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PGA DraftKings and FanDuel DFS Primer: Wyndham Championship (2022)

by Matthew MacKay | @Matt_MacKay_ | Featured Writer
Aug 2, 2022
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Tony Finau secured consecutive wins on the PGA Tour with a dominant performance at the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic. The 32-year-old American is hitting his stride at the perfect time, nailing greens in regulation and sinking birdie putts easily. Finau became the first player on the PGA Tour to earn back-to-back wins in the regular season since 2019 and cruised to a five-stroke win over Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young, and Taylor Pendrith at Detroit Golf Club. As a result, he’s now ranked seventh in the FedExCup and 13th in OWGR and will take a well-deserved rest ahead of the upcoming 2022 FedExCup playoff series.

It’s the final week for players on the PGA Tour to improve their ranking in the FedExCup standings. The 2022 Wyndham Championship will field 156 players on-site at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. While the scoring was lower in 2021, Kevin Kisner emerged victorious in an incredibly competitive six-man playoff after sinking a birdie putt on the second playoff hole. The final regular season event will enforce the traditional cut-line at a course that tends to yield plenty of birdies. Shane Lowry and Will Zalatoris are the betting favorites at +1200, but there are plenty of other attractive names to target when constructing DFS lineups.

Based on several factors, including recent performances, salary cost, past finishes at Wyndham, and particular skillsets, I’ve found six players with immense upside that I will be adding everywhere. So let’s check out how the Sedgefield Country Club course is designed, ways to conquer it, and my favorite high-value prospects!

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Previous Winners

  • 2021 – Kevin Kisner (-15)
  • 2020 – Jim Herman (-21)
  • 2019 – J.T. Poston (-22)
  • 2018 – Brandt Snedeker (-21)
  • 2017 – Henrik Stenson (-22)
  • 2016 – Si Woo Kim (-21)

Relevant Betting Stats

  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green
  • Greens in Regulation percentage
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Birdie Average

Course Overview

Sedgefield Country Club has been the site of the final regular season PGA Tour event for 14 years. It presents an excellent opportunity for players to improve their ranking to finish 125th or better in the FedExCup rankings, as it has a shorter primary rough and bermuda greens that measure 12 feet on the Stimpmeter. Players will face a par 70 that runs 7.131 yards with four par 3s and two par 5s, emphasizing the importance of strokes gained tee-to-green.

Hitting greens in regulation is critical, per usual; however, the weather is expected to cooperate in rewarding accurate irons. Most of the bodies of water appear on the back nine, but a very subtle creek on Hole 6 will cause players to pull or hammer their tee shots. More sand bunkers have been strategically added along some fairways and flanking the bermuda greens, so players need to be precise and not get overly aggressive. Undulations appear in many greens, meaning the tiered surfaces will be the biggest challenge for players to overcome. Strokes gained putting is another reliable metric to track for predicting a player’s success at Sedgefield.

Recommended Plays: DraftKings

DraftKings maximum salary is set at $50,000

Sungjae Im ($10,500)
I liked Sungjae Im two weeks ago at the 3M Open, and he didn’t disappoint, producing a T2 finish at -14-under-par. The 24-year-old South Korean had his worst stretch of finishes before the T2 at TPC Twin Cities, missing two consecutive cuts and drawing a T81 finish at The Open Championship. Im is +1400 to win outright at Wyndham this weekend, which makes him the third-highest betting favorite. His skillset matches the course once again, as Im ranks 11th in strokes gained off-the-tee, 10th in strokes gained tee-to-green, and sixth in strokes gained around the green. Im has tons of juicy statistics, but he has also finished T24, T9, and T6 in his previous three appearances at Sedgefield. Plug Im into lineups as a high-ceiling blue-chip prospect.

Adam Scott ($9,200)
Adam Scott becomes an intriguing value at $9,200 on DraftKings. The 42-year-old Aussie has strung together a nice stretch of recent finishes, going T14, T15, and T37 after imploding with a +6 performance in the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Scott was among the six players who competed in the playoff at Wyndham last year, and he went -11-under-par in his final two rounds to climb the leaderboard. Scott averages 4.04 birdies per round and is ranked 53rd in strokes gained putting, so he certainly can leverage his irons to flood DFS lineups with birdies all weekend.

Si Woo Kim ($8,800)
One of the most consistently talented players at Wyndham is Si Woo Kim. The 27-year-old Korean has finished T2, T3, and fifth during his last three appearances at Sedgefield Country Club. Kim missed three consecutive cuts, but he’s been red-hot since an impressive T15 finish at St. Andrews, improving to T14 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic this past weekend. Kim is a high-ceiling salary-saver on DraftKings and will need to rely on his irons to overcome a shaky putter ranked 157th in strokes gained putting. Nonetheless, Kim has finished top-five in the last three seasons at Wyndham, making him a solid value to insert into lineups this weekend.

Recommended Plays: FanDuel

FanDuel maximum salary is set at $60,000

Billy Horschel ($11,200)
Billy Horschel took a year off from competing at Wyndham, but he has been brilliant during his past appearances, finishing second place (-20) in 2020 and T6 (-16) in 2019. The 35-year-old Florida native has five T10 finishes this season and won at The Memorial Tournament. Still, he’s missed two cuts and produced a T21 finish at The Open Championship during his last event. Horschel is a machine converting greens in regulation at 68.8 percent, ranking 25th, while also possessing one of the best putters on the PGA Tour. Based on his past success at Sedgefield, combined with his elite irons and putter, Horschel should be a lock as the premium blue-chip prospect in FanDuel lineups.

J.T. Poston ($10,600)
J.T. Poston is one of the more intriguing prospects to evaluate at Wyndham this weekend. The 29-year-old native of Carolina has three T11 finishes or better in his last four events, including the outright winner at the John Deere Classic with a -17-under-par finish. Poston had a slow start and finish at the 3M Open but still managed T11 and is well-rested after a week off. He missed the cut at Sedgefield in 2021 and 2020 but was the outright winner in 2019 with a final score of 22-under-par. Poston doesn’t pop with any particular statistics, but he also doesn’t underperform. He’s a solid value in the $10,000 salary range on FanDuel due to his recent stretch of finishes and past success at Wyndham.

Denny McCarthy ($9,800)
Denny McCarthy is worth the risk on FanDuel. He’s one of the best players under the $10,000 salary range and has three T10 finishes in his past five events. McCarthy did miss the cut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic with a score of even par, making him a massive value heading into the 2022 Wyndham Championship. What makes McCarthy so appealing is the fourth-ranked strokes gained putter he possesses. He also has soft touch chipping around the greens and is accurate with his driver, creating good lie opportunities. McCarthy’s previous finishes at Wyndham are T15, T9, T22, and T36. He’s arguably the best value on the slate, with an outside shot of earning his first top-three finish of the 2022 PGA season.

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