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WGC Bridgestone Invitational Odds – Outright Winner Betting
WGC Bridgestone Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
WGC Bridgestone Invitational Golf Betting Odds Guide and Preview
This won’t be the biggest field of any PGA tournament but it’s certainly going to be one of the most competitive, as the WGC Bridgestone Invitational odds suggest, writes Matt. Seventy five players arrive by invitation in Akron, Ohio this week and most of the world’s best golfers are in the line-up.
It’s been a profitable couple of weeks for us so let’s see if we can continue that in a small, but very tight competition.
Dustin Johnson may be the defending champion this week but Jordan Spieth just heads the WGC outright winner betting market at 8/1 with Bet365 and William Hill. We always knew that Spieth was a supreme talent but the resilience he showed in the last round of the Open Championship was remarkable and there’s no reason why he can’t start August off with another victory.
Johnson is just behind at 10/1 with Betfred and Coral and performed solidly in Canada last week but by his own admission is yet to regain his form following his Masters injury. The American is just 5th in the Power Rankings and we’ll avoid him until he starts threatening the leaderboards again.
Another to swerve is Rory McIlroy at that same 10/1 with Bet365. Rory is another previous winner this week having taken the WGC Bridgestone in 2014 but general poor form followed by the odd decision to change caddies means we will move on.
Naturally there is a lot of talk around Rickie Fowler this week who starts at an industry best price of 18/1 in the outrights with Bet365. Fowler has no fewer than four top 10 finishes in this event and with a rank of second in adjusted scoring, he is one to watch for this Firestone Course.
US Open Champion Brooks Koepka mounted a brief challenge at Royal Birkdale last month and is on offer here at 20/1 with Coral and Boylesports while you can also pick up Hideki Matsuyama at that same 20/1 with William Hill. Matsuyama is showing hints of a return to his stellar form of 2016 but doesn’t have a great record here while Koepka has a tie for 6th in his only outing at Bridgestone in 2015.
Kevin Chappell gave us a tidy return at 9/2 in the betting for a top 10 finish in Canada last week and we should consider him again. He tied for third here last year and is quoted at a tempting 66/1 in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational odds for the win with both Betfred and Stan James.
Elsewhere, given the form that Matt Kuchar showed last month, it may be a surprise to see him out at 33/1 with William Hill. Kuch has a good record at Firestone with three top 10s but those dizzy spells in Canada last week may be one reason why he has faded in the betting.
Even in a shortened field there are just too many options to cover in full but some of the outstanding prices this week include the most recent PGA Tour winner Jhonattan Vegas at 125/1 with Bet365, Bubba Watson at 90/1 with Betfred and Charley Hoffman at 70/1 with Bet365. All of those players are in good touch and at least one will get a mention in our top 10 round up.
WGC Bridgestone Invitational Course Influence & Betting Tips Verdict
The Firestone Course at Ohio has held this event since inception in 1999 and is known as one of the toughest on tour. It is a par 70 but don’t be fooled as it is a lengthy 7400 yards, many of which are taken up by the 667 yard 16th. It’s the longest hole in any non-major and unlike most par 5’s is by no means a guaranteed birdie chance.
Accuracy off the tee is important but often this can come down to a putting shoot out. On surfaces that regularly exceed 13 on the Stimp, there is simply no room for error. Interestingly, if you ignore Tiger Woods’s stunning return of eight wins, there are no repeat winners of this event since it started in 1999 but that’s not the main reason why we are overlooking defending champion Dustin Johnson.
- Jordan Spieth admitted that the Open win had taken plenty out of him but after resting last weekend, he looks in perfect touch for a follow up victory. Taking a look at the betting from the best UK sports betting sites, Spieth at a best of 8/1 in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational odds with Bet365 appeals most as our outright winner betting tip.
- Top 10 recommendations this week are Rickie Fowler at 11/8 with Stan James and then Paul Casey at 3/1 plus Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman, at 5/1 apiece, all with Ladbrokes.