Wyndham Championship - Winner

Sedgefield is one of those tracks that lends itself to the punter when there are specific areas of the game that are rewarded here each year. The short par 70 requires tee to green excellence and those who can keep the ball in the fairway to attack the pins. Those who have managed a win here have all ranked high in the accuracy and greens in regulation stats. Proximity to the hole is another stat to look to and those who have the ability to go very low must be given a chance here as we look to scores of 20 under and beyond with a calm week. Accuracy remains the main pre requisite to a decent performance here but it must be said you'll need a superb week on the greens to contend. That as ever is difficult to predict but it does mean we can chance a few at more speculative prices.

Chez Reavie at 80/1 (8 Places)

Chez Reavie looks a likely runner this week given some recent form and if he manages to bring a a warm flat stick to the party this week could prove a tough nut to crack. Chez has made 7 f his last 8 cuts with 11th at the 3M Open the pick of those a few weeks ago. There is no doubting a short par 70 should Reavie who ranks 5th for Driving Accuracy this term. His long game has been as solid as you'd expect for someone like Reavie and the story between an ordinary week from an excellent week will probably be with the putter. His wedge game is solid and his name on the winners list here would certainly not look out of place.

1.5pts each-way C.Reavie 80/1 (1/5 8)

Chez Reavie - 1.5pts e/w

Joel Dahmen at 70/1 (8 Places)

We don't have the stats from last weeks Barrcadua but we can safely assume from his 7th place finish that Joel Dahmen finally found some touch on the greens. That has been lacking most of the year and he would have been on my radar anyhow heading to Sedgefield which grants those with a poor short game some grace. Dahmen has been consistent from tee to green most of the year but continually let down by the flat stick since Sprint time. Already a winner this year in Punta Cana Dahmen will be looking to head as deep into the playoff series as possible as we all know he values the dollar. If he can manage to continue to hole a few putts his long game is certainly in good enough nick to contend with plenty above him in the market. 

1pt each-way J.Dahmen 70/1 (1/5 8)

Joel Dahmen - 1pt e/w

Sepp Straka at 125/1 (8 Places)

Sepp Straka seems to have found his tee to game recently posting some positive numbers and can be chanced around the 150 mark. The Austrian finished 10th at the Olympics a couple of weeks ago and should have plenty to play for over the coming weeks lying 105th in the Fedex race. He has been gaining impressively from tee to green recently, even at the 3M Open where he missed the cut. Short game, and in particular around the greens are the areas letting him down. He should relish this track where stats around the green have always been of little importance when determining the winner here. 

0.75pt each-way S.Straka 125/1 (1/5 8)

Sepp Straka - 0.75pts e/w

Michael Gellerman at 350/1 (8 Places)

Michael Gellerman has a fair amount to play here for this week. He has an outside chance of making it inside the 125 should he produce a super week, but inside the top 200 secures his place at the Korn Ferry Tour finals and another chance to secure his card. Korn Ferry Tour winners all have the ability to win on the main tour and Gellerman has shown glimpses of what he can produce in the last few months, recently finishing inside the top 20 at the 3M Open. Gellerman ranks 40th in driving accuracy on tour and has recently been let down by his short game. His tee to green game has been excellent and that should lend itself to Sedgefield and a big priced winner certainly can not be ruled out.

0.75pt each-way M.Gellerman 350/1 (1/5 8)

Michael Gellerman - 0.75pts e/w

Russell Knox at 150/1 (8 Places)

I'll take a chance on Russell Knox this week at 150/1 despite some recent poor form. Whenever we land at a venue where 20 under plus will probably be the winning score it is shrewd to discount recent form somewhat. Birdies are easier and dropped shots are more rare so we may see an upturn for many struggling. Knox is a case in point hitting the ball reasonably well tee to green but having a nightmare on and around the greens. Greens are much easier to hit here and his accuracy (41st on tour) should prove a fair weapon. With greens easier to hit less pressure will be on the short game which is a big contributing factor to his poor run of results. Whether he'll have enough to win this event is another aspect, but there have been plenty of surprises here down the years. This is a chance to turnaround that run of poor form.

0.75pt each-way R.Knox 150/1 (1/5 8)

Russell Knox - 0.75pts e/w