<![CDATA[Golf RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Deutsche Bank Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 9/1/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/09/01/deutsche-bank-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments This week we head to Massachusetts for the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship, an event that debuted in 2003 and carries us through Labor Day Weekend. We’ve seen some very impressive scores at this event over the years and the last several years have been extremely competitive.

You guys know the deal by now.

Here are some golfers to consider on this week's card.

Jason Day - You guys know I rarely put the overall favorite on these articles, but once again, you can’t ignore…

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This week we head to Massachusetts for the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship, an event that debuted in 2003 and carries us through Labor Day Weekend. We’ve seen some very impressive scores at this event over the years and the last several years have been extremely competitive.

You guys know the deal by now.

Here are some golfers to consider on this week's card.

Jason Day - You guys know I rarely put the overall favorite on these articles, but once again, you can’t ignore Jason Day and plus money. Day is +580 to win this tournament and even that is great value. Day has top-10 finishes in five of his last eight events, which includes an eighth place finish last week at The Barclays. Not to mention Day finished runner-up in the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship. Putting Day on your card is as automatic as brushing your teeth these days.

Patrick Reed - Patrick Reed has to be feeling good after finally getting his season victory at The Barclays last week. Reed has finished no worse than 22nd in his last five events and has 15 top-25 finishes overall in 25 events played. Reed has been one of the more consistent golfers all season long and should be even better now that he got the monkey off his back. Odds of +2200 and Reed are a great play this weekend.

Henrik Stenson - Henrik Stenson missed the cut last week and four of his last six PGA events overall. Not great form if you ask me. However, Stenson did win the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2013 and was runner-up last year. In the short history of this event, Stenson has had the most success by far. Nobody has won this course more than once, but Stenson and odds of +1600 is worth the play given the history.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar wasn’t sharp last week, but he still earned a bronze medal a couple weeks ago and has finished 17th or better in three of his last six PGA events. Kuchar has also consistently made the cut at TPC Boston and has multiple top-25 finishes on this course. Kuchar has a chance to get his first victory this season and is being overlooked with odds of +4000.

Jim Furyk - Jim Furyk has been really sharp recently since returning from injury, as he’s made the cut every event since the Memorial and has five top-25 finishes in 13 events played. Furyk also has a solid history in this event and has has placed in the top-30 seeral times. It may be too early to predict Furyk to start winning tournaments but given his current form and consistentcy, there’s value with odds of +4000.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:03:30 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=54570
<![CDATA[The Barclays: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/22/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/08/25/the-barclays-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We head to New York this week for The Barclays, a tournament in New York at the Bethpage State Park. this event has seen five multiple winners with Vijay Singh leading the way with four victories.

You guys know the drill by now.

Here are a few golfers to consider throwing on this week's card.

Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson has been solid since missing the Cut in the US Open, which includes finishing 33rd or better in three straight events. Mickelson is due for a victory…

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We head to New York this week for The Barclays, a tournament in New York at the Bethpage State Park. this event has seen five multiple winners with Vijay Singh leading the way with four victories.

You guys know the drill by now.

Here are a few golfers to consider throwing on this week's card.

Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson has been solid since missing the Cut in the US Open, which includes finishing 33rd or better in three straight events. Mickelson is due for a victory and came close after finishing runner-up at the Open Championship. Mickelson is seventh in birdie average and first in scoring average. There’s value with Mickelson and odds of +2800.

Brandt Snedeker - Brandt Snedeker has top-five finishes in two of his last three events, which includes a third place finish at the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker has finished 22nd or better in five of his last seven events and was runner-up at The Barclays back in 2012. Snedeker is also a resp ta elble 18th in birdie average and 18th in scoring average. Have to like Snedeker this week and odds of +4000.

Adam Scott - Adam Scott won the Barclays in 2013 and was runner-up in 2006. Scott is also in terrific form by finishing 18th or better in five of his last seven events. Scott is inching closer and closer to getting his third victory and it might as well come on a course where he’s had great success at in the past.

