After meticulously browsing through the head-to-head matchups at Sedgefield, I finally found exactly what I was looking for.
A trio of Wyndham Championship matchup picks where I could take advantage of price discrepancies.
Take a look at the following “plus-money” bets and hop on board wherever you see fit.
Maverick McNealy vs. Matt Wallace
Matt Wallace is the 45th-ranked player in the world, but if you study him closely, he’s done nearly all of his damage on the other side of the pond. On top of that, Wallace typically excels on tough setups where par is a good score as opposed to the soft layouts that turn into a putting contest.
Again if you look at Matt’s PGA Tour game log under a microscope, you’ll only see three top-25s in 12 starts – two of which came at really difficult venues (T-24th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, T-4th at the Memorial).
Flip the coin and Maverick McNealy is the far superior putter (ranked 11th in SG: Putting) and has recently beat up on easy tracks (T-8th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, 7th at the Barracuda Championship.)
I’ll keep things nice and tidy because there’s really no reason whatsoever that Jhonattan Vegas should be the favorite in this matchup.
Vegas has missed three straight cuts, plus he had the weekend off the last time he was at Sedgefield Country Club (2018) after shooting 70-73.
Why lay -125 hoping Jhonattan can get it together when you can back Cameron Davis at +105 knowing he’s in a nice groove?
The 25-year-old Aussie registered a 12th and a 32nd over his last two outings and shot 66-67-69-65 at the 2019 Wyndham Championship (T-22).
Paul Casey vs. Justin Rose
Paul Casey was able to rely on exquisite driving to carry him to a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship. His putting was just so-so – unlike Justin Rose who utilized a trusty putter to propel him to a solo-9th.
Transitioning to a golf course that is going to be soft and requires excellent putting to surge up the leaderboard, Rose seems like the one who is primed for a better performance. The fact that Justin’s price is sitting at +104 at one of the top golf sportsbooks turns this Wyndham Championship matchup pick into a “green-light special.”
This has nothing to do with fading Paul or thinking he won’t play well – this is about grabbing hold of an elite ball-striker who rolled a red-hot putter the last time out.
As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.
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