Quicken Loans National: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/30/15
Quicken Loans National: Prediction, Odds, Pick
Quicken Loans National: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Robert Trent Jones Golf Club)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
The Quicken Loans National tees off this week in Virginia and is one of the newer courses in the PGA. Tiger Woods has won this event twice since 2009, so at least we’ll see a new champion this time around.
Here are some of the golfers you should consider throwing on your card this week.
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Jason Bohn - The last time we saw Jason Bohn, he was finishing 12th at the John Deere Classic. Bohn has put together back-to-back top-15 performances, and he’s finished 13th or better in four of his last seven events. Bohn has nine top-25 finishes overall in 22 events played and has finished as runner-up twice. Bohn is fourth in driving accuracy percentage, 17th in birdie average and 16th in scoring average. Bohn is certainly worth a look with heavy +5000 odds.
Tony Finau - Tony Finau comes in with odds of +3300, which sounds good to me with the way he’s been playing lately. Finau has a top-25 finish in eight of his last nine events and has 14 top-25 finishes in 26 events played overall this season. Talk about consistency. Finau is sixth in driving distance, 11th in birdie average and 51st in all-around ranking. It’s really only a matter of time before the 25-year-old gets his second professional victory under his belt.
Camilo Villegas - If you’re looking for a real shot in the dark, Camilo Villegas could be considered with odds of +10000. Villegas has been a mixed bag all season, as he’s made the cut 12 times and missed the cut eight times, which includes six of his last 10 events. However, Villegas does have four top-25 finishes and that includes his most recent event at the RBC Canadian Open. In fact, Villegas has finished 22nd or better in two of his last four events. With a lot of these golfers playing this course for the first time, this is a chance to go with somebody we usually wouldn’t include on a card. After all, Villegas does have two PGA wins since 2010, including last year’s Wyndham Championship. With his recent form, I like these odds.
Justin Rose - The odds for the overall favorite are usually rather small, but you can get Rose with odds of up to +800. Yeah, this is the same guy who won this tournament last season, finished sixth at the Open Championship and has four top-10 finishes in 13 events played. Rose is the best golfer in this field and has a shot for his third PGA win since 2014. Who doesn’t like turning 100 dollars into 900?
Justin Thomas - Justin Thomas is another strong candidate with odds of +2500. Thomas is quickly making a name for himself at 23 years old with a seventh place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship and a fifth place finish at the John Deere Classic. Thomas now has six top-10 finishes in 24 events played and has missed the cut just seven times. Thomas is 18th in driving distance, eighth in birdie average and sixth in all-around ranking. With a couple of weeks off to iron some things out and with the way he’s playing lately, I think Thomas has a good chance to get his first PGA win and second professional win of his career.