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Farmers Insurance Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Farmers Open Betting 2017; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
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Guide To 2017 Farmers Insurance Open Odds & Betting Preview
Tiger Woods returns to competitive action once again to provide a sideshow of sorts for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open while the real battle is at the top of the betting where the current world number one is also returning from injury, writes Matt.
Jason Day and Dustin Johnson, who came so close in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, kick things off and here’s how the Farmers Insurance Open odds are looking ahead of Thursday’s first tee time.
Favourites In The Betting
Johnson, who finished just one shot behind Tommy Fleetwood last time out, has a marginal lead here and can be widely found at an industry best of 9/1 with the likes of Bet365 and William Hill. The world number three had a lacklustre end to 2016 after taking the US Open but a new year brings new motivation as thoughts turn to the first major and Johnson is better placed right now to take the trophy.
Day was a winner here in 2015 and while the Australian is at that same figure of 9/1 with most of the top bookies, he gives slightly better value at a current best price of 19/2 with BetVictor. There have been glimpses of why the 29 year old reached the top of the rankings and while he is being widely tipped elsewhere, I’m still waiting to back Jason. If you disagree, there is a short price of 5/4 with Stan James on Day to finish in the top ten.
Others With Chances
Hideki Matsuyama has taken his 2016 form into the New Year after claiming no fewer than four events from October onwards. The Japanese is on offer at 14/1 with Bet365 and Boylesports and while he has no real record at the Farmers Open, you cannot ignore that price based on recent results.
We then have a gap to someone who I expected to be much shorter as Brandt Snedeker follows on at an industry best of 30/1 with Betfred. Here we have the reigning champion, a two time winner of this event and the current world number 11, and although form isn’t great right now, the shortest win price of 20/1 is where I expected the 36 year old to be. Snedeker at 11/4 with BetVictor for a top ten finish is a definite betting tips’ selection for this preview.
Outsiders To Consider
If you want to place a speculative bet on Tiger then the best win odds currently sit at 40/1 with BetVictor. One fact you can’t ignore is his record here: The 41 year old has won this tournament on no fewer than seven previous occasions and triumphed as recently as 2013. The first round of the Hero Challenge in November was promising but the following three suggested that Woods doesn’t yet have the stamina to compete across four days.
Elsewhere, Scotsman Martin Laird has the all round game to match the rather unique challenge that this event provides. He is in form too and at 66/1 with Boylesports for the win or 13/2 with BetVictor for the top ten, he has to be considered.
Elsewhere, Rickie Fowler at 33/1 with Betfred, Patrick Reed at 33/1 and Justin Rose at 33/1 (see betting comparison tables above) have all shown new year promise. All of those prices are in the Farmers Insurance Open outright winner odds market.
Betting Trends & Conclusions
This is an interesting event in the sense that the 72 holes are split between the north and south courses at Torrey Pines. Both are set at par 72 but the south is over 600 yards longer and the set up will test all facets of a golfer’s armoury.
So who has the best all round game and who is in form coming into this tournament? Matsuyama ticks the latter category, and although he has missed the cut two years running in this event, he is in such great fettle that odds of 6/4 with Stan James on a top ten finish have to be worth a wager.
Interestingly, recent scoring hasn’t been particularly low here: Snedeker’s win last year came at -6, while Day in 2015 and Scott Stallings in 2014 both came home at -9. If that trend continues then the win will come down to scrambling rather than target golf and a battle with the flatstick.
For that reason, I’m sticking with some of the names on this list so for the Farmers Open outright winner betting tips, Dustin Johnson at odds of 9/1 with Bet365 is a sound option. In the top tens, Snedeker at 11/4 with BetVictor, Laird at 13/2 with BetVictor and Matsuyama at 6/4 with Stan James are this week’s picks.