<![CDATA[Golf RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[CareerBuilder Challenge: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 1/18/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2018/01/18/careerbuilder-challenge-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We leave Hawaii for California and the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, an event that debuted in 1960 and was once synonymous with Bob Hope. The last three years at this event have been decided by one stroke or a playoff, so let’s hope to see another field battle it out until the very last swing. This years field is wide open with the overall favorite starting off with +1000 odds. 

You know the drill by now…        

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

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We leave Hawaii for California and the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, an event that debuted in 1960 and was once synonymous with Bob Hope. The last three years at this event have been decided by one stroke or a playoff, so let’s hope to see another field battle it out until the very last swing. This years field is wide open with the overall favorite starting off with +1000 odds. 

You know the drill by now…        

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Phil Mickelson - In a wide open field, I want somebody who has been there done that and has great experience on this course. Phil Mickelson is a two-time winner of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and is one of eight golfers to win this event more than once. Mickelson has finished in the top-25 in each of his last three appearances on this course, and that includes a third place finish in 2016. Mickelson says he’s a lot stronger for 2018, and given his history at this event, you have to like him with +2200 odds.

Brian Harman - Brian Harman is coming off a fourth place finish in the Sony Open and has finished eighth or better in each of his last six events. Harman is currently eighth in scoring average and fifth in greens in regulation percentage. If his current form wasn’t enough, Harman finished 11th in 2016 and third last year in the CareerBuilder Challenge. Harman and +1400 odds is certainly worth a look this week.

Bud Cauley - Bud Cauley hasn’t done anything special to start the season, but he did put together a top-10 finish at The RSM Classic and has missed just one cut since the John Deere Classic. Cauley has been decent despite his lack of breakthrough results, and he returns to a course he’s done extremely well at recently. Cauley finished 14th in 2016 and third place in last years CareerBuilder Challenge, telling me that this could be the event the 27-year-old is looking for to get over the hump. Give me Cauley and +3300 odds.

James Hahn - James Hahn is coming off a runner-up finish in the Sony Open and has now made the cut in 12 of his last 14 events overall. Hahn is currently 25th in driving distance and has to be rather confident heading into this week after just hitting a -17. Hahn hasn’t played this course in a couple of years, but he did finish 20th in 2015 and finished fourth back in 2013, so there is some success despite the lack of recent appearances. I’ll ride Hahn and the hot hand with +5500 odds.

Bill Haas - Another long shot this week could be Bill Haas, who is isn’t in good form after missing the cut in back-to-back events, including last week in the Sony Open. However, Haas is a respectable 49th in driving distance and 28th in sand save percentage. Haas also has an experience edge over the rest of the field, as he’s won this event twice (2010 & 2015) and finished runner-up back in 2011. Haas also had top-10 finishes at this event in 2014 and 2016. Basically, Haas is always a threat to win when he takes the green in La Quinta. Give me Haas and +5000 odds.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:29:47 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110401
<![CDATA[Sony Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 1/11/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2018/01/11/sony-open-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We stay in Hawaii for another week for the 2018 Sony Open, an even that debuted in 1965 and is played at the Waialae Country Club, a course that’s a little over 7,000 yards. Last week we hit with Dustin Johnson with +700 odds, so let’s hope to put together a little streak as we have tons of golf ahead of us. 

You know the drill by now…      

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson has put together top-25 finishes in each of his last four events and is…

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We stay in Hawaii for another week for the 2018 Sony Open, an even that debuted in 1965 and is played at the Waialae Country Club, a course that’s a little over 7,000 yards. Last week we hit with Dustin Johnson with +700 odds, so let’s hope to put together a little streak as we have tons of golf ahead of us. 

You know the drill by now…      

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson has put together top-25 finishes in each of his last four events and is currently seventh in scoring average. Johnson and his form alone is worth a play with +3500 odds. However, Johnson is also no stranger to the Sony Open, as he won the event back in 2009 and has put together top-10 finishes in three of his last four appearances. It’s hard to ignore the 41-year-old this week given his history on this course and the way he’s currently playing.

