2022 Zurich Classic Picks, Predictions: 4 Bets for Will Zalatoris & Davis Riley, More

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2022 Zurich Classic Odds

Cantlay & Schauffele+800
Hovland & Morikawa+800
Leishman & Smith+800
Burns & Horschel+1000
Palmer & Scheffler+1100
Fleetwood & Garcia+1600
Lowry & Poulter+2000
Niemann & Pereira+2000
Gooch & Homa+2500
Varner lll & Watson+2500
Bradley & Steele+3300
Hatton & Willett+3300
Kirk & Todd+3300
Hadwin & Svensson+4000
Im & An+4000
McDowell & Power+4000
Riley & Zalatoris+4000
Kizzire & Poston+4000
Clark & Tringale+5000
Ghim & Schwab+5000
Knox & Stuard+5000
Laird & MacIntyre+5000
Merritt & Streb+5000
Mitchell & Snedeker+5000
Noren & Norlander+5000
Sigg & Straka+5000
Bezuidenhout & Schwartzel+6600
Rose & Stenson+6600
Bramlett & McNealy+6600
Garnett & Stallings+6600
Brown & Kisner+8000
Duncan & Schenk+8000
Hossler & Theegala+8000
Lipsky & Rai+8000
Moore & NeSmith+8000
Dahmen & Jaeger+8000
Day & Scrivener+8000
Glover & Reavie+10000
Grace & Higgo+10000
Higgs & Smotherman+10000
Hodges & Whaley+10000
Kohles & McCarthy+10000
Redman & Ryder+10000
Rodgers & Wu+10000
Uihlein & Werenski+10000
Barjon & Hoge+12500
Cabrera Bello & Grillo+12500
Herman & Taylor+12500
Hoffman & Watney+12500
O'Hair & Piercy+12500
Chappell & Hahn+15000
Horsfield & Wallace+15000
Lebioda & Seiffert+15000
Lower & Wu+15000
McGreevy & Novak+15000
Stanley & Villegas+15000
Buckley & Smalley+15000
Aphibarnrat & Kitayama+20000
Armour & Gligic+20000
Bryan & Mullinax+20000
Creel & Ramey+20000
Hoag & Long+20000
Huh & Kang+20000
Atwal & Herbert+25000
Bae & Lee+25000
Brehm & Hubbard+25000
Byrd & Hadley+25000
Cook & Dufner+25000
Hagy & Percy+25000
Hardy & Thompson+25000
Kraft & Tway+25000
Reeves & Wolfe+25000
Skinns & Tarren+25000
Drewitt & Van der Walt+30000
Gainey & Garrigus+30000
Kim & Noh+30000
Knous & Trainer+30000
Martin & Van Pelt+35000
Gutschewski & Points+50000
Haas & Haas+50000
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Not much went well at Harbour Town. We had a bunch of bets on players who made the cut then stalled out over the weekend.

Up next, the lone team event on the PGA TOUR calendar takes center stage with the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. This will be the fifth time the tournament has played this format. Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman return to defend their title.

The field will open with a round of best ball on Thursday followed by alternate shot on Friday. After that, we'll see the field of 80 teams trimmed to the top 33 and ties with another round of best ball and alternate shot over the weekend to decide the winner.

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The Course

TPC Louisiana is a 7,425-yard par-72, where par-4 scoring and approach play tend to be among the most important stats.

Over the years, a variety of players have won on this course, from bombers like Bubba Watson to short hitters like Jason Bohn and Jerry Kelly.

The first tandem to win here was Smith and Jonas Blixt, relying on their short games, before a ball-striking duo in Scott Piercy and Billy Horschel won. In 2019, Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer took home the title before the Aussies won last year.

In other words, any type of style can succeed at TPC Louisiana, and that adds to the difficulty of finding a winner.

The Favorites

Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland will team up for the first time here and open as the favorite at around +800. Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele open right at that +800 number as well.

The defending champs, Smith and Leishman, are in that next group at +1000 with Scottie Scheffler and Ryan Palmer.

Sam Burns and Billy Horschel are the next of the top tier teams at +1200 and would be where I'd lean among these top teams. Burns is on a good run with three wins in the past year and was an LSU grad, so should be comfortable here. Horschel has won twice here – once when it was an individual event and once with a partner in the aforementioned Piercy.

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The Mid-Tier

I'll start my card with Sungjae Im and Byeong Hun An at +4000 on DraftKings. Im is coming off one of his better ball-striking weeks at the RBC Heritage where he gained nearly 10 strokes from tee to green. He also finished in the top 10 at the Masters.

An was forced to drop to the Korn Ferry Tour this year but has basically secured his return next year with a win in February and a runner-up finish last week. An also had his best finish on the PGA TOUR here, losing in a playoff prior to the event being moved to the team setup.

I'm also backing Will Zalatoris and Davis Riley at +3600 on FanDuel. I'm not a huge fan of the number but wanted to see these guys together in this event since last year, and we got it. Both have had chances to win this year and came up short in a playoff.

Zalatoris is far more consistent obviously, and my biggest concern would be Riley in alternate shot. He has the tendency to make some very large misses and bring in big numbers. In best ball, Zalatoris can cover that up a bit, but alternate shot could put him in some tough situations.

We'll close this range with Doug Ghim and Matthias Schwab at +7500 on FanDuel. Ghim played here with Justin Suh last season and finished 11th. Schwab has quietly put up some decent results with three top 10s in the past two months.

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The Longshots

I'm going to take one shot in the dark here with Ryan Brehm and Mark Hubbard at 350-1 on FanDuel. Brehm has been quiet since the win in Puerto Rico, but he does have that victory on the resume this season. Hubbard has been bouncing between the KFT, where he's been among the favorites each week, and the PGA TOUR, where he was recently 15th at the Honda.

Hubbard played this event last season and opened with a 63 in best ball, but his team fell apart in alternate shot with the notably erratic Sebastian Cappelen to miss the cut on the number.

The Zurich Classic Card

  • Will Zalatoris/Davis Riley +3600 (.92 units)
  • Sungjae Im/Byeong Hun An +4000 (.83 units)
  • Doug Ghim/Matthias Schwab +7500 (.44 units)
  • Ryan Brehm/Mark Hubbard +35000 (.1 units)

Total Stake: 2.29 units

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