Fort Worth Invitational: PGA Golf Pick, Odds, Preview, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/24/18
The 2018 Fort Worth Invitational
Fort Worth Invitational: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Colonial Country Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
We spend another week in Texas for the Fort Worth Invitational, an event that has a watered down card due a lot of the big names playing in the BMW PGA Championship, but that just means a more wide open field with larger odds. This event debuted back in 1946 and has seen 11 different players win it at least twice. Ben Hogan leads the charge on this course with five victories and is the only player to win it more than two times. Enough of that though.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
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Jordan Spieth - Before we start digging for the long shots and bigger payouts, you kind of have to include Jordan Spieth on your card with +900 odds. Spieth is really the best player in this watered down field and has produced top-25 finishes in seven of his last 10 events. Spieth is also second in greens in regulation percentage, seventh in birdie average and eighth in scoring average. Oh, Spieth won this event in 2016 while finishing runner-up last year and in 2015. So, Spieth kind of owns the Fort Worth Invitational as of late. I like my chances to make nine times my money.
Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson hasn’t had the best of years and is coming off a rough showing at the Players Championship, but he hasn’t missed the cut since last years Northern Trust and has finished in the top-20 in two of his last three events. Johnson is also no stranger to the Fort Worth Invitational, winning this event in 2010 and 2012, and he holds the current tournament record with a -21 to par. Johnson really enjoys this event and his track record here speaks for itself. You can’t go wrong with the 42-year-old and +3500 odds.
Ryan Palmer - Ryan Palmer has missed the cut in three of his last four events, which is probably why you can get him with +6600 odds. The good news is that Palmer did sneak in a top-25 finish at the Players Championship and is a solid 17th in driving distance. Palmer has also finished in the top-15 in four of his last six appearances at the Fort Worth Invitational, which includes top-five finishes in 2012 and 2014. If there was one event that could get Palmer back on track, it’s probably this one. There’s some nice value here.
Jon Rahm - Jon Rahm has had a couple of shaky weeks, but he’s still one of the hotter golfers on tour and probably should have taken a trip across the pond for the bigger tournament. Now that he’s here, Rahm and +1400 odds doesn’t sound too shabby. Rahm forced a playoff at this event last year before losing to Kevin Kisner, and he mentioned that this course makes him very comfortable. There’s a reason Rahm skipped the European Tours flagship event, and it’s likely he has a better chance to win this one. While another favorite, you can’t go wrong with this pick.
Bryson DeChambeau - Bryson DeChambeau is well rested after taking last week off and enters this tournament red hot with top-five finishes in three of his last five events. DeChambeau is 10th in eagles (holes per) and 11th in birdie average. The 24-year-old is clearly as confident as he’s ever been on the PGA tour and is starting to prove he belongs. DeChambeau also went to SMU, so this is kind of a homecoming, which should make him even more comfortable with his surroundings. Don’t be surprised if DeChambeau gets his second career PGA victory. Give me my +3500 odds.