Jason Day - Jason Day has been arguably the best golfer all season and now heads to an event that he won last year and was runner-up in 2014. Day is 16th in driving distance, fifth in birdie average and third in scoring average. Day has been the best bet all season long as he’s produced three victories and nine top-10 finishes. Even with odds of +690, Day gives you the best chance to make nearly seven times your money.

Kevin Na - Kevin Na is a great value play this week with odds of +6600. Na has back-to-back top-10 finishes and has finished in the top 10 in 50 percent of his last six events overall. Na has made the cut in 20 of his 23 events this season and is 17th in scoring average. Not too many players have been as consistent this season as Na, and it’s only a matter of time before that hard work pays off with a victory.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:52:45 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=53856
<![CDATA[John Deere Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/11/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/08/11/john-deere-classic-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments With some of the top golfers in Rio for the 2016 olympics, we head to Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic. An event that was established in 1971, we’ve seen six multiple winners and this has often been considered a tricky course.

Here are some golfers to consider on your card this week.

Steve Stricker - Steve Stricker didn’t have a great showing in the PGA Championship, but he does have top-five finishes in two of his last three events. Stricker also holds the John Deere Classic record with…

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With some of the top golfers in Rio for the 2016 olympics, we head to Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic. An event that was established in 1971, we’ve seen six multiple winners and this has often been considered a tricky course.

Here are some golfers to consider on your card this week.

Steve Stricker - Steve Stricker didn’t have a great showing in the PGA Championship, but he does have top-five finishes in two of his last three events. Stricker also holds the John Deere Classic record with a -26 to par and won this course three years in a row. Stricker owns this event and has a chance to become the first player to win the John Deere four times. I’ll take Stricker and his odds of +1200.

Daniel Summerhays - Daniel Summerhays has finished 11th or better in his last two events and has now made the cut in 20 of his 24 tournaments overall. Summerhays is playing some of his most consistent golf at this moment, and he’s 30th in birdie average and 37th in scoring average. Summerhays has also finished in the top-20 in his last three appearances at the John Deere Classic. Summerhays has been one of the more consistent golfers this season and given the lack of great field, him and odds of +1800 makes sense.

Jerry Kelly - Jerry Kelly is coming off a runner-up finish at the Travelers Championship and has now finished 26th or better in his last two events after missing the cut four straight times previously. Kelly has quietly found his form again and has four top-25 finishes in the 13 times he’s made the cut. Kelly is second in driving accuracy percentage and has a total of six top-25 finishes at the John Deere Classic. I’ll take a stab with Kelly and odds of +4000.

John Senden - John Senden has his fair share of missed cuts this season, but he has four top-30 finishes in his last seven events and has finished in the top-25 in more than 50 percent of his events where he’s made the cut. Senden is a cool 23rd in greens in regulation percentage. Senden also has a couple of top-15 finishes at the John Deere Classic. Give me Senden and odds of +6000.

Vaughn Taylor - If you’re looking for a big longshot this week, Vaughn Taylor and odds of +10000 may be your guy. Taylor is back on track after not missing a cut since the QuickLoans National and has shot below par in each of his last three events. It’s quite clear Taylor has put those 10 missed cuts in the past, and we’ve seen what the 40-year-old is capable of when he’s feeling good, as he did win Pebble Beach this season. I like Taylor’s form and think these odds provide value with the way he’s hitting the ball.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:25:41 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=52710
<![CDATA[Men's Individual Golf Tournament 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Preview, Picks, Odds, Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/08/11/mens-individual-golf-tournament-2016-rio-summer-olympics-pick-odds-prediction#comments The Men’s Individual Golf tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. on August 11 and run through August 14. 

