STAR PREVIEW Thurs: Wyndham Championship Preview with Blue Horseshoe

It’s the last PGA tour event before the Fed-Ex Cup playoff series in this truncated season. The Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina is seen as a fairly undemanding layout at a touch over 7,100 yards and par 70. The one thing that is tricky about this course is that its another Donald Ross design and much like the Detroit Golf Club a few weeks earlier, it’s full of small, tricky greens. For that reason driving accuracy, second shot ball striking and a strong putting game are pre-requisites for success here. The roll call of past winners such as J.T. Poston, Brandt Snedeker and Si Woo Kim back that assertion up.

Blue Horseshoe Loves

Patrick Reed – currently at 16/1 with

Reed was flying late in the PGA Championship last week, carding a final round four under par 66 to finish tied for 13th on seven under. He is a past winner at this tournament winning here in 2013. Reed is all about iron play and putting, ranking tenth on tour in strokes gained putting this season. If Reed is on top of his driving game, he should be right in this.

Paul Casey – currently at 20/1 with

Casey was immense last week at the PGA Championship. His driving and iron game is clearly in great nick and I would be surprised not to see him straight back to business at this much less demanding track.

Brendon Todd – currently at 35/1 with

The name Todd, just keeps on hovering around the top of the leader boards every week and with Todd being ranked third on tour this season for driving accuracy at a venue where driving accuracy is so prized, I expect him to be right up there again.

Matt Wallace – currently at 80/1 with

The big Englishman has been trending well and placed for us at great opening odds of 160/1 at the Memorial. He’s a classy player and I feel a win is not far away for the Multiple European Tour winner. I think he represents great each way value at 80/1 here.

Kyle Stanley – currently at 100/1 with

I’m almost scared to write this guy’s name down because he has done me absolutely no favours when I have backed him in the past, but his stats this season are nothing short of compelling: 4th in Driving accuracy, 2nd in Greens in regulation, and he finished tied for 13th here last year. I’m going tip him each way because I cannot resist the triple figure odds, but he comes with a mental health and personal wealth warning.

RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)
BACK PATRICK REED 1.5 pt each way at 16/1 with
BACK PAUL CASEY 1.5 pt each way at 20/1 with
BACK BRENDON TODD 1 pt each way at 35/1 with
BACK MATT WALACE 1 pt each way at 80/1 with
BACK KYLE STANLEY 1 pt each way at 100/1 with

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