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2020 Wyndham Championship preview
This week is the final regular season event on the PGA Tour. The Wyndham is a great event, played on a classic Ross in Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. It’s Bermudagrass everything, if you’re the kind of person who thinks that matters to pros. There’s less pressure this year because every player keeps their status into next season, but it’s still a dramatic event to determine the playoff top 125.
2020 Wyndham Championship DraftKings picks
Each week, we’ll offer players in 3-5 buckets of pricing so as to offer some mix-and-matching with your lineups based on our recommendations.
Recent PGA Tour Trends
We start by looking at the recent past, back at players who have finished inside the top 15 in the last five individual PGA Tour events.
- Billy Horschel – 2 – T-7 Workday Charity Open, T-13 Memorial
- Patrick Reed – 2 – T-10 Memorial, T-12 PGA Championship
- Xinjun Zhang – 2 – T-10 Memorial, T-12 3M Open
Event Finish History
We like to look for potential horses for courses with most PGA Tour events, particularly those with regular host courses. Here are players with multiple top-15 finishes in this event in the last five years it was played.
- Ryan Armour – 2
- Rafa Cabrera Bello – 2
- Paul Casey – 2
- Jim Furyk – 2
- Billy Horschel – 3
- Si Woo Kim – 2
- Davis Love III – 2
- Ryan Moore – 2
- Rory Sabbatini – 2
- Webb Simpson – 4
- Brandt Snedeker – 2
- Kyle Stanley – 2
It seems to me the best way to use Strokes Gained data is to give a sense of a course fit. My working theory is a player is a course fit — or a potential course fit, at least — if their Strokes Gained breakout when they finish in the top 25 is similar to the average for top-25 finishers at this week’s event.
The Wyndham Championship is back at Sedgefield, which is pretty predictable.
Tee to Green: 65%
Off the Tee: 20%
Around the Green: 9%
Some fits include:
2020 Wyndham Championship DraftKings recommendations
$10,000 and up
We have five players in this group, and I think you can look at Webb and Casey. Brooks might be a letdown here, but his game fits.
We have just 15 players in this group, and this is typically where you really make your team. English, Horschel, Todd, Sergio, Chez are guys I feel good about. Can take a flier on Moore or Sneds.
DraftKings typically breaks the rest of the field in half at the $7,000 mark. Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Jim Furyk, Bud Cauley, Mav McNealy, Russell Henley, Sabbatini, Niemann, Matt Wallace, Brian Harman, Lucas Glover — kind of in that order. Lots of good options in this range. Sam Burns and Scott Stallings are solid picks as well.
Below or at $7,000
We’re looking for bargains in this range. Denny McCarthy, all day. Xinjun Zhang is a steal. I will stand by Mark Hubbard, too.
My Wyndham Championship DraftKings GPP lineup
- Webb Simpson – $11,200
- Billy Horschel – $9,100
- Christiaan Bezuidenhout – $7,700
- Rory Sabbatini – $7,500
- Denny McCarthy – $6,900
- Xinjun Zhang – $6,900