PGA Tour golf greatest bets: The Honda Basic

The PGA Tour wraps up its Florida swing with a shuttle to Palm Sea dash Gardens for the Honda Primary.

Sungjae Im received this match last 12 months and is coming off a tie for seventeenth construct last week at The Players Championship. Daniel Berger was the top accumulate on the board for this week’s match at 11-1 nonetheless wanted to tug out with a rib wretchedness.

Which gamers are the favorites this time round, who gives dazzling odds and what props are beneficial?

Making a guess analysts Chris “The Endure” Fallica and Joe Fortenbaugh, sports activities having a guess deputy editor David Bearman and sage analyst Anita Marks supply their easiest bets.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill until in every other case licensed.


Bets to take

Sungjae Im (14-1); high-5 obtain (+275); high-10 obtain (+175); Im-Russell Henley obtain 1-2 (375-1 at DraftKings)

Marks: Im appears to be like to defend his title this week and is accessible available in the market in scorching after a high-20 obtain on the Players Championship. Im excels on the Florida swing, the place Bermuda greens deal with him effectively. His metrics that snort it’s his match to lose: he’s seventh in strokes obtained on plot from 175-200 yards out, tenth in driving accuracy, T-9 in ball-striking this season and excessive seven on Bermuda greens the ultimate two events.

Henley 28-1; high-10 obtain (+350)

Bearman: Henley might merely not be a household identify, nonetheless the 2014 winner proper right here at PGA Nationwide has stats and outcomes to abet up taking a flier on him. He has three extra excessive 20s on the Honda Primary outside his take, together with a T-8 last 12 months and T-20 in 2019. He’s at present 14th on tour in hitting greens, a very nice stat at a route that usually has deal of wind and sophisticated greens to land on. Nationwide persistently ranks within the head 10 in hardest greens to hit, and winners usually obtain excessive in greens in regulation. Henley can also be sixth in strokes obtained on plot and seventeenth within the all-crucial metric I make the most of for Florida packages – tee-to-inexperienced. He’s not often all the time as scorching as he was in October, when he began the season with abet-to-abet excessive 5s, nonetheless the topic and route plot up for Henley to comment materials for his fourth PGA Tour victory this week.

Adam Scott 30-1; high-10 obtain (+350)

Bearman: Certain, I used to be throughout Scott last week and he let me down with a T-Forty eighth obtain, which is kind of comprehensible pondering how minute he has performed within the last 12 months. However I’m not giving up. I acknowledged last week that Scott loves enjoying in Florida, and he’s tied for mainly probably the most victories (three) within the Sunshine Command since 2004. Per the PGA Tour, his pictures obtained tee-to-inexperienced is easiest amongst all gamers with 50-plus rounds in Florida over the ultimate decade. As for PGA Nationwide, Scott received in 2016 and adopted that up with T-14 and T-13 finishes, so he performs totally at idea to be one in all Jack’s hardest packages. Over the ultimate 20-plus rounds at PGA Nationwide, Scott ranks within the head 15 in all strokes obtained metrics. The topic should not be as sturdy this week, and Scott has one different match under his belt after surviving TPC Sawgrass.

Chris Kirk 45-1; high-20 obtain (+225)

Fallica: Kirk’s story every in existence and on the golf route is a giant turnaround. His route file at Honda is never all the time too scorching, nonetheless he’s enjoying just some of mainly the best golf of his occupation as he’s twenty first on tour in pictures obtained tee-to-inexperienced and posted high-16 finishes in 4 of his last six begins, together with a runner-up obtain at Sony. A Sunday 79 place a damper on what was an in every other case dazzling tourney last week.

Byeong-Hun An 55-1; high-20 obtain (+250)

Bearman: Identify me a sucker, nonetheless the aptitude Byeong Hun An dealt with getting an 11 last week on the renowned seventeenth hole (he tagged himself within the PGA Tour publish asking to designate a buddy that may perchance obtain an 11 on that hole) earned him nice respect in my e e book. After his 83-79 disaster of final weekend, we’re in a capture-low grief proper right here, getting 55-1 on An, who has performed PGA Nationwide thrice and carried out within the head 5 twice. He carried out fourth last 12 months regardless of a 76 on Thursday and ranks sixth in complete strokes obtained, third in tee-to-inexperienced, fifth in ball-striking and seventh on plot at this route. He hasn’t had mainly probably the most attention-grabbing of seasons, nonetheless did obtain T-8 on the Farmers in January. It’s likely you will perchance obtain 2.5-to-1 on your cash for An to soar abet and obtain a excessive 20 or interact a flier and are trying him to take at 55-1.


