Puerto Rico Open
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 AM (Grand Reserve Country Club)
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This Thursday, the PGA Tour presents the golf betting community with the 2021 Puerto Rico Open.
Before I discuss my two favorite golf bets for this week’s Puerto Rico Open let’s take a quick look at the golf course the field will play and a few key facts that I feel are relevant to all golf bettors this week.
The 2021 Puerto Rico Open will be played at the Grand Reserve Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Grand Reserve Country Club is a par 72 that measures 7,506 yards. Unlike some golf tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule that change golf courses on a regular basis, the Puerto Rico Open has been played at the Grande Reserve in Rio Grande every year since the tournament’s inception in 2008.
I think it is important to note that the Grand Reserve Country Club is a coastline golf course that is exposed to the elements. Having stated that, wind could certainly be an issue for the field this week. Keep that in mind as you consider potential bets for the 2021 Puerto Rico Open.
In the eight previous Puerto Rico Opens played at the Grand Reserve Country Club, the winning score has on average been 16.38 strokes under par.
Since 2014, the winner of the Puerto Rico Open has finished, on average, sixth in GIR (greens in regulation) relative to the field the week that player won the event.
Now let’s turn our attention to my favorite golf bets for this year’s Puerto Rico Open.
Here is a golfer to consider placing on your card to win this week.
Sam Ryder +4500 - The 31 year old American fired a third round 67 at the Farmers Insurance Open three weeks ago on his way to an eventual tenth place finish. I think it is important to note that the Farmers insurance Open had a far stronger field of talent than this week's Puerto Rico Open. Additionally, it should be mentioned that the Farmers Insurance Open is played at Torrey Pines in California. Torrey Pines is a coastal golf course which correlates well with the Grand Reserve Country Club course. I also like the fact that Ryder has performed well at the Puerto Rico Open in the past. Ryder finished third at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open.
Here is a golfer to consider placing on your card to finish in the top five.
Cameron Percy +900 - The Australian has four top 26 finishes in his last eight events played on the PGA Tour, including a 21st place result at the AT&T Pro-Am two weeks ago. Percy also finished 24th at the 2018 Puerto Rico Open.
In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Puerto Rico Open field, in the last eight rounds played on the PGA Tour, Percy ranks second in strokes gained tee to green, eighth in strokes gained approach, and first in GIR (greens in regulation).