This week the PGA tour heads to the sunshine state for the Honda Classic. Florida is known for its palm trees, retirees, and the Florida Swing. The first leg of the Florida Swing takes place at PGA National Champion’s course.
The course is consistently one of the hardest tournaments year in and year out. After two fantastic weeks of golf at The Genesis Home and WGC Mexico, many of the worlds top golfers are taking the week off. Do not fret, though, this is still a quality field; with this type of course anything can happen.
Let’s take a look at this weeks odds brought to you by MyBookie.ag and dive into our picks for this weeks event.
Gary Woodland +2000
The reining U.S Open champ is a quality play here given his odds. Gary comes into this week in great form coming off a 12th place at last weeks WGC Mexico. Woodland gained 6 strokes off the tee last week. Gary also has a nice course history, making the cut in every year he has entered the tournament and 2nd place finish in 2017.
Byeong Hun An +3300
Benny An had one of the worst weeks putting in PGA history last week. With that being said, he still finished in 29th place. This week we get Benny off those pesky POA greens and on a more friendly Bermuda grass. He gained 7 strokes off the tee and 3.6 strokes around the green. He has a 38th and 5th place finish in his only two starts here. If Benny doesn’t lose 6 strokes putting like last week, the rest of his game is strong enough to win this week.
Sungjae Im +3000
If you have read our posts before you know we love some Sungjae Im. The kid is too good in all aspects of his game and is going to win on tour soon. PGA National sets up perfectly for a golfer like Sungjae who has no flaws in his game. In the past 36 rounds he ranks in the top 25 in doubles avoided, fairways gained, approach, around the green, and putting on Bermuda. We’re betting Sungjae this week because he is going to win soon on tour and we won’t be able to get these types of odds for long.
Doc Redman +14000
The former US amateur champion has been playing well in his first full year on tour. This may come as a shock, but in this field over the past 24 rounds he ranks 3rd in strokes gained tee to green. At +14000, it is worth the flyer on a guy who has won a big stage before and can go low if his putter gets hot.
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Gary Woodland -130 Vs Louis Oosthuizen
As you can tell by this point, we are very high on Gary this week. He is in great form and has nice course history here. Yes, Louie has played well here in the past, but if last weeks tournament carries over to this week it will get ugly for Louie. Louie lost 12.5 strokes off the tee last week. With a course of this difficultly and surrounded by water, that could spell trouble for Louie. Gary is an easy pick here for us.
Harry English -130 Vs Harold Varner III
We like Harry English in this one. Harry comes in with a quality finish at his last event, the Waste Management Open taking 16th place. He has solid results playing here at the Honda Classic and has not missed in his last three times out. Bermuda is his preferred surface and we expect a quality week out of him. Varner had a nice weekend at the Genesis, but prior to that missed the cut his last four events. He is not a good Bermuda putter and his best finish at the Honda Classic is 51st place finish.
Scott Brown – 115 Vs Cameron Tringale
This one is a bit of a toss up but we are going with Scott Brown in this one. Brown comes in with a solid 23rd finish at the Genesis and had a top ten finish back in January. He is playing quality golf and is a great Bermuda putter. He has made he cut here every year. Tringale is a pretty consistent golfer himself but has no impressive finishes. He is not the best putter on Bermuda and has missed the cut at Honda two of the past four years.