For a field as weak as the Wyndham Championship, there are a few players in 50-75/1 range that are of some interest to me.
Chez Reavie was the first one whose number was higher than I expected. Reavie is listed at 60/1 on Sportsbook and is in the middle of a solid summer.
He’s made seven straight cuts and had a great week tee to green at the PGA Championship. I normally expect to see Reavie in the 33/50-1 range for this type of field so he’s got some added value there.
Another one that surprised me was Russell Knox at 75/1 on Sportsbook. He’s struggled quite a bit this year but did bounce back at the Bridgestone for a 5th place finish on a course that shouldn’t really suit him. He’s much better at shorter tracks like Sedgefield and if he can find the form he showed two weeks ago, there’s no reason he can’t contend here.
— The Perfect Putter (@ThePerfectPutte) August 7, 2017
A few other guys I thought showed some value in this range included Byeong Hun An (50/1), Billy Horschel (60/1), Robert Streb (65/1) and Haotong Li (80/1). I think these three players just have too much talent overall all to be at these numbers in this type of field. They aren’t necessarily the best fits for the course, but the price of each are too large for the strength of this field.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 16, 2017
I’ll be back later in the day with a couple longshots and matchup plays.
Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. One of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22
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