Kevin Kisner - Kevin Kisner is another player who is in good form, as he finished 17th last week in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and now has four straight top-20 finishes. Eisner is 26th in driving accuracy and eighth in eagles (holes per). While Kisner does have a string of missed cuts at the Sony Open, he has finished in the top-five the last two years, including a fourth place finish last season. Kisner is another solid play with +2000 odds.

Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson will play for the first time since losing his father back in November, so who knows what to expect given potential rust and what not. But Simpson was a consistent top-25 finisher the last time we see him, and he’s still currently 11th in scoring average. Simpson has also finished no worse than 20th in each of his last four appearances at the Sony Open. We’ve also seen athletes play their best when dealing with personal issues, as this is an escape for them. Give me Simpson and the +3300 odds.

Brian Harman - It’s hard putting together a card these days and not including Brian Harman, who has finished no worse than eighth in his last five events. Harman is consistently putting himself in a position to win every week, and he’s fourth in greens in regulation percentage and 10th in scoring average. As for this week, Harman has finished 20th or better in each of his last three appearances at the Sony Open. Needless to say, Harman will have a good chance to win this title, so I love having +1400 odds in my pocket.

Brian Stuard - If you’re looking for a big payday and a monster live dark horse, I’d play Brian Stuard with +10000 odds. Stuard has three top-25 finishes in three of his last four events, including a ninth place finish at the OHL Classic and a fourth place finish at the Sanderson Farms. Stuard is also a solid 23rd in driving accuracy percentage and 24th in scoring average. As for the Sony Open, Stuard hasn’t had much recent success, but he did finish sixth in 2014 and fifth in 2013. Stuard obviously has just one PGA victory under his belt at 35 years old, but given the odds, there’s value here as a shot in the dark.

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:47:44 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=109201
<![CDATA[Sentry Tournament of Champions: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 1/4/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2018/01/04/sentry-tournament-of-champions-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments After several weeks off, we’re back to the PGA Tour, and we open things up in Hawaii for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. This event debated back in 1953 and is a little over 7,400 yards. The field is limited to players who won at least one event last season, so there’s plenty of valuable options out there this week. Six of the last eight winners have won by a margin of three or less strokes.

You know the drill by now…    

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Pat Perez - Let’…

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After several weeks off, we’re back to the PGA Tour, and we open things up in Hawaii for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. This event debated back in 1953 and is a little over 7,400 yards. The field is limited to players who won at least one event last season, so there’s plenty of valuable options out there this week. Six of the last eight winners have won by a margin of three or less strokes.

You know the drill by now…    

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Pat Perez - Let’ start 2018 off with a decent underdog in Pat Perez, who is bringing in +3000 odds. Perez is coming off a top-five finish in the CJ Cup and a top-25 finish at the WGC HSBC, so form isn’t an issue for the 41-year-old. Perez also has top-10 finishes in both of his appearances at the Tournament of Champions, which includes a third place finish last year. Form and history are two things I look for in betting golf, so give me Perez and these odds.

Patrick Cantlay - Patrick Cantlay has no course history here, but few golfers are in better form at the moment. Cantlay is fifth in driving distance, 13th in birdie average and 12th in sand save percentage. Cantlay also has a victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and a top-20 finish at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Rust isn’t going to be an issue here, so Cantlay is a solid play with +2200 odds.

Cameron Smith - Cameron Smith is another golfer who has no course history, but there’s no arguing his form, either. Smith had a top-15 finish in the BMW Championship, finished fifth in the CIMB Classic and third in the CJ Cup. Smith seems to get better every time he goes out there, and he should be able to play loose with expectations not as high for this event. I’ll take a shot with the 24-year-old and +3300 odds.

Jordan Spieth - It’s not often I put the overall favorite on these cards, but can you really turn down Jordan Spieth and +600 odds? The answer is no. Spieth is back to putting together top-10 finishes left and right, and he’s currently fourth in greens in regulation percentage, first in birdie average and first in scoring average. Spieth has finished no worse than ninth in each of his last five events. Oh, there’s also the fact Spieth won the Tournament of Champions in 2016 and was the runner-up in 2014. His 2016 victory was a -30 to par, just one stroke off the record set by Ernie Els in 2003. Hard putting together a golf card these days and not including the three-time major winner.

Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson found his form again toward the end of the year and returns to a course he knows very well. In fact, Johnson won the Tournament of Champions in 2013 and has top-10 finishes in each of his last five appearances. It’s hard to argue with that consistency and success, something that gives him a serious edge over a field that has a lot of players who have never played this course before. This may be another chalky pick, but there’s great value with Johnson and +700 odds.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 22:56:11 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=108053
<![CDATA[WGC-HSBC Champions: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 10/26/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/10/26/wgc-hsbc-champions-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We head to China for the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions, an event that debuted in 2005 and has produced many impressive performances. Five of the last six winners at this event have been at least -20 to par and last years winner won by seven strokes. This should be another fun weekend of golf.

You know the drill by now…   

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Hideki Matsuyama - It’s tough to keep Hideki Matsuyama off the card considering what he did last year at the WGC-HSBC Champions…

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We head to China for the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions, an event that debuted in 2005 and has produced many impressive performances. Five of the last six winners at this event have been at least -20 to par and last years winner won by seven strokes. This should be another fun weekend of golf.

You know the drill by now…   

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Hideki Matsuyama - It’s tough to keep Hideki Matsuyama off the card considering what he did last year at the WGC-HSBC Champions with a -23 to par. It was the second-best performance at this event and his margin of victory was easily the highest during the short span. As for his current form, Matsuyama did finish fifth in the CIMB Classic and has finished 26th or better in five of his last seven events overall. Matsuyama is a nice play this week with +1000 odds.

Dustin Johnson - I’m going to double down with another favorite this week with Dustin Johnson. He finished fifth in the 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions and won this event back in 2014. In fact, Johnson’s -24 to par is currently a tournament record. You can add that history to the fact Johnson has won two of his last five events and has finished 18th or better in seven of his last eight overall. There’s too much going for Johnson to leave him off the card with +800 odds.

Paul Casey - Paul Casey is currently playing some wonderful golf, which includes a seventh place finish in the CIMB Classic and a 19th place finish last week at the CJ Cup. Casey now has a top-20 finish in nine of his last 10 events. If that good form wasn’t enough, Casey has finished 12th or better in three of his last five appearances at the WGC-HSBC Champions, which includes a fourth place finish in 2011 and a sixth place finish in 2010. You can’t go wrong with Casey this week, especially with +2000 odds.

Henrik Stenson - Henrik Stenson had a really strong month of August with four top-20 finishes that includes a victory at the Wyndham Championship. Stenson now returns to an event where he’s had some success over the years. Stenson was runner-up in last years WGC-HSBC Champions and has finished 24th or better in four of his last five appearances overall. Stenson finished 11th in 2015 and 13th in 2010. Stenson has some value this week with +2500 odds.

Francesco Molinari - Francesco Molinari has finished in the top-25 in three of his last five events and was of course runner-up in the PGA Championship. When Molinari makes the cut, he’s proven to be in the thick of things damn near every tournament. Molinari won the WGC-HSBC Champions back in 2010 with a -19 to par, and he finished sixth last year. In four appearances at this event, Molinari has finished no worse than 23rd. Molinari is another live long shot this week with +2500 odds.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:53:50 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=98282
<![CDATA[CJ Cup: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 10/19/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/10/19/cj-cup-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments There are two new events this year during the PGA Tour, and the CJ Cup, which will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, is one of them. The event takes place at the Nine Bridges Golf Club and is nearly 7,300 yards. This event will include the top-60 available players from the previous season's final FedEx Cup standings as well as winners of the KPGA Championship and Genesis Championship on the Korean Tour. It should be fun.

You know the drill by now… 

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.

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There are two new events this year during the PGA Tour, and the CJ Cup, which will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, is one of them. The event takes place at the Nine Bridges Golf Club and is nearly 7,300 yards. This event will include the top-60 available players from the previous season's final FedEx Cup standings as well as winners of the KPGA Championship and Genesis Championship on the Korean Tour. It should be fun.

You know the drill by now… 

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.

