Quicken Loans National: PGA Golf Pick, Odds, Preview, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/28/18
The 2018 Quicken Loans National
Quicken Loans National: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
We were so close to hitting back-to-back golfers at +1800 odds, but Paul Casey fell apart down the stretch and couldn’t close the deal for us. It’s been the story of our season in golf betting. The good news is we’re consistently putting a guy on the card who gives you a shot to make money, which is all you can ask for. This week we make our first and only trip to Maryland for the Quicken Loans National. Let’s waste no more time and try to be on the right side for the second time in three weeks.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
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Billy Horschel - Billy Horschel has been in poor form in the month of June, which includes missing the cut in two of his last three events. But let’s not forget that Horschel was also one of the hotter golfers in the world the previous two months, winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and finishing in the top-five at the RBC Heritage. Horschel still has top-25 finishes in 50 percent of his last eight events. Horschel has made the cut in three straight appearances at the Quicken Loans National and has an average finish of 18.5 in his last two tries. It’s only a matter of time before Horschel gets back on track, so I want +4500 odds in my pocket this weekend.
Tiger Woods - I took a shot on Tiger Woods for the first time in forever at the US Open, and he crapped the bed big time. That doesn’t change the fact Woods is playing his best and most consistent golf in years. Tiger hasn’t played this event since 2015, but in six appearances at the Quicken Loans National, he’s produced three top-10 finishes and won it twice. Along with Justin Rose, Tiger is the only golfer to win this event, which debuted in 2007, more than once. With some of the big names out of this tournament, Woods could be worth a shot with +1200 odds.
Kyle Stanley - Kyle Stanley has finished 15th or better in three of his last five events, and he’s third in both driving accuracy percentage and greens in regulation percentage. Stanley has finished in the top-25 in six of the last seven times he’s made the cut. If that weren’t enough, Stanley is the defending champion at the Quicken Loans National and did have a top-25 finish here back in 2012. Stanley has also missed the cut just once in five appearances at this event. There’s a lot to like with the defending champ and +2200 odds.
Kevin Streelman - Kevin Streelman has quietly put together some solid performances this year, which includes a 33rd place finish last week at the Travelers Championship. Streelman has missed the cut just three times in his last 20 events and finishes strong usually despite not having that breakthrough moment just yet. Streelman should be able to thrive in a field with less competition, and he’s finished 17th or better in four of his last six appearances at the Quicken Loans National, so he’s no stranger to this course. This is a decent chance for the 39-year-old to get his first PGA victory in four years. Streelman and +4500 odds may be the best value of the whole weekend.
Rickie Fowler - The bottom line is Rickie Fowler is easily the best golfer in this field this weekend, as he has top-25 finishes in six of his last eight events and is 12th in scoring average. Fowler is hitting the ball with confidence and has consistently given himself a shot to win tournaments that have much more loaded fields. There’s also the fact Fowler has finished third or better in two of his last three appearances at the Quicken Loans National, has made the cut five straight times and has top-25 finishes in four of those five tries. Fowler doesn’t give us a great payout at +650 odds, but it’s good enough given this field and is still enough to make a profit even if you bet all five of these golfers.