2022 Presidents Cup Round 3 PrizePicks Plays: Max Homa Among 3 Saturday Picks
Pictured: Max Homa. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Americans hold a dominating 8-2 lead over the International squad at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The par-71, 7,571-yard track hosts the Wells Fargo Championship annually and rewards strong putters who also have the ability to scramble.
With that in mind, let's look forward to the third round of the Presidents Cup, which features a few prop angles to attack on PrizePicks.
Below, I give out my three PrizePicks flex plays for the third round of the 2022 Presidents Cup. Using the three plays below, getting three-of-three correct registers a 2.25x payout, while two-of-three correct registers a 1.25x payout.
Presidents Cup Round 3 PrizePicks Plays
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth Under 1.5 Match Points
As un-American as this bet feels, we are getting a ton of value on Sungjae Im and Corey Conners to lose by just one point or better. Between both teams, Im has probably been the sharpest golfer on the course through the first two days.
On Friday, he single-handedly kept himself and Sebastian Munoz in it and even scored a half point against the powerhouse combo Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler. This tournament has essentially turned into a putting competition because of the way the course plays and how the scoring works.
On TOUR last season, Im finished 37th in SG: Putting and fifth in Scrambling. Those strong metrics have translated directly to an impressive performance this week and he is now paired with Conners, who is also a strong putter.
While Spieth and Thomas are obviously top-tier golfers, they both failed to crack the top-50 in SG: Putting last season on TOUR. Im and Conners' putting advantage could not only keep this matchup close, but the International team could maybe even steal a point.
Collin Morikawa and Cameron Young Over 1 Match Point
As long as they win, we'll at worst get a push with Morikawa and Young slated to take on Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott. Matsuyama and Scott are re-united after getting drilled on Thursday, losing by six match points to Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.
Young, last season's Rookie of the Year, finished 68th in SG: Putting and 33rd in Scrambling. We are likely getting great value in this line because Morikawa's putting is wildly inconsistent. However, this tandem won by two points on Thursday.
This play is also a fade of Scott, who finished just 133rd in Scrambling last season and has shot a 70 or higher in each of his past 18 rounds at Quail Hollow (excluding this week). Whether together or separate, Matsuyama and Scott have both lost in every round they have played in this tournament.
Tony Finau and Max Homa Over 1.5 Match Points
While this is a larger line than I would like to see, there is no way I can't back Homa after Friday's heroics. On the 18th green, Homa drilled a walk-off putt to secure another point for the Americans and sent the crowd roaring as he basically fist-pumped his way off the green before the ball even dropped.
We should not be shocked that Homa played hero on Friday considering he is arguably the hottest golfer on Earth. Entering this event, Homa had made 18 of his past 19 cuts with 10 top-20 finishes and two wins.
Homa has started to develop into one of the best finishers on the golf course, ending last season 20th in SG: Putting and third in Scrambling. On the flip side, Kim finished 177th in SG: Putting while Davis finished 68th.
Finau, who is an above-average putter and scrambler, should be the perfect complimentary piece to help Homa take care of business on Saturday.