Patrick Reed - Patrick Reed has missed just one cut since April and is coming off a victory at the Presidents Cup. Reed has finished 20th or better in five of his last six events and two of his five PGA victories have taken place outside of the US mainland. Reed has been as consistent as they come the last several months, so he’s a strong play this week with +2500 odds.

Kevin Na - There probably isn’t anybody more excited for this event than Kevin Na, who is from South Korea before moving to America with his family at eight years old. He should have a strong home crowd advantage this week, which makes +5000 odds worth it. As for his play, Na has made the cut in both events this season, and while his finishes aren’t off the charts, he is currently 14th in eagles (holes per) and 24th in sand save percentage. Na is a nice long shot this week.

Sung Kang - Another South Korean to keep an eye on this week is Sung Kang. He’s made the cut in both events this season and is fresh off a third place finish at the CIMB Classic. Kang now has top-five finishes in two of his last 10 PGA events overall, which is a sign the 30-year-old is feeling good about himself and may be due for another strong performance. Throw in the home field advantage, and I’ll put something on Kang with +5000 odds.

Justin Thomas - Justin Thomas is the favorite this week with +700 odds, and it makes sense considering he was sharp last week with a top-20 finish, as the FedEx Cup winner hopes to get off to a strong start. Thomas has finished 17th or better in six of his last seven events, which obviously includes three victories. Thomas hasn’t missed the cut since The Open Championshipand finished last year second in birdie average and third in scoring average. It’s to the point it’s tough putting together a golf card and not including the young star. Even with these lower odds, Thomas gives you a solid chance to make seven times your money. 

Xander Schauffele - Xander Schauffele is coming off a third place finish at the CIMB Classic and now has top-25 finishes in seven of his last nine events overall. The 23-year-old Schauffele is simply in the zone right now and has as good of a chance to win as anybody in the field to win each week. Schauffele may not have as much international experience as other guys on the board, but with the way he’s hitting the ball, you have to give him a shot with +1800 odds.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:05:21 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97580
<![CDATA[CIMB Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 10/12/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/10/12/cimb-classic-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments This week we head to Malaysia for the 2017 CIMB Classic, an event that is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGA Tour and will make its fifth year as an official event on the PGA Tour. Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club is just over 7,000 yards and all seven victories at this event have been decided by three or less strokes. Let’s to find a winner, shall we?

You know the drill by now…               

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.

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This week we head to Malaysia for the 2017 CIMB Classic, an event that is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGA Tour and will make its fifth year as an official event on the PGA Tour. Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club is just over 7,000 yards and all seven victories at this event have been decided by three or less strokes. Let’s to find a winner, shall we?

You know the drill by now…               

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.

Justin Thomas - Justin Thomas doesn’t provide a ton of value with +400 odds, but he did win the Dell Technologies Championship and is coming off a runner-up finish in the Tour Championship. Few golfers are hitting the ball like Thomas, and there’s also the fact he’s won the last two CIMB Classics. Thomas was -23 to par in last years victory, and his -26 in 2015 is a tournament record. Anytime you have form and history on your side, it’s wise to invest. Give me Thomas, even if I usually look for longer odds in golf play.

Brendan Steele - Brendan Steele is coming off a victory in the Safeway Open and is currently first in driving distance as well as ninth in birdie average. Steele has never won two events in one year, but there’s a chance he plays well again this week considering he has finished 26th or better in three appearances at the CIMB Classic and that includes a third place finish in 2015. I’ll take a shot with Steele and +2800 odds.

Kevin Na - Kevin Na wasn’t great last week, but he did make the cut and hit an OK -4 to par. Na has just one career PGA victory and that came back in 2011, but this is one event where he’s had some success. In three appearances in the CIMB Classic, Na has finished 29th or better, which includes a third place finish in 2015 and a runner-up spot in 2014. With such a limited history, experience can be key in a tournament like this. Na and his success is worth a look with +3300 odds.

