Putting Emphasis Gives McCarthy, Burns an Edge at Wyndham

Putting Emphasis Gives McCarthy, Burns an Edge at Wyndham

Denny McCarthy, Sam Burns, Andrew Putnam

Recent winners at the Wyndham Championship gives value to the best putters of the field.
Denny McCarthy with +2000 odds is the best bet to win the 2023 Wyndham Championship.
Sam Burns with +3000 odds is another good bet, with Andrew Putnam (+8000) representing a valuable longshot.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A key stat involving Wyndham Championship winners since 2010 proves the most successful golfers at Sedgefield Country Club are above average putters and below average off the tee. Key knowledge of which golfers fit this mold allows bettors to find the best value.

Percentage of strokes gained total by winners since 2010:

Off the Tee
Wyndham: 14.8%
Tour average: 18.4%

Wyndham: 41.3%
Tour average: 35.4%

— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) August 1, 2023

Odds at PGA Tour betting sites have taken note of Denny McCarthy’s excellent putting, shortening his odds from +2500 on Monday to +2000 alongside four other golfers.

2023 Wyndham Championship Odds

Denny McCarthy +2000
Hideki Matsuyama +2000
Russell Henley +2000
Si Woo Kim +2000
Sung-Jae Im +2000
J.T. Poston +2500
Adam Scott +3000
Sam Burns +3000
Aaron Rai +3500
Alex Smalley +3500
Shane Lowry +3500
Adam Hadwin +4000
Cam Davis +4000
Justin Thomas +4000

Denny McCarthy’s skilled putting makes him the most valuable legal sports betting option of the field. McCarthy ranks third on the PGA Tour and best in the field for average putting strokes gained this season with 0.834 strokes per round.

What makes McCarthy’s average even more impressive is that it’s based on 75 measured rounds, the most of anyone in the top 11 golfers by this metric.

Betting Outside of Denny McCarthy

Sam Burns has longer odds at +3000 but ranks eighth on the PGA Tour this season in average putting strokes gained with 0.640 strokes per round. Burns has five top 10 finishes this season and finished T-13 in his last appearance at Sedgefield Country Club.

There are +110 odds at legal online sportsbooks for Burns to finish in the top 20 at the 2023 Wyndham Championship.

Another solid putter is Andrew Putnam, who has +8000 to win but ranks tenth in the essential putting statistic. His odds may be too long to bet for an outright victory, but Putnam’s +120 odds to finish top 40 are worth a bet.

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Zach Kelly

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