2015 Greenbrier Classic Odds and Pick
Bubba Watson returns to the green to try to win his second straight tourney as the 2015 Greenbrier Classic gets underway on July 2nd. Watson is the only huge name to hit The Old White TPC, but there is still some mild star power with Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas and Kevin Na (among others) also competing to take home the crown.
The Greenbrier Classic is said to be a fairly wide open field when it comes to the fairway, but the real trouble comes with the putting greens. That could shake things up a bit when it comes to trying to nail down the winner for golf betting.
Let’s take a look at the top contenders and some sneaky sleepers as we prepare for the 2015 Greenbrier Classic:
Watson is by far the favorite (10./1 odds) heading into this tournament, as he’s high off a recent win at the Travelers Championship and seems to be hitting his stride.
While Watson is the the first guy to look at here, he’s not the only golfer that has a real shot at winning this year’s Greenbrier Classic. Paul Casey has the next best odds (20/1) after narrowly losing to Watson at the Travelers Championship. He’s actually enjoyed a great year and has four top-10 finishes four times in his last seven appearances. Of course, two playoff losses make him a somewhat risky bet to take first place, but we can probably safely assume he’ll be in the mix.
The aforementioned Patrick Reed is another top contender, and he joins the likes of Louis Oosthuizen and Webb Simpson with 22/1 odds to win this event. Reed disappointed by missing the cut last week, but he absolutely has the ability to make a deep run and could be an interesting pick.
Does Bill Hass qualify as a sleeper? The odds (28/1) almost suggest so, but golf bettors might want to take a crack at him either way, as he’s historically been terrific in the state of Virginia (4/4 on cuts). Haas isn’t alone in that 28/1 odd range, as J.B. Holmes and Keegan Bradley are also solid bets.
Tiger Woods has to be mentioned (40/1 odds) despite his horrid play on the year, although you’re probably asking for disappointment if you put a lot of money on a sudden turn around.
The best sleeper pick might be Jonas Blixt (100/1 odds), who has really struggled in 2015 but won this very event in 2013.
Bubba Watson is the obvious favorite because he’s the flavor of the month right now, while he also might be the best pure talent in the field. That being said, he’s almost too easy of a pick that it’s really hard to buy into him suddenly dominating every major golf tournament.
Watson is a fine pick if you like the momentum he’s built, but there’s something about Louis Oosthuizen’s stock right now. Oosthuizen tied for second at a very competitive U.S. Open and has had a solid year this far, while he also tied for 17th the last time he played this course. He’s not the heavy favorite some golf bettors will want, but he has strong odds and isn’t a total shot in the dark.
That being said, if you prefer the shot in the dark route, Blixt is your guy.
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