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It’s Wednesday and here at the SBT offices, that means it’s time for golf betting tips.
There are four tournaments this week, the PGA, LPGA, European Tour and Champions Tour. Five, if you count the Web.com. However we will only be providing betting tips for the PGA and Champions Tour this week. Nothing stood out for us at the LPGA or European Tour, and with it being on different courses there is also no course form to look at.
We’re also excited as we pre-ordered Rory McIlroys PGA Tour which means we get to play that tomorrow with EA Access. So very pumped for that – been waiting for a good golf game. Not that Powerstar Golf isn’t fun or anything – but nothing beats the PGA games.
Anyway enough about video games – let’s get to the betting tips for July 8th, 2015:
Golf Betting Tips:
We’ll go with the Encompass Championship in the Champions Tour first.
The Encompass is a relatively new tournament added to the Champions Tour so there’s not much data to go on in regard to course form. There has been only two tournaments – won by Craig Stadler and Tom Lehman. The favourites this week are Penny Perry, and the winner of the U.S. Senior Open Jeff Maggert.
We will be taking Kirk Triplett but betting a quarter unit on him. You can usually count on Kirk to bring the goods. He’s had a weak season so far but the almost win at the Players Championship was a great sign. He’s also got solid course form, with a 2nd place last year and so close to winning it. He’ll be raring to go with a lot of confidence.
Next up is the PGA – the John Deer Classic.
Spieth is the heavy favourite at 3/1. We are going to go with Zach Johnson to win. We had Johnson a few weeks ago – the Travelers Championship – at 35/1 banking on him making the Top 5 and he was 6th. So damn close. He’s got some excellent history the last few years on this course, and with his current form we’d be very surprised to see him at least not battling here. Take Johnson to win. 9/1 is a great price.
We’re also throwing a quarter unit on Steve Stricker. Regardless of his form, Stricker seems to love to turn up here. You may remember the name “Steve Stricker” associated with the John Deere as he won the bloody thing three times in a row, starting from 2009. And when he is not winning he’s coming close! His current form is a slight concern though which is why we’ll be restricting ourselves to a quarter unit bet.
Finally in the John Deere Classic, take Scott Brown. Another quarter unit bet and this is one which was all based on the odds. At the sportsbook linked below he is 66/1 which makes it a play. 50/1 and we’d think a little bit about it – 30/1 would be too low. But 66/1 is a great price and this is an +EV bet.