PGA Tour Expert Picks: Wyndham Championship

Can Patrick Reed defend his Wyndham Championship title? (Getty Images)
Can Patrick Reed defend his Wyndham Championship title? (Getty Images)

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It's going to be tough to come down off that PGA Championship high but this week's Wyndham Championship should be a solid reprieve between the madness of that and next week's FedEx Cup playoffs.

Let's take a look at what to expect.


As corporate as this tournament's name is, it's actually one of the oldest played on tour. It was formerly known as the Greater Greensboro Open and has been around since 1938 (or almost as long as the Masters).

It has been played at Sedgefield Country Club since 2008 and has a pretty great recent history of big names winning (Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker). 

There was a bit of speculation that Tiger Woods might roll into Greensboro (hey, Sam Snead won eight of these babies) but he put that to rest last week after missing the cut at Valhalla.


The tournament will take place Aug. 14-17 and the purse is $5.3 million.

You can watch Thursday and Friday (Aug. 14-15) on Golf Channel from 3-6 p.m. ET and on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 16-17) on Golf Channel from 1-2:30 p.m. and on CBS from 3-6 p.m.

You can also watch a simulcast of the broadcast online at on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 16-17) from 3-6 p.m.

All times Eastern

Participants and odds

Brandt Snedeker: 14-1
Patrick Reed: 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama: 18-1
Webb Simpson: 18-1
Ernie Els: 22-1
Bill Haas: 25-1
Tim Clark: 28-1
Brooks Koepka: 33-1
Nick Watney: 33-1
Billy Horschel: 40-1
Brian Harman: 40-1

Former champions

2013 -- Patrick Reed
2012 -- Sergio Garcia
2011 -- Webb Simpson
2010 -- Arjun Atwal
2009 -- Ryan Moore 

Expert picks


Brooks Koepka (33-1): The youngster has never played this tournament but he also knows if he wins he could legitimately backdoor his way onto the Ryder Cup squad. He's coming off a top 20 at the PGA Championship (not to mention a top 10 at the US Open) and hey he's young -- his mental and physical recovery time should be much shorter than that of, say, Ernie Els.

Lock for top 10

Webb Simpson (18-1): His past four outings at this tournament look like this: T11, T22, Win, T8. That's pretty solid for the hometown (kind of) kid (born in Raleigh, lives in Charlotte). He's also playing for his Ryder Cup life as he fell short of qualifying automatically and knows he's probably on if he wins or comes really close. 


John Huh (66-1): The Question Mark who doubled as Tiger's replacement at Valhalla has two top 20s in the past two seasons at this track, including a top five in 2014. It's not a big-time field so a not-that-well-known name will have room to shine and Huh isn't a bad look for something like that, especially at 66-1.

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