It's on to the Wyndham Championship this week where plenty of players will be battling it out to secure a coveted spot in the top 125 of the money list to guarantee their participation in the Fedex Cup Playoffs. Sedgefield CC is the venue and the familar course will be somewhat of a different challenge this year
The greens have been revamped with the surfaces now replaced with Bermuda grass and conditions are expected to be faster, firmer and tougher. As always, the premium at Sedgefield will be accuracy from the tee to leave the best approach angles into undulating greens. Follow me on Twitter: @Nicspicks for in play tips and updates. Read on for picks.
In 2010, I had David Toms and Lucas Glover onside at the Wyndham Championship and I was watching live coverage throughout. These two and Brandt Snedeker all stoodout for me. Snedeker was the one I saw as the big danger to my men (even though Atwal won) as he seemed to have the measure of the course. Toms holed out on 18 from long range to get him into the clubhouse ahead of eventual winner Arjun Atwal while Glover placed seventh after slowing down a bit over the weekend but could be one to watch out for at a huge price this week for trading purposes. All three feature in this week's Wyndham Championship picks
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2012 Wyndham Championship Picks
Pick #1: Carl Pettersson ew at 20/1 (general) IMO, Pettersson should be the market leader this week off the back of a third place finish at the PGA Championship. The big Swede is a regular feature in this event, is a resident of North Carolina and a big fan of the course. Carl's win this season came on a track requiring similar attributes to what will be needed this week.
Pick #2: Tim Clark ew @ 28/1 (general) is a man returning to his best form after some terrible injury troubles. Coming into the Wyndham Championship off the back of a T15 in Canada followed by an excellent T11 at the PGA, Clark is another that knows the course well having went to College at North Carolina State. Ranking fifth in driving accuracy and eighth in proximity to the hole, Clark is a perfect fit for this track and I expect him to go well. The South African also knows how to go low, having shot the eighth lowest round on tour in 2012. Clark has propelled himself to 109 in the money list and pressure is all but off for the Wyndham Championship.
Pick #3: David Toms ew @ 33/1 (general) Another player who's just returned from some injury problems of his own and fits the Sedgefield Country Club profle to a tee is David Toms. A top five at the US Open was followed by a top ten at Bridgestone and only a poor second round at a windy Kiawah prevented him from challenging last week. Toms ranks seventh in driving accuracy and went extremely close here at the wyndham championship in 2010, narrowly missing out to Arjun Atwal.
Pick #4: Brandt Snedeker e/w @ 28/1 (general) is a lover of Donald Ross designs and as mentioned was another who looked extremely strong here in 2010, only to falter in the final stages. Brandt had the measure of the greens and although the grass has been changed to Bermuda, the quicker the better for the American who ranks fifh in strokes gained putting. Snedeker was also T5 at the Wyndham championship in 09 and should be over the disappointment of the Open Championship.
Wyndham Championship Sleeper Picks
Ryan Moore ew @ 50/1 catches the eye here. His tee to green game his strength, Moore took down the wyndham championship in 2009. A few weeks ago at the John Deere he shot four rounds in the sixties to place T8 and he looks the value man at this price.
The aforementioned Lucas Glover ew @250/1 is an absolutely huge price for the South Carolina resident. The course sets up for his game and while he's been struggling with injury this year, he's worth noting at that price. Lucas is also very eye catching at 200/1 e/w in the first round leader market and worth a small investment with a view to trading at almost 400.0 on the exchanges
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