The Waste Management Phoenix Open has a reputation as the most raucous golf tournament in the U.S. Over 700,000 Phoenix Open fans attended the event in 2018. A seat at the skybox seat on 16, the most famous hole, costs $53,000 this year. How will the favorites fair with so many onlookers? Check out the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open odds, a preview and picks!
2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: Jan 30 – Feb 2
- Where: TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
- TV: Golf Channel
Odds to Win the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open
- John Rahm +600
- Justin Thomas +900
- Webb Simpson +1400
- Hideki Matsuyama +1400
- Rickie Fowler +1600
- Xander Schauffele 1800
- Matt Kuchar +2800
- Gary Woodland +2800
- Bryson DeChambeau +2800
- Tony Finau +3000
- Sung-Jae Im +3000
- Bubba Watson +3000
- Colin Morikawa +3300
- Brandt Snedeker +3500
- Branden Grace +4500
- Scottie Scheffler +5000
- Viktor Hovland +5000
- Jordan Spieth +5000
- Ryan Palmer +5500
- Cameron Smith +5500
Which golfer has the best shot of winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Jon Rahm or Justin Thomas?
Last year, Jon Rahm shot a -10. Justin Thomas shot a -14. Rickie Fowler won with a -17. Based on those stats, Thomas is the better play than Rahm. But, there’s more to it than just how each performed last year.
Rahm heads to the Valley of the Sun off a second-place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. He’s on top of his game. That could take him ahead of Thomas. Justin didn’t make the cut at the Sony Open in his last tournament played. If you’re looking to back chalk, go with JR over JT.
Which golfer among Simpson, Fowler, Schauffele, and Matsuyama, offers the fairest odds to win the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open?
Fowler is an obvious choice. He shot a -17 to take the Waste Management Phoenix Open last year. It means Rickie knows how to deal with the crowds. Heck, he thrives on the screaming, yelling, and overall obnoxiousness.
But, Rickie missed the cut at the Famers Insurance. Webb Simpson shot a -8 last year. He finished second in his last tournament played, the Sony Open. Note that after a 71 first round, Simpson shot 66-66-67 at the Sony Open. Webb’s got a big chance this week.
What are the two best golfers to consider backing at odds of +2800 to +5500?
At +2800, Matt Kuchar offers fair odds. Kuchar shot a -12 at the 2019 Phoenix Open. He missed the cut at the Sony Open, but he can bounce back this week.
The other player to consider is Branden Grace. The South African player has missed the cut in 3-of-4. He shot a -15 last year. That was 2 strokes off Fowler’s winning -17. Grace has a puncher’s chance to win, which makes his +4500 odds fair.
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- Justin Thomas -140
- Webb Simpson +120
Thomas could take the trophy on Sunday. But the odds on Simpson make him the play. Webb has a real chance to win outright. All he must do is beat Thomas and this matchup cashes.
- Viktor Hovland -165
- Justin Spieth +145
Spieth is in awful form. He shot a 70-70-73-74 at the Farmers Insurance Open. But Hovland hasn’t played much better. He missed the cut at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in his last. At the odds, Spieth is the play.
- Colin Morikawa +115
- Sung-Jae Im -105
Morikawa had a nice Framers Insurance Open. He finished twenty-first and shot a couple of 69 rounds. Sung-Jae posted two rounds of 74 and a 71 round at the Farmers Insurance Open. Go with Morikawa.
- Hideki Matsuyama -115
- Xander Schauffele -105
Matsuyama finished forty-fifth last week. Schauffele missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance. Although Matsuyama is the favorite, Schauffele is the pick. He shot a -10 at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. So, expect a bounce-back performance this week.