2022 Farmers Insurance Open Buys & Picks: 3 Players To Bet at Torrey Pines

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  • The PGA TOUR brings a stacked field to Torrey Pines for the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open.
  • While Jon Rahm sits atop every odds board, there's value to be found with experienced players who thrive on these tracks.
  • Chris Murphy breaks down which golfers bettors should target early in the week.
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Jon Rahm+700
Justin Thomas+1200
Xander Schauffele+1600
Dustin Johnson+1800
Hideki Matsuyama+1800
Bryson DeChambeau+1800
Daniel Berger+2200
Sam Burns+2500
Tony Finau+2800
Sungjae Im+2800
Will Zalatoris+2800
Jordan Spieth+3000
Scottie Scheffler+3000
Marc Leishman+3300
Brooks Koepka+3300
Patrick Reed+4000
Corey Conners+4000
Ryan Palmer+5000
Si Woo Kim+5000
Talor Gooch+5000
Justin Rose+6000
Keegan Bradley+6000
Maverick McNealy+6000
Matthew Wolff+6000
Billy Horschel+6600
Lanto Griffin+6600
Mackenzie Hughes+6600
Max Homa+6600
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+6600
Joaquin Niemann+6600
Tom Hoge+7000
Francesco Molinari+8000
Luke List+8000
Jason Day+8000
Rickie Fowler+8000
Cameron Tringale+9000
Keith Mitchell+9000
Cameron Davis+9000
Aaron Wise+9000
Brandt Snedeker+10000
Alex Noren+10000
Hudson Swafford+10000
Mito Pereira+10000
Charley Hoffman+12500
Phil Mickelson+12500
Jhonattan Vegas+12500
Gary Woodland+12500
Matt Jones+12500
Adam Hadwin+12500
Patrick Rodgers+12500
Carlos Ortiz+12500
Joel Dahmen+12500
Michael Thompson+15000
Kevin Streelman+15000
Henrik Norlander+15000
Patton Kizzire+15000
Joseph Bramlett+15000
K.H. Lee+15000
Emiliano Grillo+15000
Adam Svensson+15000
Alex Smalley+15000
Davis Riley+15000
Sebastian Munoz+15000
Taylor Moore+15000
Aaron Rai+15000
Cameron Champ+15000
Wyndham Clark+15000
C.T. Pan+20000
Rory Sabbatini+20000
Chez Reavie+20000
Kyle Stanley+20000
Dylan Frittelli+20000
Adam Long+20000
Stephan Jaeger+20000
Harry Higgs+20000
J.J. Spaun+20000
Sahith Theegala+20000
Doug Ghim+20000
Lee Hodges+20000
Hayden Buckley+20000
Vincent Whaley+20000
Pat Perez+25000
Danny Lee+25000
Martin Laird+25000
Scott Piercy+25000
Scott Stallings+25000
David Lipsky+25000
Taylor Pendrith+25000
Sepp Straka+25000
Chad Ramey+25000
Nick Hardy+25000
Adam Schenk+25000
JT Poston+25000
Hank Lebioda+25000
Greyson Sigg+25000
Dylan Wu+25000
Cameron Young+25000
Nick Taylor+30000
James Hahn+30000
John Huh+30000
Peter Uihlein+30000
Robert Streb+30000
Matthew NeSmith+30000
Sam Ryder+30000
Paul Barjon+30000
Camilo Villegas+35000
Peter Malnati+35000
Tyler McCumber+35000
Jason Dufner+40000
Kevin Tway+40000
Kevin Chappell+40000
Brian Stuard+40000
Anirban Lahiri+40000
Sung Kang+40000
Bronson Burgoon+40000
Brice Garnett+40000
Ben Kohles+40000
Chesson Hadley+40000
Brandon Hagy+40000
Trey Mullinax+40000
Richy Werenski+40000
Andrew Novak+40000
Max McGreevy+40000
Doc Redman+40000
Brandon Wu+40000
Jimmy Walker+50000
Nick Watney+50000
Scott Gutschewski+50000
Bill Haas+50000
Chris Stroud+50000
Jim Herman+50000
Jonas Blixt+50000
Seung-yul Noh+50000
David Skinns+50000
Dawie van der Walt+50000
Michael Gligic+50000
Michael Block+50000
Justin Lower+50000
Chun-an Yu+50000
Brett Drewitt+50000
Martin Trainer+50000
Jared Wolfe+50000
Austin Cook+50000
Curtis Thompson+50000
Kurt Kitayama+50000
Joshua Creel+50000
Seth Reeves+50000
Austin Smotherman+50000
Callum Tarren+50000
Taylor Montgomery+50000
Kamaiu Johnson+50000
Ryan Alford+50000

