WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/30/16
The 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Firestone Country Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: Golf, CBS
We head to Ohio this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which is the final part of the World Golf Championships. This event debuted in 1999, and Tiger Woods is the only golfer to win more than once with a ridiculous eight victories.
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Here are some golfers to consider for this week's card.
Patrick Reed - Patrick Reed has had a couple of subpar performances since the US Open but has still racked up 10 top-25 finishes in 19 events played and did have an eighth place finish at the Memorial Tournament. Reed is also 14th in sand save percentage and 17th in eagles holes per, and he’s had a couple of top-20 finishes at the Firestone Country Club. You have to like Reed this week and his odds of +3000.
Jason Dufner - Jason Dufner is coming off an eighth place finish at the US Open and has now finished in the top-10 in two of his last three events. Dufner now has top-10 finishes in 25 percent of his 20 events played and has a couple of top-10 finishes at the Firestone Country Club. Dufner is also seventh in greens in regulation percentage and 13th in scoring average. Dufner and odds of +4000 holds a lot of value.
Shane Lowry - Shane Lowry has a chance to join Tiger Woods as the only players to win this event more than once, as he won last year with a -11. Lowry enters this tournament in great form, as he finished 16th in the PLAYERS Championship and runner-up at the US Open. You have to love Lowry’s current form and the fact he won this course last season. I like odds of +4000 with the 29-year-old Irishman.
Smylie Kaufman - If you’re looking for a monster longshot, playing Smylie Kaufman with odds of +10000 may be worth a shot. Kaufman has been a hit or miss in terms of making the cut, but he does have nine top-25 finishes in the 15 times he’s made the cut this season. Kaufman is also coming off a top-10 finish at the Quicken Loans National, and he’s 17th in birdie average. When Kaufman makes the cut, he finds himself in the middle of the pack and gives himself a shot of winning. I’ll take a shot in the dark with the 24-year-old to win his second PGA event.
Harris English - Another dark horse this week will be Harris English, who has made the cut in four straight events and is 25th in scoring average. English hasn’t been the most consistent golfer this season but usually gives a solid performance after struggling a few weeks. English had a 17th place finish at Wells Fargo after missing the cut, and he was runner-up at the Dean & DeLuca after struggling to find his form. English seems to come out of nowhere at times and I’ll take a stab with him and odds of +8000.