Player form guide for the Wyndham Championship:
Puncturing holes in the case of the favourite is no easy task, and Pettersson is only ignored because his odds have dramatically shortened over the past month. As mentioned above, his last two wins have come here and at St George’s, and a top 25 at Whistling Straits confirms the Swede remains in good form.
The defending champion rightly shares favouritism, having confirmed his liking for Donald Ross designs when second at Aronimink. However, besides dealing with the extra pressure of defending, Moore needs to bounce back quickly from a disappointing USPGA.
Another candidate with bags of pedigree on these old-fashioned courses. Snedeker won this tournament in 2007 when it was held at Forest Oaks, and made last year’s top five. He also registered top 20s at Aronimink and The Old White Course. He’s not a man to trust in contention, though.
Kim’s performances over the past fortnight offered no suggestion that he has found his groove yet following thumb surgery. In any case, a course where accuracy off the tee is imperative hardly strikes me as ideal for this wild driver.
Sim missed the cut at Whistling Straits, but had rekindled many hopes when third on his previous start at Atunyote. The young Aussie, who so dominated last year’s Nationwide Tour, remains a player on many pundits’ shortlists, including mine.
This former US Open champion is one of the classier players in this line-up, and made the top 25 here in both the last two renewals. This year’s form is thin on the ground, though.
There may have been health excuses, but Stenson’s form over the past fortnight has been nothing short of disastrous. He remains best watched.
Byrd made the top 25 last year, and the same mark on four of his last five starts. That includes Aronimink and The Old White Course.
The former Open champ showed some clear hints of form over the last fortnight, and should be suited by the layout on his Sedgefield debut.
Though a very rare winner, Henry has both course and recent form credentials. He was runner-up last time out, and has twice finished fourth previously at Sedgefield.
This self-confessed ‘choker’ has found some form, with top tens on his last two starts, recording some impressive gir stats in the process.
Dufner’s odds have been slashed after playing a small part in Sunday’s enthralling finish to the USPGA. That looks an over-reaction given his disappointing previous figures.
RICHARD S JOHNSON
The recent Scandinavian Masters winner remains a man in form, making consecutive top 25s since his return to the PGA Tour.
Four top eights from his last seven starts reads very well in this company, but Cejka showed why he is a player to avoid with his absymal final-round performance at Atunyote, after starting Sunday with a two shot lead.
Placed 28th was an excellent USPGA debut for the Korean teenager, following on from 40th in the US Open and a couple more top 20s in Europe. He is a truly outstanding prospect.
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