Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on June 27, 2023

It is time for the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club. Read on to find out which golfer will come out on top!

We still have a couple of more weeks of the PGA Tour playing stateside before everyone heads across the Atlantic for the Scottish Open and then The Open Championship. The final major of the year is being held in Liverpool, England.

For now, we are in the land of Motown, before we head to the home of the Beatles. It is the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club, a course that has been around since 1899, but it is a newbie on the circuit. It was introduced to the PGA Tour just four years ago when Nate Lashley went -25 to win.

Favorites to Win Rocket Mortgage Classic

  • Tony Finau (+1200)
  • Rickie Fowler (+1400)
  • Collin Morikawa (+1500)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+1600)
  • Max Homa (+1800)
  • Sungjae Im (+1800)
  • Justin Thomas (+1800)
  • Tom Kim (+2200)
  • Keegan Bradley (+3000)
  • Harris English (+3300)

It’s not a packed field of great golfers, but 14 of the top 40 golfers in the world are going to be at Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday. The highest-ranked of those 14 is Max Homa, coming in at No. 9 overall. He missed the cut at the U.S. Open and Travelers but was T9 at the Charles Schwab and T8 at the Wells Fargo.

Tony Finau is the 14th-ranked player in the world and the defending champion at Rocket Mortgage Classic. It is that fact that has him as the modest favorite to repeat, something that hasn’t been done in the short history here. Since winning the Mexico Open in April, it’s been a tough stretch for Finau, going T23, T72, CUT, T32, and T45.

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Also high on the favorites board is Rickie Fowler, who has been red hot since May. He was T6 at the Charles Schwab, T9 at the Memorial, T5 at the U.S. Open, and T13 at the Travelers. And even before missing the cut at the PGA Championship prior to this stretch, he has five other top-15 finishes going back to the Phoenix Open.

Considering recent play, it’s a bit surprising that Finau is paying shorter odds than Fowler, who has made three cuts in four tournaments at the Detroit Golf Club.

Another golfer to keep an eye on is Harris English, at the end of the top 10 favorites. He missed much of 2022 with a torn labrum, but prior to that, he was a top-10 player in the World Golf Rankings, and he was a 2021 Ryder Cup choice.

He’s on the comeback from last year’s surgery, finishing T3 at the Wells Fargo, T12 at the Charles Schwab, and T8 at the U.S. Open.

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3M Open 2022 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on July 19, 2022

The PGA Tour says goodbye to links golf for another season and the scrambling through weather, rough, and pot bunkers that make St. Andrews such a test. This week they say hello to the required long and accurate drives of the 3M Open in Blaine, Minnesota.

This is the fourth installment of this event as a post-Open Championship return to the States, and in each of the previous three years, it has featured longer and more accurate drives than nearly every other PGA Tour event.

Newly crowned Open champion Cameron Smith won’t be here as he celebrates his first ever win. But you will get to see, and possibly wager on, Open participants Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, and Tony Finau.

Favorites to Win 3M Open

  • Tony Finau (+1400)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+1600)
  • Sungjae Im (+1600)
  • Maverick McNealy (+2200)
  • Adam Hadwin (+2500)
  • Cam Davis (+2500)
  • Davis Riley (+2500)
  • Sahith Theegala (+2500)
  • Cameron Tringale (+2800)
  • Adam Long (+3300)
  • Chez Reavie (+3300)
  • J.T. Poston (+3300)

Not surprising that the three men at the top of the 3M Open favorites board just played in Scotland. Tony Finau is the favorite, and he’s been in the top-30 in five of his last six starts; and in his final round at St. Andrews, he shot six-under par.

Hideki Matsuyama shot a final round 67 at St. Andrews and is coming back to the States, where he last finished fourth at the U.S. Open. His trip to Scotland wasn’t terribly fruitful, but he has four top-10 finishes in the United States this season.

Sungjae Im finished the Open T81 after missing the cut at both the Scottish Open and the U.S. Open. But right before that, he was T10 at the Memorial, and let’s not forget he was T8 at the Masters.

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Longer Shots to Consider at 3M Open

Chris Gotterup (+4000) hasn’t played a lot this season – only six events – but he’s only missed two cuts, and he has a pair of top-10 finishes – T7 at the Puerto Rico Open and T4 at the John Deere Classic in early July.

Cameron Champ (+5000) has missed five straight cuts, including the John Deere Classic a couple of weeks ago. But he was T6 at the Mexico Open, he had that incredible T10 at the Masters, and Champ is the defending champ here at the 3M Open.

Brice Garnett hasn’t won on tour in four years, and he’s missed eight of his ten cuts. But you want to consider him because he’s paying +10000, and he’s played well in the three previous 3M Opens, finishing 16th last year with a final round 68.

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Sony Open Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on January 12, 2022

For the first time in 2022, we have a full field doing battle on the PGA Tour. It’s the Sony Open in Honolulu, and if recent history is our guide, it’s going to be an incredible final round. Last year Kevin Na was behind by three shots with six holes to play and won the tournament with a birdie on the 72nd hole.

He is back this year, trying to be the first repeat champion since 2015. Na will also be joined by 24 of the golfers who played last week on Maui at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, including the winner, Cameron Smith of Australia. He bested Jon Rahm by one stroke over the weekend by breaking the PGA Tour’s 72-hole record with a 34-under par.

Sony Open Betting Favorites

  • Cameron Smith (+800)
  • Webb Simpson (+1200)
  • Marc Leishman (+1600)
  • Sung-Jae Kim (+1600)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+1800)
  • Corey Conners (+1800)
  • Abraham Ancer (+2200)
  • Russell Henley (+2200)
  • Kevin Na (+2500)
  • Talor Gooch (+2500)

Smith recorded eight birdies in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, including four over the final six holes, and he is expected to keep playing championship-winning golf. He is your favorite heading into Thursday’s first round. He won here in 2020, so even without his Sentry win, he’d be one of the top golfers this week.

Last year’s champion, Kevin Na, is in the top-10 and paying +2500 as a potential winner.

Players to Watch

One of the players who was on Maui last weekend and playing on Oahu this weekend is Marc Leishman. He tied for 10th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and it’s worth noting that seven of the top-10 at the Sony Open last year also played the week before on Maui.

Sony Open Betting PreviewOnly once since 2013 – Cameron Smith last year – has someone who didn’t play the week before won the Sony Open.

So along with Leishman, that bodes well for Talor Gooch at +2500. He shot consecutive 67s on Saturday and Sunday at the Sentry and comes into the Sony Open as a top-10 golfer in strokes gained tee-to-green.

Also think about Russell Henley, who is paying +2200. He did not play last week in Maui, but he did win this event in 2013. His most recent tournament at the Waialae Country Club was in 2018 when he finished 11th.

But as an X-factor to consider when placing your bets, Henley is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia, and he just watched his beloved bulldogs beat Alabama to win the National Championship.

Few golfers will be in a better mood when the tournament tees off on Thursday.

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