PGA Tour Betting Picks: Wyndham Championship

Wow, Colin Morikawa!

That kid’s circulatory system is so chill.

He won his first of I think what will be several major championships on Sunday when he pulled ahead of Dustin Johnson and held off the surging Paul Casey to finish the round 6 under and -13 for the tournament.

Just sensational stuff from the 23-year-old golfer from Los Angeles.

That was his second win in 4 tournaments. Colin ruined our party when we had Justin Thomas at 11-1 to win the Workday Charity Open when he outlasted the world #1 in a playoff. They both had birdie putts on the second playoff hole. I will never forget this.

Justin is about 50 feet away and it’s fairly straight. He sinks it. I’m elated obviously and this is after JT rallied to tie on the first playoff hole.

Then the kid steps in there and drops one in the cup from 30. We for sure should not hate this kid forever, though, because he is something special.

He is taking a well deserved week off at this week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina.

Webb Simpson is not, though, and as you might imagine, the native North Carolinian is the favorite to win the tournament.

Brooks Koepka is the next man down on the betting board but I am fading Big Poppa this week.

Not only because we had him to win his third straight PGA Championship but because some injury ailments affected his performance over the weekend significantly.

I don’t think Koepka is going to use the Wyndham Championship as an opportunity to dig his heels in and risk a serious injury or re-injury as he is still coming off of knee surgery.

Koepka went from potentially winning to finishing 29th in one day.

The best in the world don’t do that kind of thing at a tournament they have won two years in a row if there wasn’t something physically wrong with them.

He could prove me wrong but the risk/reward ratio tells another story.

BetOnline.AG has the betting odds for this week’s golf tournament on the PGA Tour, the Wyndham Championship. Let’s get to the picking!

Top 20

Billy Horschel: +175

Billy Ho!

White Men Can’t Jump is an American Classic and I wonder if Horschel is a basketball player.

Looking at course history, value, and recent form, I think Billy Horschel is one of the best bets on the board.

He finished alongside Justin Thomas this past weekend at the PGA Championship even for the tournament.

At the St Jude, he finished right there with DeChambeau and Morikawa in 27th.

In his previous two tournaments, he finished 13th and 7th.

The form is there.

11th, 6th, and 5th in his last three of four attempts at the Wyndham Championship.

Give Billy Ho a go.

Top 10

Webb Simpson: +120

This one just seems like a no brainer.

I was really surprised to see plus money here. I know this is a top ten bet but he is the favorite and the field is not that strong.

2nd, 2nd, and 3rd in his last three starts at Sedgefield.

Minus one bad week here in 2016, Webb has an average finish of around 8 in his last 9 appearances.

His recent form is not bad either.

I love the odds we are getting here too.

Si Woo Kim: +400

Going back to our top ten plays of the week, Si Woo Kim is primed!

I want to take him to win the tournament at 33 to 1.

This is about the odds range we have seen lately from past winners at Sedgefield.

Kim is coming off of his best performance in quite some time when he finished 7 under placing 13th at last week’s PGA Championship.

Kim finished 5th here last year and two attempts prior, he won the thing running away by 6 strokes finishing 21 under including shooting a second-round 60.

I love Kim this week.

It’s gonna be like Stella getting her groove back.

I miss the 90s.

The Picks
Horschel Top 20
+175
Simpson Top 10
+120
Kim Top 10
+400

In Conclusion

There you are, guys.

I really like our picks this week.

The PGA Championship could have been a good one for us.

I made the fatal mistake of picking Viktor Hovland over Colin Morikawa and Cali kid reminded me not to ignore recent history.

We were on Koepka to win but he faded hard over the weekend especially on Sunday where he dropped over 25 places.

Daniel Berger hit for us, though, for a (+140) win.

Just like Morikawa, you can’t say enough about that guy.

In a weak field this week on his home course, I think Webb does what he has to do for another top ten.

Billy Horschel and Si Woo Kim also check all the boxes including good betting value.

Get your picks in now and enjoy the links!

Mike Pruitt / Author

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.