WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP (CactusKub)

AUGUST 12-15

Across the Board 

Russell Henley to win +3000, 5 +550, 10 +315, 20 +150

First in the field in shots gained on approach, fifth in strokes gained total. Preferred putting surface is Bermuda. Before MC at the Open, three straight top 20s. Well rested, from the Carolinas, great course fit – should contend. 

Charl Schwartzel to win +4000, 5 +700, 10 +400, 20 +200

Three straight top 26 finishes, gained strokes off the tee last ten events, gained putting last three. Only has lost strokes on approach twice since Masters, likes putting on Bermuda. Playing great golf, if he can putt well – watch out.  

Longshots

Patton Kizzire to win +7000, 10 +550, 20 +270

Best Bermuda putter in the field. Certified birdie maker. 3 straight made cuts. If the putter gets hot, stay tuned.

Ryan Armour to win +8500, 10 +650, 20 +260

Why not? We’ve seen longshots win here often in the past. 3rd on tour in driving accuracy, four straight top 25’s at this course, positive strokes gained in all categories last 12 rounds combined. 

Matchups

Louis Oosthuizen over Hideki Matsuyama -115, +1.5 -150

Louis is as consistent as they come, including four top 3 finishes his past six tournaments. Great putter should be a good week for him after he played well last week minus his Sunday performance. Not quite sure why Hideki is playing here. Playoff in Tokyo for bronze two weeks ago and then playoff again last week. His approach game has been insane good, but worried about his ability to compete three straight weeks. Going to go with the better player, and more importantly better putter in Louis this week.

Chez Reavie over Joel Dahmen -115, -1.5 +120

Chez comes into this week with six straight weeks of strokes gained on approach, top 5 on tour in driving accuracy, and an in-form wedge game. Chez ranks 114 in the FedEx cup standings, so I look for him to try and go out and have a solid week and not take too many chances of getting in trouble. Putting is important this week and Joel Dahmen has lost strokes putting 10 of the last 13 events. Placed 7th last week at Barracuda, but traditionally does not play well back-to-back weeks. Dahmen is safely in the FedEx playoffs so look for Chez to try and score a top 20, while Dahmen can live with a MC. 

Full Tournament Picks

Russell Henley to win +3000 (0.1 units)

Russell Henley to top 5 +550 (0.15 units)

Russell Henley to top 10 +315 (0.25 units)

Russell Henley to top 20 +150 (0.5 units)

Charl Schwartzel to win +4000 (0.1 units)

Charl Schwartzel to top 5 +700 (0.15 units)

Charl Schwartzel to top 10 +400 (0.25 units)

Charl Schwartzel to top 20 +200 (0.5 units)

Patton Kizzire to win +7000 (0.05 units)

Patton Kizzire to top 10 +550 (0.05 units)

Patton Kizzire to top 20 +270 (0.1 units)

Ryan Armour to win +8500 (0.05 units)

Ryan Armour to top 10 +600 (0.05 units)

Ryan Armour to top 20 +260 (0.1 units)

Louis Oosthuizen over Hideki Matsuyama -115 (0.5 units)

Louis Oosthuizen over Hideki Matsuyama +1.5 -150 (0.25 units)

Chez Reavie over Joel Dahmen -115 (0.5 units)

Chez Reavie over Joel Dahmen -1.5 +120 (0.25 units)

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