (75-to-1) - Smylie Kaufman should be incredibly loose in this tournament, as this is probably one of the most exciting weeks of his life. The 25-year-old just got engaged to his girlfriend, and he also got to see his best friend, Justin Thomas, win the PGA Championship. Expect the lack of nerves to help him on the golf course. Itís clear he already has the talent to be one of the best, but we expect him to put it together in the near future. Winning a tournament like this one would certainly help his confidence.