Overview: A total of 60 male golfers from around the world will participate in the event (a 72-hole stroke format), which will be held at the newly-built Olympic Golf Course at the Reserva de Marapendi in the Barra da Tijuca zone. Interestingly enough, this is the first time golf has been on the Olympic docket since way back in 1904, when the United States won six of the seven medals…

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The Men’s Individual Golf tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. on August 11 and run through August 14. 

Overview: A total of 60 male golfers from around the world will participate in the event (a 72-hole stroke format), which will be held at the newly-built Olympic Golf Course at the Reserva de Marapendi in the Barra da Tijuca zone. Interestingly enough, this is the first time golf has been on the Olympic docket since way back in 1904, when the United States won six of the seven medals (Canadian George Lyon took gold that year as well). 

Notable Participants: Though several of the PGA’s top ranked players bowed out of the Olympics this year due to environmental or scheduling conflicts (most notably the four top male golfers in the world), we’ve still got a host of great players to watch this year. The United States will be sending the foursome of Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed. Sergio Garcia will represent Spain, Justin Rose and Danny Willett will play for Great Britain, Henrik Stenson for Sweden and Martin Kaymer for Germany. A couple of proverbial dark horses for this tournament include Joost Luiten from the Netherlands and Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela. 

Odds and Picks: Henrik Stenson (+575) is the running favorite to bag the gold this year, and I’m inclined to agree. The 40-year-old Stenson is coming off his first career major title at the Open Championship, and placed seventh at the PGA Championship. Stenson is playing great golf right now. 

Sergio Garcia (+750) stands out as a nice veteran pick, while Justin Rose (+1300), Bubba Watson (+1400) Patrick Reed (+1400) and Rickie Fowler (+1400) are all hovering around the same odds level. 

If you’re looking for more of a long-shot pick, Padraig Harrington and the aforementioned Jhonattan Vegas stand out at the +5000 level, which is where Joost Luiten sits as well.  

Conclusion: I don’t see much reason to get cute here; Stenson should be able to cruise to a gold-medal victory, with Garcia right behind. In that second level, I like Fowler to snag a bronze so the USA won’t get completely shut out.  

 

Complete Odds:

 

•Henrik Stenson +575

•Sergio Garcia +750

•Justin Rose +1300

•Bubba Watson +1400

•Patrick Reed +1400

•Rickie Fowler +1400

•Martin Kaymer +1600

•Matt Kuchar +1600

•Daniel Willett +2200

•Rafael Cabrera-Bello +2500

•Emiliano Grillo +2800

•Byeong Hun-An +4000

•Bernd Wiesberger +5000

•Danny Lee +5000

•David Hearn +5000

•David Lingmerth +5000

•Graham Delaet +5000

•Jhonattan Vegas +5000

•Joost Luiten +5000

•Padraig Harrington +5000

•Soren Kjeldsen +5000

•Thomas Pieters +5000

•Thongchai Jaidee +5000

•Anirban Lahiri +6600

•Gregory Bourdy +6600

•Kiradech Aphibarnrat +6600

•Nicolas Colsaerts +6600

•Cheng Tsung Pan +8000

•Jaco van Zyl +8000

•Matteo Manassero +8000

•Mikko Ilonen +8000

•Scott Hend +8000

•Thorbjorn Olesen +8000

•Fabrizio Zanotti +10000

•Ashun Wu +10000

•Brandon Stone +10000

•Felipe Aguilar +10000

•Jeung-Hun Wang +10000

•Ryan Fox +10000

•Alex Cejka +12500

•Fabian Gomez +12500

•Julien Quesne +12500

•Adilson Da Silva +15000

•Hao Tong Li +15000

•Marcus Fraser +15000

•Nino Bertasio +15000

•Ricardo Gouveia +15000

•Yuta Ikeda +15000

•Espen Kofstad +20000

•Jose-Filipe Lima +20000

•Miguel Tabuena +20000

•Seamus Power +20000

•Shingo Katayama +20000

•Gavin Green +25000

•Roope Kakko +25000

•S S P Chowrasia +25000

•Siddikur Rahman +25000

•Wen Tang Lin +25000

•Danny Chia +30000

•Rodolfo Cazaubon +30000

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Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:28:46 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=52557
<![CDATA[Travelers Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/4/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/08/04/travelers-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments After a fun PGA Championship, we now head to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship. This event was established back in 1952 and has produced seven multiple winners with Billy Casper leading the way with four victories.

