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Dufner to claim Wyndham win to enter FedEx Cup play-offs on top

| 15.08.2012

Jason Dufner needs to finish in the first two in the Wyndham Championship to begin the FedEx Cup play-offs from top spot and a victory looks decent value at 12/1.

The event represents the last chance for players to move into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings to ensure their entry into the first of the four play-off events.

With many of the top names on tour already high enough on the points list to qualify, it is the lesser lights of the PGA Tour that are mainly taking part in the Wyndham.

In fact, only two players ranked between 76 and 125 are absent, while 45 of the top 55 players currently outside of the top 125 have arrived at Sedgefield Country Club in the hope of a big performance.

Dufner has no such worries in regards to his involvement in the play-offs as he currently lies third in the standings, largely because of two PGA Tour victories already this season.

However, he has the incentive of knowing that a victory would see him overtake Tiger Woods to top the pile and he is the only player in the field with this opportunity.

Dufner recovered well from a sloppy opening 36 holes at the PGA Championship to finish in a share of 27th, which represented his 17th successive tournament cut made.

Promisingly, he also ranks highly in the PGA Tour statistics for both greens in regulation and birdie average and the Wyndham has been a tournament that has typically seen low scores shot in recent years.

Defending champion Webb Simpson is the joint favourite with Dufner at 12/1, but a lay-off after the birth of his second child means it is hard to predict how he will fare.

Therefore, it may be best to look elsewhere.

Charlie Wi may be 100/1 to win the Wyndham Championship, but is certainly due a PGA Tour success after finishing second five times in his career.

The Wyndham has been won by a maiden PGA Tour victor in three of the last four years and his talents on the greens could be especially valuable with a low score likely to be needed to triumph.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.