CIMB Classic: Looking for a longshot
In four years as an official PGA tour event, the CIMB Classic has been a tournament dominated by the top players in the field.
Ryan Moore won twice at 30-1 and 25-1, then Justin Thomas took down the next two at 22-1 and 15-1.
Because of this, my longshot card is pretty limited, but I’ve backed a pair of Asian Tour players who would love to make huge breakthroughs on the PGA.
First up is Jazz Janewattananond at 300-1. Jazz is a 21-year-old from Thailand who picked up his first win on the Asian Tour in February. He’s a player that I expect to be on the European or PGA Tour pretty consistently in the next couple years, and I think this price on Sportsbook is about double what it should be.
— Asian Tour (@asiantourgolf) June 17, 2017
The other guy I’ll back has the worst odds in the field. Nicholas Fung comes in at 500-1, but he’s had success at TPC Kuala Lumpur before, winning an Asian Developmental Tour event there in April. That field was nothing like what he’ll see this week, but this is a course where he’ll feel comfortable and has had success.
— Chris (@tourproessen) April 15, 2017
I like both getting good odds for top 10s this week. Fung is available at 40-1 and Jazz is 25-1 on Bovada with no dead heat rules.
Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. He’s one of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22
Photo: The Asian Tour