By News Team
10th August 2021
Who remembers last year’s 500/1 turn-up for the books at the Wyndham Championship?
Jim Herman shocked punters by securing his third career title and is still 100/1 to make it back-to-back wins this time around. He’s not shown anything like that kind of form recently, though, and it would be another big surprise if he were to spring up again.
Leading the way for victory this week is 12/1 favourite Webb Simpson. The Wyndham was Simpson’s first ever tour win and last year he finished tied third there. He’s made three of the four cuts in this year’s Majors so far and is expected to be in the mix again.
Green jacket holder Hideki Matsuyama has to be respected but isn’t hugely appealing at 14/1. He’s blown hot and cold since Augusta, with only one top-ten finish in his six appearances since, and others are preferred.
Oost’s time to rule the roost
With four runner-up finishes and two third places, it’s been a remarkably consistent season for Louis Oosthuizen. The South African will have left a few frustrated with his near misses at the big tournaments thus far, but each-way backers have still been well-rewarded.
Sometimes, if you bang on the door hard enough, you’ll eventually find an opening and he’s 18/1 to take this one.
Gary looks like a player
At the bigger prices, Gary Woodland, a 40/1 chance this week, has shown plenty of promise recently without converting.
The putter has let him down, but if he can get his confidence back on the greens then he could work his way into contention given the quality of his ball striking.
Rose needs Ryder points
Justin Rose has gone off the boil and he wouldn’t be the most obvious selection at the moment.
However, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington will be seriously considering his options with under seven weeks to go until the event and Rose is currently down the points list in 18th.
The Englishman needs to advertise his credentials and a big performance here at fancy odds of 45/1 would certainly help his chances of getting picked.
With a number of names in contention at the 2021 Wyndham Championship, we’re certainly all set for an interesting week of golf.