Who are the best contenders to win the Wyndham Championship?
<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Wyndham Championship</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>August 1-4</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sedgefield Country Club</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Ross Course</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Par 70</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>7127 Yards</strong></p><p>This event was founded in 1938, eighty-one years ago as the Greater Greensboro Open and played in April or May each year until 2003. Nowadays it occupies the last spot on the PGA Tour schedule as the current season draws to a close and points are important to many players who need to qualify for the Fedex play-offs and retain their playing privileges if they are not already exempt.</p><p>Interestingly Sam Snead won the event in 1965 for an eighth time at the age of fifty-three which is still the oldest winner's age on the PGA Tour. In 2015 Davis Love became the oldest winner since the Senior Tour era began at fifty-one years old.</p><p>Sedgefield Country Club has been the host course for the last eleven seasons and was designed by notable architect Donald Ross in 1926. Not a long course with many greens sloping from back to front, this brings an emphasis on ball placement in the fairway in order to attack the green from the correct angle. Most years are a birdie fest at Sedgefield Country Club and often the winning score is twenty under or better.</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><div><h2> </h2><h2>Contenders and Betting Tips</h2><p>Last year’s champion Brandt Snedeker started with an opening round 59 and holding the field at bay for the remainder of the Championship . It has been something of an erratic season for this high level operator and now back with his original coach there have been signs he retains the ability to win. Last season was his second Wyndham Championship and many of his best results are reserved for Donald Ross designs.</p><p>2011 champion Webb Simpson has been in consistent form this year without winning and is often in contention here. He won the Players Championship in 2018 and has been a model of consistency since. He is due a win soon and this could be the week after last week’s 2nd place at the St. Jude Invitational .</p><p>Patrick Reed the 2018 Masters champion is another player who has been under the radar this year but since the US Open he has palpably improved his level. One of golf's most well travelled and hard working professionals he has good memories here fending off Jordan Spieth in the 2013 play off for this title.</p><p>Australian Cameron Smith caught my eye at the Open Championship and last week’s St. Jude Invitational after a lacklustre few months on the PGA Tour. With two previous top 20 finishes at Sedgefield Country Club this could be the place where the twenty-five year old wins his first PGA Tour title.</p><p>Chez Reavie is a player I am interested in this week, especially after winning the Travellers Championship a few weeks ago which was hot on the heels of an impressive 3rd place in the US Open at Pebble Beach. Not really a factor here in recent years but if you go back far enough he does have form at Sedgefield Country Club and he now appears to be putting significantly better which could make the difference this week.</p><p>Earlier in the article we mentioned Davis Love as the oldest PGA Tour winner since the era of the Champions Tour. He won at a price of 500/1 which was not the only major shock here as Indian professional Arjun Atwal won his only PGA Tour title here at a similar price. If there is to be a shock this year maybe it will come from a Doc Redman who played impressively at the Open Championship and, the Donald Ross design Detroit Golf Club last month finishing 2nd at the Rocket Mortgages.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Patrick Reed - each way @ 31.00 (30/1) at Sporting Bet</li> <li>Cameron Smith - each way @ 56.00 (55/1)<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker"> at Unibet</a></li> <li>Doc Redman - each way @ 101.00 (100/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">at Unibet</a></li></ul></div>