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Zurich Classic 2022 Odds, Sleeper Picks: South Africans Headline 3 Longshot Bets

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Getty Images. Pictured: Charl Schwartzel (left) and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

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2022 Zurich Classic Odds

Golfers 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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The PGA TOUR finds its way to New Orleans this week and many bettors will feel as unsteady as someone who has spent the last several hours hanging on Bourbon Street.

That is because the Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a major departure from the typical stroke-play event. This marks the lone team event on the PGA TOUR calendar, giving some of the world’s best players a chance to pair up and compete in a new format. Thursday and Saturday will be birdie-filled rounds of best ball, with Friday and Sunday providing the more challenging alternate shot format.

The big-name pairing of Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa is being offered as a heavy favorite, but the unusual style of play should open the door for a pair of dark horses to climb the leaderboard.

Glancing further down the board, these three pairings stand out as teams with a real chance to be battling atop the leaderboard come Sunday afternoon.

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Charl Schwartzel & Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6600 (BetMGM)

This event has been a haven for Charl Schwartzel in recent years. He’s had top three finishes twice of late, with a solo second last year and a solo third place in 2019. In both of those events, Schwartzel was paired with his South African countryman Louis Oosthuizen.

With Oosthuizen sidelined due to an injury that caused him to withdraw from the Masters, Schwartzel has turned to another South African whose name would score plenty of points in a game of Scrabble in Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

Bezuidenhout could offer the team a key element in this format: a red-hot putter. Over the last two years, according to strokes gained numbers from DataGolf, Bezeuidenhout has been a top-15 player on TOUR with the flatstick.

Add that on to what we’ve seen of late from Schwartzel – a top 10 at Augusta and a made cut last week at Harbour Town – and there’s reason to believe this team could contend in New Orleans this week.

Keith Mitchell & Brandt Snedeker +6500 (DraftKings)

This team proved it can contend at this event, finishing in a tie for fourth place at the Zurich last season. A third-round 64 powered the pair to the top five, just two shots out of the eventual playoff.

They return this year, with Mitchell playing particularly well right now. He has finished in the top 15 in six of his last eight stroke-play events. In the last six months, he ranks third in the world in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, per Data Golf. Mitchell’s ability to win with his driver should set up this team for success in both formats.

Snedeker, on the other hand, has not been hot, missing six of seven cuts. When this course hosted an individual event, he played four times and missed all four cuts. Here’s to hoping Mitchell can lead the way and inspire a vintage Snedeker week, especially on the greens.

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Kevin Kisner & Scott Brown +10000 (DraftKings)

It has nearly become cliché to tout Kisner’s success in match play and alternative formats on TOUR, but he continues to back up that hype and build a reputation as a gamer who thrives outside of 72-hole stroke play.

Prior to missing the cut at this event last season, Kisner and his Scott Brown have been one of the most reliable duos at this venue, finishing second in 2017, T15 in ’18 and T5 in ’19.

Brown is more of an unknown, though he has played some solid golf this season. He’s yo-yo’d between the PGA TOUR and the Korn Ferry Tour and has made six of his last nine cuts overall.

All of that is absolutely enough to like their chances when offered at 100-1. Other books are more bullish on Kisner and Brown, with FanDuel offering them at just +5500.

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