Last updated July 29th, 2017
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Wells Fargo Championship Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
Wells Fargo Championship Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips
Alexander Levy had a good week, winning the China Open and so did our preview as three of the four Top Ten betting tips landed including Levy himself and Chris Wood at an excellent 4/1, writes Matt.
We’ll switch, however, to the PGA Tour and the Wells Fargo Championship simply because this is the strongest field for several weeks with a number of the world’s top golfers returning for the first time since the Masters last month.
It’s a tournament that has been dominated by Americans in recent years so will that run be maintained?
The most notable ‘returnee’ is Dustin Johnson, the World Number One who was unable to cement his position at the Masters due to an unfortunate accident at his rented home. Despite an extended absence, the 32 year old starts as clear favourite in the Wells Fargo Championship odds for outright winner at an industry best of 5/1 with most outlets including Paddy Power and Stan James.
The gap to second favourite Jon Rahm is seven points with the Farmers Insurance Open Champion at 12/1 with William Hill and Coral. Rahm has three further top ten finishes this year and the fact that he is debuting here won’t concern him if previous stats are anything to go by.
Johnson is an obvious favourite having won his last three starts. He dismissed the injury as nothing serious even on the day of his withdrawal but we need to question whether the extended break will affect him.
I’m interested to see Paul Casey come back into form following a slowish start to 2017. The Englishman has finished in the top ten in his last two starts and has four top twenties in his last five so has to be considered at around 22/1 in the outrights.
Also running into form is Adam Scott who finished in a tie for ninth at the Masters and is slightly shorter at a best of 20/1 with BetVictor and Stan James. The Aussie is being talked up this week but his Power Rankings aren’t exceptional with a 36th in strokes gained being a less-than-notable stat.
Elsewhere, Kevin Kisner and Phil Mickelson can both be picked up at 25/1 with Paddy Power. With Phil, it’s a case of waiting until he returns to form. There have been signs of it but having drifted to 22nd in the Masters after a positive first two rounds we’ll avoid him.
Kisner, on the other hand, is a little more interesting as he ranks sixth in strokes gained and has two runner ups in 2017.
I was impressed enough with William McGirt at the Masters to back the 37 year old in the Top Ten Markets at Harbour Town the following week and he duly obliged with a tie for third. Third on the tour in terms of fairways hit, McGirt is a tempting 45/1 with Betfred in the Wells Fargo Championship betting outrights and a confirmed tip for another Top Ten at 4/1 with Paddy Power.
Others to consider here are J.B. Holmes, our first Wells Fargo Champion who took the title here in 2014. A tie for 5th in the admittedly unusual format of the Zurich Classic hints at a return to form and Holmes is 45/1 for the win or 9/2 for a Top Ten – both of those figures are with Stan James.
Finally, a mention for Francesco Molinari who is solid this year with eight top 25s in 11 starts. The Italian has good, relevant stats in the Power Rankings and is another to consider in the Top Tens at 4/1 with Bet365 and William Hill.
One issue for some of the golfers this week is that the event has had to shift from its traditional Quail Hollow home to Eagle Point on the coast. The courses are similar; both are lengthy Par 72s but Quail Hollow is more testing with its sapping ‘Green Mile’ finish.
That opens the field again and with a number of players returning after spells, this is a tougher betting tips’ preview to call than most weeks. Johnson is the natural candidate and he is very upbeat in regards to the injury that forced him to miss 2017’s first Major. If he shows any semblance of his form prior to Augusta, no-one can come close.