Simpson To Spin A Winning Webb At The Wyndham Championship
- 16 Aug 2016
2016 Wyndham Championship Betting Preview
The race for the Fed Ex Cup play-offs steps up a notch with the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, this week. Only the top-125 players in the standings after this event will line up at The Barclays next week, which marks the start of the play-offs, so there is plenty at stake...
- Sedgefield Country Club has been the host of the Wyndham Championship since 2008
- Webb Simpson's results at the Wyndham read: 8-1-2-22-11-5-6
|Thursday 18th August - 8.00pm||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
| Webb Simpson (each way)
|@ 25 / 1|
|Bill Haas (each way)||@ 28 / 1|
|Jason Bohn (each way)||@ 200 / 1|
|Martin Laird first round leader (each way)||@ 80 / 1||Coral|
The Top-Five In The Betting
Patrick Reed has no such worries as the American has consolidated his place towards the head of the Fed Ex standings and the 2013 Wyndham champion heads here as an 18/1 favourite (Betfred). Reed is certainly in form as his tie for 11th at the Olympics was his fifth successive top-fifteen finish worldwide but how much will that trip to Rio have taken out of him?
Hideki Matsuyama is next best at 20/1 after tying for 4th at the US PGA recently and you would think that his excellent tee-to-green game would be perfectly suited to the 7,130 yard course at Sedgefield but he has missed his last two cuts here.
Meanwhile, Jim Furyk (22/1) returns to Greensboro for the first time since tying for 9th in his only appearance here in 2011, while Rickie Fowler is looking to build on a decent record in North Carolina, where he has won the Wells Fargo previously. The John Deere Classic winner, Ryan Moore (25/1), also enjoys this part of the US as he won the Wyndham in 2009 before taking a share of 10th twelve months ago.
Simpson To Spin A Winning Webb
Our first selection is another former winner though as Webb Simpson has a fantastic record at Sedgefield and he is impossible to ignore at 25/1. Simpson, who currently sits in 74th place in the Fed Ex standings, won this tournament in 2011 and his last six results here read: 8-1-2-22-11-5-6. He only lost out by two shots last year and it augurs well that he has been much improved with the putter of late, with a decent recent run of form yielding four top-fifteen finishes in his last seven starts worldwide.
Simpson's scoring average for his past 24 rounds in the Wyndham is an impressive 66.67 and it augurs well that he ranks tied 10th for par-4 scoring performance on the PGA Tour this season, with par-4 scoring and driving accuracy very much the key statistics here.
Tip #1: Webb Simpson (each way) @ 25/1 with Paddy Power.
The Best Of The Rest
Bill Haas is another 'horse for the course' as he has gone 7-20-2-6 in his last four visits and he has a close affinity with North Carolina as he was born and went to college in the state. Haas is in good nick as he has secured seven top-fifteens this year and confidence should be high following his first top-ten at a major (T9 at the Open Championship).
Tip #2: Bill Haas (each way) @ 28/1 with Paddy Power.
Meanwhile, Jason Bohn ranks as our outside bet at an eye-watering 200/1 as he looks to improve on a disappointing year and his tie for 56th at the John Deere Classic was at least a step in the right direction. He will be relishing a return to North Carolina as he has ranked inside the top-ten in two of his last three appearances in the Wells Fargo and he is a former runner-up at the Wyndham (2009), while he also tied 12th in 2011.
Bohn ranks 24th for par-4 scoring performance and 9th for driving accuracy on the PGA Tour this year, with his triple-figure price worthy of a small each-way wager.
Tip #3: Jason Bohn (each way) @ 200/1 with Bet Victor.
First Round Leader Bet
Finally, Marin Laird is our first round leader tip as the Scot has ranked inside the top-five of the leaderboard after the first round in two of his five appearances here. Laird has never missed a cut here and his first round scoring average at Sedgefield is an impressive 66.00. He ranks 34th for par-4 scoring this season and he arrives in very good form as he has made his last five cuts worldwide, including a tie for 7th at the Barracuda and a tie for 2nd at the Canadian Open.
Tip #4: Martin Laird first round leader (each way) @ 80/1 with Coral.