2020 Corales Puntacana Betting Picks: Our Favorite Matchup Bets
Jamie Squire, Getty Images. Pictured: Thomas Detry
Last week, Dustin Johnson was the outright favorite a tournament that included Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and was won by Bryson DeChambeau.
This week, Corey Conners, Will Zalatoris and MacKenzie Hughes are co-favorites in a field that is headlined by Henrik Stenson.
To casual fans, this week’s tournament may not jump off the page, but here at GolfBet we know that tournaments like the Corales can offer terrific betting opportunities.
Here are our favorite matchup bets on the board this week:
Sam Burns (-110) over Charles Howell III
As mentioned in my preview, I do like Burns this week and this is a way to invest in him.
Howell is a steady dude, obviously, but coming off four rounds at the U.S. Open, I’ll take the guy who’s fresher and, honestly, playing better, with a pair of top-15 finishes in two of his last three starts.
Pat Perez (-110) over Denny McCarthy
For all of the same reasons I am picking Pat Perez to win this week, I am high on his matchup odds against McCarthy. I fully expect Perez to be in contention this week and I don’t believe McCarthy has the ability to play well enough tee-to-green to make a move on the leaderboard.
I think this is a great time to sell high on McCarthy as he has been striking it well but don’t see him doing that on a consistent basis for the long term.
Thomas Detry (-110) over Matthias Schwab
I nearly wrote up Detry in every pick category this week, so to be fair, I like him across the board. He has shown great form on the European Tour with two second-place finishes in his last five events overseas, both of which were lower scoring birdie-fests like is expected at Corales.
We finally got to see him in the states last week at the U.S. Open where he was in contention for a Top-20 type of finish going into Sunday, but really fell apart with a final round 81 to finish 49th.
That final round doesn’t cause me enough pause in a straight-up matchup like this with Matthias Schwab who has just one Top-25 finish on any tour this year and has missed the cut in three of his last five tournaments.
Fire up Detry in this matchup, but don’t be afraid to also sprinkle some on him outright, Top-5, and Top-10.