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Wyndham Championship First-Round Leader Tips: Sedgefield selections at 150/1, 100/1 and 80/1

American Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore is Dave's headline pick

The PGA Tour heads to North Carolina and Dave Tindall has three each-way bets to be top of the leaderboard come the end of round one at Sedgefield...

  • 150/1151.00 Ryan Moore has strong course history here

  • 100/1101.00 Martin Laird is back in form and likes Sedgefield

  • 80/181.00 Kevin Streelman has been starting fast lately

Weather forecast for Thursday

There's some rain in the air for the afternoon wave but wind speeds are fairly constant throughout the day at about 8-10mph. The temperature could also drop a little after midday but nothing too severe.

Traditionally, scoring is slightly lower in the morning so, all in all, an early start edges it although, as ever, things can change. I'll pick two early and one late.

Back Ryan Moore @ 150/1151.00

It's been a tough time for Ryan Moore over the last couple of seasons with his world ranking plummeting to a low of 439th at one point.

But every so often he flickers and the American posted a top 25 at the Canadian Open in June and tied 14th at the Barbasol three starts ago.

Also seventh at Pebble Beach in February, this is one of the courses where we could see him make a mark again.

During a run of five missed cuts out of six last year, Moore came to Sedgefield and finished tied 21st.

In terms of this market, he was fifth after round one before going on to lead at halfway.

Moore was also second after day one here in both 2018 and way back in 2009 when he went on to win the tournament, his first victory on the PGA Tour.

It's a special place for him and given that he was second on the first-round leaderboard at the Barbasol last month, he looks worth a play at a massive 150/1151.00 to challenge for FRL honours again here.

He's in one of the very early groups at 06.50.

Back Ryan Moore each way @ 150/1151.00

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Back Martin Laird @ 100/1101.00

Martin Laird is another multiple PGA Tour winner who has struggled badly for large chunks of this season.

In the Scotsman's case, he missed 12 cuts out 15 between January and July.

But, a corner is being turned. Laird has cashed in three of the last four events and his latest two show a 20th in the Barracuda and tied second place in last week's 3M Open.

Laird was sixth after the first round of the Barracuda thanks to a 65 while he closed with a 64 at the 3M.

As for this course, it's one Laird says he really likes. He was the FRL on debut and has fired in the 60s in all 11 of his opening rounds.

With his confidence back, the four-time PGA Tour winner can make an impression from his 12.38 tee-time.

Back Martin Laird each way @ 100/1101.00

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Back Kevin Streelman @ 80/181.00

My second early starter - he tees off at 07.34 - is Kevin Streelman.

The veteran has two top seven finishes at this layout and has been in the top five after round one twice.

With opening rounds here that include a 64, a 65 and two 66s he's used to posting a low early number and that applies to his recent play too.

Streelman was second after the first lap (64) at the 3M Open last week where he finished runner-up.

He was also second after 18 holes (66) of May's Wells Fargo Championship on his last visit to North Carolina.

In between those two strong starts, a 65 put him eighth on the day one leaderboard at the Travelers Championship.

There's enough in the above to put him forward as a strong bet at 80/181.00.

Back Kevin Streelman each way @ 80/181.00

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