9th Aug 2020 | Wyndham Championship
Wyndham Championship Trends
We look at the trends of past winners of the Wyndham Championship, this week’s PGA Tour event.
Sedgefield Country Club ranks as one of the easiest par-70 courses on tour with an average winning score of 20 under over the past five years. 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. Seven of the last ten 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 seven of the last ten 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 8 of the last 10 winners ranked inside the top-70 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:
Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:53 9th Aug, 2020 but subject to change