Wyndham Championship Preview: Get In Early on Corey Conners at Sedgefield Country Club
Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Pictured: Corey Conners
The first major is in the books, and Collin Morikawa is your PGA Champion. There’s one more tournament before the FedEx Cup (FEC) Playoffs start – the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club.
This Donald Ross course will welcome a handful of golfers making their way from San Francisco either firmly inside the top 125 in points or those looking to play their way into the Northern Trust the following week at TPC Boston.
Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey, Webb Simpson, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka will be in Greensboro, NC, this week.
A few names outside the top 125 in FEC standings playing this week are Matt Wallace, Shane Lowry and Rafa Cabrera Bello.
Even though the rest of the world will still be talking about Morikawa and the PGA Championship, it’s never too early to get a jump on the next tournament. So let’s take a look at a golfer who should be on our radar before the market gets bet into on Monday.
The Canadian didn’t have a good PGA Championship missing the cut and shooting a 76 on Friday, finishing his week at 5-over. The early departure from California means an early arrival in North Carolina, where he can hopefully work on his putting.
Conners lost 2.56 strokes on the greens last week but was able to gain in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee and Approach on both Thursday and Friday.
Conners finished 22nd here last year, but his odds shouldn’t be that short considering some of the names teeing it up this week. He’s gained strokes off-the-tee in every tournament since returning and has only lost strokes with his irons once.
Editor’s Note: Abraham Ancer has withdrawn from the 2020 Wyndham Championship.
Ancer was inconsistent last week at TPC Harding Park, but if his odds aren’t out of hand at Sedgefield CC this week, he should be a consideration.
Ancer finished second at the RBC Heritage back in June (to Webb Simpson) – a course, tournament and leaderboard that closely resembles the Wyndham Championship each year.
Ancer lost strokes with his irons in his final two rounds last week but was able to go 3-under over his final nine holes on Sunday.
He’s missed the cut twice at the Wyndham and didn’t have a great week in San Francisco, which hopefully keeps his odds relatively low coming into a tournament he can win.
Over the last two months, Ancer ranks 13th in greens in regulation gained, 10th in birdies or better gained and fourth in Strokes Gained: Total.