Starts: 4th August 2022
Course: Sedgefield Country Club, NC
Length: 7,131 yards
2021 Champion: Kevin Kisner
Designer: Donald Ross
Used Since: 2008
Greens: Small - Bermudagrass
Water Hazards: On 6 holes
Par 5's: 5th and 15th
Premium on: Approach play
The 2019 Wyndham Championship was notable as the first PGA Tour event since 1974 where the winner did not record a bogey or worse. The course has also seen a 59 with Brandt Snedeker having achieved this feat in 2018.
Players from North Carolina have a strong record here with J.T. Poston winning in 2019 and Webb Simpson being somewhat of a course specialist. Carl Pettersson is another past champion with North Carolina links.
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Last year, the winning score was only -15. In the previous five editions, the winning score had been between -21 or -22.
A mixed bag, course form isn't essential. Three of the past six champions had no course form to speak of prior to winning (Si Woo Kim, Henrik Stenson and JT Poston). However, 2018, 2020 and 2021 champions - Brandt Snedeker, Jim Herman, and Kevin Kisner - had both posted top 12 finishes prior to winning.
Last year's champion, Kevin Kisner, had two top 10's in his last four starts but two most recent starts had been mediocre.
2020 champion Jim Herman, had no form whatsoever coming into the tournament. However the previous four champions had each posted a top 45 finish the week before (three of those four had recorded a top 30 the week before).
The last five winners have ranked 52-318-158-88-9-114. Outsiders do win here.
Since the event moved back to Sedgefield in 2008, we've had eight winners from the USA and six winners from a range of countries.
SG: Off The Tee
The last six winners have ranked 34-7-44-83-55-1.
The last six winners have ranked 60-5-4-86-9-6. Accuracy is preferred over length.
The last six winners have ranked 137-98-101-41-130-86. Distance is not essential!
The last six winners have ranked 12-4-1-4-3-2. Approach play is key.
Greens In Regulation
The last six winners have ranked 8-1-3-23-3-8. As indicated above, approach play is key.
SG: Around The Green
The last six winners have ranked 26-94-28-10-47-63. We don't need to focus on this category this week.
The last six winners have ranked 8-3-17-24-3-56. A hot putter helps but isn't essential.
The 14th and 18th played as the hardest holes last year, both are par 4s measuring over 500 yards.
The two par 5's are ranked as the easiest holes on the course. The short par 4, 8th hole plays as the 3rd easiest on the course.
The 16th and 17th, averaged around 0.1 strokes under par last year but the 18th played 0.14 stokes over par.
Fast or Slow Start
You can recover from a slow start here. Winners in the last six years have placed 9th, 13th, 16th, 1st, 2nd and 41st after Round 1.
Two winners in the last six years has been outside the top 10 at halfway (Jim Herman 2020 and Kevin Kisner last year).
Every winner in the last six years has been inside the top 5 through 54 holes. Three of those six have led with 18 holes to go. It should be noted Si Woo Kim got into a playoff last year from 15th place in round 3.