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The First Cut: Wyndham Championship PGA DFS Picks & Preview for DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Golf Lineups

Jason Rouslin

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Rickie Fowler wins the Honda Classic on February 26, 2017, at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. (Photo by Michele Sandberg/Icon Sportswire)

It is the final week of the regular season. After this week at the Wyndham Championship, only the top 125 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings will move on. From there, only three events remain to crown a season-long champion, and those matchups will provide some of the biggest PGA DFS action and DFS golf contests to date for DraftKings and FanDuel. For those not making the playoffs, things can get murky quickly. Golfers ranked 125 through 200 have some status on the tour, but they will need to head to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to retain full status, where linksmen who place in the top 25 of a three-tournament series will earn a PGA Tour card.

The field this week is relatively strong, even with only one golfer ranked inside the top 10 scheduled to tee it up, as the field gets its strength with 37 entries ranked in the world’s top 100.

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  • Tournament and Format
  • Course Commentary
  • Course Facts and Figures
  • PGA DFS Course Summary and Statistical Comparison
  • PGA DFS Preview, including sweat sheet
  • Player Preview

Wyndham Championship PGA DFS Preview and Picks

Even as the schedule changed, Wyndham kept its enviable status as the last spot before the playoffs. It is named after sponsor Wyndham Hotels and Resorts since 2007, and the Greensboro area has hosted the event for over 80 years. Sedgefield Country Club has been the host since the beginning but has relinquished its hosting duties several times over the 80 years but not since 2008.

Sedgefield Country Club Preview

A similar version to last week’s TPC Southwind, Sedgefield is a par-70 course without much length. It typically plays as one of the 10 easiest on the PGA Tour each year, with winning scores approaching 20 under. With easier-than-average fairways to hit and not many hazards on the course, there are not that many big numbers to be had.

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Par and Yardage

  • Par 70: 7,100 yards

Course Difficulty

  • 41/49

Hole Dispersion

  • Four Par 3’s: 174, 223, 235, 175
  • 11 Par 4’s: 442, 428, 423, 374, 416, 440, 486, 403, 406, 507
  • Two Par 5’s: 529, 545

Grass Types and Hazards

  • Grass Type: Bermudagrass
  • Average Green Size: 6,500 sq. ft.
  • Water Hazards: 13
  • Bunkers: 48

Designer

  • Donald Ross

Statistical Comparison for Picks

  • Off the Tee: Driving accuracy averages around 65% year in and out. That is a shade easier than the average PGA Tour stop, and there is not much advantage for distance either here.
  • Approach to the Green: With wide fairways, large greens and short rough, greens are extremely easy to hit this week; the average for the week is close to 75%.
  • Around the Green: The rare time a golfer misses the green this week, the opportunity to get up and down for par is about 65%, which is easier than average.
  • On the Green: If everything else is easy, something must be difficult. As it goes with Donald Ross golf courses, the greens are tricky, earning a spot as one of the 10 toughest for putting.

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With only two par 5’s on the course, both reachable by nearly every golfer in the field, it is no surprise to see those two holes make up about 30% of the scoring.

Wyndham Championship PGA DFS Player Preview

With 37 of the world’s top 100 here, the meat of the field is in the middle. Up top Louis Oosthuizen is still searching for his first-ever PGA Tour win. As surprising as that may be, he will take his league-leading putting stats into a course where good putters have always flourished. Webb Simpson will be returning to a site that has provided him and his family a lifetime of memories and dollars. Patrick Reed and Hideki Matsuyama also add a touch of class to the field of four golfers ranked inside the top 20 here to compete.

FedEx Cup Standings 110-150 and Commentary

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Anyone can tee it up in a week and win. Approximately 25 golfers are currently outside of the top 125, and getting to that qualifying ranking will not happen without a win this week. It is a sliding scale, as the above chart suggests what a golfer must do this week to assure a spot in next week’s playoff event. Some huge names are hanging around the bubble line coming into this week, including Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari.

For the first three on that list, something inside the top 10 should assure them a spot in next week’s event, but Molinari will need his first top-five of the year to move on in the playoffs.

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Special Exemptions

  1. Davis Thompson — In six starts since turning pro back in June, Thompson has earned five paychecks, missing just one cut. Five of those six starts have come on the PGA Tour, including last week’s Barracuda Championship.
  2. Alex Smalley — A Walker Cup participant back in 2019, Smalley had the misfortune of graduating into a pandemic, which limited his playing chances for almost a year. Smalley finally got a breakthrough at the Corales Puntacana Championship last year, where he tied for 14th. He backed that up with a tie for 22nd at the same event this year. Since then he has been playing on the Forme Tour. In the last five events of that tour he has two top-fives, another 13th-place finish and just one missed cut in five starts.
  3. John Augenstein — Augenstein has had a tough go of it in his early career, only making one cut so far. Granted, it was in his last start at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

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The DFS PGA projections, the PGA DFS showdown projections for FanDuel and the DraftKings PGA DFS ownership projections for today are made and used by Alex Baker, the No. 1 DFS player in the world. Looking for more FanDuel PGA DFS picks and PGA DFS picks for Yahoo!? DFS PGA rankings for DraftKings will be posted at least a day in advance of any tournament.

Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now two years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of James as well as two Labradors (Choco and Bella) and he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, or somewhere hopefully lost in nature with his dogs guiding him along the way. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing [email protected].

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