<![CDATA[Golf RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[British Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/20/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/07/20/british-open-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We take a trip across the pond for the 2017 British Open, our third major of the season and the oldest major in professional golf. There’s not much to be said about The Open that hasn’t already been said, as it debuted in 1860 and the winner is rewarded the prestigious Claret Jug. It’s simply one of the best events of the year on the PGA schedule. 

You know the drill by now…        

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

Sergio Garcia - It may be a stretch to think Sergio Garcia…

]]>
We take a trip across the pond for the 2017 British Open, our third major of the season and the oldest major in professional golf. There’s not much to be said about The Open that hasn’t already been said, as it debuted in 1860 and the winner is rewarded the prestigious Claret Jug. It’s simply one of the best events of the year on the PGA schedule. 

You know the drill by now…        

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

Sergio Garcia - It may be a stretch to think Sergio Garcia can double dip after winning the Masters, but he has strung together three straight top-25 finishes and has made the cut in all 11 events. Garcia is sixth in greens in regulation percentage, fifth in eagles (holes per) and third in scoring average. Garcia has also finished runner-up in The Open twice in his career and has finished no worse than sixth the last three years. Now that the monkey’s off his back, Garcia can play loose golf. I like my chances with +1800 odds.  

Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth is showing signs of being the consistent, dominant Jordan Spieth again, as he’s finished fourth or better in three of his last seven events and is coming off a win at the Travelers Championship. Of course, Spieth is always a threat in majors, when it counts most, considering he’s finished fourth or better in 50 percent of his last 10 major appearances. Not to mention Spieth is fifth in greens in regulation percentage, second in birdie average and second in scoring average. Spieth had his chances to win The Open in 2015. While he is one of the favorites this week, you can still get Spieth with +1400 odds, which is terrific value. 

Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson is finding his form at the right time, as he’s finished 22nd or better in his last three events, which includes a ninth place finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Mickelson is 12th in eagles (holes per) and sixth in birdie average, and he’s finished top-30 in six of his last seven events overall. Of course, Mickelson won the British Open in 2013 while finishing runner-up twice, including last year. In other words, Mickelson has finished second or better in three of his last six appearances at this event. You have to like Mickelson’s chances with odds of +4000 in your pocket. 

Marc Leishman - Marc Leishman is coming off a fifth place finish at the Quicken Loans National and has produced top-20 finishes in four of his last six events overall. Leishman hasn’t missed a cut since the Players Championship and is fourth in scoring average. Leishman is also no secret to the British Open, as he was runner-up in 2015 and finished fifth in 2014. Leishman doesn’t have a lot of good showings at majors, but he’s really turned heads here the last few years. Leishman is a live long shot this week given his recent history at this event and his current form, especially with +5500 odds. 

Adam Scott - Adam Scott hasn’t played a PGA event in about a month when he missed the cut at the US Open, but he does have seven top-25 finishes in 12 events and four top-10 finishes. Scott is also a respectable 16th in birdie average and 17th in scoring average. Of course, the real reason to like Scott is his history in majors, especially the British Open, where he’s finished 10th or better in four of the past five years. Scott has 16 career top-10 finishes in majors, which includes his Masters victory in 2013 and his runner-up finish in 2012 at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Scott shows up in big events and I’m giving him a shot with +2800 odds.

]]>
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:36:18 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=89598
<![CDATA[John Deere Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/13/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/07/13/john-deere-classic-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our first of two scheduled trips to Illinois for the 2017 John Deere Classic, an event that debuted in 1971 and takes place on the TPC Deere Run, a course that’s over 7,200 yards. Of course, we’re just one week away from The Open Championship, so the field is wide open with a lot of the top names taking the week off. 

You know the drill by now…      

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

Steve Stricker - Steve Stricker is one of two golfers to win this event three times,…

]]>
We make our first of two scheduled trips to Illinois for the 2017 John Deere Classic, an event that debuted in 1971 and takes place on the TPC Deere Run, a course that’s over 7,200 yards. Of course, we’re just one week away from The Open Championship, so the field is wide open with a lot of the top names taking the week off. 

