Fantasy Golf Picks for the 2018 Wyndham Championship

THE OVERVIEW

Sedgewick Country Club (Ross Course), Greensboro, North Carolina - The tour moves on to North Carolina for the final event of the season. Last week was a fabulous one for golf, and saw bigger-than-average-TV-viewership ratings due to Tiger Woods competing on Sunday at the PGA Championship. This week, the field is a little less thrill-inducing, but should still provide plenty of entertainment.

The tour is stopping at Sedgewick Country Club where the Donald Ross course will be set up for the pros to show off their stuff. It should be a pure birdie fest with the winning score near 20 under par or better . The track will play as a 7,127-yard par 70 and shouldn't be too big of an advantage for the long-off-the-tee types (last year Henrik Stenson won without ever putting his driver in his bag). The course features an all-Bermuda grass layout with .... and small, undulating greens.

This week we'll be looking at SG: Approach, SG: Putting, and some proximity numbers in the 150-200 range.

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  -22   Henrik Stenson    (Runner Up:   -21   Ollie Schniederjans)

2016   -21   Si Woo Kim   (Runner Up:   -16   Luke Donald)

2015  -17   Davis Love III    (Runner Up:   -16   Jason Gore)

2014  -17   Camilo Villegas    (Runners Up:   -16   Bill Haas, Fredrick Jaconson)

2013  -14   Patrick Reed    (Runner Up, Playoff:   Jordan Spieth)

 

BETTING ODDS   (Bovada 8/13/2018)

Webb Simpson  +1200

Henrik Stenson  +1600

Brandt Snedeker  +2200

Rafael Cabrera Bello  +2200

Shane Lowry  +2200

Billy Horschel  +2800

Daniel Berger  +2800

Joaquin Niemann  +2800

Russell Henley  +3300

Ryan Moore  +3300

Sergio Garcia  +3300

Matthew Fitzpatrick  +4000

Si Woo Kim  +4000

Ollie Schniederjans  +4000

Harold Varner III  +4500

Julian Suri  +4500

Graeme McDowell  +5000

Jason Dufner  +5000

Steve Stricker  +5000

Johnson Wagner  +5500

Brendan Steele  +6600

C.T. Pan  +6600

Chesson Hadley  +6600

Chris Kirk  +6600

Danny Lee  +6600

Jamie Lovemark  +6600

Jason Kokrak  +6600

Kevin Tway  +6600

Rory Sabbatini  +6600

 

HOT PLAYERS

Harold Varner III

Stewart Cink

Webb Simpson

Shane Lowry

Julian Suri

Chad Campbell

Johnson Wagner

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Sergio Garcia

Jim Furyk

Webb Simpson

Bill Haas

Shane Lowry

Richy Werenski

 

LONGER SHOTS

Abraham Ancer  +7000

Keith Mitchell  +7000

Chad Campbell  +7500

Scott Piercy  +7500

Whee Kim  +7500

William McGirt  +7500

Brian Gay  +8000

Hudson Swafford  +8000

Nick Watney  +8000

Patrick Rodgers  +8000

Peter Uihlein  +8000

Bronson Burgoon  +9000

Jim Furyk  +9000

Sam Ryder  +9000

Sam Saunders  +9000

Tyler Duncan  +9000

Bill Haas  +10000

David Lingmerth  +10000

Hunter Mahan  +10000

J.T. Poston  +10000

Jhonattan Vegas  +10000

John Huh  +10000

Martin Laird  +10000

Richy Werenski  +10000

Ryan Armour  +10000

Seamus Power  +10000

Brandon Harkins  +12500

Matt Jones  +12500

Tom Lovelady  +12500

Try Mullinax  +12500

Robert Garrigus  +15000

Satoshi Kodaira  +15000

 

FAITHFULS

Rafael Cabrera Bello

Webb Simpson

Shane Lowry

Henrik Stenson

Matthew Fitzpatrick

 

THE 'FORE' SOMES

'FORE' SOMES are chosen by selecting one player from a "low tier" betting pool (30:1 or better), two players from a "mid tier" (30:1 - 75:1), and a final player from a "high tier" (75:1 & up).  

KEITH'S 'FORE' SOME 

Rafa Cabrera Bello  (22:1).  The tall, svelt Spaniard was just too fire this past Sunday, firing an awesome 64 at Bellerive. A superior ball-striker who is feeling some solid form. Take that into a lighter field on a course that won't benefit the super long hitters, and I just absolutely love Rafa's chances at contending this week. Simpson and Niemann also made the short list, but I am riding the Spanish heat.

Matthew Fitzpatrick  (40:1)  &  Ollie Schniederjans  (40:1).  Taking another European name in North Carolina here. Fitzpatrick has been less than his best lately, but he has serious game, and, again, I really like his chances in a light field where distance off the tee will be limited. He can get hot with his irons and putter, and has the pure ability to outplay just about all of the other names in this range. Ollie Schniederjans looked SO GOOD two weeks ago in Reno. He also played all right (though not outstanding) last week at Bellerive. He shot 21 under here last year to finish in second place and is enjoying some current form. So, Ollie feels like a strong play to me.  

Satoshi Kodaira (150:1).  A bit of a gamble here, but the value is too good to pass off. Satoshi is only 5'7", 150lbs, but he has serious game. He also has a ton of missed cuts lately. But, the Japanese pro is currently 38th on the OWGR and WON the RBC Heritage earlier this year. The number seems off and we want to try to capitalize on the value. Sam Saunders or Richy Werenski are probably safer choices though.

 

**(differing odds come from Will Hill)

 

JOHN'S 'FORE' SOME 

n/a

 

GAVIN'S 'FORE' SOME 

Brandt Snedeker  25:1

Ollie Schniederjans  40:1

Harold Varner III  40:1

Satoshi Kodaira  150:1

 

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