The pros on the PGA Tour will be heading to the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm course this weekend for the Quicken Loans National. They will be asked to tackle a very tough Par 70, 7,107-yard course where water comes into play on 8 different holes, so it’s no real surprise that this course has consistently delivered double bogeys when tournaments have been held here in the past, which is why is reading the Golf Betting odds to win is not going to be easy, but that’s why we are here. This is a course that will suit players who are driving well and with distance, as that generally means that the worst of the hazards can be avoided. Does that bode well for Tiger Woods, who will be in this event, or will it play into the hands of the players who are the masters of the layup? Let’s take a closer look at some of the favorites for the PGA Quicken Loans National.
Golf Betting Preview & Prediction for 2018 Quicken Loans National
- Location: Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
- Established: 2007, 11 years ago
- Course: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
- Par: 70
- Length: 7,107 yards (6,499 m)
- Tour: PGA
- Format: Stroke play
- Prize fund: $7.1 million
Golf Betting Favorites to Win
Rickie Fowler (+650)Fowler has yet to pick up a win on tour this year, but you get the definite sense that he is due. His best performance came at The Masters, where he finished second, but he has also had 3 other top 10 finishes in the 2018 season. This will be his first tournament since the US Open, where he tied for 20th. The big question here, though, is whether he can finally get that elusive win, especially when you consider that he only has 4 victories in his career, 2 of which came back in 2015. Fowler is very often the near man, but he has a real shot against a weaker field in this event.
Tiger Woods (+1200)After a few false starts over the years, it finally looks as though this Tiger Woods comeback to the PGA is going to stick. Woods made a positive return to the tour in the early going but has struggled a little of late, failing to make the cut at the US Open, the last event he played at. If he can get his driver working here, though, he could be in with a shot, as this course will reward long, accurate drives. It has been consistency that has hurt Woods, though, as he has not really been able to put together 4 good rounds very often. Perhaps he will do it this weekend.
Marc Leishman (+1800)The Aussie is coming off a career-best year in 2017, where he has a pair of wins on the tour. He has yet to land atop the leaderboard this season, but he does have a pair of second-place finishes under his belt. Leishman has had a tough time of things lately, though, with a trio of disappointing performances coming on the heels of a 2nd place finish at the Byron Nelson. He played at the Traveler’s Championship last weekend and failed to make the cut, so it’s hard to imagine that he is suddenly going to turn his game around and win here.
Francesco Molinari (+2200)This is a tournament where a longshot is likely to emerge from the field to get the win, but can the Italian do enough to be that player? It’s tough to imagine that he can manage to land on top of the leaderboard here, as his best finish on the tour this season is a tie for 16th. Let’s also remember that at 35 years of age, Molinari has still not won on the PGA Tour, with all 4 of his career wins coming at international venues.
Last 10 Winners
- 2017: Kyle Stanley
- 2016: Billy Hurley III
- 2015: Troy Merritt
- 2014: Justin Rose
- 2013: Bill Haas
- 2012: Tiger Woods
- 2011: Nick Watney
- 2010: Justin Rose
- 2009: Tiger Woods
- 2008: Anthony Kim