Jennings and Sleeze: Our Favorite Matchups, DFS Plays and Bets for the Farmers Insurance Open
Michael Madrid, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Kevin Tway
Every week, Peter Jennings and Drew “Sleezy Man” Stoltz will offer some insight on their favorite plays across the golf betting market. From matchup props to outright winners to DFS plays, here are their thoughts on this weekend’s Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. For more sweet, sultry betting advice for this tournament and an interview with 2019 Desert Classic champion Adam Long, download The Action Network Golf Podcast.
Favorite Tiger Woods Bet
Peter Jennings: Let’s start with the reason we’ve all gathered here today. It’s Tiger Woods’ first tournament of 2019.
To me, betting Tiger to win outright is probably the worst bet on the board. In some books he is the outright favorite but in most places he is behind Jon Rahm. If you want to invest in Tiger take him at big plus in matchups vs Marc Leishman and Rory Mcllroy.
Sleeze: Tiger Woods to Finish Below 18th (-115)
Am I crazy for liking this prop bet? Or am I crazy like a fox? We all know that historically Tiger has had more success at Torrey Pines than any player on the planet, which is why this bet may seem out of place.
However, after talking with some players on-site, I’ve been told that the rough is as penal as they’ve ever ever seen it. The winner is going to be someone who drives the ball long, but also straight. Tiger only fills one of those criteria.
Combine Tiger’s accuracy woes with the strength of this field, the fact that it’s his first event of the year, and his less-than-perfect health this week, and I think a top 20 for Tiger is a tall task. I’m taking the other side.
Favorite DFS Play
Jennings and Sleeze: Kevin Tway on Draftkings $7,200
Tway has the 4th best bargain rating on Draftkings relative to his price on Fanduel. He also boasts a Long Term Driving Distance of 309.4 yards which is a key stat for this week.