Another week, another PGA Tour event to tell you about, and who the best bets are going to be. This time, we have the Farmers Insurance Open. Enjoy!
1) Jon Rahm (10/1)
He is off to a pretty poor start this year at #39 in the FedExCup rankings, though he has a sixth-place finish at the Desert Classic going his way. He has had a lot of success in the past few years, and his first ever PGA victory actually came at this very course, in 2017.
Rahm is a competitor whenever he gets out there, and if he can play well on the first day of the event, he will set himself up with a chance to win.
2) Rory McIlroy (12/1)
This is only the third event of the year for Rory, who had two very different finishes in both. He was tied for fourth in the Sentry Tournament of Champions but finished 54th in the World Golf Championships. He has his ups and downs, ending a year-long first-place drought last year with his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Rory really needs a strong start to the event so he doesn’t end up like he did at WGC’s. Avoid betting on him, though.
3) Jason Day (14/1)
One of three players with these same odds in this tournament, Jason Day is looking to repeat as the champion, He has won here twice in the previous four years, also getting it done in 2015. He also picked up a victory at Wells Fargo last year, while he has one finish inside of the top ten, a #5 finish at The CJ Cup.
Day is as good as it gets and is somebody you should be looking to bet on. He delivers.
4) Justin Rose (14/1)
The 38-year-old won multiple events last year, and like Rory, has done very well in one event and horrendous in the other to kick off 2019. He was third at the World Golf Championships, but 34th at the Desert Classic. He is a very impressive player, even at his older age (see the next player down), and shows he still has plenty in the tank, when we start to doubt.
He is a dark horse here, despite the high odds, and somebody you should put the big bucks on.
5) Tiger Woods (14/1)
After finishing 2018 as the #2 player in the FedExCup rankings and ending his five-year first-place finish drought, Tiger Woods is officially back. This will be the first event for the 43-year-old in his 23rd year on the Tour now. He got cut from this event in 2017 and tied for 80th in 2015. This is a new year and a new Tiger.
It’s always hard to say negative things about such a talented golfer, and nothing bad here to say about Woods. Bet on him!