Paulie's Picks: 2017 Wyndham Championship

This week the Tour heads to Sedgefield CC and the Wyndham Championship. It is the last event for players to make the playoffs and retain full playing status for next year. We have seen all kinds of winners at this event and I don’t expect anything different this year. 

DraftKings

Start

Kevin Tway $7,800

With a such a weak field, prices are inflated and not many players have upside. Tway is a player provides big upside. When he plays well, he makes birdies in bunches and we know that Sedgefield is susceptible to low rounds from aggressive players. He has also finished in the top 55 in 13 of his last 14 starts so he does have some consistency to go with the upside. Tway will be one of the main players in my lineups this week.

Chez Reavie $8,100

Reavie enters this week on the heels of seven straight top 50 finishes. Even though at first glance it appears he struggles at this venue (three straight missed cuts), he has had some success as shown by two top 10s prior to that.

Seamus Power $8,000

Power sits 123rd in Fedex Cup standings so he is playing for his card this week. I look for him to be focused and maintain his solid play of late (six straight top 50s and making 11 of his last 12 cuts). 

Sit

Henrik Stenson $11,500

In a such a weak field, you might automatically be drawn to Stenson based on name alone. Stenson is playing this week to ensure that he satisfies the minimum number of starts to maintain Tour membership (15). I think there is a pretty good chance that Stenson may withdraw during the middle of this event. There is some precedence here as Stenson withdrew here in 2012 due to illness and has withdrawn from various events in the past. With a busy schedule coming up, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that happen again this week. Let the 10-15% of people who roster him have their lineups ruined. 

One-and-Done

Kevin Kisner

If you have Kisner left, you will want to use him. He has top 10s in his last two appearances at Sedgefield and had a close call last week at the PGA.

Ben An

With such a weak field, it makes sense to take a guy who has experience winning events worldwide. You also most likely haven’t picked him and won’t use him the rest of the year. He finished 18th here in 2015. I’d feel comfortable rolling the dice with the 65th ranked player in the world.

Chris Stroud

This is the hot hand pick here. After winning in Tahoe, Stroud was in contention at the PGA. Now heading to a weak field, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him contend again.

Longshot to Win:

Rory Sabbatini 125-1 to win

The other Rory finished 8th here in his last appearance in 2013. He has top 25s in four of his last five starts. At 148th in the FedEx Cup, look for Rory to be aggressive to try and move into the top 125. In a weak field, 125-1 is great value for a guy who has won on Tour and is showing recent form alongside some course history.
 

 

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