Action Report: Si Woo Kim Very Popular Betting Pick Ahead of Wyndham Championship

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Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, tees of on the 15th hole during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Dublin, Ohio.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Aug 02, 2023, 12:47 PM

The 2022-23 PGA Tour regular season will come to a close this week at the Wyndham Championship from Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

This is a course where players typically carry over success from year to year. It seems no player has had more success at Sedgefield Country Club in the last few years than Si Woo Kim. 

After winning the event in 2016, he added a fifth-place finish in 2019, a T-3 in 2020, and he lost in a playoff in 2021. 

Bettors at the BetMGM online sportsbook seem to be fully aware, as he’s the most popular player this week.

As of Wednesday, Kim is drawing the most handle (11.1%) on the most tickets (6.7%). After his odds opened at +3300, they’ve dropped all the way to +2000, tied for the shortest in the field.

Not only has Kim had success at this event in the past, he put together a solid season. He won the Sony Open back in January and has five top-10 finishes. He has struggled a bit of late – two missed cuts in his last two events – but playing at a course he’s had plenty of success at before could change things in a hurry.

Another popular pick is Hideki Matsuyama.

He’s another player with +2000 odds to win and is pulling in the second-most handle (7.9%) on the second-most tickets (6.6%).

Matsuyama has been boom or bust at this event in the past. He’s missed the cut four times in seven appearances, but in the three times he’s made the cut, he’s finished inside the top 15.

After opening the 3M Open with a 64, he took a step back the next three days to finish T-30.

Kim, J.T. Poston (+3000 to +2800) and Matsuyama are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Si Woo Kim– 11.1%
  2. Hideki Matsuyama – 7.9%
  3. J.T. Poston – 7.6%
  4. Sungjae Im – 5.6%
  5. Adam Scott – 5.2%

Tickets

  1. Si Woo Kim – 6.7%
  2. Hideki Matsuyama – 6.6%
  3. J.T. Poston – 5.4%
  4. Sungjae Im – 4.5%
  5. Denny McCarthy – 4.5%

Im and Henley also have the best odds to win (+2000) going into the event. Im finished T-2 at the event last year but has struggled a bit of late. It’s been nearly three months since he’s logged a top-15 finish.

Meanwhile, Henley has three straight top-10 finishes at the Wyndham Championship, and his scoring average in his last 16 rounds is 66.56.

Defending champion Tom Kim is not in the field after suffering an ankle injury at the Open Championship.

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”