3 Dark Horse Golf Picks to Win the 2021 Wyndham Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook
Longshots and dark horses have cashed in at the Wyndham Championship, including last year's winner Jim Herman at 500/1 odds. So while leading favorite Webb Simpson is at the top of the golf odds this week thanks to his exceptional results in the Wyndham and leading in nearly every conceivable scoring category in this event, there are far better options to consider when looking for value and dark horses that can win or cash in on top finishing position props.
With that in mind and more golfers pushing to improve their position or make the top-125 for the FedEx Cup Playoffs starting next week, here are some dark horses to consider for your golf betting at Sedgefield Country Club and the Wyndham Championship.
Wyndham Championship Golf 2021 Dark Horses
1. Sungjae Im (+2900)
Sungjae Im is not one of the favorites, but he should be. He's an ideal fit for the course at Sedgfield and his results show it with a pair of top-10s the last two years. The 23-year-old went low on the par 70 track with five rounds of 65 or better while ranking among the leaders in strokes gained stats. Im has gained strokes tee-to-green and on approach in five of his last six starts on Tour. His supreme accuracy off the tee will be a real benefit this week as he sets himself up for more solid approaches with ball placement key to scoring at Sedgefield.
2. Rickie Fowler (+5000)
It’s been a rough season and quite a fall for Rickie Fowler, who is outside the top-125 and sits No. 130 in the FedEx Cup Standings. He’ll need a good week to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs starting next week in the most pressure-packed tourney of his season at the Wyndham. Fowler has not played in this event since 2016 when he finished T22 and shot four rounds of 67 or better. His Short Game strength is still solid and he ranks top-5 Around the Green over his last 36 rounds and top-15 Tee-to-Green. Back in May, Fowler received a sponsors exemption to play in the PGA Championship, and he responded with a top-10 finish. He gained strokes across the board on the Donald Ross design in Detroit last month, and also fired an opening 64 on another birdie binge course in his last start at the 3M Open. The 32-year-old Fowler sits outside the top 100 in the world golf rankings for the first time in 11 years, and he’s at risk to miss the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time in his career. Fowler likely needs a top-20 finish to move into the top-125 and make the FedExCup Playoffs, and odds suggest his chances are less than 40% to make it. Still, don’t be surprised if this dark horse answers the call and rises up this week.
3. Harold Varner III (+7500)
The North Carolina native’s weakness is putting, but it’s been better since June as he’s gained strokes on the greens in four of his last five PGA Tour starts. Harold Varner is top-20 in Opportunities Gained and top-10 in Par 4 Efficiency, and over his last 36 rounds his strokes gained stats are quite solid ranking top-15 in Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee, Ball Striking and Around the Green. Varner finished 2nd this year at tree-lined, ball striking Harbour Town, and he has two top-10 finishes in the Wyndham including T7 last year when he opened with 62. Add in some new instruction from Butch Harman in Las Vegas last month, and Varner could contend and exceed his odds as a dark horse with some better approach play and putting.
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