Different bets

Im high-10 obtain (+175)

Fallica: The defending champ carded a pair of 66s last week at Sawgrass, and with legitimate six excessive 50 gamers within the topic, it could be a estimable shock if Im was not legitimate there Sunday with an enormous gamble to repeat.

Lee Westwood high-10 obtain (+300)

Fallica: It’s huge to gaze Westwood in assassinate and, as he says, having enjoyable once more. He’s on this kind of huge construct mentally that I search information from he’ll play effectively once more this week, particularly since his scoring reasonable proper right here is amongst mainly the best accessible and he’s coming off a fourth-build obtain last 12 months, idea to be one in all his 4 excessive 10s (in eight begins) on the match.

Henley high-10 obtain (+350)

Marks: Don’t be insecure to beget a play on Henley this week legitimate as a result of he not noted the gash on the Players. Completely different excessive golfers not noted the gash, and it gave Henley just some additional days to tweak his sport. Henley received this match in 2014 and carried out eighth last season. He’s one different whose metrics pop off the web page: he’s sixth in strokes obtained on plot and 2nd in par-4 scoring over his last 24 rounds. He is also twentieth in driving accuracy, twenty sixth in ball-striking and sixth in scrambling this season.

Shane Lowry high-20 obtain (+163); high-30 obtain (+110 at DK)

Fortenbaugh: Lowry has gotten higher with every originate at this match, going from T-53 in 2016 to T-49 in 2018 to T-21 last 12 months. Doubtless extra essential is the reality that Lowry considers this to be considerably of a “residence route,” because the 33-12 months-ragged lives legitimate 5 minutes from PGA Nationwide. He enters in sturdy assassinate, having shot 69 or lower in three of 4 rounds at Sawgrass last week en path to a solo eighth-build obtain.

Brendan Steele high-20 obtain (+225)

Fallica: Whereas I do not know if Steele can take, he has fared effectively proper right here with 4 high-15 finishes in his last 5 tries, together with a T-4 a 12 months beforehand. Steele has additionally made each gash this calendar 12 months, so there’s a in truth dazzling likelihood he’ll play the weekend and at minimal dangle an enormous gamble for a backdoor excessive 20.

Keegan Bradley high-30 obtain (+110 at DK)

Marks: Bradley is a sneaky dazzling play to obtain within the head 30 at plus cash together with his metrics. He’s seventh in strokes obtained on plot and is excessive 5 in driving accuracy and ball-striking over his last 24 rounds. Bradley can also be sturdy on Bermuda greens, ending within the head 35 the ultimate two weeks.

Talor Gooch high-30 obtain (+110 at DK)

Marks: Gooch performed effectively this previous weekend and carried out tied for fifth on the Players. He has additionally had success on this uncover, posting a T-20 and T-38 the ultimate two seasons. Over his last 24 rounds, Gooch has ranked within the head 5 in par-4 scoring; he’s ninth in scrambling this season and ranks within the head 30 on Bermuda greens the ultimate two weeks.

Doug Ghim high-40 obtain (+100)

Marks: Ghim was in rivalry to take the Players on Sunday nonetheless could not shut. His ball-striking is just some of mainly the best on tour on the 2nd, and he must be towards the top of the leaderboard on Sunday. His metrics heading into Thursday: twenty fifth in strokes obtained on plot, 18th in scrambling and excessive 5 in par-4 scoring over his previous 24 rounds.

Jim Furyk high-40 obtain (+125)

Marks: I plod ragged school proper right here, nonetheless Furk’s sport models up properly for PGA Nationwide. He’s 18th in strokes obtained on plot, first in scrambling, twenty first in ball-striking and T-4 in driving accuracy. A excessive 40 at +125 is respect taking candy from a toddler.

Gooch (-110 at DK) over Cameron Tringale

Fortenbaugh: Gooch enters this match with nice extra upside than Tringale, having carried out T-5, T-43, T-12 over his last three begins, which comprises taking footage a 67 in last Sunday’s last spherical of the Players Championship. The 29-12 months-ragged has additionally demonstrated sturdy assassinate at PGA Nationwide, posting a T-38 on this match last 12 months to find his T-20 from 2019. Tringale not noted the gash at Sawgrass last week and in 10 occupation begins on the Honda has under no circumstances carried out elevated than T-27 and has three not noted cuts. Two golfers headed in considerably reverse instructions legitimate proper right here.

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