Golf: 2021 Wyndham Championship
Venue: Sedgefield Country Club, North Carolina.
Dates: Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th August 2021
The Wyndham Championship has been staged for over 80 years and is one of the most established events on the tour and is seeing a strong field assembled in North Carolina this week. Before the Ryder Cup dominates the worldwide golfing calendar in the Autumn, the US summer swing is now in full flow on the PGA Tour. The event will once again see stellar crowds back in after the COVID 19 pandemic and 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 2021:-
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.
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is becoming one of the men to beat on the PGA Tour and how he would love to continue his excellent recent form with another tournament win here.
It has been a season to remember on the PGA Tour for Brian Harman and his consistency levels have made him an outside candidate to make the US Ryder Cup team next month.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has been in contention recently without getting over the winning line, but he is a classy operator and will fancy his chances in this field.
American veteran Kevin Kisner continues to put solid performances in on the PGA Tour and he will fancy his chances on the course layout here in North Carolina.
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:-
Russell Henley is hugely experienced at this level on the PGA Tour and his skill set could be an excellent fit for the course here at Sedgefield Country Club.
Colombian Jhonattan Vegas played very well at the Olympics a fortnight ago and he could take momentum into this one from the off in North Carolina.
South African Charl Schwartzel has been mixing it with the big boys on the PGA Tour for the best part of a decade and he could go well in favourable conditions.
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:-
South Korean Sungjae Im has been developing all season on the PGA Tour and cracking the top 10 would only enhance his growing credentials.
With a Masters runners-up slot under his belt already this season, Will Zalatoris knows what it takes to finish in the top 10 at big events on the PGA Tour.
2019 US Open Champion Gary Woodland hasn’t been in the best of nick during 2021 but he is a clean ball striker and can shoot low rounds on his day.
Wyndham Championship BetXChange Best Bets:
Outright Winner: Webb Simpson – 10/1
1st Round Leader: Russell Henley – 25/1
Top Ten Finish: Sungjae Im – 5/2