2022 Wyndham Championship Odds, Picks, Predictions: Sungjae Im, 3 More Bets for Sedgefield Country Club
Warren Little/Getty Images. Pictured: Sungjae Im.
Click arrow to expand 2022 Wyndham Championship odds via BetRivers
2022 Wyndham Championship Odds
|Si Woo Kim||+3300|
|Varner III, Harold||+3300|
|Cabrera Bello, Rafa||+20000|
|van der Walt, Dawie||+50000|
|van Pelt, Bo||+50000|
|Love III, Davis||+100000|
The PGA TOUR makes its final regular season stop this week as it heads to Sedgefield Country Club to play the 2022 Wyndham Championship. Located in Greensboro, N.C., the course opened in 1926 and was renovated in 2007.
Sedgefield Country Club is a Par 70 measuring at 7,127 yards. Just as we saw last week at Detroit Golf Club, Sedgefield is a Donald Ross design. The layout features fast rolling bermudagrass greens.
The Wyndham Championship will play host to 156 golfers, many of whom will be looking punch a ticket to the Fed Ex St. Jude Championship, where the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup rankings will earn a spot.
With many golfers having their spot locked up for the FedEx Cup playoffs, the field lacks some big names but is fairly solid overall. We will see the likes of Will Zalatoris, Shane Lowry, Webb Simpson, Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Billy Horschel, Russell Henley and Davis Riley at this event.
Past Winners at The Wyndham Championship
- 2021: Kevin Kisner (-15)
- 2020: Jim Herman (-21)
- 2019: J.T. Poston (-22)
- 2018: Brandt Snedeker (-21)
- 2017: Henrik Stenson (-22)
- 2016: Si Woo Kim (-21)
5 Key Stats For Sedgefield Country Club
Let’s take a look at five key metrics for Sedgefield Country Club to determine which golfers boast top marks in each category over their last 24 rounds.
1. Strokes Gained: Approach
Approach rates out as the most important statistic for Sedgefield. Being a relatively short course with easy to hit fairways, it is most definitely a second shot golf course.
SG: App Over Past 24 Rounds
- Russell Henley (+24.4) (+3400)
- Shane Lowry (+23.0) (+1700)
- Harold Varner III (+22.8) (+3600)
- Scott Stallings (+22.0) (+5100)
- Mark Hubbard (+20.9)(+7600)
2. Birdie or Better: Gained
It is necessary for golfers to go low here at some point in the four rounds and birdie makers tend to play very well at Sedgefield. Prior to 2021, the previous five winners of the Wyndham Championship had a winning score of -21 or better. Although, if the course gets baked out like we saw last year, there’s a chance the scoring could be a little higher than we are used to seeing.
Birdie or Better: Gained Over Past 24 Rounds
- Adam Svensson (+24.1) (+7100)
- Will Zalatoris (+23.0) (+1900)
- Aaron Wise (+18.9) (+3600)
- Scott Brown (+18.7) (+35000)
- J.T. Poston (+18.2) (+4600)
3. Strokes Gained: Putting (Bermuda and Fast)
Very good putters tend to be very successful at Sedgefield Country Club. The Bermudagrass greens will be very fast and should favor golfers who have had success on that type of surface throughout their careers.
Strokes Gained: Putting (Bermuda and Fast) Past 24 rounds:
- Scott Stallings (+25.1) (+5100)
- Chesson Hadley (+23.4) (+17600)
- Kevin Kisner (+23.3) (+4100)
- Brian Gay(+19.3) (+100000)
- Harry Higgs (+17.5) (+30000)
4. Par 4: 400-450
The most common par-4 distance on the course will be from 400-450. There are eight holes of this length at Sedgefield Country Club which is quite a large amount compared to other courses on TOUR.
Par 4: 400-450 Over Past 24 Rounds
- Brendon Todd (+16.8) (+7100)
- John Huh (+16.7) (+20100)
- Andrew Putnam (+12.2) (+12600)
- Joohyung Kim (+12.0) (+3400)
- J.T. Poston (+10.7) (+4600)
5. Strokes Gained: Total (Donald Ross Designs)
Donald Ross designs have challenging green complexes and a unique feel to them. We often see golfers who excel at Donald Ross designs do so on a regular basis throughout their career.
