Ryan Knuppel  |  Wed 16th Jan   | Golf

Well, folks, it’s that time of the year again. The Desert Open is approaching. It’s beginning tomorrow, so read below so we can give you the best bets!

1) Jon Rahm (7/1)

The defending champ here will be looking for the same fortune he had here last year. Rahm is currently #69 in the FedExCup rankings this year, so he is certainly hoping to move up. He also picked up a win at the CareerBuilder Challenge last season, as 2018 was pretty kind to him, seeing him earn close to $4 million.

Rahm is still a relative unknown, but at 24 years of age, he has a lot of time to familiarize himself with the fans of the game. He’s great at his craft and is gunning to do it again. Bet on him to do it.

2) Justin Rose (8/1)

The 38-year-old kicked off his 2019 campaign with a third-place finish at the World Golf Championships, netting a solid $587K. He has had the best season of his career on the tour, with wins at Fort Worth, The WGC’s, and a second-place finish at The Open Championship. He finished first in the FedExCup rankings and racked in nearly $9 million.

Rose is aging like a fine wine out there on the green, and he looks to keep it rolling. He’s also a wise bet for a top-three finish.

3) Patrick Cantlay (16/1)

The 26-year-old has been active early this year, as this will be his fourth event in the first 15 days of 2019. He finished second at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, a tournament he actually won last year, for his first ever Tour win. He finished tied for seventh at the World Golf Championships and hopes to do more.

In his seventh year on the tour, he is hoping to make a real name for himself this year. I’d avoid betting him this weekend though.

4) Charles Howell III (20/1)

The 39-year-old has been on the tour for the entire century, and he snapped a long drought without a victory this year when he won the RSM Classic. He only has three total wins in his career and has ranked 40th or worse in the FedExCup ranks the prior four years. Maybe 2019 will be the year for him.

Howell III is not a guy you want to making a bet to win it on, but if it’s a small wager, you could end up with a big payout…

5) Adam Hadwin (25/1)

The 31-year-old has one win in his career, and it came at the Valspar Championship back in 2017. Nothing last year, and no finishes inside of the top-nine yet this year. A few finishes tied for tenth have him feeling confident, but he’s #51 in the FedExCup ranks early in 2019.

A chance to show the world who he is, but Adam Hadwin is not who you want to bet on.

Ryan Knuppel