The West Coast Swing is over and that means the PGA Tour will be heading to Florida for this week's Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Justin Thomas (+500), Rickie Fowler (+1000) and Brooks Koepka (+1200) describe a relatively weak group at the National PGA, considered one of the most challenging courses on the circuit.
Here are the favorite bets of our golf experts for this weekend:
The Field vs. Thomas / Fowler / Koepka (-300)
I'll get there, but let's go first to the last one: if you followed my favorite bet at the WGC-Mexico Championship last week, you're welcome to sweat – and I hope you paid for it. total amount. I chose Tiger Woods to finish in the top 10, with the warning that we should live betting even if it starts slowly.
Well, he opened with a tie of 71 – and then finished T-10. Can you believe that some people are wringing their hands to bet on football games? I mean, this one has offered four full days of heartburn. It was glorious.
Anyway, let's move on to this week. I understand: we bet against the three favorites of the tournament here. It includes the last two champions of this event. The recent list of winners of the PGA Tour reads like one who's who big players.
And Thomas, in particular, seems ready to gain something from six shots very soon. Nevertheless, I take the field. I take 141 guys against three. Despite the consecutive run of elite winners at the National PGA, it is a journey where, traditionally, anything can happen.
I have people like Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Cameron Smith and a lot of other solid players on my side. And frankly, although I can easily see JT defend his title successfully, Fowler and Koepka do not scare me too much, so it's a bet against Thomas.
Although the odds are not the usual longer price I like for a favorite bet, putting $ 300 to win $ 100 here seems pretty safe.