Wyndham Championship Power Rankings: Top Picks to Win at Sedgefield Country Club

Published 08/10/2021, 12:27 PM EDT
Apr 24, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Louis Oosthuizen plays from the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports


The Wyndham Championship is the last event on the regular PGA Tour event before the playoffs begin. The Sedgefield Country Club will host the event this week. And a total of 156 golfers have assembled in Greensboro, North Carolina, to take part in the final tour event of the year. Moreover, players who don’t have full confidence in their postseason qualifications are competing this week. 

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It is important to note that only the top 30 players qualify for the final Tour Championship event. And out of these top 30, only four players are in the field for this week. Louis Oosthuizen (8th), Jason Kokrak (12th), Hideki Matsuyama (14th) and Patrick Reed (22nd). So let us have a look at the power rankings and favorites to win Wyndham Championship. 

The Wyndham Championship host, Sedgefield Country Club, is slightly on the easier side. The defending champion, Jim Harman’s score was -21 last year, while the runner-up was just a stroke behind -20. So most probably, we can see a birdie fest from the players and expect them to score low.

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Top 5 picks to win the Wyndham Championship

Apr 16, 2021; Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA; Webb Simpson tees off on the seventeenth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

5. Sungjae Im 

In two starts, he has finished a respective T6 and T9 with a scoring average of 66. He is one of the best when it comes to his iron play. He currently ranks 28th in the FedEx Cup standings and has secured his place in the playoffs.

4. Louis Oosthuizen 

Renowned for his runner-up finishes on big stages, he is one of the favorites to win the event this week. He is currently ranked 8th in the FedEx Cup rankings and has a chance of getting at the top, provided he finishes in the top 10 this week. 

3. Hideki Matsuyama

After missing out on the medal at the Olympics, it was not certain if he could bounce back well on the PGA Tour. But last week at the TPC Southwind, he was in contention and got into the playoff. Moreover, all his starts at Sedgefield are top 15s. 

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2. Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak has been a surprising find this season. He currently ranks 12th in the FedEx Cup points table and looks in contention for the Tour Championship. He’s gone for a T6 among three top 20s at Sedgefield in the last four years. 

1. Webb Simpson

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Webb Simpson has a win at the Sedgefield, which was ten years ago. But he has been beaten by only six golfers in the last four editions combined. He currently ranks 48th in the FedExCup points table. And he would want to finish on a high and get into the top 30 FedEx Cup rankings to secure a Tour Championship spot.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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