You know the drill by now…      

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

Steve Stricker - Steve Stricker is one of two golfers to win this event three times, as he won from 2009 to 2011. Stricker also holds a tournament record with a -26 he set in 2010. If that wasn’t enough, Stricker was fifth in the 2012 John Deere Classic and had top-11 finishes in 2013 and 2014. It’s safe to say Stricker likes the TPC Deere Run. Regardless of his form now, Stricker holds value with +2200 odds.

Charles Howell III - Charles Howell III doesn’t have the history on this course that Stricker does, but did finish fifth in 2011 and had a top-25 finish in 2014. Howell also has two top-10 finishes in his last five events and is 12th in greens in regulation percentage along with 14th in scoring average. Howell has as good of a chance to win this week as anyone with a wide open field, which is why +3500 odds are worth a look.

Chad Campbell - Chad Campbell is coming off a ninth place finish at Greenbrier and has finished 13th or better in three of his last five events, meaning he’s playing some of his top golf in months. Campbell is also 28th in greens in regulation percentage and 26th in driving accuracy percentage. As for this course, Campbell has finished 28th or better in each of his last three appearances, which includes a 13th place finish in 2014. Campbell has found his stroke after a stretch of missing the cut, and he has some consistency on this course, making odds of +6600 a possible play.

Zach Johnson - It’s been a while since we’ve seen Zach Johnson, as he missed the cut in the Travelers Championship. However, Johnson has missed the cut just five times in 16 events overall and is still 13th in driving accuracy percentage. Johnson also has a healthy history at the John Deere Classic, winning in 2012 and being the runner-up in 2009, 2013 and 2014. Johnson is always in the thick of things in this event and is coming with odds of +2500 this week.

Ben Martin - Ben Martin hasn’t missed a cut since the RBC Heritage and did finish fifth in the Quicken Loans National. Despite not a ton of great finishes, Martin is playing some of his best golf of the season after a long period of missing the cut. Martin has found his form a bit and has to like his chances to compete this week considering he finished runner-up in last years John Deere Classic. If you’re looking for another longshot, Martin may be your guy with +5000 odds.

]]>
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:16:31 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=89274
<![CDATA[Greenbrier Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/6/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/07/06/greenbrier-classic-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our first and only trip to West Virginia for the 2017 Greenbrier Classic, an event that debuted in 2010 and wasn’t played last year due to the West Virginia flood. Three of the last five Greenbrier Classics have given us playoffs, so you can expect some quality play this week.

You know the drill by now…    

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

David Lingmerth - David Lingmerth finished fifth last week in the Quicken Loans, and he’s finished 26th or better in his last five…

]]>
We make our first and only trip to West Virginia for the 2017 Greenbrier Classic, an event that debuted in 2010 and wasn’t played last year due to the West Virginia flood. Three of the last five Greenbrier Classics have given us playoffs, so you can expect some quality play this week.

You know the drill by now…    

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

David Lingmerth - David Lingmerth finished fifth last week in the Quicken Loans, and he’s finished 26th or better in his last five events overall. Lingmerth is easily one of the more consistent players on tour right now and hasn’t missed a cut since the RBC Heritage. As for the Greenbrier Classic, Lingmerth finished sixth in 2015 and has produced a top-16 finish in each of his three appearances overall. Given his success on this course and his current form, Lingmerth is worth a look with +2000 odds.

Danny Lee - Danny Lee has a top-25 finish in four of his last six events and hasn’t missed a cut since the Players Championship. Lee now has eight top-25 finishes overall and three top-10 finishes this season. Lee is also 28th in birdie average and 26th in sand save percentage. Of course, there’s also the fact Lee won the last Greenbrier Classic and was 16th in 2015. You can get Lee with +2500 odds, which is a nice bet this weekend given his performances the last two years on this course.

Keegan Bradley - Keegan Bradley has put together back-to-back top-10 finishes, some of the best golf we’ve seen from him in months. Bradley now has nine top-25 finishes this season, and he’s 20th in greens in regulation percentage. Bradley also finished 29th in the last Greenbrier Classic and was fourth back in 2015, so there’s some success on this course. If Bradley can stay in his current form, you have to like the +3000 odds we’re getting here.

