Sedgefield Key Fantasy Stats

Wyndham Championship

August 1st – 4th, 2019

Sedgefield Country Club

Greensboro,, NC

Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,127

Purse: $6.2 million

with $1,116,000 to the winner

Defending Champion:
Brandt Snedeker

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

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This is based on the most vital stats from Sedgefield C.C., based on data from last year’s Wyndham Championship and using data from all the players in the field with stats from 2019.
For the third week in a row, the tour plays a course that driving it straight matters a lot, the key to playing well at Sedgefield is to hit it straight and position your drives for the shot into the green. A look at the list of champions at the Wyndham since the event went back to Sedgefield in 2008 shows that the list of winners are guys that either hit is short and straight, or in the case of hitting it long players like Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Si Woo Kim and 2017 winner Henrik Stenson. Last year’s winner Brandt Snedeker is a short hitter, but when he is playing well it’s it straight. Another important aspect of driving for long hitters, the holes that dogleg need players to lay it up to avoid going through the fairway and it’s always best to be in the fairways. The course is tree line and that is more of a hazard than the rough which is not as penal as it could be.
Like any other great Donald Ross course, the greens are tough, first in hitting them if you miss them it’s a hard up and down. The greens are also pretty flat and lot’s of putts are made, by good and bad putters. So it’s a course that favors short hitters, those that do scramble well and average putters. Last week was a perfect example, winner Brooks Koepka was able to scramble great getting it up and down 20 of the 22 greens he missed to rank 1st and putt well ranking 1st in Strokes Gained Putting. All of this added up to Koepka making 21 birdies the 3rd best of the week. The same will have to happen this week for someone to win.

So in looking at our four categories, we see how much driving and getting the ball on the green makes a difference. So we pick Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green because at Sedgefield putting the ball in play off the tee is very important, probably one of the most important items on this Donald Ross course. Last year Snedeker was 2nd in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green. Then getting the ball on the greens is important and we all know how hard it is to hit a Donald Ross green. That is why next up is scrambling, because the greens are hard to hit when you miss the green you have to get it up and down to win. Last year Sedgefield ranked 20th in Scrambling. Our next stat is putting average which is important, last year Sedgefield was 11th in putting average while Snedeker was 2nd, so to play well it’s important to putt well on this course We are going to take it a step further and use the Strokes Gained Putting stat for our third category. Last we have birdies, last year 1,746 birdies were made, five other courses saw more birdies made. So we are using the Birdie average for our final category.

*Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green: Looks at the combination of length off the tee and accuracy, then getting the ball on the green so it determines who is best at all of these items.

*Scrambler: Who gets it up and down after missing a green.

*Strokes Gained Putting: Look who picks up the most strokes on the greens.

*Birdie average: Players who average the most birdies made per round.

Here are the 137 of 156 players from this year’s field with stats from 2019:

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