There is just one more week of the regular PGA Tour season to go. After this week’s Wyndham Championship it’s time for the FedEx Cup Playoffs to get underway. The top 125 players on the money list will get a place in the field for next week while everybody else has to return to the Tour School or find another way of keeping their card for next season.
Traditionally the Wyndham Championship provides the players with a chance to go low. That guarantees plenty of drama for the competition itself but also means that the situation on the bubble (the cut off mark for players keeping their card) can change rapidly. The level of desperation that some will be feeling also means that form can go out of the window as players somehow manage to find their best stuff after a season of struggle.
Sedgefield Country Club is playing host to the Wyndham for the 10th year in a row. After undergoing serious renovation work a decade ago, it has proven to be a very suitable venue for this event. The par 70 measures 7,127 yards and is the sort of course where it pays to go for broke. Any player who can hit fairways and greens with regularity will have a chance for a low score and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a winning mark of around -20.
Kisner to Put Last Week Firmly Behind Him
Many players take years to overcome disappointment in a major championship. Others are able to quickly put it behind them and take the positives. The makeup of Kevin Kisner suggests that he will be part of the latter camp.
Kisner held the 54 hole lead at the US PGA Championship but was unable to get going in the final round as it appeared that nerves got the better of him. That disappointment aside, it’s been a good season for Kisner. He claimed his second PGA Tour victory at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational and is currently 24th in the world rankings. As his strengths lie very much from tee to green, it’s no surprise that Kisner has two top 10 finishes in his last two starts at the Wyndham Championship and he could go all the way to victory this time around at 18/1 with Bet365.
Ben An to Set Himself Up Nicely for the Playoffs
Byeong Hun An is already a very well known golfer on the European Tour thanks largely to his victory at the BMW PGA Championship. He’s yet to make a similar breakthrough on the PGA Tour but three top 10 finishes this season mean he is a fairly comfortable 94th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
An is the sort of ambitious golfer who sees his future at the very top of the game and he’s well aware that the growing prestige of the FedEx Cup means victory in one of the huge events coming around the corner will help him no end in that goal. An is going to need a big result to ensure that he makes it to the Tour Championship but his world class ball striking means that could come as soon as this week where he is 40/1 with Ladbrokes.