Zurich Classic of New Orleans: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 4/28/16
The 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm (TPC of Louisiana) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
This week we move down south for the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. This course debuted in 1938 and has just nine multiple winners, so it’s fair to say this field is wide open this week.
Here are some golfers to consider putting on your card.
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Justin Rose - Justin Rose enters this week in great form, as he’s finished 17th or better in five of his last six events. Rose has six top-25 finishes in eight events overall, and he’s ninth in birdie average, fourth in scoring average and second in all-around ranking. Rose also won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last year with a -22 to par. Rose should be on your card this week with odds of +775.
David Hearn - David Hearn is a big dark horse this week with odds of +12000. Hearn has made the cut in all six appearances at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans which includes a sixth-place finish last season. Hearn has three top-25 finishes at this event in six tries. Hearn is also in decent form overall, as he’s made the cut in three of his last four events and has four top-25 finishes under his belt. Hearn isn’t a name you usually include on your card, but you have to like his history on this course and the odds he’s packing.
Daniel Berger - Daniel Berger is somebody who is really having himself a year, as he’s made the cut in 10 of his 13 events and has placed in the top-25 five times. As for this course, Berger finished sixth in his first ever appearance last season. Berger is currently playing some of his best golf the last few weeks and is certainly worth a look with +2500 odds.
Russell Henley - Another big dark horse this week could be Russell Henley with odds of +7000. Henley has been a big time hit or miss in terms of making the cut this season, but he is coming off a fifth-place finish at the Houston Open and 23rd-place finish at the RBC Heritage. Henley is easily playing his most consistent golf of the year right now, and he is also 13th in strokes gained: putting and 10th in total driving. This will be Henley’s first time playing this course, but you have to like his current form and improved swing. I’ll take a chance with these odds.
Smylie Kaufman - Smylie Kaufman has shown he’s a young player to keep an eye on moving forward, as he’s made the cut in 13 of his 15 events this season and is coming off a top-30 finish at the Masters. Kaufman is 13th in birdie average, 11th in sand save percentage and 12th in all-around ranking. Kaufman also attended Louisiana State University, so this can be kind of a little homecoming for the 24-year-old. I really like the value of Kaufman and +3500 odds.