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2012 Wyndham Championship Odds: Dufner & Simpson Favored By Oddsmakers

2012 Wyndham Championship Odds: Dufner & Simpson Favored By Oddsmakers

2012 Wyndham Championship Odds: Dufner & Simpson Favored By Oddsmakers        
By Drew Sharper

GREENSBORO, NC (TheSpread) – One event remains prior to the FedEx Cup Playoffs and that is this week’s Wyndham Championship. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.

According to oddsmakers, both Jason Dufner and Webb Simpson are the favorites in this event, as each has 12/1 odds to win this tournament, while Carl Pettersson has 18/1 odds to win.

Dufner is ninth in the world rankings. He has two wins this year and has placed in the top 10 in five of his last eight events. Dufner missed the cut in this tournament last year and placed 34th back in 2010.

Simpson is the defending champion of this tournament. He is currently fifth in the world rankings, but he has missed the cut in three of his last six events. Simpson did win the U.S. Open this year, his lone victory of the season.

Pettersson won this event back in 2008 and he also finished fourth in last year’s tournament. Pettersson is 32nd in the world rankings and coming off a third-place finish in the PGA Championship. It was his first top 10 in nine events.

The Wyndham Championship takes place from Thursday, August 16 and will run through Sunday, August 19 from the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. For complete odds for each golfer to win the Wyndham Championship, see below.

2012 Wyndham Championship Odds to Win

Jason Dufner 12/1
Webb Simpson 12/1
Carl Pettersson 18/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Charl Schwartzel 25/1
Bill Haas 28/1
David Toms 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Tim Clark 33/1
Fredrik Jacobson 40/1
Henrik Stenson 40/1
Nick Watney 40/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 40/1
Andres Romero 50/1
Charles Howell III 50/1
Gary Woodland 50/1
J.B. Holmes 50/1
Ryan Moore 50/1
Blake Adams 66/1
Brendon De Jonge 66/1
Bud Cauley 66/1
Chris Kirk 66/1
John Mallinger 66/1
Josh Teater 66/1
Trevor Immelman 66/1
Will Claxton 66/1
Ben Kohles 80/1
Brian Davis 80/1
Brian Harman 80/1
Chez Reavie 80/1
Jamie Donaldson 80/1
Jason Bohn 80/1
Jeff Overton 80/1
Jerry Kelly 80/1
Jimmy Walker 80/1
John Daly 80/1
John Huh 80/1
John Rollins 80/1
Ken Duke 80/1
Robert Karlsson 80/1
Ryo Ishikawa 80/1
Scott Stallings 80/1
William Mcgirt 80/1
Y-E Yang 80/1
Brendan Steele 100/1
Charlie Wi 100/1
Daniel Summerhays 100/1
Davis Love III 100/1
Gary Christian 100/1
Jonas Blixt 100/1
Kevin Stadler 100/1
Kevin Streelman 100/1
Rory Sabbatini 100/1
Tommy Gainey 100/1
Troy Matteson 100/1
Bryce Molder 125/1
Camilo Villegas 125/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
David Hearn 125/1
Greg Owen 125/1
Harris English 125/1
Heath Slocum 125/1
Jhonattan Vegas 125/1
John Merrick 125/1
Justin Leonard 125/1
Kevin Chappell 125/1
Martin Flores 125/1
Matt Every 125/1
Ricky Barnes 125/1
Spencer Levin 125/1
Stuart Appleby 125/1
Tom Gillis 125/1
Alexandre Rocha 150/1
Bill Lunde 150/1
Boo Weekley 150/1
Brian Gay 150/1
Chad Campbell 150/1
Chris Couch 150/1
D-A Points 150/1
George Mcneill 150/1
Graham Delaet 150/1
Patrick Cantlay 150/1
Roberto Castro 150/1
Rod Pampling 150/1
Tom Pernice Jr. 150/1
Bob Estes 175/1
Chris Stroud 175/1
Dicky Pride 175/1
Lucas Glover 175/1
Robert Allenby 175/1
Scott Brown 175/1
Angel Cabrera 200/1
Bill Hurley 200/1
J.J Killeen 200/1
Kevin Kisner 200/1
Neal Lancaster 500/1

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Re: 2012 Wyndham Championship Odds: Dufner & Simpson Favored By Oddsmakers

Wyndham Championship Preview and Picks
By Matt Fargo

The 2012 PGA Majors season is complete following a runaway win by Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship. It capped off a season with four different winners in the majors for the fourth consecutive year. McIlroy also snapped a streak of 16 different majors winners as he backed up his 2011 U.S. Open victory with his second major.  We now have one more stop during the regular season before the PGA Tour Playoffs begin and the quest for the FedEx Cup.

This week the tour heads to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship. As mentioned, this is the final event for the FedEx Cup run making this the last shot to earn points. Sedgefield is night and day compared to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island as it is shorter and will certainly have a lot less wind. The most important aspect this week is hitting fairways so while GIR is important, the first shot is the key. Sedgefield ranked the second easiest par 70 on tour last year.

Things could change this year however. While accuracy will be a big factor in determining the winner, putting could take center stage. We all know putting is key to winning but Sedgefield had every one of its greens redone just three months ago as it switched from Bentgrass to Bermuda and that will make the greens not only faster but it will make the subtle undulations more prominent and tougher to recognize. Therefore, an all around game will be important this week.

Following the final Major and with the playoffs on deck, the field is light on star quality but it will be made up for in drama as players vie for the top 125 spots in FedEx points to advance. There are plenty of big names that are still on the outside looking in including Davis Love III, Y.E. Yang, John Daly and Camilo Villegas. There are also plenty of other players that not only need to get into the top 125 to advance to the playoffs but they need to keep fighting for their 2013 cards.

The defending champion is Webb Simpson (+1,200) and he is the co-favorite this week. Winning last year could provide a much needed spark because he took a month off after the Greenbrier Classic to spend time with his family following the birth of his second child. He came back last week and missed the cut at the PGA Championship.

Jason Dufner (+1,200) is the other co-favorite and he is in much better shape with those odds. Even though he is coming off a disappointing T27 last week at Kiawah Island, he still has five tops tens in his last eight starts including two wins and a runner-up. He has not missed a cut since his opening event at the Sony this year.

Brandt Snedeker (+2,500) has a win under his belt already this year so he is certainly capable. He has been up and down of late due to some slight injuries but he is a past champion here, albeit on a different course, but since the move to Sedgefield he has a T8 in 2010 and a T5 in 2009. His strong putting could be the difference here.

David Toms (+3,000) is not a long hitter but that has not hurt him in the past as he hasn't finished outside the top 25 here in the past three years including his runner-up finish two years ago. One bad round hurt him at the PGA Championship and prior to that he had a T4 at the U.S. Open and a T8 at Bridgestone so he is still in great form.

Tim Clark (+3,000) is finally healthy and his golf game is showing it as he followed up a T15 at the RBC Canadian Open with a T11 last week at the PGA Championship. Like Toms, he is not a long hitter but this course sets up well as proven back in 2008 where he finished T6, the first year the event returned to Sedgefield.

Blake Adams (+5,000) will be the longshot pick this week. While he hasn't sniffed a victory yet this year, he is coming off his best finish of the season with a T7 at the PGA Championship and has four other top 25's in his prior eight starts. He has played here in each of the last two years and made the cut both times including a T30 last year.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the Wyndham Championship. All for 1 Unit

Jason Dufner (+1,200)
Brandt Snedeker (+2,500)
David Toms (+3,000)
Tim Clark (+3,000)
Blake Adams (+5,000)

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