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Jon Rahm at (+600) or Xander Schauffele to win at (+1600)
When betting on golf, bankroll management is very important. Rolling the dice on a golfer is an educated guess, but at the end of the day it is still a guess. Find a golfer who is coming in hot and plays the course at a high level. For my first golfer to win the 2019 Waste Management Open, I am going with Jon Rahm. The Spaniard is the betting favorite currently sitting at +600 odds. I like him going into this tournament mainly due to his productivity this season. He has finished in the top 10 in 4 out of the 5 tournaments he has played, with a victory at the Hero World Challenge. As well as a top 5 finish at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open, where he seemed to be playing well enough in the early rounds to sneak away with a victory. In addition to Jon Rahm’s stellar play this season, it doesn’t hurt that he is an ASU guy and will be the clear hometown favorite. At +600 odds, feel free to place a small wager on Rahm.
The second golfer I am keen on is Xander Schauffele. This kid is on fire and his odds caught my eye. Sitting at +1600, I can’t get away from this value. Schauffele has two victories on the season, one at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and the other at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. This season he has seen his Official World Golf Ranking rise to 7, and he currently ranks first in the FedEx Cup. If his putter continues to stay hot, he has a better chance than anyone win this event. One thing that has plagued him this season is his driving accuracy. Hopefully he can keep it in the fairway and we get a solid win here. Although we are hopeful for this win and love his odds, stick to small wagers when it comes to picking golfers.
Other Bets I like:
Hideki Matsuyama TOP 5 (+400)
Jon Rahm TOP 10 (-130)
Matt Kuchar TOP 10 (+250)
Adam Hadwin TOP 10 (+350)
Tony Finau TOP 20 (-120)
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