2022 Wyndham Championship Golf Betting Tips: Outrights, Top-10 Picks and Longshots

Shane Lowry makes this week's PGA golf betting picks
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Justin “STLCardinals84” Van Zuiden is a lead DFS and golf betting analyst for RotoGrinders and ScoresAndOdds. In this week’s preview, he will offer his favorite Wyndham Championship outright bets, top-10 picks and longshots!

Welcome back to the weekly golf betting roundup article! 

We have the final event of the regular season on tap for this week, with the FedEx Cup Playoffs beginning next week. It should be an action packed week of golf with a lot of movement on the leaderboard.

As for this week’s event, we can expect a birdie fest at Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship. This is a relatively easy par 70 course, as it has played as one of the easier par 70 tracks on Tour for the last several years.

Prior to last year where the weather was a bit breezy (with a -15 winner and a six way playoff), the winning score had checked in at either -21 or -22 in each of the last five editions of this event.

Par 70 courses usually don’t play as massive birdie fests, but that’s not the case with this one. It is worth noting that accuracy does take on some importance at this course, as the green in regulation numbers dip substantially for golfers who miss the fairway off the tee.

Let’s try to find some winning bets!

2022 Wyndham Championship Picks

Outright Picks To Win

It always used to be Webb Simpson as the top option at this event, and we certainly can’t argue with Simpson’s history at Sedgefield. However, Simpson is wildly overvalued in the betting markets given that course history, especially when you consider that he is having a poor season.

Instead, I’ll gladly pivot to Lowry, a similar type of golfer who sets up well for this course. Lowry ranks third in this field in approach play over the last 36 rounds, and he has a pair of top 25’s in two of his last three trips to this event. I fully expect Lowry to be in the mix heading into Sunday, and he is my official pick to win.

Varner only played in one event in the month of July, finishing T28 at The Open Championship. He should be rested and ready to go for the playoff season, and he grades out well statistically. Varner ranks 7th in this field in tee to green play, 5th in approach, and 6th in around the green over the last 36 rounds.

He has also made the cut in each of the last five editions of the Wyndham Championship. He has a bit of an unfair reputation as a bomber for some reason, but he can excel on these types of courses. As always, it comes down to whether or not he can avoid that one “blow up” round that he often has. If he can do that, he could be in the mix come Sunday afternoon.

2022 Wyndham Championship Top 10 Picks

Long is quietly playing some good golf at the moment. He ranks 8th in this field in total strokes gained, 14th in tee to green, and 11th in ball striking over the last 36 rounds.

He is priced solidly below the average amount that we have available to spend per golfer on all sites. Long also rolls into this event on the heels of four straight top 25 finishes on Tour, so the form is there. There’s little to dislike in his current profile, and I like him as a potential top 10 and top 20 pick this week.

Todd is never an exciting name to bet, but his game fits this course nicely. Todd does not hit for a lot of distance off the tee, so this venue helps neutralize his disadvantage there. Todd hits plenty of fairways and greens, and he generally has an above average short game. He finished 10th at this event last year, and a replication of that feat will work just fine at these odds!

2022 Wyndham Championship – Long Shots and Other Bets

It has been quite some time since we have seen a true long shot winner, as every winner over the past three months has been priced at 60-to-1 or better. Tread carefully banking on the true long shots these days. If you do look to head into that range, Callum Tarren, Brendon Todd, and Aaron Rai are a few of my favorite potential dark horse candidates.

Both of these golfers have had inconsistent seasons, and there’s not much separating their overall profiles. However, Buckley’s struggles have been almost entirely due to the putter. He ranks 8th in this field off the tee and 16th in ball striking over the past 50 rounds, and I like getting him at plus money in this spot.

Good luck this week everyone! Let’s win some money!