Anyway, you guys know the deal by now.

Here are five golfers to consider putting on your card this week.

Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson is coming off an impressive performance in the PGA Championship and has now finished 13th or better in four of his…

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After a fun PGA Championship, we now head to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship. This event was established back in 1952 and has produced seven multiple winners with Billy Casper leading the way with four victories.

Anyway, you guys know the deal by now.

Here are five golfers to consider putting on your card this week.

Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson is coming off an impressive performance in the PGA Championship and has now finished 13th or better in four of his last six events. Simpson is easily playing his best stretch of golf during the season and has seven top-25 finishes overall in 16 events played. Simpson is also a solid 26th in scoring average. In his current form and with some of the heavy hitters out of the field, Simpson and odds of +3500 is a solid play.

Bubba Watson - Bubba Watson has been struggling quite a bit lately, as he’s finished 39th or worse in five of his last six events. However, Watson absolutely loves Connecticut, as he won the Travelers Championship in 2010 and last year, and he was runner-up in 2012. Watson is also still fourth in driving distance and 10th in eagles holes per. If there’s one course that can get Watson back on track, it’s this one, which is why I like him and the odds of +1400.

Aaron Baddeley - If you’re looking for a nice sized long shot this week, Aaron Baddeley and odds of +8000 may be worth a play. Baddeley has finished 17th or better in three of his last four events and did have an OK 49th place finish in the PGA Championship. Baddeley has now made the cut in eight of his last 12 events and is 10th in sand save percentage. Also, Baddeley did have a top-five finish at the Travelers Championship back in 2014. Baddeley is worth a value play this week given his current form.

Jason Kokrak - Another big longshot this week is Jason Kokrak with odds of +12500. Kokrak has had issues finishing events this season, but he has made the cut in four of his last five appearances. Kokrak also wasn’t bad last week with a 49th place finish at the PGA Championship. Kokrak is sixth in driving distance and has finished in the top-25 six times out of the 13 times he’s made the cut. Kokrak is playing some of his most consistent golf at the moment and has shown he can be in the mix if he can just get to the final day. Kokrak and these odds make for a sneaky good play.

Paul Casey - Paul Casey finished 10th in the PGA Championship and has finished 16th or better in two of his last three events. Casey is another golfer who has had issues making the cut recently, but eight of his 12 times he’s finished in the top-25, so he’s proven he’s dangerous if he can get to the last day. Casey is also 13th in greens in regulation percentage and 33rd in scoring average. Of course, Casey was runner-up in last years Travelers Championship after losing to Watson in a playoff. Casey will have added motivation this week and is in decent form overall. I’ll take a shot with the Englishman and odds of +3000.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:25:04 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=52206
<![CDATA[PGA Championship: Power Ranking Top 10 Golfers In Baltusrol Golf Club - 7/28/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/07/28/pga-championship-power-ranking-top-10-golfers-in-baltusrol-golf-club#comments We listed some golfers to consider for your betting card this week, and it’s now time to power rank the top-10 players heading into the PGA Championship. This will be the third time this event is held in New Jersey and the first time since 2005.

Here are the 2016 PGA Championship power rankings.

1. Dustin Johnson - No golfer is hotter than Dustin Johnson, as he’s finished second or better in three of his last four events and has top-five finishes in five of his last six. Yikes.

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We listed some golfers to consider for your betting card this week, and it’s now time to power rank the top-10 players heading into the PGA Championship. This will be the third time this event is held in New Jersey and the first time since 2005.

