Fresh off the first Major of the season we’re right back into the thick of it with the Wyndham Championship starting on Thursday.
Our trader Iain McLaughlin picked the PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa last weekend and has four more big-value selections as the Tour heads to North Carolina. So, who does he fancy this week? Check out the video below for the full low down.
Russel Henley finished 37th last week but put in a solid performance, especially with his irons. He was never likely to challenge at TPC Harding Park as he doesn’t have the power off the tee, but he’s improving in terms of accuracy and shots gained on approach.
The biggest question mark over him is his putting, that’s regressed in the last 12 to 18 months, but his best form from close range has come on Bermuda greens which is what’s used at the Sedgefield Country Club.
With his long game in order and good form on Bermuda greens, Henley is the best value play this weekend.
Jim Furyk missed the cut by a shot last weekend but the course conditions weren’t really to his strengths, softening up rather than playing firm and fast. The Wyndham rewards good placement off the tee and strong iron play so the 50-year-old American should go well here, as he has done in past years with 9th, 10th and 4th place finishes.
He’s rocking up here instead of playing in the Senior Players Championship event this weekend which he would probably have gone off as favourite, so that could be a tip that he fancies his own chances at Sedgefield.
Henrik Norlander is another one in good form, both generally and on this course. He finished 16th back in 2013 but has improved immeasurably as a player since then. His tee and approach games are in good order. If he gets it together on the green he’s got a good chance.
Luke List’s ball-striking last week really caught my eye. He’s dropping down to a middle-tier event here so if he can keep that long game up he could really excel. He had a terrible time on the greens last week though but, if he can get anywhere near his best, he could be excellent value here.
Tips for the Wyndham Championships starting on Thursday
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