<![CDATA[Golf RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![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.

Justin Thomas - Justin Thomas doesn’t provide…

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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. 

Paul Casey

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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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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:30:36 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=92850
<![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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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:41:59 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=92169
<![CDATA[Wyndham Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/17/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/08/17/wyndham-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We stay in North Carolina for the 2017 Wyndham Championship, an event that debuted in 1938 and is held at the Sedgefield Country Club. This is the third North Carolina event on the PGA Tour and is the last event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs. There have been nine different golfers who have won this event at least twice, and Sam Snead leads the way with eight victories.

You know the drill by now…        

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

Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson hasn’t missed…

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We stay in North Carolina for the 2017 Wyndham Championship, an event that debuted in 1938 and is held at the Sedgefield Country Club. This is the third North Carolina event on the PGA Tour and is the last event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs. There have been nine different golfers who have won this event at least twice, and Sam Snead leads the way with eight victories.

You know the drill by now…        

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

Webb Simpson - Webb Simpson hasn’t missed a cut since the Wells Fargo back in May, and he’s finished in the top-25 in four of his last eight events. Simpson has eight top-25 finishes in the 18 times he’s made the cut, and he’s fifth in sand save percentage. Simpson also won the Wyndham Championship in 2011 and has finished 22nd or better in five of his last six appearances overall. While a favorite to win this week, you can still get Simpson with +2500 odds. You can’t go wrong here.

Bill Haas - Bill Haas hasn’t had a top-25 finish since the Quicken Loans back in June, but he’s had a great deal of success in North Carolina. Haas has a runner-up in the 2014 Wyndham Championship, and he’s finished 22nd or better in each of his last five appearances. Not to mention Haas is 26th in greens in regulation percentage and 16th in scoring average. Based on his history alone, Haas is worth a play with +2500 odds.

Bud Cauley - Bud Cauley has had an up-and-down season, but he’s finished 35th or better in eight of his last nine times making the cut and has seven top-25 finishes overall. Cauley also has a top-10 finish the last two times he’s made the cut at the Wyndham Championship, which includes a third place finish back in 2012. There’s reason to like Cauley this week, which is why I’m giving him a look with +4000 odds.

Ben Martin - Ben Martin has been in really solid form as of late, which includes top-10 finishes in the Barbasol Championship and Quick Loans National as well as a top-15 finish in the Barracuda Championship. Martin is really hitting the ball right now and returns to a course where he had a top-10 finish in 2015. Here’s to hoping Martin can stay in good form and make a run for a victory with +4500 odds.

Rory Sabbatini - If you’re looking for a real longshot, you can try Rory Sabbatini with +11000 odds. Sabbatini had a string of missed cuts, but he’s finished 23rd or better in four of his last five events and has five top-25 finishes in the 12 times he’s made the cut. Also, Sabbatini finished eighth in the 2013 Wyndham Championship, so there’s some success on this course despite very little appearances. Sabbatini hasn’t had a victory in over six years, but he’s playing by far his best golf of the season right now and had a chance to win the last time he was on this course. This is a nice lottery ticket if you’re looking for a big payday.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:39:03 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=91632
<![CDATA[PGA Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/10/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/08/10/pga-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our second trip to North Carolina for the 2017 PGA Championship, the final major of the season. This years event will be held at the Quail Hollow Club, which is a little over 7,400 yards and was established in 1959. This is the third time the PGA Championship has been held in North Carolina and the first time since 1974. 

You know the drill by now…          

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

Henrik Stenson - Henrik Stenson has missed the cut quite a bit this season,…

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We make our second trip to North Carolina for the 2017 PGA Championship, the final major of the season. This years event will be held at the Quail Hollow Club, which is a little over 7,400 yards and was established in 1959. This is the third time the PGA Championship has been held in North Carolina and the first time since 1974. 

You know the drill by now…          

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

Henrik Stenson - Henrik Stenson has missed the cut quite a bit this season, but he’s put together back-to-back top-20 finishes and brings his reputation to another major. Say what you want about Stenson, but he has 11 career top-10 finishes in a major since 2008 and that includes four straight top-25 finishes at the PGA Championship. A stroke here or a stroke there, and Stenson could have easily won this event multiple times. Add in the fact Stenson is coming off some of his top performances of the year, and you have to like his chances with +3500 odds.