David Hearn - Even with his bad performance last week in the Quicken Loans, David Hearn has top-10 finishes in two of his last three events. Hearn is playing some good golf right now, and he’s 35th in driving accuracy percentage and 30th in sand save percentage. Hearn was also runner-up in the last Greenbrier Classic and has three top-20 finishes in his last five appearances here overall. If you can remove his poor performance last week from your brain, you’ll see value with Hearn and odds of +7000.

J.B. Holmes - J.B. Holmes is another golfer who didn’t perform well last week, and he’s been in subpar form the last couple of months overall. However, Holmes has missed just two cuts since the Masters and is 32nd in birdie average. Also, Holmes has finished 37th or better in four of his last five appearances at the Greenbrier Classic, which includes a 16th place finish in 2010. This is a course where Holmes can get himself back on track, so I like the value of +4000 odds here.

]]>
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:50:20 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88866
<![CDATA[Quicken Loans National: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/29/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/06/29/quicken-loans-national-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our first and only trip to Maryland this weekend for the 2017 Quicken Loans National, an event that debuted in 2007 and will be played on the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. this course is over 7,100 yards and this event has produced some incredible performances with three of the last four winners being double-digit strokes under par.

You know the drill by now…  

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

Bill Haas - Bill Haas is coming off…

]]>
We make our first and only trip to Maryland this weekend for the 2017 Quicken Loans National, an event that debuted in 2007 and will be played on the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. this course is over 7,100 yards and this event has produced some incredible performances with three of the last four winners being double-digit strokes under par.

You know the drill by now…  

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

Bill Haas - Bill Haas is coming off a fifth place finish in the US Open and has top-25 finishes in each of his last three events. Haas has now finished outside of the top-25 just six times in 16 tries and is eighth in greens in regulation percentage. As for the Quicken Loans National, Haas won this event in 2013, finished fourth in 2015 and third last year. I’m not sure how Haas isn’t on your card this week with +2500 odds.

Danny Lee - Danny Lee finished third in the Travelers Championship and has now finished sixth or better in three of his last five events overall. Lee is easily playing his best golf of the season right now after missing the cut quite a bit to start the year. Lee also finished fourth in the 2015 Quicken Loans National and seventh back in 2009, so this is another place where he should be in the thick of things on Sunday. The 26-year-old is a strong value play this week with +4000 odds.

Kevin Streelman - Kevin Streelman is another player who has missed the cut quite a bit this season, but he's coming off an eighth place finish in the Travelers Championship and now has three straight top-20 finishes. He’s another golfer who is starting to find his form the last few weeks. Streelman has played this event once since 2012, but he did finish 12th last year, 15th in 2011 and 11th in 2009. There’s enough of a track record to suggest Streelman will play well this week. Add in his current form and he’s a decent play with +5000 odds.

David Hearn - If you’re looking for a real dark horse this week, you could try David Hearn with +10000 odds. Hearn has back-to-back top-10 finishes, which includes an eighth place finish in the Travelers Championship. Hearn is also 26th in sand save percentage and 34th in driving accuracy percentage. Combine that with the fac Heran finished 12th in last years Quicken Loans National in just his third try, and you might have the recipe for a surprise victory this week. I’ll take my chances.

Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler has finished no worse than 12th in five of his last six events in which he's made the cut. Hes coming off a fifth place finish in the US Open. Fowler is fourth in birdie average, first in sand save percentage and first in scoring average. If that wasn't enough, Fowler was runner-up in the 2015 Quicken Loans National and has top-25 finishes in three of his last four appearances here overall. Fowler is the overall favorite this week with +800 odds, but it kind of feels like it's his tournament to win this week given the field and his current form.

 

]]>
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:04:12 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88392
<![CDATA[Travelers Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/22/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/06/22/travelers-championship-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our first and only trip to Connecticut for the 2017 Travelers Championship, an event that debuted in 1952 and has seen seven players win at least twice over the years. The TPC at River Highlands is just under 6,900 yards and is considered one of the top private courses you can find.

You know the drill by now…

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

Paul Casey - Paul Casey has finished 26th or better in his last six events played and…

]]>
We make our first and only trip to Connecticut for the 2017 Travelers Championship, an event that debuted in 1952 and has seen seven players win at least twice over the years. The TPC at River Highlands is just under 6,900 yards and is considered one of the top private courses you can find.

