2020 Puerto Rico Open

2020 Puerto Rico Open Preview

Written by on February 19, 2020

Viktor Hovland, Alex Noren, and Ian Poulter lead a group of good golfers in this week’s top PGA Tournament, the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. What chances do those three have at Puerto Rico Open glory? How will golfers with higher odds fair? And, what are the top tournament matchups this week? Check out golf odds, a betting preview, and analysis for the 2020 Puerto Rico Open!

2020 Puerto Rico Open

 2020 Puerto Rico Open Odds
  • Viktor Hovland +1200
  • Alex Noren +1600
  • Ian Poulter +1600
  • Patrick Rodgers +1800
  • Maverick McNealy +2000
  • Tom Lewis +2200
  • Cameron Davis +2200
  • Scott Brown +2500
  • Emiliano Grillo +2500
  • Chesson Hadley +2800
  • Roberto Diaz +3300
  • Matthew Nesmith +3300
  • Beau Hossler +4000
  • Jhonattan Vegas +4000
  • Henrik Norlander +5000
  • Martin Laird +5000
  • Ben Martin +5000
  • Grayson Murray +5000
  • Joseph Bramlett +5000
  • Zac Blair +5500

Which golfer has the best shot of winning the 2020 Puerto Rico Open? Viktor Hovland, Alex Noren, Ian Poulter, or Patrick Rodgers?

Viktor Hovland didn’t play that well at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He did finish thirty-eighth and he shot under par. Because the big-name golfers won’t tee it up in Puerto Rico this week, Hovland gets the favorite’s nod. Is he worth a play? Nope. At +1200, Viktor’s odds make him an underlay. He could win the tournament but his odds don’t justify a wager. He didn’t even play in this tournament last year.

Ian Poulter hasn’t teed it off since October. He withdrew from the WGC-HSBC Championship after 2 rounds. Poulter’s odds are much too short to garner backing to win this. Ian must show that he’s in decent form. Because he hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since October, it’s hard to see him at his best.

Patrick Rodgers has had an up-and-down start to the PGA Season. He has made the cut in 4-of-6, though. That makes him a decent play among the favorites. He also has a Top 10 finish in those 14 tournaments played.

Although Rodgers has a chance, the chalk to back is Alexander Noren. The Swedish player hasn’t torn it up on the golf course. But, he has made the cut in 6-of-6. Also, he has a Top 10. If he shoots a 67-67-68-69 as he did at The American Express Open, where he finished fourteenth, that should be good enough for a Top 5 finish this week.

Which golfers between +2000 to +3300 odds have the best chances of winning the Puerto Rico Open?

Cameron Davis and Scott Brown both have decent shot to win this. Although Davis has made just 5 cuts from 10 tournaments played, he’s made the cut in 4 straight. This includes making the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Davis finished ninth at the Sony Open in early January. Last year, he shot a -8 at the Puerto Rico Open. The thing to notice is how Davis picked it up over the weekend with a 67-69. If not for a couple of bad rounds to open the tournament, he’d have gotten into the Top 10 or even Top 5.

Scott Brown shot a -9 at the 2019 Puerto Rico Open. Like Davis, he picked it up on Saturday and Sunday with a 69 and 68. Both Davis and Brown are worth long looks to win this week’s PGA Tournament.

What is the best golfer to consider backing at odds of +4000 to +5500?

At +5000, Henrik Norlander offers overlay odds. Norlander missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. He picked it up at Pebble Beach when finishing twenty-fifth. Norlander finished ninth at the Sony Open and fifth at the RSM Classic. He has a tough road to climb to win in Puerto Rico. But if you want to back a big underdog, he’s as good of a dog to back as any golfer on the board.

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