Brooks Koepka - Speaking of success at majors, Brooks Koepka has finished 11th or better in his last four major events which obviously includes US Open title. Koepka finished fifth in the 2015 PGA Championship and fourth last year. Koepka has three straight top-15 finishes at this event overall. Koepka also hasn’t missed a cut since March, and he’s sixth in eagles (holes per), sixth in birdie average and 19th in scoring average. Koepka is worth a strong look with +2800 odds.

Branden Grace - Branden Grace is another guy who shows up under the bright lights, as he has five top-six finishes in majors since 2015, which includes a third place finish in the 2015 PGA Championship and fourth place finish last year. Grace has also finished 28th or better in six of his last eight events overall and has missed the cut just once in 17 tries. Given Grace’s consistency and recent major success, you have to consider him a good longshot with +5500 odds.

Jordan Spieth - At this point it’s kind of stupid to put together a golf card and not include Jordan Spieth. We’re talking about a golfer who has won two of his last three events and has finished 13th or better in five of his last six events. Spieth is fourth in greens in regulation percentage, first in birdie average and first in scoring average. Of course, Spieth has also won three majors since 2015 and has finished 13th or better in eight of his last 11 major appearances overall. Spieth is worth the +800 odds bet.

Paul Casey - If you’re looking for a great value play, it doesn’t get much better than Paul Casey with +6000 odds. Casey has finished 26th or better in nine straight events, with includes five top-10 finishes during that span. Casey hasn’t missed a cut since the Sony Open back in January, and he’s second in greens in regulation percentage and sixth in scoring average. Casey also finished 10th in last years PGA Championship and has four major top-10 finishes since 2015. Casey shouldn’t be an afterthought this week, but I’ll gladly take these odds given his current form.

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<![CDATA[WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/3/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/08/03/wgc-bridgestone-invitational-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our second and final trip to Ohio for the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which is played in Akron at the Firestone Country Club. This event debuted in 1999 and has been won eight times by some guy named Tiger Woods. No other golfer has won this event more than once, so we have ourselves a nice wide open field this week.

You know the drill by now…          

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

Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth is back to being Jordan Spieth, as he’s won…

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We make our second and final trip to Ohio for the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which is played in Akron at the Firestone Country Club. This event debuted in 1999 and has been won eight times by some guy named Tiger Woods. No other golfer has won this event more than once, so we have ourselves a nice wide open field this week.

You know the drill by now…          

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

Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth is back to being Jordan Spieth, as he’s won his last two events and has finished fourth or better in four of his last eight overall. Spieth is hitting the ball better than anybody right now, and he’s second in greens in regulation percentage, first in birdie average and first in scoring average. Spieth also finished third in last years Bridgestone Invitational and 10th back in 2015. While he’s the overall favorite with +800 odds, you can’t leave Spieth off your card this week.

Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler has finished in the top-25 in four of his last five events and has finished fifth or better in three of those last five. Fowler has taken his game to another level since winning the Honda Classic, and he’s fourth in birdie average, second in scoring average and first in sand save percentage. There’s also the fact Fowler has finished top-10 in each of the last three Bridgestone Invitationals, which doesn’t include a runner-up finish in 2011. Fowler is certainly worth a play this week with +1800 odds.

Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia has top-25 finishes in six of his last nine events and still has yet to miss a cut this season. Garcia has been one of the more consistent golfers despite limited playing time, and he’s seventh in greens in regulation percentage, third in scoring average and second in eagles (holes per). Garcia has also had some solid performances over the years in this event, which includes a runner-up finish in the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. I’ll take a stab with Garcia and +3300 odds.

Adam Scott - Adam Scott has top-25 finishes in four of his last eight events, which includes a really good showing at The Open. Scott has missed the cut just twice this season, and while he hasn’t come extremely close to a victory, he is 21st in driving distance and 15th in scoring average. As for the Bridgestone Invitational, Scott has three top-10 finishes in his last six appearances, which includes a victory in 2014. In fact, Scott’s four-stroke margin of victory is the second highest of any golfer at this event since 2010. I’ll take Scott with +3000 odds.

Kevin Chappell - Kevin Chappell bounced back from back-to-back cut misses to putting up a top-10 finish in the Canadian Open. While Chappell does have a string of missing the cut this season, he has finished in the top-25 in each of his last three events where he’s made the cut. Simply put, Chappell is a threat to win when he’s hitting the ball well with confidence. He doesn’t have many appearances at the Bridgestone Invitational, but Chappell did finish third last year. If you’re looking for a long shot this weekend, Chappell may be your guy with +6600 odds.

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