Wyndam Championship

DhCG-GMWsAMILsl.jpg-largeSedgefield Golf Club, home of one of my biggest ever winners, when I successfully backed Patrick Reed to record his maiden PGA Tour victory back in 2013. This week the Wyndam Championship will decide the fate of several golfers who are floating in and around the Top 125, so whilst they may have their eye on victory, some may simply need to know just what they have to do on the back 9 to keep their card for next season. Whatever happens, they know they will need to go low, with the winning score being an average of 18 under over the past 10 years.


Patrick Reed – Stake 1.00% (0.50% each-way) or £50 (£25 each-way)

Since winning this event in 2013, Reed has struggled to recapture his form at Sedgefield, with only a few top 30 finishes. After backing Reed last week, I was surprised to see his odds as big as this in a weaker field. Despite a poor first round at the WGC FedEx, he did well to get back into 12th place shooting a 66, 67 and 68. He currently stands 50th in the FedEx Cup rankings, so knows a good finish this week should push him towards the Top 30 that will see him into the Tour Championship in a few weeks.

Each-Way Winner @ 26/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 3/1 with Several

Top 20 @ 7/4 with Several


Alex Noren – Stake 0.80% (0.40% each-way) or £40 (£20 each-way)

It’s been a struggle over the past months for Noren, but he managed to get back on track at The Open with an 11th place finish, which he backed up last weekend at the WGC FedEx as he finished in a tie for 12th. Whilst he has never played at Sedgefield, he has a neat and tidy game that will suit the Wyndam. I was beyond shocked to his odds open at 66/1 with some firms (although that price didn’t last long). 50/1 is still great value for a man that has won 9 times on the European Tour.

Each-Way Winner @ 50/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 11/2 with Several

Top 20 @ 4/1 with Several


Sepp Straka – Stake 0.30% (0.15% each-way) or £15 (£7.50 each-way)

A youngster that I have been keeping my eye for a the past month, Straka has adapted to the PGA Tour very nicely since finishing 3rd in the web.com finals, with 5 top 20 finishes. Currently ranked 24th in driving distance, he can bomb a ball with the best of them, and with a birdie average of 4.21, which ranks 14th on tour, he will need to make plenty of them at the Wyndam.

Each-Way Winner @ 100/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 11/1 with Several

Top 20 @ 5/1 with Several


Sebastian Munoz – Stake 0.30% (0.15% each-way) or £15 (£7.50 each-way)

Another relatively unknown golfer that has been performing well with 5 top 15 finishes in his past 9 starts. Another birdie machine (ranks 33rd on tour), he knows that a good finish is vital this weekend, as he sits 123rd in the FedEx Cup rankings.

Each-Way Winner @ 150/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 18/1 with Several

Top 20 @ 8/1 with Several


Roger Sloan – Stake 0.30% (0.15% each-way) or £15 (£7.50 each-way)

I steered clear of the Canadian last week because odds of 50/1 were just too short. This week it was nice to see them pumped up to 150/1 again. Sloan has been in the form of his life registering 7th, 10th, 15th and 21st place finishes in his last 4 starts. He did almost claim his maiden tour victory at the Puerto Rico open this season, where he finished 2nd behind Martin Trainer. None of Sloan’s stats jump out from the page, but with his tour card secured for next year he will have the freedom to take on a few more flags.

Each-Way Winner @ 150/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 18/1 with Several

Top 20 @ 8/1 with Several


Russell Henley and Martin Laird were both short-listed, but needed odds over 100/1 to pull the trigger.






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