Honda Classic Second-Round Matchup Bets: Double Down on Lucas Glover

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Scott Piercy (left) and Lucas Glover (right).

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Until the scores started pouring in Thursday morning, I’d forgotten how much fun it is to leaderboard-watch at the Honda Classic.

There are few tournaments on the annual schedule that feature so many stark U-turns — in both directions. It makes things fun to watch and utterly terrifying to bet.

Not that it’ll stop us.

Let’s check out my three favorite matchups for Friday’s second round:

Lucas Glover over Chris Kirk by -0.5 (-145)

Even if it’s unwritten, there’s probably a rule against taking one player over a guy he beat by nine the previous day, while giving up a half-stroke at much worse than even money.

And yet, here we are.

Following an opening 4-under 66, I like Glover’s chances to keep it going, based on ball-striking that has him second on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation. Kirk needs to play aggressively to make the cut — a bad idea at this course.

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