Phoenix Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 2/4/16
Phoenix Open: Thursday, February, 4 2016 at 1:00 pm (TPC of Scottsdale)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Golf, NBC
As we get deeper into the 2016 PGA season, we stay out west this week with the Phoenix Open. Once again, there are plenty of golfers with terrific value as nobody is bringing less than +1000 heading into the event.
Here are some golfers to consider on your card this week.
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Bubba Watson - Bubba Watson is the favorite heading into the Phoenix Open, as he packs odds of +1000. Watson has finished runner-up on this course the past two seasons. Watson also is in great form, as he finished 10th at the Hyundai Tournament and won the World Challenge back in December. Watson is currently first in driving distance and fourth in Greens in Regulation Percentage. You can’t go wrong with Watson this week, as he searches for his fifth PGA win since 2014.
Ryan Moore - One of the big value bets this week is Ryan Moore with odds of +7000. Moore is well rested considering he hasn’t hit the greens since finishing 10th at the CIMB Classic. At the Phoenix Open, Moore has made the cut seven straight years, and that includes three top-10 finishes and two top-20 finishes. Moore doesn’t have a lot of wins under his PGA belt, but you have to like the value of rest and the conconcey on this course. Moore is a big boy dark horse this week.
Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama has only played the Phoenix Open twice, and that resulted in a fourth place finish in 2014 and a runner-up finish last season. Do I need to say anymore? Matsuyama has played some decent golf recently as well, and he’s eighth in birdie average and 11th in strokes gained tee to green. Matsuyama is a solid bet this week with odds of +2000.
J.B. Holmes - You can get J.B. Holmes with odds of +2100. Yes, that’s the same J.B. Holmes who won the Phoenix Open in 2006 and 2008. Holmes is one of 11 players to win this course twice, and he also had a fifth place finish in 2011. Holmes is also in OK form heading into this week, as he had an eighth place finish at the Word Challenge and a sixth place finish at the Farmers Insurance. Considering two of Holmes four PGA career victories have come in Scottsdale, you have to like your chances to make 21 times your money this week.
Brooks Koepka - Brooks Koepka heads into this event as the defending champion after he beat three golfers by one stroke. Koepka has picked up back-to-back top-10 finishes at the Phoenix Open. As for his current form, Koepka did finish seventh at the World Challenge and third at the Hyundai Tournament. Koepka is 16th in the all around ranking and 16th in birdie average. There hasn’t been a back-to-back winner at the Phoenix Open since Johnny Miller in the 70s, but odds of +1700 are still worth the risk.