The PGA Tour returns to action this week as the newly created FedExFall begins with the Fortinet Championship and concludes with the RSM Classic later in the year. The tournament has been around since 2007 under various title sponsors, with Fortinet taking over as the title sponsor in 2021.
Since 2014, the event has been played at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California. The tournament is a four-day, individual stroke play event that begins on Thursday, September 14th, and concludes on Sunday, September 17th.
Max Homa returns to Napa looking for his third win in a row at the event. With a victory, Homa would become the first person to win the same event three consecutive seasons since Steve Stricker won the John Deere Classic every year from 2009-11. Homa fired a four-day total of 272 last year, defeating Danny Willett by one shot.
Tournament play begins on Thursday, September 14th, and concludes on Sunday, September 17th. That said, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming Fortinet Championship tournament so you can bet against the PGA betting lines.
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2023 Fortinet Championship | 17th edition of the Fortinet Championship
Thursday, September 14th – Sunday, September 17th, 2023
Silverado Country Club, Napa, California
Silverado Country Club (North Course)
The original 18-hole layout at Silverado Country Club was developed in 1955 and now plays as the venue’s North Course. In 1966, the North Course underwent a redesign thanks to Robert Trent Jones Jr. and again in 2010 under the direction of professional golfer and businessman Johnny Miller.
Miller’s touches included lengthening the course, widening the fairways, repositioning the bunkers, and rebuilding the tee boxes.
Professionals play the course as a traditional par-72 that plays at just under 7,200 yards from the tips. The averaging winning score over the past five seasons has been 17-under par.
The biggest change this season for players at the North Course is the re-routing of a handful of holes. Holes 1-7 and the 18th remain the same, but the remaining holes have changed since 2022.
Fortinet Championship Field
A solid field awaits this week for golf fans and bettors alike. Typically a weaker field, the new revamped schedule will bring some of the better golfers into the fold that sit outside the top 50 in the FedEx Cup Standings.
Ryder Cup teammates Homa and Justin Thomas headline the field, as Thomas comes into the tournament sitting no. 71 on the points list. American Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson and Vice Captain Stewart Cink will also be in action this week. Cink won this tournament in 2020.
Other notables in the field include Cameron Davis, Sahith Theegala, Andrew Putnam, Brendon Todd, and Eric Cole. These five players finished the Regular Season inside the top 50, advancing to the FedExCup Playoffs last month.
Fortinet Championship Betting Favorites
Homa (+680) is heavily favored pre-tournament as he tries to make it three in a row. The 32-year-old comes in ranked 7th in the world after a successful regular season that included his Fortinet victory and another triumph at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Theegala (+1475) and Thomas (+1525) trail behind the favorite. Theegala finished inside the top 10 in 25% of the tournaments (7 of 28) he tee’d it up in during the regular season. The 25-year-old is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory.
Rounding out the betting favorites are Davis (+1975) and Stephen Jager (+2100). Davis has one career PGA Tour victory, while Jager joins Theegala as betting favorites looking for win No. 1.
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