2020 Wyndham Championship: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for Sedgefield Country Club

Webb Simpson, a North Carolinian and the 2011 Wyndham Championship winner, looks like a good bet to claim the 2020 edition of the PGA Tour's annual stop in Greensboro, N.C.
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As a 10-1 co-favorite, Webb Simpson appears to be a strong bet to win again in his home state of North Carolina

What a clash of the titans it was last week in the PGA Championship at the foggy and mystical TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Seasoned veterans, golfers in their prime and young guns all had a chance to take the season’s first major championship.

Ultimately, budding superstar Collin Morikawa took home the Wanamaker Trophy, but the 102nd PGA also might be remembered for something else: a leaderboard packed with talent and a course that was devoid of spectators. Young players seem to be unfazed by the lack of roars. Perhaps they are more used to smaller galleries and a more subdued atmosphere, whereas the veterans might need the spectators’ energy to take the final step and win. It’s something to consider for the highly competitive few weeks of play remaining on the PGA Tour’s 2019-20 season.

As far as our picks go, Brooks Koepka looked to be in prime position heading into the final round for a third straight PGA Championship, but his Sunday ended up being more of a humbling experience than a catapult into legendary status. Webb Simpson never got anything going without his usual caddie on the bag. However, it was our massive 90-1 sleeper, Matthew Wolff, who was the leader in the clubhouse for a while, hoping for a playoff, until Morikawa hit one of the best tee shots in golf history, driving the par-4 16th hole before sinking a pivotal 7-foot eagle putt. Wolff posted an impressive tie for fourth, nonetheless.

After such an amazing first major championship to launch a hectic 11-month stretch, the PGA Tour heads to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., for the Wyndham Championship this week in what feels like a bit of a letdown. But the picks must go on, and the playoffs start next week, so some pros need to add FedEx Cup points for their season-ending goal: the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

According to William Hill, Simpson, a North Carolina native and 2011 Wyndham winner, is the co-favorite with Koepka, a late addition to the field, at 11-1. After yet another heartbreakingly good major performance, Paul Casey, a co-runner-up in the PGA, is next at 14-1 with Patrick Reed, who tied for 13th at Harding Park. Rounding out the top five, Tommy Fleetwood was an 18-1 pick after he contended for three rounds at the PGA before fading to T-29.

Among the favorites, we like Simpson at 10-1. It’s the chalk pick, but chalk wins a lot, too. He loves this course, and as a Raleigh native, Wake Forest alumnus and Charlotte resident, he loves playing close to home. The 2020 RBC Heritage winner always seems to play well in the Carolinas. After a tepid T-37 at the PGA, Simpson will find this home game as the perfect opportunity to solidify his place as a top contender at the Tour Championship.

Our midrange pick this week is J.T. Poston, at 45-1. The defending champion started his week at the PGA Championship with a contending 67 but fell off the radar through the weekend, tying for 75th. Poston, a native of Hickory, N.C., who played college golf at Western Carolina, has had two top-10s since the restart, so look for a bit more consistency at a tournament that he obviously enjoys.

A sleeper pick for this week is Corey Conners, at 60-1. The trending Canadian has gained strokes off the tee in every tournament since the restart. He has three top-25s in seven starts since the June resumption of play, and his game looks to be close for a breakthrough. Look for Conners to gain some valuable FedEx Cup points amid a weaker field this week.

2020 picks scoreboard:
Winners: 3
Top 10s: 7
Top 25s: 3
Misses: 11

Here are the notable odds, according to William Hill:

Webb Simpson 10-1
Brooks Koepka 11-1
Patrick Reed 16-1
Tommy Fleetwood 18-1
Paul Casey 20-1
Justin Rose 22-1
Harris English 30-1
Billy Horschel 33-1
Brendon Todd 40-1
Si Woo Kim 40-1
Sungjae Im 40-1
J.T. Poston 45-1
Jordan Spieth 45-1
Shane Lowry 45-1
Kevin Kisner 50-1
Joaquin Niemann 50-1
Sergio Garcia 50-1
Brandt Snedeker 50-1
Chez Reavie 55-1
Ryan Moore 55-1
Russell Henley 55-1
Corey Conners 60-1
Lucas Glover 66-1
Tom Lewis 66-1
Luke List 66-1
Doc Redman 66-1
Patrick Rodgers 66-1
Matthias Schwab 66-1
Harold Varner III 66-1
Matt Wallace 66-1
Lanto Griffin 70-1
Bud Cauley 80-1
Jim Furyk 80-1
Charles Howell III 80-1
Zach Johnson 80-1
Chris Kirk 80-1
Maverick McNealy 80-1
Henrik Norlander 80-1
Pat Perez 80-1
Kyle Stanley 80-1

This article originally appeared on Morning Read.

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Dan Wooters has been with Buffalo Groupe since May 2018. He began his career with the Metropolitan Golf Association in Elmsford, N.Y., and has mostly remained in the golf industry ever since, including stints with the PGA of America and PGA TOUR. Dan is a two-time graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is a part-time hotel owner and enjoys traveling the world as much as he can. He currently resides in Arlington, Va.