During the 2022 golf season, Stadium sports betting analyst Nate Jacobson will share his betting targets each week using odds as of Tuesday morning. Here are his thoughts on this week’s Wyndham Championship.
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About the tournament
The PGA TOUR regular season wraps up at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC this week. Sedgefield Country Club plays host to the event, and it’s a par 70 course that measures just over 7,100 yards.
The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings after this week will advance to the first playoff event next week in Memphis. That creates some added motivation for players just inside the top 125 or who are on the outside looking in.
Top of the board
When I started my research for this week before the odds were released, Shane Lowry stood out as a player I wanted to target. Unfortunately for me, Lowry is one of the favorites at 16/1. He had a strong tee-to-green week last time we saw him at The Open Championship and is playing well overall. But his play is reflected in this number, and if I bet on him at this price then I wouldn’t be able to bet some of the other players that interest me this week.
Russell Henley (22/1) is another player I like this week, but he comes in at odds a little shorter than I had hoped. Henley is a player I targeted early in the year because of his strong approach play, but he’s been off my radar for awhile. Last week, Henley re-gained some of his ball-striking success that we saw early in the season and finished tied for 10th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Henley also has a strong recent track record at Sedgefield with two top-nine finishes the last two seasons. Last year, he entered the final round with a lead and finished one stroke back from a group of six players who were in a playoff.
Adam Scott (33/1) was one of the six players who participated in last year’s playoff at the Wyndham and missed a golden chance to win the event before missing a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole. If he can fix some of his putting issues, I expect Scott to contend this week.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (50/1) has played some solid golf recently, including a tied-for-second finish at the John Deere Classic in his last start on American soil. Bezuidenhout also played well for three rounds at The Open Championship before struggling on Sunday.
Adam Svensson (66/1) has been trending in the right direction outside a missed cut two weeks ago in Minnesota. At the Rocket Mortgage Classic, he tied for 24th and ranked second in the field in strokes gained approach. Svensson struggled with his putter in Detroit, so I’ll bet on him and hope that area of his game improves.
Svensson finished behind Charley Hoffman (125/1) in the strokes gained approach metric at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. That was good enough for Hoffman to finish tied for 10th on the week, which was his best finish by far in 2022. Maybe Hoffman’s performance in Detroit was a fluke, but at this number, I’m willing to take a shot on him.
Hayden Buckley (125/1) has become an automatic bet for me lately in this price range. He’s consistently making cuts and gaining strokes off the tee and/or approach, so I’m not going to stop now. Buckley is 97th in the FedEx Cup standings, so he’ll safely be in the field for next week’s playoff event but he has some work to do to earn a spot in the second playoff event.