Fantasy Golf Picks for Wyndham Championship

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The 2022 PGA Tour season will end its regular season this week with a trip to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship. This is the last chance for the golfers to secure their spot in the top-70 FedEx Playoff rankings and earn their way into the FedEx Cup next week. This is going to be another wild week on the PGA Tour.

Will the Wyndham Championship play out like the 3M Open last week? I sure hope not. There were 19 golfers in DraftKings priced over $8,200. Only nine of those golfers made the cut. Many lineups are destroyed when most of the top golfers are not playing the weekend. I expect some more craziness in North Carolina.

Here is the recent form and course history for each golfer this week: History and Form

 

Course Breakdowns

Sedgefield Country Club is 7,127-yard par 70 course. The PGA Tour ends the season with a pretty easy course. The last five winners have shot 20-under-par in this tournament. There are not a lot of hazards so there is a lot of trouble to cause high scores. Most golfers will not even bring the driver out of the bag. It will come down to accuracy off the tee and accuracy into the greens to set up short putts.

Click here to see the course: Sedgefield Country Club

 

 

KEY STATS FOR WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

– Accuracy Off the Tee

– Strokes Gained Approach

– Par 4 Scoring 400 – 450 Yards

– Birdie of Better %

 

 

TOP 30 GOLFERS

 

 

STRATEGY FOR THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

My strategy this week will be the same as last week. Getting 6/6 golfers through the cut is going to be very difficult and 70% of the lineups with 5/6 golfers playing the weekend should reach the pay-line.

The only high-priced golfer I like this week is Russell Henley. I will pay up for him, but most of the players I will use will be from the low $9K price range to the mid-$7K price range. You can pay up for Henley in Cash Contests, but most of my lineups will be balanced lineups this week.

 

CORE GOLFERS FOR WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST

J.T. POSTON ($9,200): I will start my Cash Contest lineup with Poston this week. He won the Wyndham Championship in 2019 and he finished 21st last year. Poston is in great form, with a second-place finish last week and two other top-six finishes in July. I thought about picking Poston as my winner this week, but I like Russell Henley a bit more. I still would not be surprised if Poston won.

STEPHAN JAEGER ($8,900): I love safe golfers with upside in my Cash Contest lineups. Jaeger checks both boxes. He has made 11 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour. Jaeger ranks ninth in the key stats this week. He finished 13th in the Wyndham Championship last year. He should have a good chance to finish in the top-10 Sunday.

DENNY MCCARTHY ($8,700): McCarthy is the most under-priced golfer on DraftKings this week. He finished in the top-seven in three of his last four tournaments in the United States. McCarthy ranks third in the key stats this year and his course history is decent. McCarthy finished ninth in the Wyndham Championship in 2020 and 15th in 2021. His hot putter should allow McCarthy to finish in the top-10 this week.

ALEX SMALLEY ($8,100): There is a lot to like about Smalley this week. He finished second in the John Deere Classic in July and that is s similar tournament to what we will see this week. Smalley ranks No. 5 in the key stats and he has made the cut in his two trips to Sedgefield Country Club. Smalley has the upside to finish in the top-five Sunday.

ERIC COLE ($7,700): Cole is almost the same golfer as Stephan Jaeger, but he is $1K cheaper. Just like Jaeger, Cole has been one of the best cut-makers on the PGA Tour. Cole has made seven consecutive cuts, with most of those finishes in the top-30. I doubt Cole will compete for the win Sunday, but he should make the cut and finish in the top-25.

GARRICK HIGGO ($7,300): Higgo is a good golfer as the anchor of your Cash Contest lineup. He has now made four straight cuts on the PGA Tour and that includes a 13th-place finish last week at the 3M Open. I was surprised to see Higgo rank No. 6 in the key stats this week. He ranks No. 8 in Driving Accuracy and No. 5 in Greens in Regulation. He should hit a lot of fairways and greens this week. It is not hard to score well when you do that.  

 

 

DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

 J.T. POSTON ($9,200) / DENNY MCCARTHY ($8,700):  I know Poston and McCarthy will be two of the highest owned golfers in the field this week, but this lineup is more for Single-Entry Tournament Contests. Poston and McCarthy rank high in the key stats, course history and recent form. I will eat the chalk with Poston and McCarthy in North Carolina.

