One of the most unique tournaments of the year on the PGA Tour schedule happens this week as players head to Louisiana. Played at TPC Louisiana in Avondale near New Orleans; it is a team stroke play event. PGA Tour players have decided to pair up with one another and attempt to take down other duos.
The defending champions are the two Australians in Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith. Not only do players pair up with a friend this week, but “walk-up” songs are also played on the first tee for the teams. The players have the option to pick their own song, and oftentimes they reach out to the fans for help on this.
Nonetheless, it is a fun time all around for all teams and players. Let’s take a look at some of the betting favorites this week and see what duo could be walking away with the win this week so you can bet against their PGA Tour Odds.
Golf Betting Preview for 2022 PGA Tour Zurich Classic
Hovland and Morikawa +650
Arguably two of the best young players on tour, Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa, have teamed up this week. Hovland is the fifth-ranked player in the world, while Morikawa is the second-best player in the world. This top five combination could prove deadly for the rest of the field this week.
The two players have combined for 12 wins in the last three seasons. Morikawa was a big part of the win for the United States in the Ryder Cup, while Hovland did not play too bad himself for the European team.
With the success of the two throughout the recent years, they will most certainly have a good shot this week at bringing home the win.
Cantlay and Schauffele +800
Two more players that can be considered in the fountain of youth, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, team up this week at TPC Louisiana. It has not been the most ideal start to the season for Xander Schauffele as he has played in nine events with two missed cuts and one top-10.
Luckily, Cantlay has played well this season and is coming off a second-place finish last week at the RBC Heritage. Cantlay lost in a playoff to Jordan Spieth but could get the win this week with his partner.
Even with the two different types of play this season, all it takes is one tournament to get going for a player.
This will be a very interesting group to watch this week. Will Ryan Palmer be able to kick back and relax while Scottie Scheffler does all the work, or will Palmer have to pick up for Scheffler?
The Masters champion is back and will be a betting favorite this week. Could that be a bad thing as he comes off the best win in his career?
Ryan Palmer continues to pair up with top players at the Zurich Classic, which could make an easy week for him. Scheffler is off to one of the best starts this season that we have ever seen and one of the best starts to a career period.
It would be a good idea to bet on this group this week in Louisiana.
- Leishman/Smith +1000 *Defending Champions
- Burns/Horschel +1200
- Fleetwood/Garcia +1600
- Gooch/Homa +2200
- Lowry/Poulter +2200
- Varner III/Watson +2500
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