The 2015 Wyndham Championship golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from August 20-23, 2015, at the Sedgefield Country Club located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win this week at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
According to his agent Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods has informed Wyndham Championship officials that he will be playing in the tournament this week. This will mark the first time Tiger Woods has ever played in the Wyndham Championship and you know tournament officials are doing cartwheels as Tiger Woods will really juice up this week’s event. Tiger needs to win this week to make the FedEx Cup playoffs so you know he’s motivated.
The rest of the field is pretty interesting this week. Many of the players with the lowest betting odds to win this week played pretty good at the PGA Championship last week. I’ve listed all the players with odds of less than 80 to 1 with comments, and then added a few notables at the end with higher betting odds. Good luck this week to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors at the 2015 Wyndham Championship!
T-1 Brooks Koepka – 16 to 1
After shooting -13 under par at the 2015 GA Championship which was good for a fifth place tie, Brooks Koepka is co-favored to win the 2015 Wyndham Championship this week at odds of 16 to 1. Last week I wrote that Koepka could win the PGA Championship and he’s certainly a huge threat to win this week. Brooks Koepka can hit the ball a mile which always makes him a threat. He won for the first time on tour earlier this year at the Phoenix Open and he won on the European Tour last year.
T-1 Adam Scott – 16 to 1 odds
Adam Scott on the other hand has not been playing well lately, he missed the cut last week, and he has not won a tournament since May of 2014. His 16 to 1 odds here and co-favoritism is based more upon his past accomplishments than his current form. He could turn things around this week but not with my money on him.
T-1. Hideki Matsuyama – 16 to 1
Hideki Matsuyama failed to shoot a round in the 60s last week and ended the PGA Championship in a tie for 37th place at -3 under. Matsuyama has one win on tour which came last year at the Memorial. He’s only 23 years old and he could easily win this week it’s just do you want to take 16 to 1 odds on him?
4. Brandt Snedeker – 20 to 1
Brandt Senedker won the Wyndham Championship back in 2007 for the first of his seven PGA Tour wins to date. Snedeker played well last week, shooting -10 under and finishing in a tie for 12th place. He has seven wins on tour including a win at Pebble Beach in 2015. One note of caution, when Snedeker won this tournament in 2007 it was played at Forest Oaks Country Club and not the Sedgefield Country Club.
T-5. Branden Grace – 25 to 1
South African Branden Grace shot -15 under at the 2015 PGA Championship to finish in third place for his best ever finish in a major. Grace is still looking for his first PGA Tour win. He’s played in 42 PGA Tour events. Branden Grace has won six times on the European Tour including a win at the Qatar Masters in January of 2015.
T-5. Martin Kaymer – 25 to 1
Martin Kaymer shot a disappointing +1 over Sunday to finish the PGA Championship at -10 under and tied for 12th place. Kaymer has won over a dozen tournaments on the PGA and European Tours combined but his last was at the 2014 U.S. Open. He’s certainly capable of winning here but Martin Kaymer has won just two tournaments since 2011.
T-7. Bill Haas – 28 to 1
Bell Haas finished at +3 over and tied for tied for 65th place last week. Haas has six wins on tour including a win in January of 2015, but he’s not been playing well enough for me to bet on him here at just 28 to 1 odds. He’s too risky a bet for me.
T-7. Webb Simpson – 28 to 1
Webb Simpson won the Wyndham Championship in 2011 and like Brandt Snedeker the win was the first on the PGA Tour for Simpson. For his career, Webb Simpson has four wins on tour with his last win coming in October of 2013. Simpson shot even par last week to finish in a tie for 54th place. This tournament is much easier than last week and Simpson should play better but that does not mean he will win this week.
T-7. Billy Horschel – 28 to 1
Bill Horschel has not won on tour since he won the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship last September and collected the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus prize. Horschel has three tour wins and he finished at -5 under and tied for 25th place last week in the PGA Championship. How motivated would you be to win this tournament this week after you won a $10 million bonus last year?
T-7. Justin Thomas – 28 to 1
Justin Thomas shot -8 under last week to finish in a tie for 18th place with Phil Mickelson and Victor Dubuisson. Thomas is just 22 years old and he’s seeking his first PGA Tour win. He has played in 37 PGA events so far in his career and has earnings of $2.14 million.
11. Ryan Moore – 33 to 1
Ryan Moore won the Wyndham Championship in 2009. Like Snedeker and Simpson, the win was the first on the PGA Tour for Ryan Moore. For his career, Ryan Moore has four wins on tour, with his last win coming in November of 2014. Ryan Moore finished last week in a tie for 37th place and I’d expect him to do better this week against much easier competition.
T-12. Charl Schwartzel, Luke Donald, Patrick Rodgers, Paul Casey – 40 to 1 odds each
Patrick Rodgers did not play last week after he finished tied for third at the Barracuda Championship two weeks ago. He’s started 26 times on tour and he was second at the Wells Fargo Championship back in May for his best finish to date. Luke Donald finished tied for 43rd last week. He’s not won on tour since 2012. Charl Schwartzel finished tied for 37th last week and his one win on tour remains his 2011 Masters win. Paul Casey was tied for 30th last week. His one win on tour was in 2009.
T-16. Tiger Woods, Carl Pettersson, Will Wilcox, Harris English – 50 to 1
After missing the cut last week at the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods is 50 to 1 odds to win the Wyndham Championship this week. Tiger would have to win this week to make the FedEx Cup playoffs. Carl Pettersson barely made the cut last week and ended up finishing in 75th place but he did win this tournament in 2008. He has five wins on tour but none since 2012. Will Wilcox is looking for his first tour win. Harris English tied for 48th place last week. He has two tour wins with last coming in 2013.
T-20. Austin Cook, Brendon Todd, Chad Campbell, Charles Howell, George Coetzee, Jason Dufner, Nick Watney, Russell Knox, Ollie Schniederjans – 66 to 1
George Coetzee played well last week to finish at -12 under and tied for 7th place. He’s looking for his first PGA win but has two wins on the Europena Tour in 2015. Jason Dufner has not won on tour since 2013. Ollie Schniederjans just turned pro and is looking for his first win. Charles Howell III almost never wins but he’s earned $28.8 million on tour. Austin Cook and Russell Knox are looking for their first wins on tour. Chad Campbell has four career wins but none since 2007. Watney has not won since 2012. Todd has one win on tour (2014) and he missed the cut last week.
- Camilo Villegas – 100 to 1 odds
Camilo Villegas is the defending champion in the Wyndham Championship as he won the tournament last year. Considering he does have four wins on tour and career earnings of $17.8 million he’s getting no respect this week. Villegas did miss the cut last week at the PGA Championship.
- K.J. Choi – 150 to 1 odds
K.J. Choi won the Wyndham Championship in 2005. Choi has eight win on tour but none since 2008. For his PGA Tour career, K.J. Choi has eight wins in 393 starts and career earnings of $30.5 million. Not a bad golf career at all.
- Arjun Atwal – 400 to 1 odds
Arjun Atwal from India won the Wyndham Championship back in 2010 at the Sedgefield Country Club. That was his only win on the PGA Tour. He does have three more wins on the European Tour and eight more wins on the Asian Tour including his last win at the Dubai Open in December of 2014. Considering his odds of 400 to 1, there are worse bets you could make on this board.
- Davis Love III – 400 to 1
Davis Love III won this tournament twice in 1992 and 2006. Love has 20 wins on the PGA Tour but none since 2008. Davis Love III is the new captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Can he lead the USA to victory in 2016 on home soil in Minnesota?