Scott Piercy - Speaking of experience, Scott Piercy has played this event twice and finished 10th last year and seventh back in 2015. Not many golfers can say they have two top-10 finishes in the CIMB Classic given its limited history. Piercy is also ninth in birdie average after finishing 17th last week in the Safeway Open. If you’re looking for a strong dark horse this week, Piercy may be your guy with +4500 odds, even if he hasn’t won an event in a couple years.

Keegan Bradley - Despite being 14th in birdie average, Keegan Bradley was not good last week and ended up missing the cut. However, it was the first time Bradley missed the cut since the Memorial Tournament back in June, and he’s sprinkled in some top-10 performances during that stretch. As for top-10 performances, Bradley has two of them in three appearances at the CIMB Classic, which includes a sixth place performance last year. There’s a good chance we see Bradley have a bounce back showing, and I’ll like to have +7500 odds in my pocket.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:34:52 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=96908
<![CDATA[Tour Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 9/21/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/09/21/tour-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments With the 2017 PGA Tour all but wrapped up, we make our third trip to Georgia for the Tour Championship. An event that includes only the best of the best, the betting options are far more limited than usual weeks and the odds are cut in half. Still, with the overall favorite giving you a chance to make five times your money, there’s still a chance to fatten your pockets. Let’s take a quick look at some of the options out there.

You know the drill by now…             

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. 

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With the 2017 PGA Tour all but wrapped up, we make our third trip to Georgia for the Tour Championship. An event that includes only the best of the best, the betting options are far more limited than usual weeks and the odds are cut in half. Still, with the overall favorite giving you a chance to make five times your money, there’s still a chance to fatten your pockets. Let’s take a quick look at some of the options out there.

You know the drill by now…             

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. 

Paul Casey - Paul Casey is coming off a subpar showing at the BMW Championship, but he’s somebody who has finished 13th or better in six of his last seven events and has top-five finishes in three of his last five events. Casey has also finished fifth or better in his three appearances at the Tour Championship, which has to count for something. Casey has improved his rankings to fourth in greens in regulation percentage and seventh in scoring average. Casey’s history on this course makes him a must-play with +1800 odds.

Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth is the favorite to win this week with +500 odds, and while I don’t include the top favorites in these articles often, there’s good reason he’s considered the top guy. Spieth has finished seventh or better in five of his last seven events, which includes runner-up spots in the Northern Trust and Dell Technologies Championship. He’s consistently in the thick of things, and he’s first in birdie average and scoring average. As for this event, Spieth was runner-up in 2013 and won it in 2015. What’s not to like?

Justin Rose - Justin Rose enters this week with some momentum after finishing runner-up last week, and he’s now posted top-10 finishes in three straight events. That just makes Rose a stronger pick this week considering he was on my card to begin with with four straight top-six finishes in the Tour Championship. Rose was runner-up in this event in 2012 and 2015, which is two of his last four appearances. Rose is a serious threat this week and makes odds of +1400 a strong play. 

Webb Simpson - If you’re looking for a serious dark horse this week in this loaded field, Webb Simpson with +4000 odds may be worth a look. Simpson is coming off a top-10 finish last week and has now finished ninth or better in three of his last four events. Simpson has finished 14th or better in five of his last eight events overall. That good form should continue for another week given that Simpson finished fifth in 2012 and fourth in 2013 at this event. He hasn’t gotten close to a victory often this season, but his current stretch of success makes Simpson a sneaky play this week while everybody else is paying attention to the big boys.

Jon Rahm - Speaking of consistency, Jon Rahm has finished fifth or better each of the last three weeks, making him arguably the hottest golfer currently. While the youngster hasn’t won anything since January, Rahm is constantly giving himself a chance each week and that’s all you can ask for when trying to pinpoint the one winner in this unique sport. Rahm has finished 10th or better in nine of his last 16 events overall, and he’s ninth in scoring average. If there’s one golfer who can push Spieth, Dustin Fowler and Rickie Fowler this week, it’s the 22-year-old Rahm. I like the +900 odds he’s bringing in.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:09:43 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=94896
<![CDATA[BMW Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 9/14/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/09/14/bmw-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our second and final trip to Illinois for the BMW Championship, an event that debuted in 2007 and will be held in Lake Forest at the Conway Farms Golf Club. This is the third time this will be the location of this event after being held in Indiana last year. The last two years have produced a margin of victory by at least three strokes, but let’s hope for some more competitive golf this time around.

