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2012 Wyndham Championship Discussion Thread

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Here are the Experts Picks for the Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC

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Amanda
Balionis
JAMIE DONALDSON. Donaldson has improved with each start in 2012. A tie for 60th at the British Open, then a T36 at Bridgestone followed by an impressive T7 last week. Donaldson is making his first PGA TOUR start this week and could be tough to beat.
Brian
Wacker
CARL PETTERSSON . He's won there before and was in contention most of the week at Kiawah. There have been a few bounce back weeks this season and I expect this to be another one for the Swede.
If Wacker had the top pick ... Pettersson
Bill
Cooney
JASON DUFNER . Dufner rebounded nicely on the weekend at the PGA and can take over the FedExCup points lead with a tie for second place or better at Wyndham. Ranks fifth in scoring average, third in all-around and first on my radar this week.
If Cooney had the top pick ... Dufner
Lauren
Deason
BRANDT SNEDEKER . Hasn't done much since a T3 at the British Open, but Sneds is a past champ in Greensboro. His win at the Wyndham came at the event's previous venue, Forest Oaks, but he's also played well at Sedgefield (T5 in 2009 and T8 in 2010).
If Deason had the top pick ... Snedeker
John
Schwarb
WEBB SIMPSON . Missed the cut last week at the PGA, but two rounds at tough Kiawah were enough to get the juices flowing again after his baby layoff. Time to defend his Wyndham title and get ready for another strong Playoffs season.
If Schwarb had the top pick ... Simpson
Chris
Dunham
NICK WATNEY . Had it going with five straight top 25s prior to the PGA -- where a second-round 82 in horrible conditions cost him the weekend. Ranks 51st in FedExCup points and a few big weeks could give him a shot at the title.
If Dunham had the top pick ... Watney
Ryan
Smithson
RYAN MOORE . Sedgefield produces some ultra-low numbers, which is why Moore won this thing in a playoff in 2009. He missed the cut at the PGA last week, but that was mainly due to the crazy conditions on Friday. Has missed only three cuts all year.
If Smithson had the top pick ... Pettersson
Mike
McAllister
TIM CLARK . He's definitely trending upward -- comes off a T11 at the PGA and has three finishes of T15 or better among his last five starts. The only time he played Sedgefield (2008), he never shot worse than 68 and eventually finished T6.
If McAllister had the top pick ... Pettersson
Helen
Ross
BILL HAAS . Haas has been working hard on his game of late after a red-hot start that saw him win the Northern Trust Open and then taper off. He got things going each of the last two Sundays but couldn't quite finish it off. He'd be a popular winner here.
If Ross had the top pick ... Pettersson
Anne
Szeker
KEN DUKE . The veteran's steady season has put him at 39th in the FedExCup standings. He's had six solid top 10s -- his best a T5 at Transitions -- and he could grind his way to a win this week to finish the regular season on a high note.
If Szeker had the top pick ... Snedeker
John
Swantek
JOHN DALY . Certainly seems like a different Big John these days and, at 137th in the standings, he's motivated to make the FedExCup Playoffs and should continue a recent run of top form; T5 at Reno-Tahoe Open and T18 at the PGA.
If Swantek had the top pick ... Snedeker
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I like the Dufner pick myself, for mostly the same reasoning behind Bill Cooney's explanation.

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The tournaments immediately after a major always seem very low key to me.  Even the announcers have lower energy.

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Is this the week Charlie Wi finally gets a win?

[quote name="boogielicious" url="/t/61422/2012-wyndham-championship-discussion-thread/0_30#post_758852"]The tournaments immediately after a major always seem very low key to me.  Even the announcers have lower energy. [/quote] These two seem to fit together. Wi seems to contend often in those tournaments that have sneaky-decent fields, but not the big, big names.

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These two seem to fit together. Wi seems to contend often in those tournaments that have sneaky-decent fields, but not the big, big names.

I think this course will be easier, less wind for his high ball flight.... And he'll be motivated after missing two cuts. Smells right to me?!

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I believe Dufner is going to step up and take this one. He always starts out very aggressive and has great results on Day 1 through Day 2. After that, he relaxes and appears to "coast" through the course and loses it. He also needs to start showing some emotion and stop being a robot. Whether he sinks a 30 ft. eagle, finishes -6 on the day, or finishes +6 on the day, he always has that same damn Skoal lip going with the "McKayla is not impressed" facial expression.

Once the guy starts getting fired up, I think he'll be better off.

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The commentators on TGC are talking about how they'd like to see Sergio play with "youthful exuberance" today and they play the highlight from the '99 PGA where he hits the shot from behind the tree.  Really?!  The guy is 32 and a "veteran" on tour.  Maybe they still see him as a kid because of his temper tantrums ;-)

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Certainly Garcia's putting struggles have kept youthful exuberance out of his game for some time.  If the putts drop today, he will get the win.  If not, he may pout a bit. But I like him. He's not afraid to say what he feels, whatever the consequences, and whether or not you agree with him.

Now, as for throwing his shoes......

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Originally Posted by Harmonious

Certainly Garcia's putting struggles have kept youthful exuberance out of his game for some time.  If the putts drop today, he will get the win.  If not, he may pout a bit. But I like him. He's not afraid to say what he feels, whatever the consequences, and whether or not you agree with him.

I think a lot of the quotes he's given are also given too quickly after competition, and if he had an hour, he wouldn't say things like "I'm just not good enough to win a major" or whatever.

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This tournament, the weather and this course have bored the shit out of me. Now that its gotta finish on a Monday its even more miserable.

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I'm loving this. 9.40 at night and the final round is live. Might just have to stay up for the finish. Also, Sergio is flushing it.

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber

Sergio is playing his brains out.

Barring a certain Frenchman's 72nd hole, I reckon he'll be fine.

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Originally Posted by michaeljames92

Barring a certain Frenchman's 72nd hole, I reckon he'll be fine.

Aaannddd he snaps it into the trees.

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Originally Posted by michaeljames92

Aaannddd he snaps it into the trees.

That putt on the 18th was sick.  He nearly drained it.

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