PGA DFS Coverage for the Wyndham Championship
The PGA Tour wraps up its regular season in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Wyndham Championship. It takes place at Sedgefield Country Club. This event has been around since 1938 when it was known as the Greater Greensboro Open. It is also known for being the first PGA tournament in the south to allow a black player to participate. The event is now known for being the last chance for players to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs which gives players a shot at $15 million dollar grand prize to the winner of the Tour Championship. The Top-70 players in the FedEx Cup standings after this event will participate next weekend at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
The Field: Wyndham Championship
The 2022-2023 PGA Tour regular season ends this weekend and it is a last chance for a lot of players to get into the FedEx Cup Playoffs. There are 156 players in the field with Hideki Matsuyama leading the way. Justin Thomas is the name that everyone will be watching because he needs at least a solo 18th place finish to make the playoffs. The other names you should keep your eye on are J.J. Spaun, Ben Griffin, Cam Davis, Austin Eckroat, Ben Taylor, Garrick Higgo, K.H. Lee, and David Lingmerth who sit inside or just outside the Top 70. This week will be difficult to handicap because some guys have a lot more to play for than others.
The Course: Sedgefield Country Club
Sedgefield Country Club is 7,131 yards and plays as a Par 70. The yardage is deceiving on this course because there are a lot of up and down hill situations. You really don’t have to be accurate off the tee on this track because of the length. Nine of the 18 holes will probably only require the players to hit a wedge into the greens which is an obvious advantage whether you're hitting from the fairway or the rough. That does mean though that once again I’ll be putting an emphasis on Strokes Gained: Approach especially hitting into these small greens. I’ll also take a closer look at birdie and scoring averages because you need to go low this weekend once again. Five of the last seven winners of this event have gone 20 under or below to win. We’ve got a course with an abundance of Par 4s with length ranging between 450-500 yards, eight to be exact. Strokes Gained: Putting will be added to the mix as the greens are known for their undulation and we need birdies this week.
Weather: Greensboro, North Carolina
It will be an eventful weekend when it comes to weather in Greensboro. There is rain in the forecast Thursday, Friday and it looks to taper off on Saturday morning. The temperature will gradually increase throughout the tournament starting in the high 70s moving into the low 90s by the end of the week. There does not seem to be any advantage to tee times at the Wyndham Championship for DFS..
Betting Odds (via DraftKings): Wyndham Championship
Here are a few of the early outright winner bets I like for this weekend …
Russell Henley +2000
Si Woo Kim +2200
Cam Davis +4000
Chris Kirk +4500
Beau Hossler +5500
Kevin Streelman +7000
Chesson Hadley +8000
Martin Laird +13000
How To Watch the Wyndham Championship
The television coverage for the Wyndham Championship on Thursday and Friday will be exclusively on the Golf Channel from 2-6pm ET. The Saturday and Sunday coverage will start on the Golf Network from 1-3pm ET before shifting to CBS for the afternoon broadcast from 3-6pm ET.
Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on FantasyAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. You can get help with your DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections. Don’t forget about our Value Finder tool! That’s available as well!
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.