Sony Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 1/11/18
The 2017 Sony Open
Sony Open: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Waialae Country Club) See the Latest Odds
We stay in Hawaii for another week for the 2018 Sony Open, an even that debuted in 1965 and is played at the Waialae Country Club, a course that’s a little over 7,000 yards. Last week we hit with Dustin Johnson with +700 odds, so let’s hope to put together a little streak as we have tons of golf ahead of us.
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Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson has put together top-25 finishes in each of his last four events and is currently seventh in scoring average. Johnson and his form alone is worth a play with +3500 odds. However, Johnson is also no stranger to the Sony Open, as he won the event back in 2009 and has put together top-10 finishes in three of his last four appearances. It’s hard to ignore the 41-year-old this week given his history on this course and the way he’s currently playing.
Kevin Kisner - Kevin Kisner is another player who is in good form, as he finished 17th last week in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and now has four straight top-20 finishes. Eisner is 26th in driving accuracy and eighth in eagles (holes per). While Kisner does have a string of missed cuts at the Sony Open, he has finished in the top-five the last two years, including a fourth place finish last season. Kisner is another solid play with +2000 odds.
Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson will play for the first time since losing his father back in November, so who knows what to expect given potential rust and what not. But Simpson was a consistent top-25 finisher the last time we see him, and he’s still currently 11th in scoring average. Simpson has also finished no worse than 20th in each of his last four appearances at the Sony Open. We’ve also seen athletes play their best when dealing with personal issues, as this is an escape for them. Give me Simpson and the +3300 odds.
Brian Harman - It’s hard putting together a card these days and not including Brian Harman, who has finished no worse than eighth in his last five events. Harman is consistently putting himself in a position to win every week, and he’s fourth in greens in regulation percentage and 10th in scoring average. As for this week, Harman has finished 20th or better in each of his last three appearances at the Sony Open. Needless to say, Harman will have a good chance to win this title, so I love having +1400 odds in my pocket.
Brian Stuard - If you’re looking for a big payday and a monster live dark horse, I’d play Brian Stuard with +10000 odds. Stuard has three top-25 finishes in three of his last four events, including a ninth place finish at the OHL Classic and a fourth place finish at the Sanderson Farms. Stuard is also a solid 23rd in driving accuracy percentage and 24th in scoring average. As for the Sony Open, Stuard hasn’t had much recent success, but he did finish sixth in 2014 and fifth in 2013. Stuard obviously has just one PGA victory under his belt at 35 years old, but given the odds, there’s value here as a shot in the dark.