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All four Major Championships are in the books for 2014, and Rory McIlroy ended with a bang. The No.1 player in the world won the British Open, the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, and then capped off his run (so far) with a victory at the 2014 PGA Championship. The win at Valhalla was McIlroy’s second PGA Championship title and fourth-career Major. With Tiger Woods’ future uncertain, McIlroy is exactly what the sport of golf needs at the moment.
Unfortunately, McIlroy will not be in the field this week for the 2014 Wyndham Championship. He will be taking time off until the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, as well as gearing up for the Ryder Cup in less than two months.
The Wyndham Championship is the last opportunity for players to get into the FedEx Cup Playoffs, trying to earn enough points to vault into the top-125.
Woods will not be in the playoffs.
The Field for the 2014 Wyndham Championship is not of the class that we’ve seen the last month, but it is chock-full of players looking to make their mark on the 2013-14 PGA Tour season with the playoffs right around the corner.
The top favorite in the field this week is Brandt Snedeker. While he hasn’t had the season he hoped for Snedeker has been playing well of late, carding a pair of top-15 finishes over the course of the last two weeks, including a T13 at the PGA Championship finishing 10 under par. His performance in the PGA + the WGC Bridgestone is enough to convince oddsmakers that he is the player to beat this week.
Even as the top favorite according to 2014 Wyndham Championship odds, a wager on Snedeker is garnering a 14/1 payout, which is a high rate of return for the majority of PGA Tour event. This is seen every so often when it comes to tournaments that aren’t as high up on the radar as some of the others.
Hideki Matsuyama is actually the highest-ranked player in the field, coming in at No.18 in the world. Matsuyama is second on the list of favorites behind Snedeker at 18/1. While the young Japanese player has won this season, he is still relatively inexperienced. But his talent is enough such that he might be the player to beat this week.
This should actually be one of the most-interesting weeks on the PGA Tour, because players know that it’s crunch time.
Not only is a PGA Tour title and a berth in the FedEx Cup Playoffs on the line to secure a spot, but players still have the chance to impress Ryder Cup captains to try and earn a spot as a Captain’s pick. The Captains have until September 2 to submit their selections outside of those who have already qualified. LatestBettingOdds.com has the complete list of tournament payouts below from Bovada.
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