4 Outright Bets for Will Zalatoris & Davis Riley, More

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2022 Zurich Classic Odds

Golfers Odds
Hovland, V / Morikawa, C +800
Cantlay, P / Schauffele, X +850
Leishman, M / Smith, Cameron +900
Burns, S / Horschel, B +1100
Palmer, R / Scheffler, S +1100
Fleetwood, T / Garcia, S +1600
Lowry, S / Poulter, I +1800
Gooch, T / Homa, M +2200
Niemann, J / Pereira, M +2200
Varner III, H / Watson, B +2500
An, Byeong-Hun / Sung-jae, I +3000
Hatton, T / Willett, D +3000
Riley, Davis / Zalatoris, W +3000
Bradley, K / Steele, B +3300
Hadwin, A / Svensson, A +4000
Kirk, C / Todd, B +4000
Kizzire, P / Poston, JT +4000
McDowell, G / Power, S +4000
Bezuidenhout, C / Schwartzel, C +5000
Bramlett, J / McNealy, M +5000
Clark, W / Tringale, C +5000
Laird, M / MacIntyre, R +5000
Merritt, T / Streb, R +5000
Mitchell, K / Snedeker, B +5000
Sigg, G / Straka, Sepp +5000
Ghim, D / Schwab, M +6000
Stenson, H / Rose, J +6000
Knox, K / Stuard, B +6600
Noren, A / Norlander, H +6600
Brown, S / Kisner, K +7000
Day, J / Scrivener, J +7000
Moore, T / NeSmith, M +8000
Hossler, B / Theegala, S +9000
Lipsky, D / Rai, A +9000
Dahmen, J / Jaeger, S +10000
Garnett, B / Stallings, S +10000
Glover, L / Reavie, C +10000
Barjon, P / Hoge, T +12500
Buckley, H / Smalley, A +12500
Cabrera Bello, R / Grillo, E +12500
Duncan, T / Schenk, A +12500
Grace, B / Higgo, G +12500
Higgs, H / Smotherman, A +12500
Horsfield, S / Wallace, M +12500
Kohles, B / McCarthy, Denny +12500
O’Hair, S / Piercy, S +12500
Redman, D / Ryder, S +12500
Hoag, B / Long, A +15000
Hoffman, C / Watney, N +15000
Lebioda, H / Seiffert, C +15000
Rodgers, P / Wu, Brandon +15000
Uihlein, P / Werenski, R +15000
Aphibarnrat, K / Kitayama, K +20000
Brehm, R / Hubbard, M +20000
Chappell, K / Hahn, J +20000
Hagy, B / Percy, C +20000
Hardy, N / Thompson, Curtis +20000
Herman, J / Taylor, V +20000
Hodges, L / Whaley, V +20000
Armor, R / Gligic, M +25000
Atwal, A / Herbert, L +25000
Bryan, W / Mullinax, T +25000
Creel, J / Ramey, C +25000
Huh, J / Kang, Sung +25000
Kraft, K / Tway, K +25000
Lower, J / Wu, D +25000
McGreevy, M / Novak, A +25000
Skinns, D / Tarren, C +25000
Stanley, K / Villegas, C +25000
Byrd, J / Hadley, C +30000
Cook, A / Dufner, J +30000
Kim, M / Noh, S +30000
Lee, D / Bae, Sang-Moon +30000
Reeves, S / Wolfe, J +30000
Gainey, T / Garrigus, R +40000
Martin, B / Van Pelt, B +40000
Gutschewski, S / Points, DA +50000
Haas, B / Haas, J +50000
Knous, J / Trainer, M +50000
Van Der Walt, D / Drewitt, B +50000

Not much went well at Harbor Town. We had a bunch of bets on players who made the cut then stalled out over the weekend.

Up next, the lone team event on the PGA TOUR calendar takes center stage with the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. This will be the fifth time the tournament has played this format. Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman return to defend their title.

The field will open with a round of best ball on Thursday followed by alternate shot on Friday. After that, we’ll see the field of 80 teams trimmed to the top 33 and ties with another round of best ball and alternate shot over the weekend to decide the winner.

The Course

TPC Louisiana is a 7,425-yard par-72, where par-4 scoring and approach play tends to be among the most important stats.

Over the years, a variety of players have won on this course, from bombers like Bubba Watson to short hitters like Jason Bohn and Jerry Kelly.

The first tandem to win here was Smith and Jonas Blixt, relying on their short games, before a ball-striking duo in Scott Piercy and Billy Horschel won. In 2019, Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer took home the title before the Aussies won last year.

In other words, any type of style can succeed at TPC Louisiana, and that adds to the difficulty of finding a winner.

The Favorites

Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland will team up for the first time here and open as the favorite at around +800. Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele open right at that +800 number as well.

The defending champs, Smith and Leishman, are in that next group at +1000 with Scottie Scheffler and Ryan Palmer.

Sam Burns and Billy Horschel are the next of the top tier teams at +1200 and would be where I’d lean among these top teams. Burns is on a good run with three wins in the past year and was an LSU grad, so should be comfortable here. Horschel has won twice here – once when it was an individual event and once with a partner in the aforementioned Piercy.

The Mid-Tier

I’ll start my card with Sungjae Im and Byeong Hun An at +4000 on DraftKings. Im is coming off one of his better ball-striking weeks at the RBC Heritage where he gained nearly 10 strokes from tee to green. He also finished in the top 10 at the Masters.

An was forced to drop to the Korn Ferry Tour this year but has basically secured his return next year with a win in February and a runner-up finish last week. An also had his best finish on the PGA TOUR here, losing in a playoff prior to the event being moved to the team setup.

I’m also backing Will Zalatoris and Davis Riley at +3600 on FanDuel. I’m not a huge fan of the number but wanted to see these guys together in this event since last year, and we got it. Both had chances to win this year and came up short in a playoff.

Zalatoris is far more consistent obviously, and my biggest concern would be Riley in alternate shot. He has the tendency to make some very large misses and bring in big numbers. In best ball, Zalatoris can cover that up a bit, but alternate shot could put him in some tough situations.

We’ll close this range with Doug Ghim and Matthias Schwab at +7500 on FanDuel. Ghim played here with Justin Suh last season and finished 11th. Schwab has quietly put up some decent results with three top 10s in the past two months.

The Longshots

I’m going to take one shot in the dark here with Ryan Brehm and Mark Hubbard at 350-1 on FanDuel. Brehm has been quiet since the win in Puerto Rico, but he does have that victory on the resume this season. Hubbard has been bouncing between the KFT, where he’s been among the favorites each week, and the PGA TOUR, where he was recently 15th at the Honda.

Hubbard played this event last season and opened with a 63 in best ball, but his team fell apart in an alternate shot with the notably erratic Sebastian Cappelen to miss the cut on the number.

The Zurich Classic Card

  • Will Zalatoris / Davis Riley +3600 (.92 units)
  • Sungjae Im / Byeong Hun An +4000 (.83 units)
  • Doug Ghim / Matthias Schwab +7500 (.44 units)
  • Ryan Brehm / Mark Hubbard +35000 (.1 units)

Total Stake: 2.29 units

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