American Family Insurance Championship
June 11, 2021 10:10 am EDT
This Friday, the PGA Tour Champions presents golf betting fans with the first round of the 2021 American Family Insurance Championship.
Before I discuss my favorite matchup bets for the first round of the 2021 American Family Insurance Championship let’s take a look at the current leaders in scoring average on the PGA Tour Champions.
Here is a list of the top ten ranked golfers in scoring average on the PGA Tour Champions that are in this week’s 2021 American Family Insurance Championship field with that golfer’s average round score this season.
Current Top Ten Golfers in Scoring Average
- Bernhard Langer 68.96
- Robert Karlsson 69.21
- Ernie Els 69.28
- Retief Goosen 69.38
- Jerry Kelly 69.54
- Miguel Angel Jimenez 69.58
- Mike Weir 69.64
- Scott Parel 69.70
- Woody Austin 70.06
- Kenny Perry 70.12
*The 2020 American Family Insurance Championship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now that we have determined who the top ten golfers are with regard to overall scoring average on the PGA Tour Champions, let’s shift our attention to my favorite first round matchup wagers for this week’s 2021 American Family Insurance Championship.
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Jerry Kelly -147 over Kirk Triplett
Kelly arrives at this week’s PGA Tour Champions event playing consistently good golf. Let me provide you the data needed to support my previous statement. Kelly has four top eight finishes in his last five tournaments played on the PGA Tour Champions, including a fourth place result at the Regions Tradition Championship last month.
Jerry Kelly also checks the box for me when it comes to previous event history. Kelly has played the American Family Insurance Championship three times since 2017. In those three tournaments just mentioned, Kelly has two second place finishes, including a win at the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship.
Kelly currently ranks third in GIR (greens in regulation-73.61%) and third in driving accuracy (79.62%) on the PGA Tour Champions.
Alex Cejka -167 over Steve Flesch
Alex Cejka has arguably been the best golfer on the PGA Tour Champions this year. Let me illustrate just how good Cejka has been playing on the PGA Tour Champions. Cejka has played six tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions since the beginning of February. In those six events just mentioned, Alex Cejka has accumulated an impressive four top 11 finishes, including two wins. It should be noted that the two wins I just made reference to were both major championships (2021 Regions Tradition Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship). In my opinion, Cejka should win this first round matchup rather easily.