You know the drill by now…           

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. 

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We make our second and final trip to Illinois for the BMW Championship, an event that debuted in 2007 and will be held in Lake Forest at the Conway Farms Golf Club. This is the third time this will be the location of this event after being held in Indiana last year. The last two years have produced a margin of victory by at least three strokes, but let’s hope for some more competitive golf this time around.

You know the drill by now…           

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. 

Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson may be one of the favorites with odds of +700, but for good reason. Johnson has not only finished 18th or better in each of his last five events and won the Northern Trust, but he’s won the BMW Championship twice, including last season. Tiger Woods is the only other golfer to win this event more than once in its short history. His current form and the fact he’s proven to be successful here makes Johnson a solid play even if the odds aren’t as high as we usually like.

Paul Casey - Paul Casey has finished fifth or better in three of his last four events, which includes a fourth place finish in the Dell Tech Championship. Casey’s impressive stretch is even longer if you want to throw in his fifth place finish at the Travelers Championship. Simply put; Casey is playing some of his best and most consistent golf of the year and has also finished runner-up in this event twice, both times to Dustin Johnson. I like doubling down on these two golfers, especially with Casey and +1800 odds.

Jason Day - After a couple of missed cuts, Jason Day has finished 27th or better in his last five events, which includes top-10 finishes in the PGA Championship and Northern Trust. Day has a top-25 finish in six of the last seven times he’s made the cut. If that weren’t enough, Day won this event in 2015 when it was held at the Conway Farms Golf Club, and he’s tied with Tiger Woods with a score of 262 being the tournament record. There’s a lot to like with Day this week and odds of +1800.

Justin Thomas - I’m not sure anybody can put a card together without including Justin Thomas. The guy has won two of the last three events and has finished ninth or better in five of his last nine events overall. Thomas has a top-10 finish in five of the last six events in which he’s made the cut. Johnson also finished 13th in the 2015 BMW Championship, so there is some history and success on this course. There’s value with Thomas and +1100 odds given how dominant he’s been as of late.

Patrick Reed - Patrick Reed is still looking for his first victory of the season, but he’s come awfully close as of late, which includes a runner-up finish in the PGA Championship and sixth in the Dell Tech Championship. Overall, Reed has finished 20th or better in seven of his last nine events. Reed had a top-30 finish in 2015 at the Conway Farms Golf Club. Reed is that guy in the middle of the pack who is kind of due for a ball to bounce his way. Why not this week? I’ll take a stab with Reed and +2800 odds.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:35:07 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=93720
<![CDATA[Dell Technologies Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 9/1/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/09/01/dell-technologies-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our first and only trip to Massachusetts for the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, an event that debuted in 2003 and has seen the margin of victory two or less strokes in each of the last six years. After a wonderful showing in The Northern Trust last week, we can only hope for another tight event as we hope to cash on some winners. The season is quickly coming to an end, so let’s make it count.

You know the drill by now…          

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. 

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We make our first and only trip to Massachusetts for the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, an event that debuted in 2003 and has seen the margin of victory two or less strokes in each of the last six years. After a wonderful showing in The Northern Trust last week, we can only hope for another tight event as we hope to cash on some winners. The season is quickly coming to an end, so let’s make it count.

You know the drill by now…          

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. 

Paul Casey - Paul Casey has finished no worse than 13th in each of his last five events, which includes a fifth place finish last week. Casey hasn’t missed the cut since the Sony Open, has 15 top-25 finishes, and he’s third in greens in regulation percentage as well as eighth in scoring average. If that wasn’t enough to consider Casey with +2500 odds, he finished runner-up in this event last year when it was known as the Deutsche Bank Championship. Casey is a strong play given his current form and what he accomplished last year.

Louis Oosthuizen - Louis Oosthuizen has finished 24th or better in six of his last eight events, which includes a runner-up finish in the PGA Championship and a top-10 finish last week. Oosthuizen has been one of the more consistent golfers this season who doesn’t have a victory. Oosthuizen is 10th in sand save percentage and 23rd in scoring average. As for this event, Oosthuizen finished eighth last year and has finished no worse than 12th in all three of his appearances overall. Oosthuizen is worth a play with +3000 odds.

