Safeway Open betting review: Steele wins again, Hadley places
Silverado Country Club played about as tough as it could on Sunday.
The wind picked up and the greens dried out, leading to some borderline US Open conditions.
In the end, it was Brendan Steele who defended his championship with a final round of 69 to finsh at 15-under after going off at 25-1 on Thursday.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 9, 2017
Our lone horse in the race, Chesson Hadley, fell back after a double bogey on No. 12, but did recover enough to tie for third and cash the top five ticket at +800.
Chesson Hadley – double bogey on hole 12 +3 (-10): T6th
— PGA Bogeys (@PGABogeys) October 8, 2017
Overall, it was a gain of three units for the week with Hadley and the two three-ball plays cashing.
Next week, the tour heads to Malaysia for the CIMB Classic. This tournament has turned into the Justin Thomas Invitational in recent years. He’s won the last two, and I wouldn’t be stunned if he starts in the +300 range. This event has no cut for 78 players and is a pretty weak field with 10 Asian Tour players getting spots. Other big names joining Thomas include Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey and Charl Schwartzel.
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