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Nothing at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am last week. What a performance from Tom Hoge and it was great to see Spieth up there too.
We had Russell Knox Top 20 but he came 3 strokes away from that. The highly anticipated Maverick McNealy never got going.
He was a pick that EVERYONE seemed to be on. I’ve wrote about those picks before – when I see someone mentioned like that, I usually skip them as I’ve never seen one actually come in.
This time around his data actually suited up well which is why I thought he was worth the bet. It’s just amusing to me that every time I look at other golf sites and picks and see an almost unanimous pick – how they never come in.
This week, we have the Waste Management Phoenix Open. So let’s get right to it:
Phoenix Open Betting Tips:
E/W (Each-Way) bets mean you split that amount. So if it is a $250 E/W bet, that means $125 on them to win, $125 on them to place (Usually in the Top 5)
If you’re looking to bet this one, be sure to look at course form etc SINCE 2015 as that was when a lot of changes were rang in.
I had Daniel Berger penciled in here – first $50 Top 10 and $50 Top 20, then I switched it to $50 Top 20 only, but have now decided to pull it altogether. His back issues just concern me.
$100 on Scottie Scheffler Top 20 Finish: 11/8 Odds
Not someone I can see winning but he is in solid form, and had that 7th place finish here last year.
You have to expect a win at some point from Scottie this year but I’m not sure this is the course for him to do that on. Think he is just warming up right now. You could bet Top 10 but that’s a bit too high a risk for me and 3/1 odds isn’t enough for me.
$100 on Russell Henley To Win & E/W: 45/1
Thise might be a bit of a surprise one considering his form here and I get it. But he stands out well on all of the metrics for me here and I have liked what I see from him this season. This is a real “go big or go home” type bet as opposed to backing Top 20 or something – but there’s just something about his current form that I am liking.
$100 on Viktor Hovland To Win & E/W: 18/1
If we’re looking for legitimate winners, we have to consider Hovland. Dude is in absolute beast mode at the moment and if he gets the short game figured out then nothing is stopping him. He only has one performance here where he didn’t make the cut, but I like him to perform better here.
$50 on Corey Conners To Win & E/W: 60/1
Coming in with a couple of missed cuts which isn’t great but his stats work out well for this course. He’s performed well twice here in the past and I’m hoping to see more from him in the future. Think he will come in with a bit of pressure off and with a break and this could be a good spot for him.
$50 on Bubba Watson To Win & E/W: 45/1
Obligatory course form bet here.
$20 on Austin Eckroat Top 10 & Top 20 – $10 each
I know he disappointed last week but he still performs well on the metrics here and at 10/1 and 28/1, it’s worth a minor play.