By Vik Chokshi
FOX Sports Gambling Lead
The PGA Tour heads to Greensboro, North Carolina this week for the Wyndham Championship.
The event will take place at the Sedgefield Country Club, which is a par-70 course that is approximately 7,100 yards long with Bermudagrass greens.
While some big names like Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy won’t be competing, there’s still plenty at stake this week. With it being the last tournament of the PGA Tour’s regular season, it’s also the last chance for some golfers to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs — finish in the top 70 in standings. Justin Thomas, most notably, comes to mind in that boat. While I’m rooting for him, I don’t think he will get it done this weekend.
As for gambling on the tournament, we’ve got you covered with everything you need, from the odds to best bets.
Let’s dive into the action.
At +1800, Hideki Matsuyama is the favorite entering the event. Si Woo Kim (+2000), Russell Henley (+2000), Sungjae Im (+2000) and Sam Burns (+2200) round out the top-five players on the odds board.
One big note, defending champion Tom Kim will miss this year’s tournament due to an ankle injury.
Now that we teed off with the basics, let’s approach the top-12 favorites and my portfolio for this tournament.
2023 Wyndham Championship Odds & Field
Hideki Matsuyama +1800 (bet $10 to win $28 total)
Si Woo Kim +2000 (bet $10 to win $30 total)
Russell Henley +2000 (bet $10 to win $30 total)
Sungjae Im +2000 (bet $10 to win $30 total)
Sam Burns +2200 (bet $10 to win $32 total)
Denny McCarthy +2800 (bet $10 to win $38 total)
Shane Lowry +3000 (bet $10 to win $40 total)
J.T. Poston +3000 (bet $10 to win $40 total)
Justin Thomas +3500 (bet $10 to win $45 total)
Adam Scott +3500 (bet $10 to win $45 total)
Ludvig Aberg +3500 (bet $10 to win $45 total)
Alex Smalley +3500 (bet $10 to win $45 total)
Aaron Rai +3500 (bet $10 to win $45 total)
*Odds as of 8/1
“Play the course, not your opponent”
Si Woo Kim Top 10 (+260)
Kim loves playing here, as he has a win (2016) and three top-five finishes (2019, 2020, 2021) on this track. At this price, I had to play this wager.
Aaron Rai Top 20 (+190)
Rai has five top-25 finishes over his past seven starts, including a top-20 last week. He also currently ranks 61st in the playoff standings, so has some motivation to finish strong.
OUTRIGHT BETS TO MAKE
Russell Henley +2000
Denny McCarthy +2800
J.T. Poston +3000
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I love betting on golf long shots. There’s just something thrilling about holding a lottery ticket deep into Sunday. It also presents you with multiple hedging opportunities if you want to eliminate some of your risks.
Here are a couple of guys worth sprinkling some pizza money on.
LONG SHOT BETS TO MAKE
Alex Smalley +3500
Lucas Glover +8000
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