You know the drill by now…

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

Paul Casey - Paul Casey has finished 26th or better in his last six events played and now has 10 top-25 finishes in 16 events overall this season. Casey is fifth in greens in regulation percentage and 14th in scoring average. Casey also finished 17th in last year's Travelers Championship as well as runner-up in 2015, his only two appearances on this course. Casey is a great play this week with +2200 odds.

Marc Leishman - Marc Leishman is in solid form right now after finishing 15th in the Memorial Tournament and 27th in the US Open. Leishman has missed the cut just tice in 16 events this season and is seventh in scoring average. Leishman has also finished 11th or better in four of his last six appearances at the Travelers Championship, which includes a victory in 2012. Leishman has a good chance to get his second win of the year, which is why I like him with +3300 odds.

Charley Hoffman - Charley Hoffman is coming off a top-10 finish in the US Open and now has top-25 finishes in three of his last six events. Hoffman is 22nd in eagles (holes per) and hasn't missed a cut since the RBC Heritage. Also, Hoffman has finished 26th or better in each of his last four appearances at the Travelers Championship, which includes a runner-up finish in 2012. Hoffman is a nice play this week with +4000 odds.

Kyle Stanley - Kyle Stanley has missed the cut in three of his last four trips to the Travelers Championship, but he did finish 20th in 2015. The main reason to like Stanley with +5000 odds is because of his current form, as he has three top-10 finishes in his last seven events and has missed the cut just three times in 18 events overall. Stanley is also ninth in eagles (holes per) and second in greens in regulation percentage. After getting a week off due to not playing in the US Open, Stanley should be fresh and ready to make a run this week.

Brandt Snedeker - Brandt Snedeker finished ninth in the US Open and has now finished 11th or better in two of his last four events. Snedeker has missed the cut just once since March and is 14th in birdie average. To like Snedeker even more this week is the fact he's posted three straight top-25 finishes at the Travelers Championship and has finished 24th or better in four of his last five appearances overall. With the way Snedeker is hitting the ball and given his consistent success on this course, he's worth a look with +3300 odds.

]]>
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:33:36 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=87918
<![CDATA[US Open: Power Ranking Top 10 Golfers In Erin Hills 6/15/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/06/15/us-open-power-ranking-top-10-golfers-in-erin-hills#comments We’ve reached the second major in the PGA golf tournament, as we head to Wisconsin this week for the 2017 U.S. Open. This event will be played at Erin Hills, which is a little shy of 8,000 yards. We’ve been blessed with many tight finishes in recent U.S. Opens, so hopefully we get another entertaining round of golf to wrap up Father's Day.

Before we get to the betting options, let’s power rank the top-10 golfers heading into Erin.

Five…

]]>
We’ve reached the second major in the PGA golf tournament, as we head to Wisconsin this week for the 2017 U.S. Open. This event will be played at Erin Hills, which is a little shy of 8,000 yards. We’ve been blessed with many tight finishes in recent U.S. Opens, so hopefully we get another entertaining round of golf to wrap up Father's Day.

Before we get to the betting options, let’s power rank the top-10 golfers heading into Erin.

Five Betting Options For 2017 US Open

Here goes…

1. Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson has finished in the top-15 in seven of his last eight events, and that includes three victories. Not to mention Johnson won the US Open last year and was a runner-up the year before. Johnson is the favorite yet again.

2. Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth is starting to look like Jordan Spieth again with top-15 finishes in three of his last five events, and he won the US Open in 2015. Spieth is still one of the guys to beat despite his hits and misses.

3. Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia got the monkey off his back in the Masters and hasn't finished worse than 30th since the Genesis Open. Garcia has a chance to double dip in the majors as long as he can control his subpar putting.

4. Jason Day - Jason Day is a two-time runner-up at the US Open and is in great form right now that includes a runner-up finish at the Byron Nelson. Day’s short game could lead him to a victory here.

5. Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler’s ability to drive the ball will give him a chance on this course, and he was runner-up in the Memorial. Fowler was also runner-up in the 2014 US Open.

6. Rory McIlroy - Rory McIlroy hasn’t played since the Players Championship, so there’s question marks and concerns. But McIlroy is a record setter at this event, won in 2011 and is still one of the best players in the world once he finds his form.  

