Brooks Koepka heads the market and with the potential for the course to get soft he has every chance of obliging. Quotes of 16/1 are fair although I think his chances best lie on a wider open track. This tree-lined layout won't exactly suit his driving as he likes to really open his shoulders. I'll conclude the price is quite good but I'll pass him up because of the venue.
Branden Grace arrives here in very good nick off the back of an impressive performance in the PGA. Grace has really become a big time player in recent months with looking all over the winner at Chambers Bay in the summer before sending his tee shot on the 16th into oblivion. That remains his weakness while in contention. He has a tendency to get very fast with the club and body not perfectly in motion together which results in some wild shots under pressure. Still, he is worthy of consideration taking into account his form, but we will leave him off the staking plan because of those reasons, despite the fact he is putting as well as ever. We'll go with a three pronged attack to the Wyndham.
Brandt Snedeker is one worth a few dollars this week. Snedeker usually shows some form before landing a win and he is posting some very impressive results of late. Four top tens on the trot during the summer, one of which was the US Open was backed up with an impressive 12th placed finish at Whistling Straits last week.
The 70s on offer last week was very tempting considering his form and we were a bit unlucky he couldn't turn it on a bit more. Quotes of 20/1 have made way for 18s here and although I consider that quite short, I feel he is the most likely winner so we'll have to invest. He won this title in 2007 on a different track however he has backed that up with two top 5 finishes at Sedgefield since. This place really suits his game and if he can get the putter a bit hotter than what it has been then he'll be in contention no doubt. A solid each-way bet.
Possibly the most impressive of those was a 43rd place finish at Whistling Straits last week. The Straits course was a long slog for somebody who doesn't hit it a mile out there. Also, considering how short he hits it, if he strayed left or right it would have been severe punishment as he'd be left long approaches in. He has never taken part around Sedgefield which I find surprising. Maybe it has clicked that this venue should suit, and with the form he is beginning to show he is certainly an ounce of value at 66/1.
This might just be the time of year to catch Billy as he starts thinking about defending that trophy. He will need a win or two along the way and with three made cuts from three appearances here he might be able to improve on that. He played quite well at Whistling Straits last week and has every chance of going better at Sedgefield. 0.75pt each-way B.Horschel 28/1