2022 PGA DFS: Wyndham Championship FanDuel Picks

by Tyler Marling
2022 PGA DFS: Wyndham Championship FanDuel Picks

Let's dive into some 2022 PGA DFS: Wyndham Championship FanDuel picks!

The Wyndham Championship is the last tournament before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin so this week will be enormous for guys on the bubble of the top 125. Not only does that guarantee them a spot in the playoffs, but it also guarantees their PGA Tour card for next season, which is an even bigger deal than simply making the playoffs.

The Wyndham Championship will take place at Sedgefield Country Club; a 7,131-yard par 70 course with Bermuda greens.

This week, I'm not going with my typical three key indicators to help make a selection. I'll be using the past two-years performance at this event, SG: putting, and I'll be leaning towards guys who need to play well to lock in their top-125 ranking as a tie-breaker.

2022 PGA DFS: Wyndham Championship FanDuel Picks

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Michael Thompson - $8,400

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This selection came down to two choices for me. Michael Thompson or Aaron Rai. When looking at the three items I outlined earlier, Thompson became the choice.

Thompson didn't play in this event in 2020 but did play in 2021. Although he missed the cut in 2021, he has at least seen this golf course, which is more than can be said for Rai over the past two seasons as he hasn't played in this event in either 2020 or 2021.

Thompson has also been a slightly better putter this season. He currently ranks 82nd in SG: putting and picks up .092 shots per round on the field. Meanwhile, Rai ranks in a tie for 125th and is losing .057 shots per round on the field.

Lastly, Thompson likely needs a decent showing this week, at least seeing the weekend to guarantee his spot in the top 125. He is currently 108th compared to Rai who is safely in at 89th. I like taking guys with their backs against the wall. Let's see if it pays off.

Brendon Todd - $9,400

This selection came down to two guys as well and I selected Brendon Todd over Sebastian Munoz.

In this event in 2020, Todd missed the cut and Munoz barely made it, finishing in a tie for 74th. The difference here, for me, is last year. Both guys played much better, but Todd finished T-10th while Munoz finished T-29th.

With both guys safely in the top 125, that factor was basically thrown out in this decision. Ultimately, what swung me towards Todd is the SG: putting statistic. Todd is currently second on the PGA Tour in SG: putting and is picking up .819 strokes per round on the field. Meanwhile, Munoz has been a pretty poor putter this season. He currently ranks 124th and is losing .078 strokes per round on the field.

Munoz can rattle off some birdies, so don't be surprised if he is near the top of the leaderboard early. I expect him to fade throughout the week, however.

Denny McCarthy - $9,800

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From here on out, I probably won't have to worry about guys being on the cusp of the top 125. That factor was really for my cheaper salary selections. Denny McCarthy is safely in as he currently sits in 40th.

This selection is purely based on his past two years' performances at this event and SG: putting. McCarthy finished T-9th in 2020 and T-15th in 2021 at Sedgefield Country Club in the Wyndham Championship. He performs well at this track.

McCarthy has also been an elite putter this season. He is currently 4th in SG: putting and is picking up a whopping .785 strokes per round on the field here.

As long as he's not completely miserable from tee to green, he should threaten for another top 20 at Sedgefield.

Si Woo Kim - $10,300

For the first time with these selections, I'm taking a poor putter. Si Woo Kim is a pretty elite ball striker but is horrendous on the greens. He is currently 157th in SG: putting and loses over half a stroke on the field per tournament in this area.

The good news is he's 46th in SG: tee-to-green. That will help make up for a poor putter.

Kim is also rounding into form just in time for the playoffs. Which he is safely in, ranking 49th. He has back-to-back top 15 finishes.

The main reason I'm rolling with Kim, however, is he has been as good as anyone in this event over the last two seasons. He finished T-3rd in 2020 and T-2nd last season, losing in a playoff.

Russell Henley - $10,900

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For the second consecutive week, I'm going with Russell Henley. While my lineup, as a whole, was pathetic, Henley performed well with a T-10th finish.

Henley is also safely in the top 125, currently ranking 42nd, so that doesn't play a factor here.

He's also not been great with the putter this year and had a bad putting week last week at the Rocket Mortgage. He dropped from 107th down to 122nd after last week's event in SG: putting. He's losing .047 strokes per round on the field here.

However, he is a good putter on Bermuda and has performed really well in this event in each of the last two seasons. He finished in a tie for 9th in 2020 and a tie for 7th in 2021.

Billy Horschel - $11,200

I feel like Billy Horschel has been a staple in my lineups this season, and for good reason. He's had an excellent season with three runner-ups and a win at the Memorial Tournament.

Horschel is safely in, and likely safe to make it to the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs, at least, as he's currently ranked 18th.

He's also been an elite putter this season. He is currently 13th in SG: putting and is picking up .553 strokes per round on the field.

Lastly, Horschel has only played in this tournament once over the past two seasons and he finished second in 2020.

I like Horschel to compete again this year, for the win.

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