2015 Quicken Loans National Odds and Pick
The 2015 PGA Tour moves on to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on Thursday, when a feisty 120-player field chases a $6.7 million purse.
The big favorite heading into this weekend’s tourney is Justin Rose, who returns to defend his title of a year ago. On top of that, Rose has four top-10 finishes in his last seven starts and should be in the mix in this one, as well.
Who else could give it a go at the 2015 Quicken Loans National? Let’s break down the odds and find out:
Along with Justin Rose at the top is Rickie Fowler (17/2) and Jimmy Walker (29/2) who round out the top three favorites to win this year’s Quicken Loans National event. Fowler is a tough one to gauge due to some inconsistency, but he does have two wins in his last six appearances and is one of the better players in the field.
Walker has simply been one of the better PGA performers on the year, as he already has two wins under his belt and ranks #3 in the FedExCup standings. He’s no lock, but it’s hard not to like his resume, as well as his odds.
Justin Thomas is on the brink of doing something special, too, and he could come in with something to prove after a nice break. His 24/1 odds support his plight.
Tiger Woods continued his abysmal season in the last tournament and there’s very little reason to hope for a magical turn around at the Quicken Loans National. He has decent 45/1 odds, but who is really betting on him? That being said, this is still Tiger Woods we’re talking about, so there are worse shots in the dark. But not much worse.
If you’re looking to gamble, Shawn Stefani might be a better use of your cash, as he has 50/1 odds and has a solid three top-10 finishes on the year. With a top-five finish also in his back pocket, an argument could be made that he’s closing in on a win.
Johnson Wagner is another fun sleeper (50/1 odds) who could have a real shot at winning this thing. Wagner has ties to the host state and has two top-five finishes under his belt this year.
The Pick: Justin Rose
Who else? There is definitely some competition in this field, but it’s not like anyone stands out as a “definitely going to win” candidate. If anything, that’s Rose. Rose won this very event in 2014 and has been quite stellar in 2015 with one win and three top-five finishes. I expect a tight race in this one with Justin Thomas factoring into the mix. I’ll cross my fingers Woods actually makes the first cut, too, but overall everything just points to Rose.
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