CAMERON DAVIS ($8,700): Davis has excelled this year in the non-major, non-elevated events. He finished 10th last week in the 3M Open and 17th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The scores will be low this week and Davis is one of the best in Birdie or Better %. He has played the Wyndham Championship twice in his career. He finished 15th in 2020 and 22nd in 2019. Davis is in better form now, so he should finish in the top-10 Sunday.

AARON RAI ($8,600): Rai enters the Wyndham Championship in good form. He finished 20th last week in the 3M Open, ninth in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and third in the RBC Canadian Open. Those are all weaker field events, like this one. Rain ranks No. 7 in Birdie or Better % and No. 4 in the key stats. He has the upside to finish in the top-five Sunday.

AKSHAY BHATIA ($7,700): Bhatia won his last tournament at the Barracuda Championship. Can he do it again? I am not so sure Bhatia can win, but he should play well this week. He ranks No. 10 in Birdie or Better %, so Bhatia should roll in a lot of birdie putts. I like the upside Bhatia has in the Wyndham Championship.

CHESSON HADLEY ($7,000):  This is the home course for Hadley, so it should be no surprise that he ranks highly in course history. Hadley finished eighth in the Wyndham Championship last year and 15th in 2021. Hadley has made five cuts in a row in this tournament and five of his last six cuts on the PGA Tour. Hadley should be a good cheap golfer at the bottom of the Tournament Contest lineup.

Here are my lineups for Multi-Entry Tournament Contest: (FantasyRacingTips Lineups)

 

 

FANDUEL CASH CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

FANDUEL TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

 

PGATOUR.COM FANTASY PICKS

This is the ninth tournament of Segment 4. This is the last tournament of the regular season. The last three tournaments will be stacked with the best golfers in the world. I hope you saved some of them for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

 

FANTASY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ONE & DONE PICK: DENNY MCCARTHY (WYNDHAM)

Players in Fantasy Golf Championship One & Done so far: Cameron Young (MC), Dustin Johnson (MC), Matthew Fitzpatrick (MC), Russell Henley (35th), Rickie Fowler (Win), Scottie Scheffler (4), Brooks Koepka (17th), Justin Rose (8th), Patrick Cantlay (30TH) (Memorial), Tommy Fleetwood (MC), Jon Rahm (50th), Adam Scott (8th), Viktor Hovland (43rd), Tony Finau (Win), Sungjae Im (7TH), Jordan Spieth (4th), Si Woo Kim (39th), Tyrrell Hatton (60th), Adam Hadwin (MC), Rory McIlroy (MC), Will Zalatoris (53rd), Matt Kuchar (MC), Tony Finau (20), Xander Schauffele (10th), Seamus Power (15th), Max Homa (1st), Brian Harman (MC), and Corey Conners (12th)

 

SEASON LONG ONE & DONE PICK: J.T. POSTON (WYNDHAM)

Players Used This Season in One & Done: Sepp Straka (MC), Collin Morikawa (MC), Matthew Fitzpatrick (MC), Emiliano Grillo (MC), Rickie Fowler (Win), Scottie Scheffler (4), Dustin Johnson (10th), Justin Rose (8TH), Patrick Cantlay (30TH), Tommy Fleetwood (MC), Brooks Koepka (Win), K-H Lee (50th), Cameron Young (59th), Tony Finau (Win), Keith Mitchell (6th), Tom Kim (MC), Brooks Koepka (2nd), Matt Kuchar (3rd), Wyndham Clark (6th), Adam Hadwin (MC), Rory McIlroy (MC), Will Zallatoris (53rd), Sungjae Im (42nd), Max Homa (2), Xander Schauffele (10th), Jordan Spieth (63rd), Jon Rahm (7th), Taylor Montgomery (5th), Russell Henley (32nd), Seamus Power (25th), Brian Harman (2nd), Maverick McNealy (27th), Emiliano Grillo (42nd), Nick Hardy (28th), Terrell Hatton (13TH) Christian Bezuidenhout (29th), Cameron Davis (37th), Denny McCarthy (39th), Brendon Steele (MC)

* My One & Done picks have really sucked the last two weeks. I was in the money in some of my leagues and now I doubt I will win anything. I will do my best to get back on track this week.

 

 

BEST BETS FOR WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

DENNY MCCARTHY (25-1)

J.T. POSTON (28-1)

ALEX SMALLEY (35-1)

STEPHAN JAEGER (40-1)

CAMERON DAVIS (40-1)

AARON RAI (45-1)

 

Good Luck This Week!!!!

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