It almost feels as though the PGA has just started back, but we are now already starting to think about the playoffs. The FedEx Cup playoffs will begin next weekend in Boston and will run over the course of 3 weeks. With that in mind, many of the big-name players have decided to skip the final event of the PGA Tour regular season, which is the Wyndham Championship. Even without the top players, there are still a lot of very good golfers set to hit the course on Thursday at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. With over $6 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s all to play for, so let’s take a look at some of the favorites, along with their PGA odds.
PGA Wyndham Championship Betting Preview
Brooks Koepka (+1000)
You could certainly argue that it has been a disappointing season for the #7 ranked player in the world, as Koepka is heading into the final event of the regular season having yet to pick up a win. Perhaps most surprising of all is that he is way down in the FedEx Cup standings at #92, so his season is essentially coming to an end. Koepka did tie for second at the St. Jude Invitational, but he was unable to follow that performance up at the PGA Championship last week, finishing T29. He is arguably the best player in this field, though, so he cannot be counted out this weekend.
Webb Simpson (+1000)
While many of the players at this event are not in the mix for the FedEx Cup, that is something that cannot be said of Webb Simpson, who is currently #3 in the standings. He has a pair of top 10 finishes in his last 5 tournaments, which included a win at the Heritage Classic back in June. If you are looking for a reason to wager on Simpson this weekend, then you need to look at his history in this particular tournament. Simpson won it back in 2011, but he has also finished second in each of the past 2 years. He seems to love this course, which is why he is my pick to win.
Patrick Reed (+1400)
Reed is another player who has to be considered part of the FedEx Cup conversation, as the #9 ranked player in the world is sitting in the #6 spot in the FedEx Cup standings. He picked up a win in Mexico a couple of weeks before the lockdown, but he has not been at his best since returning to action. He does have a pair of top 10 finishes in the 8 tournaments he has played since the return, but Reed has also missed a pair of cuts. As that suggests, he has been a little inconsistent.
Tommy Fleetwood (+1800)
This is a player who really hasn’t played a lot of golf since the PGA returned to action, appearing in just 3 tournaments. The results have not been great, although he has been getting better with each event. A missed cut was followed by a T35 at the St. Jude and a T29 at the PGA Championship last weekend. If we are being honest, there is little there to suggest that he might make a winning run here.