The 2022-2023 FedExCup Regular Season is coming to a close with the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. The top of the betting board is wide open, with no clear favorite in sight according to BetMGM Sportsbook.
Hideki Matsuyama, the former Masters champion, is sharing top billing with Sungjae Im at +2000 odds. Matsuyama, known as the only major championship winner from Japan, is sitting at No. 56 in the FedExCup standings. He has secured a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs but still needs to perform well to ensure a place in the BMW Championship in two weeks. His track record at Sedgefield includes a T3 finish in 2016, which might provide inspiration for his upcoming performance.
Tom Kim, the South Korean defending champion, will not be competing due to an ankle injury suffered at The Open Championship. Sungjae Im, another South Korean golfer, will look to add his name to the list of winners from his native land at the Wyndham Championship. He has a strong record at Sedgefield, with three top-10 finishes in four starts and a scoring average of 66.50 from 16 rounds.
Russell Henley and Sam Burns, both at +2200 odds, are looking to make their mark at the event. Henley, the winner in Mexico last November, has been consistent on Bermuda grass and has previously posted top-10 paydays. Burns, known for his putting skills, will aim to add to his success on Bermuda grass and improve his ranking in the FedExCup standings.
Denny McCarthy (+2500) has been excelling in the Strokes Gained: Putting category and has recorded three top-10 finishes in his last four starts on the TOUR. He will be seeking his first win at the John Deere Classic to improve his position in the Playoffs.
J.T. Poston (+2800) will look to become the first multiple-winner since the event returned to Sedgefield in 2008. He previously tied the tournament scoring record in 2019, and his recent form, including a second-place finish in Minnesota, makes him a contender.
Other notables in the odds include Si Woo Kim and Shane Lowry at +3000, Adam Scott, Cam Davis, Justin Thomas, and Ludvig Aberg at +3300, and Stephan Jaeger and Taylor Moore at +4000.
The Wyndham Championship features a field of 156 players, with the top 65 and ties advancing to the final two rounds. Sam Burns leads a group of 14 players from the OWGR top 50 competing in the event. The purse is $7.6 million, with $1.368 million going to the winner, along with 500 FedExCup points.
After the Wyndham Championship, the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings will advance to the FedExCup Playoffs next week. Fans should stay tuned for more details in Horses for Courses and the Betting Stat Pack. The PGA TOUR also emphasizes responsible gambling, providing resources for those with gambling problems.