Wyndham Championship 2021: Odds Favor Webb Simpson to Win

The 2021 PGA Tour continues to roll on through the beginning of August as the 2021 Wyndham Championship is scheduled for this week. The event will take place on the Ross Course at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina from Thursday, August 12 and conclude on Sunday, August 15. Considering the list of the golfers who’ll be taking part in the tournament, the 2021 Wyndham Championship is shaping up to be an exciting time.

BetOnline has released its odds for this week’s tournament and is favoring Webb Simpson to win it all at +1200. After all, he’s no stranger to the Ross Course. Simpson has competed in the tournament 12 times in the past, which includes eight top-10 finishes. His best result came when he won it all back in 2011, however, that’s not to say that he hasn’t come close since then. If anything, it’s hard to think of the Wyndham Championship without associating it with Simpsons. He’s finished either second or third in each of the last four editions of the event, so it’s safe to say there’s a good chance that he can do it all — and potentially win — this year.

In terms of how he’s been playing this season, Simpson has yet to finish inside of the top 3. His best finish was when he came T-4th at the Sony Open in Hawaii back in January, so it’s safe to say that he could use the momentum that a win would bring. Nevertheless, his play in Greensboro has been too good over the past few years to doubt him this week.

2021 Wyndham Championship Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 9

  • Webb Simpson (+1200)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+1400)
  • Louis Oosthuizen (+1800)
  • Patrick Reed (+2200)
  • Brian Harman (+2500)
  • Jason Kokrak (+2500)
  • Will Zalatoris (+2500)
  • Russell Henley (+3000)
  • Sungjae Im (+3000)
  • Adam Scott (+4000)
  • Gary Woodland (+4000)
  • Kevin Streelman (+4000)
  • Matthew Wolff (+4000)

Complete odds list available at BetOnline.ag.

Matsuyama Enters Greensboro with Second-Best Odds

At +1400 odds, Hideki Matsuyama has the second-best odds to win the 2021 Wyndham Championship this week. He’s competed in the event six times in the past, however, his best finish came when he placed third in 2016. On the other hand, Matsuyama has been cut three times at the Sedgefield Country Club, so it’s understandable if some people are concerned about picking him to win this week.

Matsuyama grabbed a lot of attention back in April when he won the 2021 Masters Tournament. Unfortunately, things haven’t been going that well for him since then. He’s finished T-23rd or worse in each of his last five events, which includes withdrawing after the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July after testing positive for COVID-19. The good news is that he was able to compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, finishing fourth in golf. Only time will tell if he can bring that momentum over to the 2021 Wyndham Championship.

2021 Wyndham Championship Odds: Herman a Longshot to Win Again

Last year, Jim Herman shocked a lot of people by winning the Wyndham Championship for the first time, defeating Billy Horschel by a single stroke to take home the victory. Before that, his best performance at the event was when he placed 11th in 2013. Unfortunately, it’s looking unlikely that he’ll pull off another upset in 2021. According to BetOnline, Herman has just +12500 odds to win this week’s tournament — which puts him close to the bottom of the sportsbook’s list.

The truth is that Herman hasn’t been having that great of a season. While he’s competed in 20 events on the current tour, he’s only cracked the top 25 twice and has been cut 10 times. There are just too many golfers who’ve been performing better than him that are taking part in this week’s event.

Nevertheless, that’s not to say that it’s all been negative. In fact, he’s been playing his best golf of the year as of late. Prior to June, Herman had never finished better than T-30th on the current tour, however, he’s finished T-26th, T-25th, T-28th and T-20th since then, so it’s clear that some momentum is going. Whether or not he can turn that into a win at the 2021 Wyndham Championship remains to be seen.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.