Hudson Swafford came out of the pack on Sunday at The American Express to hoist the trophy in Palm Springs. He captured his third career win with the victory, as he closed with a final-nine 31 with five birdies and an eagle to seal the deal. Tom Hoge finished as the closest contender, but he ultimately fell two shots short.

Now, the TOUR heads down the California coast for its annual stop at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. It will be the first full-field tournament where the big names will gather to play in 2022, and it will also be the first time the tournament will be held Wednesday through Saturday.

The TOUR announced when the schedule was released it would try a Saturday finish, in part to avoid the AFC and NFC Championship games on Sunday, but also to provide a Saturday primetime finish on the East Coast. It should be a ton of fun to have golf in the spotlight, especially early in the week, and it's great to see all of the big names set to tee it up.

Torrey Pines was also the host of last year's U.S. Open, so while Patrick Reed is the defending champion of this event, Jon Rahm won a tournament on this course in 2021. He will undoubtedly be the favorite when odds roll out on Monday morning, but names like Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson shouldn't be too far behind him. Here are the names I'm looking out for to start the week for the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open.

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Hideki Matsuyama

The winner of the 2022 Sony Open will come in hot, now having won two of his last three TOUR events. He has all the confidence in the world and will roll into an event where he has posted some solid results in the past.

Hideki gained more than seven shots on the field tee to green at the Sony Open and seven more putting during that event. That certainly is a recipe for winning, and while it may seem unlikely that he can repeat that feat on the greens during this week's event, he has actually gained six or more strokes with his putter at the Farmers twice. I'll be interested to see where the 2021 Masters champion falls on the odds board on Monday, and I may be ready to make a move on him if he gets overlooked among some of the other names.

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Francesco Molinari

I did not expect to be writing up Francesco Molinari this early in 2022, but here we are. He had a great finish to his week at The American Express to close out a T-6, and he is someone that has always loved Torrey Pines. Even in his off-year of 2021, he still posted a 13th-place finish at last year's U.S. Open, and I expect we will get some good odds on the Italian on Monday.

Molinari put himself in contention during the middle of his final round on Sunday at the Stadium Course, as he gained better than two strokes on the field with his ball-striking. As usual, his putter left a few chances out there, but it was certainly a great debut for the 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year. As I mentioned, he had a good finish at the U.S. Open last year, but he also put together a top-10 during this tournament last January. He will be the name I am looking for to provide some value to my card as I make my bets to start the week.

Justin Rose

Another player that showed he may be ready for a solid 2022 is Justin Rose. He closed the final round on Sunday with a 3-under 69, after posting a 67 on Saturday to sneak inside the cut line. He is another player that has historically loved playing Torrey Pines, with a win and two more Top-10 finishes in three of his last four trips to this tournament. He didn't have the same success as my other two picks during the more difficult set-up of last year's major, but I won't let that deter me from having some interest in the Englishman.

We saw Rose open at +5500 last week at The American Express in what was a smaller field, and if we get better than that at open for the Farmers, I will have some interest. He's a player that can get hot with his game at times, and I like the way he bounced back from a tough Friday to close with a couple of strong rounds over the weekend in La Quinta.

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