5 Power Picks: 2017 Wyndham Championship

The final tournament of the PGA Tour’s regular season is upon us as we move from Charlotte up to Greensboro for the long running Wyndham Championship at historic Sedgefield Country Club.


 
As the last tournament on the docket, prior to the start of the FedExCup playoffs, the Wyndham offers those players on the bubble one final shot to secure a ticket to The Northern Trust, while giving others the opportunity to improve their positions (Top 30, Top 70, Top 100) for deeper play.

World No. 9 Henrik Stenson, and Kevin Kisner (No. 24) headline the field in Greensboro, with Jason Dufner (34), Bill Haas (37), Ryan Moore (43), Russell Knox (44), and Billy Horschel (47) the other players ranked inside the world top 50.

With the table (somewhat) set, here are the 5 Power Picks for the 2017 Wyndham Championship.


1. Henrik Stenson


 
At No. 9 in the world, Stenson is the highest ranked player in the Wyndham Championship field. The Olympic silver medalist has not been in his best form in 2017, but is trending positively as of late with four finishes of T17 or better in his last five events, including a T13 at last week’s PGA Championship. This will be the Wyndham debut for the 2013 FedExCup champion, as Stenson is looking to improve on his 75th place FedExCup position.

  • Last 7: T13, T17, T11, T26, T10, MC, T26
  • World Rank: No. 9 | FedExCup Rank: No. 75

2. Kevin Kisner


 
The 33-year-old from nearby South Carolina is coming off a taxing week at the PGA Championship, where he was either the leader or co-leader after each of the first three rounds. If he is able to move on quickly from his Quail Hollow final round disappointment, Kisner should stand a great chance to win.

“Kiz” is in the midst of a tremendous season where he has a win and two runner-ups, and he has played well at this event before, posting a T10 last year with a final round 63, and a T8 in 2014.

  • Last 7: T7, T28, T54, MC, T58, T6, 1
  • World Rank: No. 24 | FedExCup Rank: No. 9

3. Jason Dufner


 
Despite just two top 10s, Dufner has earned $2.9 million this season, the most he has earned in a season since 2013. Dufner has been very up and down over the past three months, winning The Memorial Tournament and finishing T14 at The Open Championship, but missed the cut at the U.S. Open and posting poor results at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (T50) and last week’s PGA Championship (T58).

  • Last 7: T58, T50, T14, MC, MC, 1, MC
  • World Rank: No. 34 | FedExCup Rank: No. 22

4. Grayson Murray


 
The PGA Tour rookie is one of just three players in the field (Kevin Kisner, Chris Stroud) who were in Sunday contention at the PGA Championship. In just his second career major start, Murray was in 6th place going into the final round, but struggled badly on the back nine, as a 4-over 75 dropped him into a share of 22nd place.

  • Last 7: T22, MC, 1, MC, WD, 74, T26
  • World Rank: No. 85 | FedExCup Rank: No. 33

5. Ryan Moore


 
Moore ended 2016 year as one of the hottest players in the world, and he started the current one pretty much the same way (T3 in Kapalua). But since then, injuries have taken a toll on the former all-world amateur, as he has posted just one top 10 (T9 at the Masters). However, following three straight MCs, Moore seems to be trending up, with two consecutive solid finishes in elite tournaments.

  • Last 7: T13, T28, MC, MC, MC, T67, MC
  • World Rank: No. 43 | FedExCup Rank: No. 34

Some content cross-posted from Wyndham Primer.


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.



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