7. Jon Rahm - Even at just 22 years old, it wouldn’t be surprising if Jon Rahm won a major given his consistency and the fact he's 12th in driving distance. Remember, Rahm is coming off a solid showing at the Masters, so keep an eye on the kid.

8. Alex Noren - Alex Noren is playing his best golf of the season with two top-10 finishes in his last four events, and he's 34th in driving accuracy percentage. This could be Noren’s major breakthrough.

9. Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama has struggled to find his form recently, but he's produced six top-25 finishes in his last nine major appearances. Matsuyama is also still 20th in driving distance, fourth in birdie average and 11th in greens in regulation percentage.

10. Justin Rose - Justin Rose hasn't played much recent golf, but he did win the US Open in 2013 and has countless major top-10 finishes that make him a dangerous threat regardless. Rose has the all around game that if he finds his form and is hitting with confidence, he can win his second major.

]]>
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:24:29 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=87363
<![CDATA[US Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/15/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/06/15/us-open-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We head to Erin Hills in Wisconsin this week for the 2017 US Open, which is obviously a loaded card and a chance to make some money if you can correctly pick the winner. This course is over 7,800 yards and this tournament has been decided by three or less strokes in 10 of the last 12 years.

Power Ranking Top-10 Golfers In US Open

Let's get down to business.

Here…

]]>
We head to Erin Hills in Wisconsin this week for the 2017 US Open, which is obviously a loaded card and a chance to make some money if you can correctly pick the winner. This course is over 7,800 yards and this tournament has been decided by three or less strokes in 10 of the last 12 years.

Power Ranking Top-10 Golfers In US Open

Let's get down to business.

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card for the US Open.

Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson could easily have won the US Open back-to-back years, as he was runner-up in 2015 and won it last year. Of course, neither were on this course, but when you're first in driving distance, first in greens in regulation percentage and fifth in scoring average, it doesn't matter where the course is, you like your chances. Oh, Johnson has also finished third or better in five of his last eight events. While hes the overall favorite, you can still make money on Johnson with +750 odds.

Jon Rahm - Jon Rahm is another player I have in my top-10 power rankings that I will be betting on, as the 22-year-old is ready to contend for majors now. Rahm has 10 top-25 finishes in 15 events played this season and is 12th in driving distance as well as sixth in scoring average. Let’s not forget that Rahm finished 27th in the Masters a couple months ago, proving that he's beyond his years. While this tournament has been about the more experienced players over the years, I like Rahm’s chances, especially with +2500 odds.

Kevin Kisner - Kevin Kisner has finished sixth or better in three of his last five events, clearly playing some of his best golf of the year. Kisner also has two top-20 finishes in majors despite a small sample size. Kisner is 13th in driving accuracy percentage and 24th in scoring average. Given Kisner’s form, there's no reason why he couldn't be in the thick of the pack come Sunday. I have no idea why oddsmakers are sleeping on him, but I’ll gladly take Kisner and the +11000 odds.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar is another player we’re getting with terrific odds given his form. Kuchar has finished 12th or better in his last three events and now has four top-10 finishes in 17 tournaments overall. Kuchar has improved his scoring average to 21st despite his struggles throughout the year. Kuchar also has six top-10 finishes in majors since 2012 and has finished 12th in two of the last three US Opens. Kuchar is an experienced player who had found his form at the right time. Hard to ignore the soon to be 39-year-old and +8000 odds.

Louis Oosthuizen - Louis Oosthuizen has posted top-25 finishes in his last three events and that includes a runner-up spot in the Players Championship. Oosthuizen now has six top-25 finishes in 11 events overall, and he's 22nd in scoring average and 15th in sand save percentage. If that wasn't enough, Oosthuizen has a thing for the US Open with three top-25 finishes and a runner-up finish in 2015 that set a record for the lowest lowest score for 54 holes. Oosthuizen is worth a play with +4500 odds.

]]>
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:22:55 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=87366
<![CDATA[FedEx St. Jude Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/8/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/06/08/fedex-st-jude-classic-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make our first and only stop in Tennessee this week for the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic. This event deubted in 1958 and is the last chance for players to iron out their game before the U.S. Open takes place. The TPC Southwind is a little over 7,200 yards and this event has seen five players win at least twice.

But enough of that, let’s get down to business.

