Dean & DeLuca Invitational: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/26/16
Dean & DeLuca Invitational: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Colonial Country Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: PGA, NBC
This week we head to Fort Worth, Texas for the 2016 Dean & Deluca Invitational. One of the five invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour, this event is more than 80 years old and has produced 11 multiple winners.
As usual, we’re looking for some dark horses who are capable of making our pockets fat.
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Here’s some golfers to consider for your card this week.
Jordan Spieth - Let’s start with the overall favorite in Jordan Spieth, who you can get with odds of +610. Spieth wasn’t his normal self to start the season, but he’s now finished 18th or better in six of his last seven events. Spieth is clearly back in good form, is first in birdie average and sixth in scoring average. Spieth also finished runner-up at the Dean & Deluca Invitational last season. There’s a good chance to make six times your money here.
Kevin Chappell - Kevin Chappell hasn’t played since the Players Championship when he was runner-up. Still, Chappell has top-10 finishes in four of his last six starts and has five top-10 finishes overall in 15 events. Chappell is fourth in eagles holes per and 10th in strokes gained tee-to-green. Expect another strong showing from Chappell this week after he’s finished in the top-20 each of the last two years on this course. I’ll certainly take a stab with Chappell and odds of +2500.
Colt Knost - Colt Knost should feel at home considering he grew up in Texas and went to school at SMU. This may be perfect timing for Knost, who finished third at the Players Championship and fourth last week at the Byron Nelson. Knost is in rare form as he chases his first PGA title, and he’s getting closer and closer by the week. Knost is second in driving accuracy percentage and 31st in scoring average. With the way he’s played the past couple of weeks, Knost is worth a shot with odds of +4000.
Jason Dufner - Jason Dufner is another guy who you can get with odds of +4000 this week. Dufner is coming off a top-25 finish at the Byron Nelson and now has six top-25 finishes overall in 17 events played. Dufner is playing pretty good golf overall and has been flying the radar a little bit. Dufner is also 15th in birdie average and 17th in ball striking. There’s also the fact Dufner was runner-up at this tournament back in 2012 and 2014. Dufner is a strong, sneaky play this week given his history on this course.
Boo Weekley - The ultimate dark horse this week is going to be Boo Weekley, who won this course in 2013 with a -14, the best score since David Toms in 2011. Weekley has made the cut three straight times and did finish 16th in the Players Championship. Not an incredible season or anything, but Weekley does have four top-25 finishes and is 13th in total driving. Weekley has shown he’s capable of putting together a valuable performance that makes the odds worth a shot in the dark. I’ll take my +8000 odds here.