<![CDATA[Golf RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![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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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:13:11 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=91053
<![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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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:09:45 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90531
<![CDATA[RBC Canadian Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/27/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/golf-picks/2017/07/27/rbc-canadian-open-pga-odds-pick-predictions-dark-horses#comments After hitting with Jordan Spieth last week and +1400 odds, we turn our attention to the 2017 Canadian Open, one of the oldest events on the PGA tour and one that has brought us very tight finishes over the years. Seven of the last eight Canadian Opens have been decided by one stroke or a playoff. 

You know the drill by now…          

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

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar was runner-up last week and has finished ninth or better in three of his last five…

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After hitting with Jordan Spieth last week and +1400 odds, we turn our attention to the 2017 Canadian Open, one of the oldest events on the PGA tour and one that has brought us very tight finishes over the years. Seven of the last eight Canadian Opens have been decided by one stroke or a playoff. 

You know the drill by now…          

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

Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar was runner-up last week and has finished ninth or better in three of his last five events overall. Few golfers are hitting the ball as well as Kuchar right now, as he hasn’t missed a cut since the Shell Houston Open and is 22nd in scoring average. Expect the run to continue for Kuchar, who has three straight top-10 finishes at the Canadian Open. While Kuchar is one of the favorites, you can’t beat +1000 odds given his current form.

Brandt Snedeker - Brandt Snedeker has finished 14th or better in three of his last five events and has missed just one cut since March. Snedeker is also 12th in birdie average and 18th in scoring average. But the real reason to like Snedeker and his +2500 odds is because he’s finished fifth or better in each of his last three Canadian Open appearances, which includes a victory a 2013. Few have had the success Snedeker has had in this tournament.

Jim Furyk - Jim Furyk has really struggled this season, as he’s missed the cut seven times and has just two top-25 finishes in 16 tries. However, Furyk has won the Canadian Open twice and finished runner-up in 2014. Furyk is also second in driving accuracy percentage despite his struggles. If there’s one event that can get Furyk back on track, it’s this one. I’ll take a stab with Furyk and +3300 odds.

Ricky Barnes - Ricky Barnes is another golfer who has had issues, as he’s missed the cut 12 times in 28 events and has countless poor performances overall. However, Barnes has top-20 finishes in two of his last four tries, easily some of his best golf in quite some time. Barnes also finished fifth in last years Canadian Open and 11th back in 2015. If you’re looking for a real shot in the dark this week, Barnes may be worth a look with +7500 odds.

Dustin Johnson - After once being the hottest golfer on the planet, Dustin Johnson has really struggled to find his form and doesn’t have a top-25 finish since the Byron Nelson. However, it’s only a matter of time before Johnson gets back on track, and he’s still second in driving distance, 13th in scoring average and first in greens in regulation percentage. Also, Johnson has been runner-up in both of his Canadian Open appearances. This may be the week, which is why I’m taking Johnson and +650 odds.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:48:08 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90063
<![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…

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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.

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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,…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

 

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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…

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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.

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<![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.

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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.

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