The PGA Tour has a couple of events going on this weekend, which means that those of you who love to wager on golf have a couple of chances to win. While most people will have their eyes on the Bridgestone Invitational, there is another great event set to tee off at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada. The 2018 Barracuda Championship may not be home to the biggest names in golf, but there are still an awful lot of good players there looking for a share of the $3.4 million purse.
This tournament is also different in that it uses the Modified Stableford scoring system, which means player score points as opposed to trying to get under par. You may not be familiar with a lot of these guys, so let’s take a closer look at the golf odds for some of the favorites to win.
2018 Barracuda Championship Golf Betting Odds & Prediction
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- Location: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
- Established: 1999
- Course: Montrêux Golf and Country Club
- Par: 72
- Length: 7,472 yards
- Tour: PGA
- Format: Modified Stableford
- Prize fund: $3.4 million
Dahmen is currently ranked #180 in the world, and while he has never won on the PGA Tour, he has had some notable finishes over the past couple of seasons. His best performance came at the John Deere Classic, where he finished tied for second, but he is also coming off a very strong performance last weekend, landing in the top 10 at the RBC Canadian Open.
Prior to this season, Dahmen had only had one top 10 finish on the tour, so it is more than fair to suggest that the 30-year old is having a bit of a breakout year. He is certainly a worthy favorite for this tournament.
Another player who has yet to pick up a win on the PGA Tour, but also one who has come close more than once. One thing worth noting here is that one of his closes flirtations with the top of the leaderboard came at this event in 2017, where he ended up finishing tied for second.
That would seem to suggest that he likes this course and tournament and is why I am taking him to win it this year. Werenski has a pair of top 10 finishes this season, with his best performance of 2018 coming at the Barbasol Championship, where he finished second.
The Irishman comes into this event as one of the top 100 players in the world, although it’s fair to suggest that his form this season has not been his best. He has yet to crack the top 10 in any of the events that he has played in, although he did finish just outside that mark at the RBC Canadian Open last weekend.
Unlike many of the other players in this tournament, Lowry does have a win on the PGA Tour, although that one came all the way back in 2015. I just don’t think he is playing well enough to get the win here.
It can certainly be argued that Putnam is among the most consistent player among this group in 2018, as he has no less than 4 top 10 finishes to his name this season.
His best performance came at the St. Jude Classic, where he finished second. Again, this is a player who has yet to make it to the top of the leaderboard during his time in the PGA, but he is certainly someone worth having a look at given his record this season.
Last 10 Barracuda Championship Winners
- 2017: Chris Stroud
- 2016: Greg Chalmers
- 2015: J.J. Henry
- 2014: Geoff Ogilvy
- 2013: Gary Woodland
- 2012: J.J. Henry
- 2011: Scott Piercy
- 2010: Matt Bettencourt
- 2009: John Rollins
- 2008: Parker McLachlin