Welcome to the Awesemo Expert Golf Betting Picks page for the 2021 Wyndham Championship. Awesemo’s golf betting experts have outlined their favorite bets of the week and located some of the best PGA betting odds and picks this week on BetMGM, PointsBet and more. We have loads of promo codes available if you are new to the world of sports betting.
PGA Odds & Expert Picks: Wyndham Championship
In this new weekly article, Awesemo’s golf experts will give their favorite PGA betting picks, odds, and predictions of the week for the 2021 Wyndham Championship.
Ben Rasa’s Pick: Russell Henley
Outright: 35-1 (William Hill)
The FedEx Cup is set to begin, and players’ tour cards and standings are on the line. It is not as big of a deal for the bigger names, but this tournament is primed for someone to cap their season with a breakthrough win. Henley at times has been in contention but was unable to add another win to the resume in 2021. He was third at the Honda Classic, which has some similar characteristics, and he does his best work on Bermuda greens.
The key to Henley’s upside is his irons, which can get crazy hot at times. Before the British Open, Henley gained at least three strokes on approach in three straight events. With the lack of big names in the field, 35-1 on Henley was worth a shot. If he can pair up the hot putter with the ball striking, he will be there come Sunday.
Geoff Ulrich’s Pick: Jason Dufner
Outright: 200-1 | Top 10: 16-1 (PointsBet)
Had Ben had not picked Henley I would have, and he remains my favorite outright bet. Still, this is an event that has been a great spot for the upper-30s/lower-40s age bracket, as Davis Love III (2015), Jim Herman (2020), Henrik Stenson (2017) and Brandt Snedeker (2018) have all grabbed wins here recently. Dufner comes in hitting the ball better than he has in a while, gaining strokes off the tee and on approach in four straight events. The consistency has paid off as well, as he is flashed on some leaderboards of late and comes in having made three straight cuts and finishing top 30 in each of those events.
If Dufner is ever going to grab another PGA win, it almost certainly will come at a venue like Sedgefield where being accurate off the tee is a big plus and the easier Bermuda greens can lead to massive putting spikes. He will be playing this event for the eighth time in his career, has made the cut here in six of those seven appearances and finished seventh in 2012 (his best finish). He makes for a proper bomb to sprinkle in the outright market and a great top-10 target at 16-1.
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Jason Rouslin’s Pick: Will Zalatoris
Outright: 30-1 (BetMGM)
A late Wednesday withdrawal from Louis Oosthuizen — thankfully not Thursday morning — has transitioned all of my shares into Zalatoris. He’s had a fantastic rookie year on the PGA Tour, even though it won’t actually be considered such. He hasn’t won yet, but the course this week should highlight his strengths, and if his putter continues to be hot like last week, he’ll be right there come Sunday afternoon. Even though he would rank inside the top 30 right now, Zalatoris won’t get to participate next week unless he wins. All the more reason for motivation to get it done this week.
Eric Lindquist’s Pick: Beau Hossler
Outright: 200-1 | Top 10 +1800 | (PointsBet)
I love where the rest of the Awesemo crew is at this week, as Henley and Oosthuizen were the first two names on the betting card. But after the Sam Burns’ top-five hit last week and the near-hit of his 80-1 outright, it is time to shoot even longer with a similar conviction play in Hossler. Easier course setups lend themselves to being glorified putting contests, and the Wyndham is no different, as it has long been correlated with great putters finding success.
And despite putting woes to begin the 2020-21 season, Hossler is back to his typical short game wizardry the past seven tournaments, gaining strokes putting in all of them. In fact, Hossler is arguably the long shot with the best recent form in the field, as he has now posted four top-25s in his past seven events. He is always a solid driver, so if he can spike an iron week like he enjoyed at the Palmetto, Hossler is capable of making a surprise splash. Fire primarily on the top-10 number here, but sprinkle in a little something on the outright just in case.
Max Smotritskiy’s Pick: Bo Hoag
Outright: 100-1 (BetMGM)
This will be another week of golf where short hitters have a great chance to compete and take down a golf tournament. A birdie fest full of short par 4’s, this course caters to hitting the middle of the fairway, as the rough is tricky Bermudagrass. Hoag fits the mold of accurate off the tee and precise with his iron play. Excluding the U.S. Open, Hoag has gained 23 strokes gained tee to green in five events, starting with his favorite course on tour at the Memorial. He has top-20s in his last two events and is trending in the right direction towards the top of the leaderboard. The price on most sportsbooks is too long for someone who is striking the ball as well as Hoag is right now.