Waste Management Phoenix Open
Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 12:30PM
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This Sunday, the PGA Tour presents golf enthusiasts with the fourth and final round of the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
In my opinion, the first three rounds of this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open has truly been an outstanding viewing experience. Jordan Spieth fired an impressive ten under par 61 in today’s third round to take the lead. Joining Spieth at the top of the leaderboard after 54 holes is talented American Xander Schauffele. Will Spieth capture his first win on the PGA Tour in more than three years tomorrow? Can Xander get it done? Will another player in the field come from behind to win? In this article, I will provide you with my opinion on those questions and I will discuss a few additional matchup bets I like in tomorrow's final round.
Let's turn our attention to my favorite matchup bets for tomorrow's final round of the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Russell Henley +135 over Patton Kizzire
Henley has played eight tournaments on the PGA Tour since the beginning of October. In those eight events just mentioned, Henley has six top 30 finishes, including an 11th place result at the Sony Open last month.
When I bet on an ongoing live golf tournament, I like to look at the statistics from the event as it is being played. Having stated that, after three competitive rounds played at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, in relation to the field, Henley ranks seventh in strokes gained approach, third in GIR (greens in regulation), and 16th in strokes gained tee to green.
Kevin Streelman +180 over Carlos Ortiz
Yes, I know what you are thinking. How could I pick Streelman in this matchup? I get it. If you looked at the results of these players coming into this week's event the data would lead you to Ortiz. However, if you look at the data for this week's event that is ongoing, you would understand my thinking here. In today's third round, Ortiz was tied for last in the field in strokes lost of the tee (2.79).
Xander Schauffele -105 over Jordan Spieth
Frankly, I just don't see Xander being denied a win tomorrow. In my opinion, Schauffele has been trending towards a win and TPC Scottsdale is the perfect venue for that to occur. I fully expect that it will happen tomorrow afternoon. Having stated that, let's take a look at some relevant data to further illustrate my point. Upon completion of three rounds of play at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, in relation to the field, Xander ranks second in strokes gained off the tee, fourth in strokes gained putting, and fourth in driving accuracy.