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12th Aug 2017 | Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Championship Trends

Wyndham Championship

We look at the trends of past winners of the Wyndham Championship, this week’s PGA Tour event.

There is some respite for those arriving in Greensboro straight from the PGA Championship. Sedgefield Country Club ranks as one of the easiest par-70 courses on tour with an average winning score of 17-under. With greens in regulation easy to find the Wyndham Championship often boils down to a putting competition.

Top-60 for strokes gained putting
With plenty of birdies available, the best putters usually come to the fore; 2011 champion Webb Simpson ranked second for putts per GIR. Five of the last eight winners ranked inside the top-60 on tour for strokes gained putting - the best measure of prowess with the flat stick.

Top-60 for birdie average
In a low scoring event you have got to make birdies and six of the last eight winners ranked inside the top-60 on tour for birdie average.

Top-70 for birdie or better conversion
A combination of the first two trends. If you need a low score you’ve got to convert your birdie opportunities and seven of the last eight winners ranked inside the top-60 on tour for this metric.

Top-70 for scoring average
The Wyndham Championship might look like a shoot-out but there is still some scoring craft at play. Davis Love only made six bogeys on the way to victory in 2015, along with 19 birdies and two eagles.
Players that fit all four trends:
Brandt Snedeker
Danny Lee
Graeme McDowell
Michael Kim

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