2022 Wyndham Championship Odds, Best Bets: 7 Picks for Russell Henley, Sungjae Im, More
Getty Images. Pictured: Russell Henley (left) and Sungjae Im.
- The PGA TOUR concludes its regular season with the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
- Kevin Kisner is the defending champion in Greensboro, having won a six-man playoff last year.
- Check out our GolfBet staff's favorite bets for the week at Sedgefield Country Club below.
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2022 Wyndham Championship Odds
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The final stop before the FedEx Cup Playoffs is Greensboro, N.C., where Sedgefield Country Club hosts the 2022 Wyndham Classic.
Will Zalatoris, Shane Lowry and Sungjae Im are atop the odds board at various sportsbooks, as players look for one more final push before the TOUR heads to Memphis next week for the FedEx St. Jude.
Last year, there was drama at the top of the leaderboard, with Russell Henley losing a three-stroke lead entering the final round before there was a six-man playoff. Kevin Kisner proved victorious at this short par-70 track.
There could be drama all over the leaderboard this week, as well. Players will be looking to qualify for the playoffs for their potential ticket to the Tour Championship at East Lake.
Our GolfBet staff has scoured the odds board and lays out its favorite picks for the Wyndham Championship below.
2022 Wyndham Championship Picks
Russell Henley +2500 (WynnBet)
Jason Sobel: At last year’s edition of the Wyndham, Henley became the first player since Emanuele Canonica at the 2001 Nissan Open to finish one stroke back and still not cash top-five tickets. Back then, Robert Allenby beat five other players in a playoff at Riviera, including golf broadcasting king Dennis Paulson and some guy named Brandel Chamblee.
A year ago, Henley parlayed a three-stroke 54-hole lead into a final-round 71, missing a short par attempt on the final hole and finishing one shot out of a six-man playoff. His putting isn’t exactly on fire right now, as he owned the worst Strokes Gained number on the greens of anyone inside the top-25 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last week. Even so, he still finished T-10, thanks to a tee-to-green performance which ranked behind only winner Tony Finau.
Besides that, what I really like about Henley is that he presumably has some gas in the tank. At a time in the season when most players are worn down, Henley just played his first non-major event in 12 weeks. His schedule last year included three non-major starts during that time. Clearly, he’s gearing up for the stretch run, perhaps believing that he needs to be a little fresher to avoid a repeat of that final round of this event. I like the idea behind it – here’s hoping it pays off.
Russell Henley +2500 (WynnBet)
Bryan Berryman: It’s been a full year already?
Henley was in the driver’s seat for the majority of last year’s Wyndham Championship after an opening round 62. But four bogeys down the final nine-hole stretch on Sunday left him on the outside looking in at the six man playoff that eventually crowned Kevin Kisner the champion. Hearts across the industry were broken (mine included), as he was a popular pick to win.
I’m going back to the well this week.
Due to the tree-lined fairways and thick rough at Sedgefield Country Club, playing from the fairway will be imperative to contend this week. Henley is an accurate driver of the golf ball who has hit nearly 70% of his fairways over the last 12 months. Once in the fairway, he possesses the elite iron play to give himself an abundance of birdie looks. He ranks first in this field over the last 24 rounds in Strokes Gained: Approach, and third in the field in Birdie or Better percentage in the last 50 rounds. To top it off, he ranks 13th in this field Strokes Gained: Putting on Bermuda greens over all rounds tracked.
Henley is a quintessential fit at Sedgefield, with back-to-back top-10 finishes over the last two years in Greensboro. Coming off a top-10 finish at last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, he checks every box I’m looking for.
Henley is in prime position this week to exercise the demons from last year, and capture his fourth career PGA tour victory.
Chris Murphy: Let me be the first to tell you that Alex Smalley is a member at Sedgefield Country Club, and that alone will give him a bit of buzz this week. You can find +8000 on Smalley at a couple of books, but I will take the one on BetRivers, where I can add in the six places each-way to give him some room for a top finish.
Smalley will obviously have an edge over many players in course knowledge, but he has also flashed strong form at times. He has three top-10 finishes this year and another at the RBC Canadian Open, where he contended with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas through three rounds.
I believe that Smalley has the game to win at this level. Through the first year, it seems a course like Sedgefield could be a great fit for him to break through.
Sungjae Im (+1600, bet365)
Matt Vincenzi: 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 this year. Sungjae is also a great Bermuda grass 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 Sedgefield. In his three starts at the course, he has two top-10 finishes and has never finished worse than 24th place. The 24-year-old is seeking his first win of 2022, and this is an ideal spot for him to get it done.
Derek Farnsworth: Kim isn’t a player who rates out well in stat models, but he’s someone I love to bet at specific courses.
Sedgefield Country Club is Si Woo’s favorite stop on the PGA TOUR and his results here certainly support that. He lost in a playoff last year, he finished in a tie for third in 2020, and he finished in a tie for fifth in 2019. He’s also won at two courses that I consider to be comps for this week – TPC Sawgrass and PGA West.
The final piece of the puzzle is his form and he’s finished top-15 in back-to-back events. This is a great number for a golfer rounding into form and playing his favorite course.
Landon Silinsky: Moving on to another Kim — and maybe the more talented one. Joohyung, better known as “Tom” because of his infatuation with Thomas the Tank Engine growing up, has really impressed during his brief stint on the PGA TOUR. He’s gone T26 and T7 in his past starts at the 3M and Rocket Mortgage and is now up to No. 34 in the world.
Kim tied the course record at Detroit Golf Club on Sunday with a bogey-free 63, while gaining a monstrous 3.51 strokes on approach in the process. There’s absolutely nothing in his game suggesting he won’t continue his stellar play this week, putting him firmly on the short list to pick up his career PGA TOUR victory this week.
Mark Hubbard — Top 20, +290 (FanDuel)
Rob Bolton: While sharing his perspective of the hole-in-one in Detroit, the moment I heard Hubbard say that taking the previous week off may have affected his form in a negative way, which, in turn, prompted his absurd reaction on the tee before the ball returned to earth, I was all-in on the possibilities at Sedgefield.
Hubbard likes to play a lot of golf, but he can’t play every week. What’s more, he didn’t need to after a torrid month that secured his position in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and a return to fully exempt status next season. So, considering that he’s fresh, I’m putting my Best Bet where his mouth is.
On an aside, I’m still eyeballing the Golf Specials that FanDuel offers, but I wish the site retained the revised visual that was so much easier to read. You know me, I love myself a playful parlay, but they’re less inviting in their current format.