2022 Barracuda Championship Odds, Field: Maverick McNealy Favored Over Alex Noren, Cameron Davis
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: Maverick McNealy.
2022 Barracuda Championship Odds
Odds via WynnBet.
|Niklas Norgaard Mller||+7500|
|Rafa Cabrera Bello||+8000|
|Joachim B. Hansen||+15000|
|Seung Yul Noh||+17500|
|Nicolai von Dellingshausen||+25000|
|Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez||+25000|
|Bo Van Pelt||+30000|
|Dawie van der Walt||+50000|
While the golf world’s focus is in Scotland this week, the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour host a unique alternative event this week in Lake Tahoe: the 2022 Barracuda Championship.
There are plenty of players in the field this week who have shown promise through the year on either tour, with most of them ending up toward the top of WynnBet’s odds board to start the week.
Maverick McNealy is the betting favorite, despite his winless record on the PGA TOUR. Veteran Alex Noren and one-time PGA TOUR winner Cameron Davis are behind him at 16-1. Those three are the only ones below 20-1 this week.
McNealy started 2022 looking like it was going to be a breakout year for him, registering top-40 finishes in seven of his first nine events, including a T7 in February’s Genesis Invitational. He then missed three cuts in five events before bouncing back with a T8 at the John Deere Classic and T16 at the Scottish Open, although the latter wasn’t good enough to earn him a spot at St. Andrews.
Noren, once a top-15 player in the world, also started the year extremely well. He has four top-20 finishes in six starts at one point between February and March, but he missed four of five cuts from late April to June. The Swede will hope a T30 at the Scottish Open is a sign he’s finding his form.
Of the top three, Cam Davis is in the best form. He has made seven of his last eight cuts and has finished in the top 10 twice in his last four, including a T8 at the John Deere Classic. Davis also has the most recent win among the group, at last year’s Rocket Mortgage.
Mark Hubbard is 22-1 coming off his sixth straight made cut and second straight stellar result last week. Hubbard followed a T13 at the John Deere up by finishing third at last week’s Barbasol Championship.
Doug Him isn’t too far below at 25-1. He has missed two of his last four cuts, but the two weekends he made saw him finish T18 at the Canadian Open and T16 last week in Scotland.
This is not your typical stroke-play stop on the PGA TOUR.
This tournament features a points format that has dated back to 2012.
Strokes do matter, but you’re rewarded differently for an under-par tally on any given hole. Here’s a breakdown:
|Double Bogey or Worse||-3|
One name will stand out on the list of past winners in Lake Tahoe: Collin Morikawa. The two-time major champion turned pro after graduating from Cal in 2019 and played this event, which turned into his first PGA TOUR victory.
Morikawa edged two-time runner-up Troy Merritt with 47 points. Richy Werensky won by one stroke over Merritt in 2020, and Erik van Rooyen was the winner last year with a tournament-record 50 points.
Gary Woodland won this event when it was the Reno-Tahoe Open, six years before claiming a major win at the U.S. Open.