The PGA Tour closes out its regular season this week as it visits Sedgefield Country Club for the 2021 Wyndham Championship. Read on below to see my prediction for who will win the tournament, as well as my predictions for who will finish in the top 10, my dark horse, and my player to fade.
Winner: Kevin Na- Kevin Na has had an efficient season , with a win, a runner up and 6 top 25’s in 22 starts. Na has finished in the top 25 in each of his last 2 starts and brings that momentum into Sedgefield, where he has progressively gotten better in each start, going missed cut, T-18, T-8, and T-4 in four career starts. Na is 1st in Strokes Gained: Around-The-Green and can get the putter going at any given moment. As long as he keeps the ball in play throughout the week, Kevin Na will be a threat to win and will be standing in the winner’s circle come Sunday.
Top 10: Webb Simpson- Simpson might as well be called Mr. Wyndham, with 1 win, 2 runner-ups, 2 thirds, and 8 top 10’s in 12 career starts here. Simpson has had a quiet season on tour, with just 5 top 10’s in 18 starts. With the playoffs beginning next week, Simpson can gain some momentum on his competitors with a solid finish this week. Simpson is a lock for the top 10.
Dark Horse: Brian Stuard- Stuard has put together a solid run over the past few weeks, with 3 top 15 finishes in his last 4 starts. Averaging just 277.2 yards off the tee, Stuard is one of the shortest hitters on tour. Nevertheless, length doesn’t matter in this event, as several shorter hitters have won here in recent years, including Webb Simpson, Carl Pettersson, Ryan Moore, Arjun Atwal, and Davis Love III. A win is unlikely for Stuard, but I believe a top 30 finish is certainly within reach.
Player to Fade: Sebastian Cappelen- Cappelen has struggled this year, making just 7 of 22 cuts and has only shot in the 60’s just 3 times in stroke play events in 2021. Any expectations for Cappelen would be a waste of time this week, as he will certainly miss the cut.