PGA Tour 2023 Barbasol Championship Betting Odds & Analysis

PGA Tour 2023 Barbasol Championship Betting Odds & Analysis

Golf fans get a pair of PGA Tour events this week with the Genesis Scottish Open and the Barbasol Championship. Like the Scottish Open, the Barbasol Championship is a co-sanctioned tournament between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. This is the second year the event has run concurrently with the Scottish Open and provides one more opportunity for the leading non-exempt golfer into the Open Championship.

The tournament takes place outside of Lexington, Kentucky at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Tournament play begins on Thursday, July 13th, and concludes on Sunday, July 16th.

Trey Mullinax won the tournament in 2022, defeating Kevin Streelman by one shot. Mullinax fired a four-day total of 263 (25-under) to lock up his first PGA Tour victory. 

Let’s take a look at the top players for the 2023 Barbasol Championship so you can wager against their PGA Tour odds to win this golf tournament.

 

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PGA Tour Barbasol Championship | 8th edition of the PGA Tour event
Keene Trace Golf Club | Nicholasville, Kentucky
July 13–16, 2023

 

Keene Trace Golf Club

The course was designed by Arthur Hill, and the layout opened in 1987. The scorecard reads as par-72 and can play over 7,300 yards.

One of the best courses in the state of Kentucky, Keene Trace is set in the rolling hills of the state and is accompanied by plenty of bunkers and large green complexes. The signature comes at the course’s closing hole, featuring an 18th hole that is challenging par-4 running along a lake.

 

The Field

With many of the top players on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour teeing it up this week across the pond, the Barbasol Championship offers a unique opportunity for those players look to capture as many FedEx Cup points as possible along with a chance at entry into the Open.

Three past winners are in the field this week, led by 2019 champion Jim Herman. Herman comes in ranked 190th in the FedEx Cup standings and will be looking to find himself back atop the leaderboard for a huge boost in the rankings. Joining Herman are past champions, Grayson Murray, and Scott Piercy.

Temporary members Akshay Bhatia, Ryan Gerard, and Peter Kuest are aiming to improve their PGA Tour standing. Kuest is one of the betting favorites after finishing T4 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and parlaying that finish a week later with a T17 at the John Deere Classic to earn temporary membership.

The top-ranked DP World Tour players in the field include Julien Guerrier, Aaron Cockerill, and Marcus Helligkilde.

 

Barbasol Championship Tee Times

Thursday July 13:
First round: morning group tee off at 6:45 a.m./ afternoon group tee off at 12:10 p.m.
Friday July 14:
Second round: morning group tee off at 6:45 a.m./ afternoon group tee off at 12:10 p.m.
Saturday July 15:
Third round; tee times determined at conclusion of second round and 36-hole cut
Sunday July 16:
Final round; tee times determined at conclusion of third round

Barbasol Championship Betting Favorites

Canada’s Taylor Pendrith is the betting favorite at +1600. Pendrith missed a pair of cuts before a solid T14 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic a few weeks ago. 

Vincent Norrman follows behind at +2200. The 25-year-old has pieced together a solid season with six top-25 finishes and a pair of top-10s.

Kuest (+2200) is right at the top as well as the former BYU standout hopes to take home the victory and lock up his Tour status for the next two seasons. 

South America’s MJ Daffue, Lucas Glover, and Bhatia round out the top betting favorites at +2800 apiece. Glover is trending in the right direction after a T4 at the Rocket Mortgage and T6 last weekend at the John Deere.

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2019 Barbasol Championship Odds, Preview & Prediction

The eyes of the golfing world will be across the pond in the UK this weekend, as the British Open will be in full swing starting on Thursday. While the best players in the world go after a major to add to their resume, 136 other players will be staying in the US to play in the 2019 Barbasol Championship.

For many of the players in this tournament, the event is a little bit of a do or die scenario, as the final standings in this tournament will help determine which players get to keep their PGA Tour cards. These players will be in Kentucky at the Champions Course at Keene Trace. You may not have heard of most of these players, so let’s take a look at some of the Golf Betting favorites to win it all at Kentucky.

2019 Barbasol Championship Odds, Preview & Prediction

Russell Henley (+2200)

Since it is the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings who will still be playing in the PGA from this point forward, it’s fair to suggest that Henley will be safe. He is currently sitting at #83 in those rankings and has had some very decent performances this season, the best of which was a #2 finish at the John Deere Classic.

That was his only top 10 finish this season, although he did land in the top 20 on a couple of different occasions. He does have 3 career wins in the PGA, but the last of those came in 2013. Still, he should be able to do well in this group.

Bronson Burgoon (+2800)

Burgoon came into this season with an exemption after finishing in the top 125 last year, but he is going to have his work cut out to maintain his current status. Coming into this weekend, he is ranked #139 in the FedEx Cup standings. He has steadied his game a little in recent events, though.

After going through a stretch where he missed the cut in 4 of 5 tournaments, he is now on a run where he has made the cut in each of his last 4 appearances. His best performance came at the CIMB Classic in the early part of the season, where he finished tied for 2nd.

