Our 3 Favorite Picks To Win The 2020 Wyndham Championship
Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Paul Casey
- Our golf crew identifies their favorite picks to win the 2020 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC.
- Read on to find out why they're backing Doc Redman, Kevin Kisner, and Paul Casey.
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 outright 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.