Strokes Gained: Total (Donald Ross Designs) Over Past 36 Rounds:
- Jason Day (+31.2) (+6100)
- Ryan Armour (+30.4) (+30100)
- Russell Henley (+29.5) (+3400)
- J.J. Spaun (+27.7) (+11100)
- Billy Horschel (+26.7) (+2300)
Wyndham Championship Model Rankings
Below, I’ve compiled overall model rankings using a combination of the five key statistical categories previously discussed — SG: Approach (27%), Birdie or Better (22%%), SG: Putting Bermuda Fast (18.4%), SG: Donald Ross (18.4%), and Par 4: 400-450 (14.3%).
- Scott Stallings (+5100)
- J.T. Poston (+4600)
- Mark Hubbard (+7600)
- Will Zalatoris (+1900)
- Russell Henley (+3400)
- Adam Svensson (+7100)
- Taylor Pendrith (+3400)
- Billy Horschel (+2300)
- Shane Lowry (+1700)
- Adam Scott (+2600)
Wyndham Championship Best Bets
Sungjae Im (+1900, bet365)
In his most recent start at the 3m Open, Im had the best ball striking week of his career to date, gaining 5.5 strokes off the tee and 5.2 strokes on approach.
In addition to the immaculate statistics at TPC Twin Cities, the South Korean profiles as a prototypical Wyndham Championship winner. He ranks in the top-15 in his past 24 rounds in both Good Drives Gained and Fairways Gained.
Putting the ball in the fairway will be of extreme importance, as the rough appears to be quite lush at Sedgefield Country Club this year. Sungjae is also a great Bermudagrass putter and has done a lot of his best work on shorter Par 70 tracks throughout his career.
Im also has some encouraging course history at Sedgfield. In his three starts at the course, he has two top ten finishes and has never finished worse than 24th place. The 24-year-old is seeking his first win of 2022, so I believe the Wyndham Championship is the ideal spot for him to get it done.
Si Woo Kim (+2800, DraftKings)
Course History tends to be incredibly important at the Wyndham Championship, and it could be argued that no player in the field has better course history at Sedgefield Country Club than Kim. He won the event in 2016, and has finishes of fifth, third and second in his past three trips to the course.
The 27-year-old had been struggling a bit, but has really turned it around in his past two starts. He finished in 15th at The Open Championship and followed it up with a 14th-place finish last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
With three PGA TOUR wins on his résumé, Kim undoubtedly has a good deal of win equity and has shown when he gets into contention, he has no issue closing it out.
Kim seems to be rounding into form at the perfect time to contend at his self-described favorite course on TOUR.
Russell Henley (+2800, PointsBet)
Both Henley and his backers built some serious scar tissue at last year’s Wyndham Championship. The 33-year-old had a four-shot lead when he made the turn, but faltered down the stretch and missed the six-man playoff in heart-breaking fashion.
At the risk of another agonizing defeat, I’m going back to him once again this year. There’s a reason why he built such a big lead last season. Sedgefield Country Club is a perfect fit for Henley’s skill set. He consistently hits the fairway and is one of the best mid to short iron players on TOUR. After struggling for a stretch, he finally found some consistency last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, where he gained 5.2 strokes on approach.
There are only a handful of courses on TOUR where I believe that Henley can actually win, but this is undoubtedly one of them. If he can shake off what’s happened the last few times, he’s been in contention he has a good shot to avenge his 2021 defeat.
Keith Mitchell (+6600, BetMGM)
Mitchell was in excellent form prior to the Scottish Open and Open Championship, which are events that really don’t fit his skill set. In his three starts prior, the 30-year-old finished 18th at The Memorial; seventh at the RBC Canadian Open; and, sixth at The Travelers Championship.
While Sedgefield Country Club doesn’t seem like an obvious fit at first glance, I believe Mitchell’s talent is superior to most of the players priced in his range on the betting board. He also might be a better fit for the course than it appears.
Mitchell hits the ball a long way, but when he’s played well on TOUR this season, it usually is because of his ability to have a really hot putting week. In his past four measured events, Mitchell is gaining an average of 3.53 strokes putting on the field per event.
There also seems to be a strong connection between golfers who reside in the Sea Island area and have done well at the Wyndham Championship. Davis Love III (three-time winner), Kevin Kisner and J.T. Poston are all golfers who either live or have lived in the area where Mitchell resides. The style of golf course is certainly something golfers from South Carolina and Georgia like.
Mitchell’s only career win thus far has come at a Par 70 course featuring Bermudagrass greens, and he certainly has the talent required to become a two-time PGA TOUR winner.