Why put your pennies on a prancing pony at Galway when you can back a long-faced two-legged swinger at the Wyndham instead?
Jordan Spieth 18/1
Hasn’t played here at Sedgefield since 2013 when he finished solo second after losing a playoff to Patrick Reed. Looked to be heading back to his old self from the PGA Championship through Colonial and Memorial (all top-10’s) then stumbled again. Shot 77 on Sunday in the rain at The Open to fade out of contention but there was a lot of super golf there too. Rested and dried out, this could be a massive week in Spieth’s resurgence.
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Bookies are you asleep? Sneds is way overpriced at 25/1 considering the field strength. Not every course suits him, he’s not a power player, but Sedgefield certainly does. Two time winner, defending champion, got it to 21-under last year, has two other top-5’s in the last four years also and comes in off a run of top-20 finishes including a T5 in the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Patrick Reed 25/1
T12 at St Jude last week after a bad start and T10 at The Open and Pat Reed must be exhausted. But he’s here in Greenboro where he won in 2013 and trending up in the Strokes Gained stats; the question is can Reed keep going one more week and score big? Worth an each way shout.
Billy Horschel 28/1
Four top-20 finishes in his last six starts and I’m going to stick with Billy-Ho one more week because I still think he can convert. T9 at the WGC St Jude last week despite a poor iron striking performance hitting just 44 greens. T11 here last year and T5 in 2016 and Billy is in the form to really contend this week.
Rory Sabbatini 60/1
The Slovakian number one is having an incredible season and making his country so proud! Top-10’s at The Heritage, Byron Nelson, Colonial and Rocket Mortgage Classic and a very consistent four rounds at The Open last time out to finish T16. T4 here in 2017.