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

Ian Poulter - Ian Poulter is skipping a U.S.…

]]>
We make our first and only stop in Tennessee this week for the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic. This event deubted in 1958 and is the last chance for players to iron out their game before the U.S. Open takes place. The TPC Southwind is a little over 7,200 yards and this event has seen five players win at least twice.

But enough of that, let’s get down to business.

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

Ian Poulter - Ian Poulter is skipping a U.S. Open sectional qualifier and hopes a high finish here will be enough to get him into the field. Well, Poulter has finished 35th or better in his last three events and is 56th in driving distance accuracy while being 28th in scoring average. Poulter is just in decent form right now and did finish sixth in his last appearance on this course back in 2014. A win would certainly get Poulter in the U.S. Open field, and I value his chances with +5000 odds.

Billy Horschel - Billy Horschel has three straight top-10 finishes in the St. Jude Classic, which includes an eighth place finish back in 2015. If there was ever a course to get Horschel back on track, it would certainly be this one. Even with his recent struggles of missing the cut and being fresh off a 86th place finish at the Memorial, Horschel is 10th in greens in regulation percentage and 41st in scoring average. This is a course Horschel has consistently been in the running to win, so I’ll play him with +3300 odds.

Seung-Yul Noh - Seung-Yul Noh hasn't won a PGA event in over four years, but he has posted three top-10 finishes in his last four appearances at the St. Jude Classic. That includes a seventh place finish last year. Yes, Noh has had his struggles of making the cut, but he also sprinkled in impressive finishes at the Wells Fargo and the Players Championship. Noh has shown he can perform at a high level when he's feeling it, so you have to like his chances of competing on a course he's performed well over the years. I’ll take a stab with Noh and +6600 odds.

Harold Varner - Harold Varner is coming off a top-20 finish at the Memorial and has played some of his best golf the last couple of months despite missing the cut a few times. Varner is also 28th in driving distance, which is key on a course that will require some long shots. Varner also finished 16th last year in his only appearance in the St. Jude Classic. There’s some things to like with the 26-year-old, so if you're looking for a longshot, Varner may be your guy with +8000 odds.

Daniel Berger - Daniel Berger is another player who has had some hiccups here and there, but he did win this event last year by three strokes and there's a history in this event of players winning back-to-back years, as Lee Trevino and David Toms accomplished the feat. Berger is also 28th in eagles (holes per) as well as 22nd in birdie average. Berger has some things going for him heading into this week, so I’ll throw a few dollars his way with +2800 odds.

]]>
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:47:20 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=87039
<![CDATA[Memorial Tournament: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/1/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/06/01/memorial-tournament-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We make one of two stops in Ohio this week for the 2017 Memorial Tournament, an event that debuted in 1976 and is just under 7,400 yards. The Memorial Tournament has produced playoffs in each of the last three years and there have been six golfers to win this event at least twice.

Let's get down to business.

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

Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama has had top-25 finishes in two of his last three events and hasn't…

]]>
We make one of two stops in Ohio this week for the 2017 Memorial Tournament, an event that debuted in 1976 and is just under 7,400 yards. The Memorial Tournament has produced playoffs in each of the last three years and there have been six golfers to win this event at least twice.

Let's get down to business.

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

Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama has had top-25 finishes in two of his last three events and hasn't missed a cut since the Genesis Open. Matsuyama now has seven top-25 finishes and four top-10 finishes in 13 events this season. Matsuyama is eighth in scoring average, seventh in greens in regulation percentage and third in birdie average. Matsuyama also won the Memorial Tournament in 2014 and was fifth in 2015. Given his form and history, Matsuyama is a nice play with +1600 odds.

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has finished 12th or better in four of his last six events, which includes a 12th spot last week in the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational. Kuchar now has nine top-25 finishes in 16 events and has missed just one cut since the Genesis Open. Kuchar is also a solid 26th in scoring average. As for his history here, Kuchar finished fourth last season and has produced top-25 finishes in five of his last six appearances at the Memorial Tournament. Kuchar is a really nice play with +3000 odds.

Patrick Reed - Patrick Reed has finished 26th or better in both of his Memorial Tournament appearances, which includes an eighth place finish last year. Overall, Reed has finished 22nd or better in his last four events and has made the cut 14 out of 17 times. Take his current form and the fact he's improved his finish in both appearances at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, Reed has a great chance to win this week, even with +4000 odds.

