2020 Safeway Open Golf Betting Picks: Our Staff’s Favorite Prop Bets at Silverado
Chris Keane, Getty Images. Pictured: Henrik Norlander
- Looking for the best golf prop betting picks for the 2020 Safeway Open?
- Our staff has you covered with their favorite player prop bets for this weekend's action at Silverado Country Club.
- See which players they're targeting for top-10 and top-20 finishes below.
After a long two-day offseason, the 2020/21 PGA TOUR campaign is set to begin with the Safeway Open at Silverado Country Club in Napa, Calif.
This field looks very different from the ones we’ve seen over the past month at the PGA Championship and during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. It isn’t every week that you see Phil Mickelson (+2200), Si Woo Kim (+2200) and Brendan Steele (+2200) top the odds as co-favorites.
While some casual fans may lament the lack of starpower at the Safeway, bettors embrace this kind of tournament. It truly could be anybody’s week at Silverado.
It could be a chaotic week on the PGA TOUR. Chaos leads to opportunity. With that in mind, here are our favorite prop bets for the 2020 Safeway Open:
Patrick Rodgers Top-20 Finish (+350)
We’ve been waiting a while for Rodgers to make the leap into the next echelon, but unlike many of his fellow Class of 2011’ers, it’s been a more gradual process. That doesn’t mean it isn’t coming, though. Rodgers has played some of his best golf on the West Coast and he’s also played some of his best golf in the early part of the schedule, so this could be a week when he makes yet another serious title contention. I put him down as a top-five play in my weekly column, but you can be more conservative and still have a nice ROI with a top-20 this week.
Henrik Norlander Top-10 Finish (+500)
Norlander’s statistics heading into the Safeway Open are simply impossible to ignore. In his past 24 rounds, he ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, 1st in Strokes Gained: Approach, 2nd in Strokes gained: Ball Striking, 4th in Greens in Regulation, and 2nd in Scrambling.
He has been one of the best in the field at every aspect of the game that will be important at Silverado. In an event with a relatively weak field, Norlander should be able to get in the mix.