When a PGA event is right around the corner, golf bettors will look at how players have performed at that event in recent years. Some players enter competitions because they know that they always play well at a specific course, which means they go in believing that they have a legitimate shot at getting in the money.
Things are a little trickier this weekend at the PGA Wells Fargo Championship, mostly because it is being played at a different course than we have become used to. This event has been played at Quail Hollow in North Carolina for 14 straight years, but since that course will be hosting the PGA Championship, the Well Fargo event has been moved to the 7,396-yard Par 72 at Eagle Point Golf Club. The tournament runs from May 4-7, and listed below are some of the potential golf betting favorites.
A Closer Look At The PGA Wells Fargo Championship Betting Preview & Odds
Dustin Johnson (+380)
It’ll be good to see Johnson back in action after he was forced to withdraw from The Masters due to injury. There is always the possibility that he may be a little rusty after being out for a few weeks, but let’s not forget that he was on fire to start the season. Johnson has won 3-straight events in the lead up to The Masters, and if he can get close to that form, he should be able to blow away what is a less than stellar line-up at this event.
John Rahm (+1000)
While still not really a household name, Rahm is making a lot of noise this season, finishing in the top 10 in 5 of the 11 events that he has appeared in. His last event played was at The Masters, as he took a well-earned break after playing a lot of golf to start the season. I think that the time off will have served him very well, and he may well be the man to beat if Johnson isn’t quite back to full health yet.
Adam Scott (+1500)
The Australian has a pair of top 10 finishes to his name this season, the most recent of which was a 9th place finish at Augusta. His last 3 events have seen him land in the top 10 twice, while he finished just outside in the third. He is likely to be hanging around on Sunday afternoon, and given the quality of this field, he may well be able to pull out the win.
Paul Casey (+1500)
Given that the Englishman has only every managed a single win on the PGA Tour, he may appear to be a bit of a longshot for this one. That said, he has landed in the top 10 in each of the last 3 events that he is played in, suggesting that the 39-year old is in fine form. This is not the strongest field available, so don’t be too surprised to find Paul Casey hanging around on the final day.
Dustin Johnson is certainly the one to beat at this tournament, and while his return from injury may cast some doubt on his ability to win, I think he will overcome this group to hoist the trophy on Sunday.