Wyndham Championship Tips, Odds, Free Bets and Betting Offers, Thursday 18th August 2016, Sedgefield Country Club

Can we really be at the end of the PGA Tour season already? The addition of the Olympics to this year’s golfing calendar has given the schedule a strange feel but there is just one more regular PGA Tour event left before the Barclays kicks off the FedEx Cup playoffs next week.

That event is the Wyndham Championship which is played around one of the easiest courses on the PGA Tour, Sedgefield Country Club. Expect another low winning score and plenty of drama as those just outside of the top 125 on the FedEx Cup rankings look to claw their way into the playoffs.

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Wyndham Championship Betting Tips

The Course

Sedgefield is a par 70 layout that stretches to just over 7,100 yards. It was the original venue for this tournament which was first won by Sam Snead way back in 1938.

It remained the on the small rotation of courses which hosted the event then known as the Greater Greensboro Open until 1977 when it was decided that Sedgefield was too easy for the modern tour professional. Over the years work was done to lengthen the course and it returned to hosting duties in 2008. Sedgefield may be an improved course but it is still a track that yields a high number of birdies.

No Defending Champ

The man who made the most of scoring conditions last year better than anybody else was Davis Love III. Not only did the 2016 American Ryder Cup captain hold his nerve to win by one shot but he showed the rest of the field just how you prevail at Sedgefield. It’s may be one of the easiest courses on the PGA Tour but if you want to outscore the competition you’ve got to put the ball in the right parts of the fairways in order to have a good line into the comparatively small greens. From then on it’s about picking your putting line and committing to it.

Love III is not back in the field to defend his title but there are other high quality players in the field including Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. The 24-year-old has to deal with an incredible amount of media attention from his home country but when he gets out onto the course he has shown a strong ability to concentrate solely on his golf. Matsuyama has been on a poor run of form but got back to something like his best at the US PGA Championship. If he builds on that his ball striking and putting can outclass the field at odds of 22/1 with Betfred.

Massive Odds Each Way Tip

Away from the top of the leaderboard there are a number of players who need a big week to extend their season to the playoffs. Among that number is the highly rated American, Morgan Hoffmann. The 27-year-old has had a torrid PGA Tour season but there have been glimpses of his best stuff just recently most notably when finishing T3 last week. That shows he understands what he has to do to make it to the Barclays which makes him tempting at 150/1 with Coral.