Sobel’s Sentry Tournament of Championship Matchup Bets: Fade the Leader in Round 2?
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Patrick Reed converted a final-hole eagle to push one first-round bet at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, but a late birdie rally from Bryson DeChambeau wasn’t enough and Aaron Wise lost his pillow fight vs. Paul Casey to leave us down for the day.
No worries, I always like Round 2 matchups better anyway.
Season record: 5-6-1 (-0.71 units)
Gary Woodland (-150) over Kevin Tway (+130)
Congrats to Tway, who posted an opening 7-under 66 to grab the overnight lead. It’s even more impressive considering he did so with a sinus infection, ear infection and “feeling dizzy” throughout the round.
I bet he can’t do it again — literally.
Armed with that info, Tway is an easy second-round fade in the final pairing against Woodland, a guy I liked a lot to contend even before the week started.