Which Golfer Has Best Chance Of Moving Up Into FedExCup Playoffs?

Which Golfer Has Best Chance Of Moving Up Into FedExCup Playoffs?

Next week marks the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, the pinnacle of the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season. 

While the Tour has garnered plenty of headlines this season for its deal with rival LIV Golf, this week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro is the last chance for several on-the-bubble players to crack the top 70 rankings to qualify for the first FedEx event in Memphis. 

Needless to say, the LIV merger is the last thing on those player's minds. 

Advancing to Memphis, and perhaps the Tour Championship in Atlanta, would represent a great individual season. 

So who has work to do in Greensboro this week? BetCarolina.com, your home to NC sports betting, broke down who has the best odds to move into the top 70 and qualify for Memphis next week.

Best Odds Of Moving Up Into FedExCup Playoffs

Player Percentage Chance Odds
Garrick Higgo18.2%+450
Ben Taylor17.4%+475
Shane Lowry15.4%+550
KH Lee12.5%+700
Davis Thompson11.1%+800
Justin Thomas10%+900
Other/None15.4%+550

Higgo Looks To Keep Good Form Rolling

South African lefty Garrick Higgo has the best odds on our board (+425) of moving into the Memphis field, but he needs to take care of business in Greensboro first. Higgo, currently No. 72 on the rankings, comes in with good form. He has three straight top 25's in his last 3 starts, and another this week will send him on his way to the playoffs. 

The 24-year old is also +8000 to win this week with a BetMGM North Carolina bonus code.

Past Major Winners At Risk Of Missing Playoffs

While other players like Englishman Ben Taylor (+475), KH Lee (+700) and Davis Thompson (+800) are also trying to play their way to Memphis, two former major champions jump out on our odds board. 

Irishman Shane Lowry, the 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year, has had an average season, but a top 20 this week could vault him into the postseason. He has two top-25's previously at Greensboro. 

Then there's the curious case of Justin Thomas, the two-time major winner who has lost his game this summer. 

Thomas, a former World. No. 1, has missed 5 of his last 7 cuts, and has even shot on or above 80 multiple times in recent starts. Can he find his form in Greensboro? At No. 79 in the FedEx race, Thomas is seriously at risk of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013-2014.

He needs at least a solo 18th at the regular season finale to have a chance to secure a spot.

Keep it here at BetCarolina for more updates ahead of the launch of NC betting apps.

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Thomas Leary is an editor and writer for BetCarolina.com, with a focus on the Panthers, Hornets and college sports. He previously worked at Sports Business Journal.

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