Here are the 2016 PGA Championship power rankings.

1. Dustin Johnson - No golfer is hotter than Dustin Johnson, as he’s finished second or better in three of his last four events and has top-five finishes in five of his last six. Yikes.

2. Rory McIlroy - Rory McIlroy is back on his horse with top-12 finishes in six of his last seven events and is a two-time PGA Championship winner.

3. Jason Day - Jason Day is the defending champion at the PGA Championship and has top-25 finishes in four straight events.

4. Henrik Stenson - Henrik Stenson is coming off a win at the Open Championship and has three top-10 finishes in 11 appearances this season.

5. Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth has been hit or miss all season long but can never be ruled out in big tournaments, and he was runner-up in last year’s PGA Championship.

6. Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia has finished fifth or better in three straight events and has been runner-up twice at the PGA Championship.

7. Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has top-10 finishes in six of his last eight events and is due for a breakout performance at a major.

8. Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson has won the PGA Championship once and was runner-up twice. Mickelson is also coming off a runner-up finish at the Open Championship.

9. Adam Scott - Adam Scott has finished 18th or better in four of his last six appearances and is fifth in scoring average.

10. Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson has finished 17th or better in four straight events and has missed the cut just three times in 18 events overall.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:14:21 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=51687
<![CDATA[PGA Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/28/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/07/28/pga-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments This week we head to New Jersey for the PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club. Golf’s final major is approaching 100 years old and carries a heavy purse, so you can bet everybody will try to bring their best form.

Anyway, you guys know the deal by now.

Here are some golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.

Dustin Johnson - Usually I shy away from the overall favorite, but we can get Dustin Johnson with odds of +770. Yes, the same Johnson who has finished…

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This week we head to New Jersey for the PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club. Golf’s final major is approaching 100 years old and carries a heavy purse, so you can bet everybody will try to bring their best form.

Anyway, you guys know the deal by now.

Here are some golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.

Dustin Johnson - Usually I shy away from the overall favorite, but we can get Dustin Johnson with odds of +770. Yes, the same Johnson who has finished runner-up or better in three of his last four events and has 12 top-10 finishes in 17 events overall. Johnson is also second in birdie average, first in driving distance and first in scoring average. There’s nobody golfing as well as Johnson at the moment and it’s not even close. I’ll gladly take the hottest golfer on the planet and a chance to make 7.7 times my money.

Martin Kaymer - Martin Kaymer hasn’t done much on the PGA this year, as he’s played just nine events and has one top-25 finish. However, Kaymer has made the cut in eight of those appearances and has finished inside the top-40 in his last three events, including a 36th place finish at the The Open Championship. Also, Kaymer did win the 2010 PGA Championship when it was held at Whistling Straits. Kaymer could be a sleeping giant this weekend, which is why I’ll take a stab with him and odds of +6000.

Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia is a nice value play with odds of +2605. Garcia has finished in the top-five in his last three events, which includes a win at the Byron Nelson. Garcia now has eight top-25 finishes in 12 events played, and he’s third in greens in regulation percentage and sixth in scoring average. Also, Garcia has been runner-up twice at the PGA Championship. Can’t go wrong at all with this play.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kucharhasn’t done well in majors this season, but you can’t ignore a guy who has top-10 finishes in six of his last eight events. Kuchar is hitting the ball extremely well this season and has missed the cut just once in 20 appearances. Also, Kuchar is 29th in driving accuracy percentage and eighth in scoring average. Kuchar is in terrific form right now and that makes odds of +4000 worth a play.

Jason Dufner - If you’re looking for a chance to really break open the bank, Jason Dufner and odds of +10000 may be the play for you. Dufner has nine top-25 finishes in 22 appearances and is coming off a solid showing at the Open Championship. Dufner has struggled to consistently get over the hump this season, but he is eighth in greens in regulation percentage and 16th in scoring average. Of course, Dufner also won the PGA Championship in 2013 and was runner-up in 2011. I’ll take these huge odds given the value.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:34:54 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=51684
<![CDATA[Canadian Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/21/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/07/21/canadian-open-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments With a week before the PGA Championship, we head to Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Open. A tournament that began more than 100 years ago, it’s one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour. Leo Diegel is the king of this event with four wins, all coming in the 1920s.