Tony Finau - After missing the cut twice recently, Tony Finau bounced back with decent showings at the Byron Nelson and DEAN & DELUCA, and he now has seven top-25 finishes in 18 events overall. Finau is seventh in driving distance, fifth in greens in regulation percentage and 21st in birdie average. In two appearances at the Memorial Tournament, Finau finished eighth in 2015 and 11th last year. Really tough to make an argument against Finau this week with +5000 odds.

Marc Leishman - Marc Leishman has missed just one cut since the Arnold Palmer and has put together solid showings the last two weeks overall. Leishman has eight top-25 finishes in 14 events and that includes a 13th place finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Leishman is 17th in eagles (holes per) and ninth in scoring average. Leishman also finished 11th in last years Memorial Tournament, fifth back in 2015, and improved his finish each year from 2011-15, so his success on this course is also looking sharp. If you're looking for a dark horse this week, Leishman may be your guy with +7000 odds.

]]>
Mon, 29 May 2017 17:16:27 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=86496
<![CDATA[Dean & DeLuca Invitational: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/25/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/05/25/dean-and-deluca-invitational-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments We stay in Texas back-to-back weeks, this time for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, an event that debuted in 1946 and is just over 7,200 yards. There has been 11 golfers to win this event at least twice, and Ben Hogan leads the way with five victories. The margin of victory has been one stroke or a playoff in nine of the last 11 appearances, so we should expect a great showing this week.

You know the drill by now…

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

Matt…

]]>
We stay in Texas back-to-back weeks, this time for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, an event that debuted in 1946 and is just over 7,200 yards. There has been 11 golfers to win this event at least twice, and Ben Hogan leads the way with five victories. The margin of victory has been one stroke or a playoff in nine of the last 11 appearances, so we should expect a great showing this week.

You know the drill by now…

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

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar had a top-10 finish last week at the Byron Nelson, his first since the Masters. Kuchar now has three top-10 finishes in 15 events played and has made the cut in five straight events. As for his history at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, Kuchar finished sixth last year and was runner-up in 2013 when he lost to Boo Weekley by one stroke. Kuchar and odds of +2500 make for a solid play given the way he played last week and his recent history on this course.

Adam Hadwin - Adam Hadwin has made the cut in 14 straight events and has shown bright spots despite cooling off since his victory at the Valspar Championship. Hadwin has been in the thick of the field in most tournaments and is just looking for that breakthrough performance. Hadwin is 21st in scoring average and fifth in sand save percentage. As for his history here, Hadwin finished fifth in his Dean & DeLuca Invitational debut in 2015 and 22nd last year. Hadwin has to have that shining moment this season eventually, why not this week with +3300 odds?

Ryan Palmer - Ryan Palmer has finished 27th or better in four of his last five events, which includes top-10 finishes at the Valero Texas Open and Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Palmer is easily playing his best golf of the season after starting the year with missed cut after missed cut, and he's starting to become a sleeper to win an event given his current form. Palmer finished third in last years Dean & DeLuca Invitational and was fifth back in 2014. You have to like Palmer’s chances, especially with +3500 odds.

Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth hasn't looked like Jordan Spieth in quite some time, but he still has five top-10 finishes and finds himself being one of the favorites every week. Spieth is second in birdie average, third in greens in regulation percentage and fifth in scoring average. Spieth won the Dean & DeLuca Invitational last year and was runner-up in 2015. Spieth has finished 14th or better in his last four appearances here overall. I usually don't play the overall favorite, but Spieth’s history can't be ignored, and we are getting +1100 odds.

Sung Kang - Since I gave out the overall favorite, let’s go with one of the bigger longshots in Sung Kang with +6000 odds. Kang has four top-25 finishes in four of his last six events and that includes a runner-up finish in the Shell Houston Open. Kang is quietly starting to turn heads with his play and has shot up to 26th in scoring average. Kang has very little success with a missed cut last year and a 37th finish in 2012. However, you can't deny his current form and the fact he's finished 20th or better in his last three events in Texas. Kang is a live dark horse this week.

]]>
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:46:27 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=85983