Golf Bets: Jan 1st, 2020

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Well good news – golf is now back and that means almost every Wednesday I’ll be back here providing golf betting tips.

It feels like forever since I last provided golf betting tips here when it has only been a little over a month.

Our last tournament of the 2019 calendar year was a nice won as well, as I correctly tipped Jon Rahm to win the World Tour Championship.

13/2 odds for that one.

Here’s a reminder of the betting slip:

I’ve got a few picks for the Tournament of Champions then I’ll mention a few players of note and why I am not tipping them.

Sentry Tournament of Champions Bets:

Reminder that I do each-way bets which are to win or Top 4(for this tournament). If your sportsbook doesn’t offer e/w betting, split your bet to win and Top 5.

Patrick Cantlay to finish in Top 5. I’m really not sure if he can win it or not which is why I didn’t do an E/W bet on this one. However I do think he has what it takes to hang about near the top here and that he can improve on his last finish at this tournament where he was 15th. A solid play.

Brendan Todd to win & E/W. Annoying one where he was 45/1 one earlier in the week when I was looking and he has dropped to 35/1. Still bettable in my opinion. He looked in great form to end the year and I think suits this course well.

Gary Woodland to win & E/W. Solid player and really he should be coming into this one defending his title. Absolutely torrid time last time out where he played so well but Xander pipped him. He’s going to be a contender here I think and with the top heavy field odds wise, he is a good little price.

Graeme McDowell to win & E/W. So this is a hefty underdog pick. McDowell is 125/1 and I don’t think he will contend. But I wanted someone different from the norm and went for this underdog pick. Your call if you want to follow or not. I just have a feeling he may surprise here.

Other Thoughts:

Jon Rahm: 9/2 is just too hefty a price for me. Same for Justin Thomas. What makes it more difficult is looking at a winner, I just can’t pick between the two.

Dustin Johnson. He just had that knee surgery so let’s wait and see how he performs eh? He didn’t look to shabby following it when we saw him play but I’m not risking it. Plus he is using the new driver and that’s another question mark.

Rickie Fowler is someone I like. However he is on my “do not bet” list and I just can’t take him off it. He’s tempting at that price though and if you are on the fence about it, go for it.

Kevin Na was close to being my underdog pick His strokes gained putting stat is looking good going into this tournament and putting is a big factor. Played here previously and didn’t get anything really going though.

Collin Morikawa is tempting. Knows this course well and played here as a kid visiting relatives