Sepp Straka (+2800)

The Austrian turned pro in 2016 and is still looking for his first career win. Perhaps more importantly, though, Straka is looking to hold on to his PGA Tour exemption. He is very much on the fringe right now, as he is ranked at #138, so he has some work to do to break into the top 125. A win here might just help make that happen.

Sepp Straka is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Barbasol Championship.

While Strake hasn’t had any wins, he has had some decent performances this season, with his best finish coming at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, where he was T11. This is a real chance for him to crack the top 10 for the first time this season.

Jason Dufner (+2800)

The last few years have been a bit of a fall from grace for Jason Dufner. There was a time when he was one of the best players on thro tour, with his best performance coming in 2012 when he has 2 wins.

Overall, he has had 5 wins on the PGA Tour, and while he has had zero this year, he has had a pair of top 10 finishes. He has missed the cur in 2 of his last 3 tournaments, but if he can get back to his earlier form this year, he is a very good bet at great odds.

2018 Barbasol Championship Golf Odds & Predictions What, you thought the British Open was the only golf betting option for this week? When the Masters, U.S. Open, and PGA Championship are played, the PGA Tour doesn’t hold an opposite-field event. That makes sense those weeks because of all three in the USA and thus almost completely filled by PGA Tour players. However, the British Open has a large number of European Tour players so the PGA Tour offers the Barbasol Championship for those Tour members who didn’t qualify to head overseas. Check back for MyBookie Sportsbook odds.

2018 Barbasol Championship Golf Odds & Predictions

  • Location: Nicholasville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Established: 2015
  • Course: Keene Trace Golf Club
  • Tour: PGA Tour
  • Format: Stroke play
  • Prize fund: $3.5 million
  • TV: Thursday-Friday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel) / Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (GC)

History & Other Details

The Barbasol Championship debuted in 2015 as an alternate event to the British Open. The first three editions of the tournament were played in Alabama at the Grand National course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, northeast of Auburn. This year, it moves to Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky near Lexington. It’s the first PGA Tour event in the state since the Kentucky Derby Open in 1959. Valhalla in Louisville hosted the PGA Championship in 1996, 2000, and 2014. This tournament has a lower purse than most Tour events with a $3.5 million total purse and $630,000 to the winner. However, because it’s an opposite-field event, the winner does not earn an invitation to the Masters and point values in the FedEx Cup and world rankings are smaller than usual. But the champion does earn two-year PGA Tour exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship.

Breaking Down The Field

The defending champion is Grayson Murray, then a rookie. Last year, he finished at 21-under 263 to beat Chad Collins by a stroke. Murray had rounds of 67, 64, 64 and 68 on the Lake Course at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. He trailed Tag Ridings by a stroke at the par-5 16th hole, where he made a birdie that along with Tidings’ double-bogey thrust him into the lead. Needing par at 18 to avoid a playoff, Murray hit the green from 165 yards out and two-putted to clinch the win. Collins birdied holes No. 15-17 to give himself a chance, ultimately finishing alone in second at 20 under. Brian Gay, Scott Stallings, and Ridings finished T-3 at 19 under. The two biggest names in the 2018 tournament are two people who have almost no shot of winning: Hall of Famer Davis Love III, now a Champions Tour player, and LPGA star Brittany Lincicome. Love III has won 21 times on Tour including the 1997 PGA Championship and heads the field that represents 182 victories on the PGA Tour overall. Lincicome is the first woman since Michelle Wie in 2008 to play a PGA Tour event. Lincicome owns eight wins on the LPGA Tour, including two major championships. Lincicome nearly won last week at the LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic. She took Thidapa Suwannapura into a playoff, falling on the first hole Sunday. She had a chance to win in regulation, but her birdie putt from about 10 feet did a nearly 360-degree turn around the edge of the cup and stayed out. Brittany Lincicome is one of the Golf Betting favorites to win the 2018 Barbasol Championship. Lincicome will play Barbasol on a sponsor exemption and will become the fifth woman ever to play in a PGA Tour event, joining Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Wie, Suzy Whaley and Annika Sorenstam. It would be an upset was Lincicome to even make the cut. “Super nervous but really looking forward to the opportunity.” Lincicome said. “Obviously, getting a sponsor invite really means a lot for them to think of me. Just going to go have fun with it. I’m playing well this week.” Probably the most accomplished player other than Love in the field and who should be among the favorites is former FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel. He teamed with Scott Piercy (also in this field) to win this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans in late April, the Tour’s only two-man team event. He won the New Orleans event in 2013 (at individual stroke play) for his first PGA Tour victory, the 2014 BMW Championship and Tour Championship en route to his FedEx Cup crown, and the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. James Hahn is 62nd in the FedEx Cup standings and owns the highest world ranking in the field at No. 89. With five weeks left in the regular season, time is drawing short for pros to pick up crucial FedEx Cup points. Next year will provide another wrinkle for this tournament. The PGA Championship is moving from August to May. The FedEx Cup playoffs are moving up on the calendar. So the Barbasol will be one of the last tournaments to earn qualifying points before the playoffs begin.

Expert 2018 Barbosol Championship Prediction

Hunter Mahan wins.