June 12, 2021 8:05 am EDT
This Saturday morning, the PGA Tour presents the third round of the Palmetto Championship @ Congaree. Before I discuss my favorite matchup bets for the third round of the 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree let’s take a look at the current leaders in third round scoring average on the PGA Tour.
Here is a list of the top ten ranked golfers in third round scoring average on the PGA Tour that are in this week’s 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree field with that player’s average third round score this season.
Top Ten Golfers in Third Round Scoring Average
- Rafael Campos 68.25
- Anirban Lahiri 68.71
- Satoshi Kodaira 68.89
- Robb Oppenheim 69.13
- Brooks Koepka 69.29
- James Hahn 69.33
- Russell Knox 69.54
- Kramer Hickok 69.56
- Kevin Kisner 69.63
- Aaron Baddeley 69.75
Now that we have determined who the top ten golfers with regard to third round scoring average are on the PGA Tour let’s shift our focus to my favorite third round wagers for this week’s 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree.
Doc Redman -125 over Rob Oppenheim
When I evaluate which golfers to bet on during a live event, I like to look at key player statistics for the current tournament being played. Having stated that, let me present to you clear data that will illustrate just how well Redman is playing this week. Through two rounds of competitive play at the 2021 Palmetto Championship, in relation to the field, Redman ranks seventh in strokes gained ball striking, tenth in strokes gained putting, and first in driving accuracy.
I should also note that Redman’s opponent in this third round matchup (Oppenheim) has not been playing good golf this season. Let me be more specific. Rob Oppenheim has played six tournaments on the PGA Tour since the beginning on March. In those six events just mentioned, Oppenheim has been unable to play competitive golf on the weekend in five of them due to missed cuts.
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It is also worth noting that Doc Redman attended the University of Clemson. I think it’s relatively safe to say that Redman enjoys playing golf in the state of South Carolina. Fortunately for him, he gets to play the next two rounds of PGA tournament golf in South Carolina. In summary, I love Redman to defeat Rob Oppenheim in this third round matchup.
Jhonattan Vegas -147 over Austin Cook
Vegas narrowly missed getting his first win of the season at the Puerto Rico Open in February. Vegas settled for a second place result as Brandon Grace pulled away down the stretch. Having stated that, Vegas has continued to play good golf since that narrow loss to Grace. Vegas finished 18th at the Corales Puntacana Resort Championship in March. He followed up that quality result with a ninth place finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson last month.
Through two rounds of competitive play at the Palmetto Championship, in relation to the field, Vegas ranks second in strokes gained off the tee and sixth in strokes gained approach.