PGA The 2017 Greenbrier Classic Betting Predictions

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,July 5, 2017 5:45, EDT in

You can usually tell what time of year it is by looking at the PGA Tour tournament that is on tap for the weekend, as the schedule follows a very familiar pattern. Things may have been a little trickier last season, as the Greenbrier Classic was taken off the calendar after heavy flooding on the course caused the event to be cancelled.

The pros are back at the Par 70 7,287-yard Old White TPC course this season, and we all have our fingers crossed that the weather will co-operate this year. While this is a shorter course than others on the tour, it is also one that is not particularly easy to navigate, with deceptive slopes promising to wreak havoc. Many of the bigger names on the tour have decided to sit this one out, but there are still a lot of good pros in this field, making it a tough one to handicap. Let’s look at some of the golf betting favorites for this event, after which I will finish things off with a prediction.

PGA The 2017 Greenbrier Classic Betting Predictions

 

 

Patrick Reed (+1000)

It has been a tough season for Patrick Reed, as his poor performances have seen him slowly but surely slide down the rankings. There are signs that he is ready to finish this season with a bang, though, as he has put together a run of 6 top 25 finishes in his last 7 tournaments.

There is a definite sense that he has what it takes to win a tournament before this season comes to a close, and with a group of players that does not include many of the top guys, this might be the week where he breaks through.

Bill Haas (+1100)

This is another player that has been in good form of late, although he has been quietly going about his business. Haas has landed in the top 25 in each of the last 4 PGA tournaments he has played in, which includes a tied for 5th finish at the US Open.

Haas does have some history at this event, tying for 2nd back in 2011. He is a player that is almost always sitting near the top of the leaderboard on the final day, so look for him to make a serious move on Sunday.

Kevin Kisner (+1500)

This is a guy who may not be that familiar to the casual golf fan, but that does not mean that he can’t win this event. Kevin Kisner already has a pair of wins under his belt this season, the latest of which came at the Dean & Deluca Invitational.

He also had a 2nd place finish at this tournament the last time it was played, which was in 2015. I think that this is a very fair price for a guy who has a legitimate shot at winning this weekend.

Does David Lingmerth has what it takes to challenge for the top among the PGA The 2017 Greenbrier Classic?

David Lingmerth (+1600)

The Swede is another player who has been incredibly consistent in recent weeks, posting 4 top 25 finishes in his last 5 events, and finishing just outside in the other. He is coming off a solid 5th place finish last weekend, and definitely has what it takes to challenge for the top among this group.

Webb Simpson (+1800)

This is the man who I believe will be atop the PGA leaderboard when all is said and done on Sunday afternoon.

His game seems perfectly suited to this particular course, and it also helps that he is in good form, landing in the top 10 in 2 of the last 4 events that he has taken part in. I think this is a great price for this guy, and I am going to be all over it before the first ball is struck on Thursday morning.

A few others to keep an eye on are Phil Mickelson (+1800), Bubba Watson (+2300), and Danny Lee (+2000). Lee won this event in 2015, which makes him the current champion, as the Greenbrier was washed out last season.