Anyway, let’s take a look at some guys to consider for this week's card.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has five top-10 finishes in his last seven events and has finished no worse than sixth during those appearances. Overall, Kuchar has finished…

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With a week before the PGA Championship, we head to Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Open. A tournament that began more than 100 years ago, it’s one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour. Leo Diegel is the king of this event with four wins, all coming in the 1920s.

Anyway, let’s take a look at some guys to consider for this week's card.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has five top-10 finishes in his last seven events and has finished no worse than sixth during those appearances. Overall, Kuchar has finished in the top-25 in 12 of his 19 appearances and has three third place finishes. At the Canadian Open, Kuchar finished in the top-10 last year and was runner-up back in 2013. Kuchar and odds of +1600 are a strong play.

William McGirt - William McGirt didn’t have a strong finish at the Open Championship but does have top-10 finishes in two of his last four events, including a victory in the Memorial Tournament. McGirt has top-25 finishes in nearly 50 percent of his 21 events overall and is 19th in scoring average. McGirt also finished runner-up at the Canadian Open in 2012 and 2013. Given his current form and his history in this event, McGirt and his odds of +5000 make for a value play.

Jim Furyk - Jim Furyk is still trying to find his form after wrist surgery but was runner-up at the US Open and had a top-10 finish at the Quicken Loans National. Furyk has still made the cut in six of his eight events and has shown clear flashes of getting back on track. However, the real reason to include Furyk on your card is the fact he’s won the Canadian Open twice in his career and was a runner-up in 2014. Furyk and odds of +2500 is a play you can’t pass up.

Emiliano Grillo - Emiliano Grillo has absolutely shined his rookie season, as he’s made the cut in 16 of 19 appearances and has strung together three top-14 finish in his last four events. Grillo has shown he’s more than capable of holding his own, and he’s currently 13th in driving accuracy percentage and 30th in greens in regulation percentage. Also, Grillo had a top-25 finish in last years Canadian Open when playing as a non-member. Grillo has serious value this week with odds of +3300.

Si Woo Kim - If you’re looking for a monster dark horse this week, Si Woo Kim could be your guy with odds of +10000. The last time we saw Kim, he took Aaron Baddeley to a playoff in the Barbasol Championship. Kim is starting to find his form with three top-35 finishes in his last seven events and 10 top-25 finishes in 26 events played overall. Kim is 56th in driving accuracy percentage and 71st in scoring average. Nothing special, but you have to like these monster odds and his current form as a shot in the dark.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:52:13 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=51156
<![CDATA[British Open: Power Ranking Top 10 Golfers In Royal Troon - 7/14/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/07/14/british-open-power-ranking-top-10-golfers-in-royal-troon#comments We gave out some golfers to consider for your card this week, now let’s power rank the top 10 players heading into the 2016 British Open. These are usually golfers who are in great form or have a great history in this particular event.

Here are the top 10 golfers for the 2016 British Open.

1. Dustin Johnson - There’s no golfer in the world who is hotter than Dustin Johnson, as he’s finished fifth or better in four straight events and has a runner-up finish at the British Open in 2011.

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We gave out some golfers to consider for your card this week, now let’s power rank the top 10 players heading into the 2016 British Open. These are usually golfers who are in great form or have a great history in this particular event.

Here are the top 10 golfers for the 2016 British Open.

1. Dustin Johnson - There’s no golfer in the world who is hotter than Dustin Johnson, as he’s finished fifth or better in four straight events and has a runner-up finish at the British Open in 2011.

