Sobel’s Honda Classic Matchup Bets: Fade Brooks Koepka in Round 3?
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Brooks Koepka.
The Honda Classic is golf’s version of a box-office thriller with more plot twists than anyone could’ve expected.
One of the current leaders entering the weekend could win the tourney or finish 10 shots back. One of the players who made the cut on the number could toil well behind the leaders or climb way back into contention.
All of which makes it fun to watch and tough to bet.
That said, let’s get to our three favorite matchups for the third round.
Keith Mitchell over Sungjae Im (+110)
In the opening round, Jhonattan Vegas posted the low score of the day — 6-under 64 — only to struggle to a 73 on Friday. Im similarly tied the low second-round score with a 64 and should similarly struggle to go low in back-to-back rounds. He’s a tremendous young player, but give me Mitchell’s consistency in the final group.
Sergio Garcia over Brooks Koepka (+110)
I’ll readily admit that my pre-tourney fade Koepka strategy was a flawed one — and laughably so. And yet, now I’m doubling down on it.