The PGA regular season concludes in Greensboro, North Carolina, this week at the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
After nearly eleven months, the end of the 2021-22 PGA Tour regular season has arrived and what started last September will reach a conclusion in North Carolina this week at the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
Sedgefield Country Club will be the last stop before this year’s FedEx Cup playoffs get underway next week in Memphis, Tennessee. The Wyndham Championship will be the final opportunity for those currently outside of the top 125 in FedEx Cup standings to work their way inside of the number and move on to next week.
While the field this week is still devoid of some of the biggest names in golf, it is still significantly stronger than what we have seen on Tour the last couple of weeks. The Wyndham Championship’s 236 ranking makes it the strongest field since the two big events in Scotland last month.
Fourteen of the top 50 in the Official World Rankings will be in action this week with players like Billy Horschel, Shane Lowry, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners, and Tyrrell Hatton all returning for the PGA regular season finale.
The Wyndham Championship has been around since 1938 and has been held at its current home, Sedgefield Country Club, every year since 2008. The Donald Ross, Par 70, 7,127 yard design will reward accurate players who keep the ball in play off the tee and who can find their way around the typically tricky Donald Ross greens complexes.
Here is how this week’s top 10 favorites for the 2022 Wyndham Championship shake out over on WynnBet.
2022 Wyndham Championship Favorites
(All odds courtesy of WynnBet)
- Sungjae Im (+1400)
- Shane Lowry (+1600)
- Billy Horschel (+1800)
- Will Zalatoris (+1800)
- Webb Simpson (+2200)
- Russell Henley (+2500)
- Corey Conners (+2800)
- Si Woo Kim (+2800)
- Tyrrell Hatton (+2800)
- Aaron Wise (+3000)
Top 20 Pick: Justin Rose (+225)
After missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship in 2020, Justin Rose had a nice bounce-back performance at Sedgefield last year when he responded with a T10 finish.
The 2013 U.S. Open winner hasn’t played since the Genesis Scottish Open last month but he was showing some positive signs prior to his time at the Renaissance Club. Rose recorded a T13 at this year’s PGA Championship, he was T4 at the RBC Canadian Open, and T37th at this year’s U.S. Open.
Even his T69 at the Genesis Scottish Open was a bit misleading after one round of 78 spoiled what was otherwise another solid week.
Justin excels with his approach play from the 125-150 and 150-175 yard range (5th and 19th), an area which a lot of approaches will be coming from this week at Sedgefield.
With winning scores at the Wyndham Championship typically in the -20 range, converting opportunities will be vital to success this week. Rose ranks 37th in Birdie average and 16th in putting on Tour this season and I like him to build upon last year’s T10 at Sedgefield with another solid showing this week.
Top 10 Pick: Russell Henley (+300)
Russell Henley came incredibly close to winning the Wyndham Championship last year but a Sunday 71 resulted in him just missing out on the six-man playoff in the end.
His 7th place finish at Sedgefield last year was his second consecutive top 10 finish in this event. The 33-year-old went through a rough patch the last couple of months, but last week in Detroit Henley finally appeared to have found something en route to a 10th place finish.
Russell’s game is perfectly suited for Sedgefield as he is typically one of the more accurate players on Tour who is elite with his irons. That’s no different this season as Henley ranks 2nd in strokes gained approach and 22nd in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour this year.
The Achilles heel of his game has so often been the putter and he has lost strokes with the flat stick in his last four PGA starts now.
The positive for Russell in that department though, is that he is typically a much better putter on Bermuda greens like he will see this week, in fact, Henley has gained strokes with his putter in four of his last five starts at the Wyndham Championship. I like Russell to keep that streak going and compete once again at the Wyndham this year.
Pick to Win: Si Woo Kim (+2800)
It would appear as though things are aligning perfectly for Si Woo Kim to once again contend at the Wyndham Championship.
Kim has found his form in his last two starts, both top 15 finishes, the most recent of which came just last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic where he finished T14 following rounds of 67, 68, 68, and 70.
The three-time PGA winner has enjoyed his visits to the Wyndham Championship throughout the years and Si Woo comes into this year’s edition after three consecutive top 5 finishes in his last three starts at Sedgefield.
Kim should have no problem finding plenty of fairways this week as he has been consistently excellent from off the tee throughout much of this season.
Add together his superb driving, excellent course history, and nice recent form and I believe Si Woo is on track for another win at the Wyndham Championship.