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Pick 'Em Preview: Wyndham Championship

by Will Gray
Updated On: August 5, 2022, 3:20 pm ET

This year marks the launch of PGA Tour Pick 'Em Live, a new free-to-play game that allows fans to make various picks and predictions throughout tournament week.

With guaranteed weekly prizes valued up to $5,000, participants will be asked to offer a range of picks from tournament winner to first-round leader and various head-to-head matchups. Picks are based on live odds via PointsBet Sportsbook, so while pre-tournament selections can be changed throughout the week the assigned odds will change accordingly.

Participants can also make selections after each of the first three rounds, with points increasing accordingly.

Here are players to consider when making pre-tournament selections this week for the Wyndham Championship, as players jockey for cards and playoff position in the final event of the regular season:

Tournament Winner: Kevin Streelman (+6000): This is a week where players can leave driver in the bag, as accuracy off the tee far outweighs distance at Sedgefield. Enter Streelman, who was a runner-up a couple weeks ago at the Barbasol and missed the monster playoff by a shot at this event a year ago. He has two Tour wins to his credit but none since 2014, so he's not exactly deserving of a spot on the short list. But at a lofty price on a course that suits his skill set, it wouldn't surprise me if Streelman finds a way to get it done and snaps a particularly interesting stretch of favorites or near-favorites winning on Tour.

Top-10 Finish: Si Woo Kim (+280): Si Woo at Sedgefield. It's just one of those things. The Korean earned his first PGA Tour win in memorable fashion back in 2016 and almost grabbed a second title last year before losing in a playoff. All told, he has racked up four top-5 finishes here in his last five appearances and seemingly brings out his best at this stop regardless of recent form. This time around he enters off a pair of top-15 finishes and is flashing solid form. Add in the extra ingredient of a return to Sedgefield and this could be another week where the Korean flag is flying near the top of the Wyndham leaderboards.

Top-20 Finish: Chesson Hadley (+500): Hadley managed to save his card in dramatic fashion last year in Greensboro, sneaking into the top 125 by the skin of his teeth. He's on the right side of the bubble this time around but still could use a few points, and there's reason to think he'll get them on a course where he has made the cut in four straight appearances. Hadley hails from North Carolina and has tended to play some of his best golf in this part of the country, including a near-miss last summer at Congaree.

First Round Leader: Russell Henley (+4000): When the temps get steamy and the Tour heads to Bermuda greens, it's time to give Henley a look. The former Georgia Bulldog can be streaky at times, but on courses like Sedgefield that often means birdies in bunches. Henley has top-10 finishes in back-to-back starts in Greensboro, while he's coming off a T-10 showing in Detroit that included a second-round 65.

Round 1 3-ball: Kevin Kisner (+125) over Webb Simpson and Davis Love III: This is an enticing price on the defending champ, as Kisner goes up against a pair of former Wyndham champs after surviving a six-man playoff last year. Simpson is the betting favorite in this three-ball, given his dominant form at Sedgefield over the last decade-plus, but he's not the same player he once was. Two years ago Simpson entered this event ranked No. 6 in the world, but this week he's down to 74th and has struggled to post any recent results outside of a T-13 finish at the Travelers in June. Love might be paying more attention to the Presidents Cup standings than his own game at the moment, as shown by his struggles last week in Detroit, while Kisner has four top-10s in his last five trips to Sedgefield and has a chance to go back-to-back.

Will Gray

Will Gray is the Manager of College Sports & Golf Content for NBC Sports EDGE. He has covered the PGA Tour since 2013 and regularly contributes golf betting insight and analysis across multiple digital platforms. Gray has been with NBC Sports since 2007 and recently served as a writer, video analyst and podcast host for Golf Channel. You can follow him on Twitter @WillGrayGC