Okay golf betting enthusiasts, with the PGA Tour set to return to Coco Beach Golf & Country Club for the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in this coming weekend on an event that was canceled a year ago because of the devastating Hurricane Maria.
While the field for this year’s event doesn’t feature any of the world’s Top 50 players (they’ll all be playing at the WGC-Mexico Championships) there are seven golfers that I believe are looking like strong picks to grab the hardware at this weekend’s event.
Thanks to the expert analysis and predictions that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just where to place your golf betting bucks. Daniel Berger enters this event as the prohibitive favorite at 12-1, followed by Peter Uihlein and a trio of players at 20-1 odds, including former major winners, Graeme McDowell (2010 U.S. Open) and Charl Schwartzel, (2011 Masters).
2019 Puerto Rico Open Odds & Preview
Odds to Win 2019 Puerto Rico Open
- Daniel Berger 12-1
- Peter Uihlein 16-1
- Scott Brown 20-1
- Graeme McDowell 20-1
- Charl Schwartzel 20-1
- Matt Every 25-1
- Aaron Baddeley 25-1
- Ollie Schniederjans 30-1
- Corey Conners 30-1
- Sam Horsfield
- Matt Jones 40-1
- Cameron Davis 40-1
- Chris Kirk 40-1
- Nate Lashley 40-1
- Retief Goosen 40-1
D.A. Points got the win by two strokes over Retief Goosen, Bill Lunde and Bryson DeChambeau.
Tony Finau won his maiden – and still only – PGA Tour title here in a playoff against Steve Marino.
Then, 45-year-old Alex Cejka landed his first PGA Tour win in a five-man playoff.
Seventh Heaven – My Top 7 Picks To Bring Home the Hardware
1. Matt Jones
Jones is coming off a T-13 at The Farmer’s Insurance Open in January, followed by a T29 in Hawaii and a T53 at Pebble Beach.
2. Adam Svensson
The up-and-coming 25-year-old Canadian has gone, T18, T35 and T39 at his last three events. Svensson won in the Bahamas on the Web.com Tour in 2018 and clearly has one of the brightest futures of any young golfer on the PGA Tour today.
3. Scott Brown
The now, 35-year-old Brown won this event in 2013 and has also recorded five Top 20 finishes here. While Brown isn’t really playing solid golf right now, having missed the cut in two of his last four events, I’m thinking this is a great time for the former champ to get back on track here.
4. Graeme McDowell
While McDowell hasn’t recorded a win since 2016, he has finished T18 or better in each of his last three tournaments and is too talented to not contend here.
5. Aaron Baddeley
“Badds” hasn’t recorded a PGA Tour win since 2016, but he’s looking like a decent pick to me heading into this event after going T49 at the Genesis Open last weekend following a pair of missed cuts and a T18 at the Desert Classic in his previous three events.
6. Rafael Campos
Campos has a win in The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic on the Web.com Tour in January, so he’s almost assuredly feeling quite confident entering this event.
7. Charl Schwartzel
Schwartzel hasn’t claimed a title in over two years, but he’s still just 34-years-old and his 2011 Masters win says he can beat anyone on the planet at any given tournament. Given the fact that he’s completely and utterly desperate after failing to make the cut in three straight events prior to withdrawing from last week’s Genesis Open, and I believe Schwartzel can contend.
Not Gonna’ Happen
Berger has missed the cut in each of his last two tournaments. Why he’s the prohibitive favorite is beyond me, outside of sheer desperation that is.