The long shots continued their stranglehold on the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Ryan Armour brought home the title with relative ease on Sunday, winning by five shots and cashing in at 100-1. In all four instances, the winner of the event was at least 80-1 prior to the tournament.
Countless ups and downs.
The 41-year-old has finally joined the winners circle. pic.twitter.com/Zs7DaLMKWY
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 29, 2017
For a few stretches on Sunday, it looked like multiple tickets would be in position to cash. At one point, six bets were within two shots of either the top five or top 10 placement. But in the end, only the Ben Silverman top 10 play cashed, at +900. Couple those futures with an 0-3-1 3-ball record and a loss of 1.5 units on first round leaders, and we ended the event down 2.6 units.
Canadian Ben Silverman bogeys the 72nd hole, but still finishes T7. His first top-10 finish on the @PGATOUR
— Adam Stanley (@adam_stanley) October 29, 2017
Beau Hossler was the closest to making this a pretty solid week. Hossler started the day tied for third and only needed to shoot 71 to maintain the top five position at 20-1, but he missed a bunch of short birdie putts on his front nine and ended up two shots shy of what we needed.
Next week, we’re on to Las Vegas for the Shiners Hospital for Children Open. This is another tournament where the long shots have reigned, so we’ll do a deep dive into them.
Safeway: +3.6 units (Hadley Top 5)
CIMB: -2.0 units (Schauffele Top 5)
CJ Cup: -3.3 units (Harman Top 5)
HSBC Champions: +1.8 units (Stanley Top 10)
Sanderson Farms: -2.6 units (Silverman Top 10)
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
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