PGA Farmers Insurance Open Betting Preview & Expert Pick

2018 PGA Farmers Insurance Open Betting Preview & Expert Pick

Written by on January 23, 2018

The PGA Tour is heading to Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California, this week. Jon Rahm is the Farmers Insurance Open betting favorite at 8/1 after winning the CareerBuilder Challenge against Andrew Landry with a 12-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of a playoff this past weekend. Now, Rahm is the favorite to defend the title he won at Torrey Pines a year ago, but the big question that golf bettors need to answer, is, could an upset be looming? Let’s take a look at the latest golf odds for this event.

2018 PGA Farmers Insurance Open Betting Preview & Expert Pick

  • When: January 25 – 28, 2018
  • Where: Torrey Pines (North) – La Jolla, CA
  • Par: 72
  • Yards: 7,258
  • Course: Torrey Pines GC (South) – La Jolla, CA
  • Purse: $6,900,000

Last 10 Champions

  • 2017: John Rahm
  • 2016: Brandt Snedeker
  • 2015: Jason Day
  • 2014: Scott Stallings
  • 2013: Tiger Woods
  • 2012: Brandt Snedeker
  • 2011: Bubba Watson
  • 2010: Ben Crane
  • 2009: Nick Watney
  • 2008: Tiger Woods


2018 Farmers Insurance Open Betting Favorites

  • Jon Rahm: +800
  • Rickie Fowler: +1200
  • Hideki Matsuyama: +1600
  • Justin Rose: +1600
  • Jason Day: +2200
  • Marc Leishman: +2200
  • Tiger Woods: +2200
  • Brian Harman: +2800
  • Brandt Snedeker: +3300
  • Tony Finau: +3300
  • Patrick Cantlay: +3500
  • Bud Cauley: +3500
With the win, the gifted 23-year-old Spaniard will move from third to second in the world ranking behind Dustin Johnson. “It’s hard to believe, to be honest, passing Jordan Spieth, three-time major champion,” Rahm said. “I only have two wins and he’s got 10-plus, right? I never thought I was going to be at this point in my life right now.” At Torrey Pines, Rahm is followed on the odds list by Rickie Fowler at 12/1. Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Rose are both 16/1 picks to win it with 14-time major champion tied with two other players for the fourth-best odds at 22/1. Woods will make his 2018 PGA Tour debut this week after finishing a very respectable ninth at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, wherein a loaded 18-player field. Woods has won eight PGA Tour titles on the course, including the 2008 U.S. Open, but it is showing late last year that has everyone excited about him being back on tour. Rickie Fowler is among the favorites at the Farmers Insurance Open Betting Odds. Star golfer Justin Rose said, “It’s great that Tiger is playing here because it ramps up the excitement a notch. It will be terrific to see him play competitively again. There’s tons of anticipation.” “All the players admire him and what he’s done and we are all keeping one eye on what he’s doing, “ Rose added. “We’re all keen to know what’s happening in Tiger’s world and to see him make a successful comeback.”

2018 Farmers Insurance Open Betting Underdogs

  • Cameron Smith: +4000
  • Charles Howell III: +4000
  • Ollie Schniederjans: +4500
  • Phil Mickelson: +4500
  • Gary Woodland: +5000
  • Patrick Reed: +5000
  • Shane Lowry: +5000
  • Jhonattan Vegas: +5500
  • Kyle Stanley: +5500
  • Xander Schauffele: +5500
  • Adam Hadwin: +6600
  • Brendan Steele: +6600
  • Charley Hoffman: +6600
  • Francesco Molinari: +6600
  • Keegan Bradley: +6600

Final Expert Analysis

Rose, the World No. 6 won in Shanghai in late October and he’ll have a chance. Brandt Snedeker, a two-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open (2016, 2012), is offering good value as a 33/1 pick. Two-time Farmer’s winner Phil Mickelson (2000, 2001) is a value-packed 45/1 pick. No matter which player you like to win the 2018 Farmer’s Insurance open, you’re looking at some stunning odds – and a handful of players that look like they’ll all contend until the final day!