Wyndham Championship Expert Picks: Who an expert (and golf fans) is looking to beat (2023)

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The 2022 Wyndham Championship is coming up this week and we're betting big on it.Tony Finau wins his third consecutive event.

But only because he doesn't play.

With Finau enjoying his much-deserved rest, we'll be looking for other ways to hit the books when the game kicks off Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This is the final tournament of the regular season and spots are available in the Fed Ex Cup playoffs to build motivation.Rickie Fowler(No. 123), which is just inside the first 125 bubbles.

Fowler is the fan favorite, but not the outright favorite. Currently, three players share this honor: Will Zatoris, Shane Lowry andSunjae Imis 16-1 at the top of the betting board, followed by Webb Simpson (18-1), who won his first PGA Tour event here in 2011.

Simpson loves Wyndham so much that he named one of his children after the tournament.

We can't say that about Andy Lack. But there are a few bets Lack loves this week. The GOLF.com handicapper had a similar run to Finau after winning two of his four Rocket Mortgage picks last week.

Where is he putting his money this time? Lack's top four picks, along with why, are listed below.

Lack is a professional. But if you also want to know what the trend of public opinion is, read on. At Lack's Picks, we share data from Chirp, a free mobile platform (and Golf.com) that lets you get into the action on a variety of games.


Gain:Adam Long (+6000) (Odds available on DraftKings): Long is my top pick this week and I was lucky enough to get him at such an appetizing price. The former American Express champion finished 16th at the 3M Open, where he gained 0.3 from the tee and 6.6 from the approach, giving him the second best week with irons of his entire career. Long has now won tee shots in five consecutive starts and more than 2.5 approach shots in consecutive starts, which explains his four consecutive top-25 finishes. He's shown he can drive his bat, scoring 9.1 with the Travelers just a few weeks ago. He also demonstrated his ability to compete in easier scoring conditions by beating American Express at 26 under. The 34-year-old is one of the most accurate ball carriers on this course and has shown he can succeed in short position courses with several top 3 finishes in Mayakoba along with some strong performances at Harbor Town and Colonial. . The former Duke star should be more than comfortable on a course in Carolina this week, as Sedgefield bears a striking resemblance to the Washington Duke Inn golf course that Long played in college.

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top 10:Aaron Wise (+360) (Odds available on FanDuel): Usually a household name in the daily fantasy and betting community, Wise has had a surprising lack of comments this week. The 26-year-old finished 34th in the Open Championship, where he hit 2.6 from the tee and 1.7 from approach. Hitting balls was never an issue for Wise, but the improvements he made with the Flat Stick really stood out to me. The 26-year-old has made over 4.5 putts at Memorial and the PGA Championships this year and has shown his ability this year with strong results at major events such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational, PGA Championship, Memorial and US Championships. Open test. I hope it's firmly in the mix next Sunday afternoon.

40 Principal:John Huh (+200) (Odds available on DraftKings): After a Taylor Pendrith call in this category last week, I want to channel the same energy south this week. My numbers suggest that Huh is one of the most underrated players on the field and I'll be happy to back him at +200 for a top 40 finish this week. The former Mayakoba champion is one of the most accurate riders on the field and also a formidable wedge player. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that he tends to do his best work on short positional runs like Harbor Town, El Camaleon, Colonial, and Sea Island. While he might not have the potential to win, I'm more than comfortable that he could find his way to the top of the leaderboard.


Phosphor:Justin Rose (+126) on Brian Harman (quotas available in FanDuel): I tend to be a loser in the matches, since golf is one of the sports in which you can bet with more variations and it was difficult for me, Rose surpassing the numbers. The 10-time PGA Tour winner remains one of the best short irons players on the course at a large sample size, which has led to numerous top-notch finishes not only at Sedgefield, but other shorter courses in Bermuda as well. . including Waialae, TPC Sawgrass, Harbor Town, East Lake, Sea Island and Innisbrook. Rose has caused a stir this year with top 15 finishes at the Farmers Insurance Open, RBC Canadian Open and PGA Championship and I have no doubt he can still win at this level. Brian Harman, on the other hand, is also undoubtedly in solid position at Sedgefield, but I have far less faith in his short iron game and he is overrated in the markets right now, based on a sixth-place finish in the Open Championship. , which was largely due to the 8.7 stroke putt gain. I hope Harman's bat pulls back and I'll be happy to take a chance on who I think is the best player in Plus Money.


More than 600 users have already chosen the free game Chirp's Trifecta, a good sample that gives us an idea of ​​the position of public opinion. The Trifecta game asks players to enter three selections: a favourite, a contender and a long shot, all categories based on the official world golf rankings. Here's a look at the top three voters in each category, along with the percentage of votes they received.

Do you want to play chirp yourself? You can download the app here.

Favorites (players ranked from 1 to 20)

Will Zalatoris (43.4 percent)

Billy Horschel (15.74 percent)

Sungjae Im (9.38 percent)

Contender (players ranked 21-60)

Denny McCarthy (24,80%)

Stewart Cink (11.92 percent)

Cameron Champ, (9,54 Prozent)

Long Shots (players ranked 61 or higher)

Hayden Buckley (15.42 minutes)

Taylor Pendrith (14.47 percent)

James Hahn (11,45%)

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