Sobel’s Wyndham Championship Matchup Bets: Will Jordan Spieth Surge in Round 3?
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- Byeong Hun An holds a slim lead heading into the weekend at the 2019 Wyndham Championship.
- Jason Sobel lists his favorite matchups for Round 3 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Earlier this week, Zack Sucher joined us on the Action Network Podcast. He was terrific while discussing how he bet on himself, and how that bet paid off when he finished co-runner-up at the Travelers Championship recently.
(And yes, this is my not-so-subtle way of telling you to give it a listen if you haven’t yet.)
He also gave us a breakdown of Sedgefield, this week’s host course for the Wyndham Championship. He told us to keep an eye on players who drive it well and enjoy putting Bermuda greens.
While Sucher failed to make the cut, his analysis lives on, as I’m taking three such players in head-to-head matchups for the third round.
J.T. Poston (+110) over Charles Howell III
The truth is, both of these players fit the above parameters, but Poston is a guy I liked a lot before the tourney started and I’ve often said we should stick with these picks when they reach the weekend.
There’s also the matter of Poston’s best scoring average for any round coming in the third, while that’s the worst one for Howell. Give me the guy moving in the right direction on Moving Day.
Bud Cauley (+125) over Jordan Spieth
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Spieth leads the field in putting this week, picking up more than seven strokes on the field already, but he ranks 10th-from-the-bottom in ball-striking, losing more than three strokes with his irons.
Really, he’s the ultimate wild card right now, with the ability to shoot 62 or 76 on any given day. Instead, give me the steadier Cauley here, who owns solid ball-striking skills so far this week.
Scott Stallings (+185) over Collin Morikawa
There are very few reasons to fade Morikawa right now, especially fresh off his first career win last week.
Well, here are two: 1) As we’ve witnessed recently with other first-time winners, the momentum often carries over for a few more rounds before they hit the wall and run out of steam; and 2) He’s a big-time favorite in this matchup.
With Stallings coming off a second-round 64, I like the plus-money possibility of him going low again — and Morikawa hitting that wall.