Our Staff’s Favorite Outright Bets, Longshots and Props For the 2020 Wyndham Championship
Harry How, Getty Images. Pictured: Brandt Snedeker
- The 2020 Wyndham Championship tees off on Thursday at 7 a.m. ET, and our staff has plenty of golf betting insights to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.
- Below, you'll find our favorite outright bets, longshots, and player props for the tournament at Sedgefield Country Club.
There is one event between now and the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Wyndham Championship, which takes place at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., could be the difference between a player making the field at the Northern Trust and missing out on the Playoffs.
With that in mind, our golf analysts share their favorite outrights, longshots and prop bets for the 2020 Wyndham Championship:
Doc Redman (+7000, $10 bet wins $700)
One week after Collin Morikawa’s brilliant victory that featured two other members of the 2017 U.S. Walker Cup team in the final two pairings, I’m picking a fourth member of that squad as my favorite outright this week.
There should be some concern that Redman has MC’d in each of his previous two Wyndham starts, but he’s a more polished player now than he was for either of those.
Instead, I’m looking at correlating performances. First, he finished T-21 this year and runner-up last year at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, played at Detroit GC – like Sedgefield, a Donald Ross design.
Then there’s the fact that he’s trending in the right direction, with four top-30 results in his last six starts, including a T-29 at the PGA. Perhaps emboldened by another young twenty-something, Redman should feel comfortable this week in his home state of North Carolina.
Kevin Kisner (+3500)
Kisner is built for courses that emphasize iron play and Bermuda putting. His form hasn’t been flashy, but he’s been stringing together solid results in these deep fields.
Kisner finished 19th at the PGA Championship, 25th in the WGC and third at the Rocket Mortgage, which is another Donald Ross design that yields a ton of birdies.
His game looks to be where it needs to be for him to contend this week.
Paul Casey (+2000)
JT Poston gained 10.45 strokes from tee-to-green to win this event in 2019. Webb Simpson has used similar T2G prowess to garner plenty of success at Sedgefield.
I am weighing ball-striking and Greens in Regulation (GIR) heavily this week and that’s why I landed on the 2020 ball-striking leader, Paul Casey. Not only does Casey also rank inside the top-10 in GIR, but he also has strong course history with three top-20 finishes at Sedgefield.
There isn’t much value on a 20/1 in a depressed field, but my plan of attack is to play a half-unit on Casey before the tournament and then another half-unit live if his odds drift.
Robby Shelton (+25000)
Total hunch play here, as he’s never competed at this event before, but Shelton was T-3 at the 3M Open two starts ago and the Alabama native should be a guy who enjoys getting back to some Bermuda greens in the Southeast.
He was highly regarded out of college and a player who should start popping at some point soon, so this could be one where we look back a few months from now and wonder how he was ever 250/1 in a B-minus field.
Nate Lashley (+25000)
Lashley has had a slow start since play resumed but he made the cut at the PGA Championship and gained ground with his approach and short game against a strong field.
Lashley won on a Donald Ross design that produced a lot of birdies last year in Detroit, so Sedgefield, another Ross course, could be to his liking as well.
Kyle Stanley (+10000)
I’m targeting good ball-striking and Greens in Regulation numbers this week and Stanley checks the boxes. He ranks second in GIR and 25th in ball-striking in 2020.
The former Clemson Tiger is familiar with Sedgefield and finished 13th in this event last year, so I like his combination of form and course history to lend value at these odds. I think he makes a great DFS play, as well.
Harold Varner III First-Round Leader (+8000)
Look, “favorite” prop doesn’t necessarily mean one that’s a lock; it could also mean a longshot that has a chance at a big payday. I really like HV3 this week in what he considers his home event (though he grew up about 90 minutes away).
I have no problem with a small outright play on Varner, plus a few other top-10/20 props, but my favorite bet is FRL, as he’s known for getting off to some hot starts. He was co-FRL at the Charles Schwab Challenge right after the PGA TOUR restart and in his last three Wyndham appearances, he’s opened with a 63 and two 66s.
Billy Horschel Top-20 Finish (+200)
I tried this with Horschel at the WGC a couple weeks back and it didn’t go too well, but I’ll jump in one more time here.
Horschel continues to play solid golf finishing 25th at that WGC event then making the cut at the PGA. Now we’re in a weaker field and playing on a course where he has three finishes of 11th or better in the last four years.
With most of the big names away this week, Horschel should be able to find a place higher up the leaderboard.
Brandt Snedeker First-Round Leader (+6600)
Frankly, this play is all about first-round history at Sedgefield Country Club.
Snedeker has shot 64, 59 and 65 respectively in his past three first rounds at the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker averages 28 putts per round on these Bermuda greens and I expect him to be quite comfortable right out of the gate at Sedgefield.