Rory McIlroy - The fact there’s golfers who have better odds than Rory McIlroy make him a must-play with +1400 odds. Sure, McIlroy wasn’t a threat last week and has had spotty results overall the last couple of months, but we’re still talking about somebody who has won this event twice, which includes last season with a -15 to par. McIlroy has won two of the last five events here, proving this is an event that can get him back on track. Past performances are big with me, which is why I’m taking a shot here.

Kevin Chappell - Kevin Chappell has snapped his streak of missed cuts by finishing 13th or better in three of his last four events, which includes a sixth place finish last week. Chappell is clearly enjoying his best stretch of golf of the season and now returns to a course where he finished eighth last year and has produced three top-25 finishes in his last four appearances overall. While everybody is paying attention to the bigger names, Chappell comes in as a live underdog with +4000 odds.

Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson kind of fell off a bit after injuring his back and missing the cut in the Memorial and the US Open. Well, after finishing 13th in the PGA Championship and winning last week by holding off a hot Jordan Spieth, it’s safe to say Johnson is back. Johnson has finished no worse than 17th in his last four events and has won four of his last 11 events overall in which he’s made the cut. Also, Johnson has finished eighth or better in two of his last four appearances at this event. While the favorite with +700 odds, Johnson seems like a good play regardless given the way he’s hitting the ball.

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<![CDATA[The Northern Trust: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/24/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/08/24/the-northern-trust-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We head to New York this week for The Northern Trust, which will be held at the Glen Oaks Club and will feature a massive payday to the winner. This event debuted in 1967 and has seen five multiple winners with Vijay Singh leading the way with four victories. Last years event was decided by one stroke.  

You know the drill by now…        

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler is in terrific form with four top-10 finishes in his last five events and…

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We head to New York this week for The Northern Trust, which will be held at the Glen Oaks Club and will feature a massive payday to the winner. This event debuted in 1967 and has seen five multiple winners with Vijay Singh leading the way with four victories. Last years event was decided by one stroke.  

You know the drill by now…        

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.  

Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler is in terrific form with four top-10 finishes in his last five events and just one missed cut since May. Overall, Fowler has 13 top-25 finishes in 17 events and is fourth in birdie average, first in sand save percentage and first in scoring average. Fowler has also finished in the top-10 in three of his last four appearances at this event. I have to play Fowler this week with +1200 odds.

Jason Day - Jason Day has finished 27th or better in his last three events and is coming off a top-10 performance at the PGA Championship. Day is hitting the ball well right now and is seventh in eagles (holes per) and ninth in birdie average. There’s also the fact Day won The Barclays in 2015 and was runner-up in 2014, so there’s some great history at this event. Day is another solid play with +1800.

Tony Finau - If you’re looking for a longshot, Tony Finau may be worth a look with +7500 odds. Finau hasn’t missed a cut since the Players Championship and does have a couple of top-10 finishes last month. Finau is 10th in greens in regulation percentage, 10th in eagles (holes per) and 11th in birdie average. Finau has also finished 16th or better in his last two appearances at this event. Finau is a live underdog this weekend if you’re feeling froggy for a chance at a big payout.

Patrick Reed - You can get last years winner in Patrick Reed with +4000 odds. Reed also has a top-10 performance at this event back in 2014. If history isn’t enough for you, Reed is coming off a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship and hasn’t missed a cut since April. While there’s not a lot of multiple winners at this event, these are tempting odds for last years winner.

Ryan Moore - Ryan Moore has finished in the top-25 in each of his last three times he’s made the cut at this event, which includes a seventh place finish last year. Moore is also in good form right now, as he’s finished 28th or better in each of his last three events, and he’s produced a top-25 finish nine of the 16 times he’s made the cut. Of course, Moore hasn’t put himself in the running for a victory often this year, but his current form and history of hanging around in New York make +10000 odds worth a few dollars when putting together your card.

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