Golf: 2020 Wyndham Championship
Venue: Sedgefield Country Club, North Carolina.
Dates: Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2020
Following on from the first major of the year at the USPGA Championship last week, the US summer swing is in full flow on the PGA Tour with a plethora of big names descending on North Carolina for the 2020 Wyndham Championship. The Wyndham Championship has been staged for over 80 years and is one of the most established events on the tour. 2020 will see the event played behind closed doors for the first time but with a healthy prize pot of over 6 million dollars up for grabs – there is plenty to play for this week in North Carolina.
The Wyndham Championship is the sixth oldest event on the PGA Tour and there are plenty of big names hoping to etch their names into the history books in 2020:-
Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka has been in good form since the season restart in June and a win on the PGA Tour looks to be very much on the horizon.
2019 Wyndham Championship runner up Webb Simpson continues to churn out the results on the PGA Tour and he’ll be pushing all the way again here in North Carolina.
Following on from his top 15 placing at the USPGA Championship last week, Patrick Reed will be eager to solidify his place in the top 10 of the world rankings here.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood was in contention for the first 3 days at the USPGA Championship before fading on Sunday, but he is a classy operator and will fancy his chances in this field.
Despite a rough weekend at the USPGA Championship last week, Jordan Spieth started the event well and he will be looking to draw confidence from that performance here.
1st Round Leader
Producing the goods over 72 holes is often the most difficult thing for any golfer to do therefore here are our first round leader picks:-
Billy Horschel is one of the most consistent performers on the PGA Tour and he will be looking to get off to a flyer here in North Carolina.
With three consecutive top 25 finishes, Brendon Todd looks to be in excellent form, and he will relish the conditions.
Englishman Tom Lewis finished 2nd at the WGC St Jude Invitational last month and he looks to have the ball striking ability to start well at the Wyndham Championship this year.
Top Ten Finish
With so many quality players assembled here in North Carolina, getting into the winning enclosure could be tough but there are plenty of candidates to finish in the top 10 come Sunday:-
Paul Casey came agonisingly close to opening his major account last time out at the USPGA Championship and few would bet against him featuring on Sunday here at the Wyndham.
Chilean Joaquin Niemann looks to be finding his feet somewhat on the PGA Tour and should relish conditions here in North Carolina.
South African Dylan Frittelli hasn’t made it into the winner’s enclosure since 2019 but he is a classy performer and is a strong outside shot this week.
BetXChange Best Bets:
Outright Winner: Brooks Koepka – 10.00
1st Round Leader: Brendon Todd – 40.00
Top Ten Finish: Paul Casey – 0.80