2. Rory McIlroy - Rory McIlroy has finished 12th or better in five of his last six events and won the British Open back in 2014 by a solid two strokes.

3. Jason Day - Jason Day has a top-10 finish in seven of his last nine events and did finish fourth last year at St. Andrews.

4. Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia won the Byron Nelson and finished fifth at the US Open, and he’s missed the cut just four times out of 19 appearances in the British Open.

5. Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth continues to show up in the big events despite signs of a slump this season, and he did finish fourth last year at St. Andrews.

6. Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has finished sixth or better in five of his last six events and has a top-10 finish in the 2012 British Open.

7. Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson is hot right now with three straight top-25 finishes, and he is the defending British Open champion.

8. Adam Scott - Adam Scott has five top-10 finishes in 14 events played this season and was runner-up in the 2012 British Open in which he lost by one stroke.

9. Charl Schwartzel - Charl Schwartzel has four straight top-25 finishes and has five career top-25 finishes at the British Open.

10. Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson has finished 27th or better in four of his last six events and no golfer is more experienced in these spots than him.

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:43:06 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=50754
<![CDATA[British Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/14/16]]> http://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2016/07/14/british-open-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We head to the United Kingdom for the 2016 British Open, which is the oldest of the four professional major championships in the PGA Tour. This year's event will be played at the Royal Troon. Last years event needed a playoff to decide a winner, so we can only hope for as much excitement this week.

You guys know the drill by now.

Here are some golfers to consider putting on your card this week.

Dustin Johnson - Usually I shy away from the overall favorite because I like…

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We head to the United Kingdom for the 2016 British Open, which is the oldest of the four professional major championships in the PGA Tour. This year's event will be played at the Royal Troon. Last years event needed a playoff to decide a winner, so we can only hope for as much excitement this week.

You guys know the drill by now.

Here are some golfers to consider putting on your card this week.

Dustin Johnson - Usually I shy away from the overall favorite because I like to go for longer odds, but you can still get Dustin Johnson with odds of +805 this week. Yes, this is the same Johnson who dominated the US Open and won the WGC-Bridgestone. Overall, Johnson has finished fifth or better in his last four events. Johnson also has some history at the British Open, which includes a runner-up spot in 2011 and a top-10 finish in 2012. A chance to make eight times your money with the hottest golfer on the planet right now is a wise bet.

Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson heads into this event in pretty good form considering he’s finished 27th or better in three of his last four starts. Mickelson has also recorded nine top-25 finishes in 22 appearances at the British Open, which includes a victory in 2013. Mickelson was also the runner-up in 2011 at the Royal St George's. Mickelson is in good form right now and has more experience in these spots than any other golfer at the moment. Take Mickelson and odds of +4000.

Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson has finished 17th or better in his last three events, which includes an eighth place finish at the US Open. Johnson is also the obvious defending British Open champion and has made nine of 12 cuts with a few top-10 finishes sprinkled in as well. Johnson looks to be the first back-to-back champ since Padraig Harrington in 2007-08. Given his current form and his solid history at this event, you’d be a fool not to take a stab with Johnson and odds of +7000.

Francesco Molinari - If you’re looking for a monster underdog this week, I like the value of Francesco Molinari and odds of +12500. Molinari has three top-10 finishes in 14 events played, has made the cut 11 times and just finished eighth in the Quicken Loans National. Molinari is in good form and would probably be getting more respect from oddsmakers if he had a full season under his belt. Either way, Molinari has made the cut in five of his eight British Open appearances and did finish 15th back in 2014. Molinari is worth a shot in the dark if you’re looking for a monster payday.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has finished in the top-10 in five of his last six events and finds himself 14th in birdie average and sixth in scoring average. Kuchar is probably the most consistent golfer on tour at the moment and is bound to get a victory at some point this season in his current form. As for this event, Kuchar has made the cut five of 11 times and does have a top-10 finish back in 2012. Kuchar and odds of +6500 are certainly worth a look.

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