2018 Wyndham Championship PGA DFS Preview
Hello Degens! Last week 12 of 13 picks made the cut and Brooks was included, so we get another winner. For the year 72% of the picks have made the cut and 45% of the time the winner has been included. Those numbers are 72% and 39% all time.
On to the last PGA Tour event before the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs start. The Wyndham Championship has been played every year since 2007 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. The course is a par 70 that plays just over 7,100 yards with 2 par 5s. Past winners include Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. More recently, Webb Simpson (2011), Patrick Reed (2013), Davis Love (2015), Si Woo Kim (2016) and Henrik Stenson (2017) have taken home the trophy.
As I write this on Tuesday it looks like there will be rain chances everyday except Thursday. Most likely these will be relatively brief thunderstorms and North Carolina has gotten plenty of rain in the last week or so. The course will most likely play soft all week. Winds don’t look to be much of an issue and at this point I don’t see much cause for concern, but worth keeping an eye on.
Harold Varner III $8,900 – I never thought he would be my top pick, but here we are. He has played very well over the last month with 2 top 10s and 3 top 20s in his last 3 starts. He finished 10th here last year after a MC the year before. He will be on most of my teams this week.
Billy Horschel $9,600 – He hit the ball very well last week and had plenty of chances at birdie that he just couldn’t convert. I’m hoping that he putts better this week as he is 16th in the field in SG Putting over his last 12 rounds on Bermuda.
Joaquin Niemann $9,700 – He has struggled on Bermuda greens this year, so I’m a bit leery. The sample isn’t very big so I’m going to take a chance that he can figure it out this week. He scores DK points in bunches, which is obviously ideal.
Steve Stricker $8,300 – I think he can compete this week with the younger guys and needs a good finish to get into next week.
Chris Kirk $7,500 – He has hit his irons insanely well over the last month or so, which includes last week. I think it’s just a matter of time before the putter gets hot and he is in contention. Saw a bit of a flash with the putter this last week.
CT Pan $7,800 – 2 top 20s in his last 4 starts.
Rory Sabbatini $7,400 – 2 straight top 10s here and coming off a 12th in Canada.
Nick Watney $7,100 – His course history is sketchy, but 5 straight made cuts and this price is only $300 more than last week in a non-comparable field.
Sam Ryder $7,300 – Never played here but 3 straight made cuts with 2 top 10s.
Brian Gay $7,100 – Made the cut last week and putts better on Bermuda.
Robert Garrigus $7,000 – Has made 6 of 7 cuts at this course.
Blayne Barber $7,100 – Besides the missed cut at the Canadian he has been playing well and putts well on Bermuda.
Kyle Thompson $6,100 – Probably more likely to blow up in my face, but he’s worth 1 lineup to me at 0% ownership and the cost savings based on some course history stuff I look at every week.
That is all for this week. Hit me up on twitter or in the SD Slack Chat if you have any questions. Best of luck to all this week and thanks for the support of the site and our Podcast, even if you just listen so you can troll, LOL.
– Jesse @DFSGolfGods