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Wyndham Championship: Stenson’s start makes him solid favorite

Henrik Stenson’s 62 to open the Wyndham Championship has him firmly atop the betting odds at +250.

Stenson came into the tournament as the favorite at 12/1 and now sits behind only Matt Every on the leaderboard after one round.

After such a hot start from the favorite, I’m going to slow down and will reevaluate the board after the cut. I don’t want to invest much more if Stenson turns this into a runaway tomorrow.

Right now, I five guys at 3-under or 4-under and will see if any of them can get into contention over the weekend.

Recapping Thursday’s play, Chez Reavie beat Patton Kizzire and tied with Ryan Armour to return 2.25 units on a two unit play for a small win.

I’ll be adding two more second round 3-balls for Friday.

The first is a two unit play on Kevin Streelman at +140 over Dicky Pride and Tag Ridings. Streelman is two shots behind each after a mediocre putting day, but Pride was able to gain six shots with his putter, while Ridings gained more than two. I’ll be looking for both of them to regress in the second round.

The second play is more of a flyer on Bill Haas at +350 over Henrik Stenson and Kevin Kisner. Haas had a lot of trouble with the driver and the putter and sits way off the pace at 3-over, but I expect him to be aggressive and try to make the cut on a course he likes. That will require a very low round. It’s tough to back up a low round so Stenson could slow down, and Kisner showed a little wear after the PGA Championship. This one could easily back fire but of the three players, Haas is the one who needs to a have a really low round the most, so at those odds, I’ll gamble on him.

Friday Plays

Streelman +140 over Pride/Ridings (2)
Haas +350 over Stenson/Kisner (1)

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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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