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WGC-HSBC Champions Odds – Outright Winner Betting
WGC-HSBC Champions Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: Win Only.
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WGC-HSBC Champions Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips
The last of our World Golf Championships for 2017 tees off in China this week with the ninth running of the WGC-HSBC Champions, writes Matt. Top points scorers from three tours across the world will have qualified to assemble at the Sheshan Golf Club in what will be a strong 78-man field.
We took one small profit on Pat Perez in the top ten markets last week but it kept a decent run going so let’s see if we can improve on that this time around as we peruse the WGC odds.
Justin Thomas now takes an extended break after claiming his fifth win of the season with last weekend’s CJ Cup. The PGA Champion would have been a strong contender in China and he is one of a few notable absentees this week but one man who is here is Dustin Johnson who starts as favourite at an industry best price of 9/1 with Betfred.
He is a previous winner here, having claimed the WGC-HSBC in 2013 and while we know all about his capabilities, the only negative to Johnson’s claims is that he is returning from a considerable spell.
Behind the favourite and number one ranked golfer we have Hideki Matsuyama who won here 12 months ago while in a stunning run of form. The Japanese is listed at best odds of 11/1 with Betfred and while he is some way from that form of late 2016, he can be a threat in a slightly weakened field.
We have a noticeable gap in the WGC betting odds behind the two leading golfers until we come to Jon Rahm who is available at a top price of 18/1 with Bet365 and SunBets. We’ve seen Rahm’s promise for a while but 2017 has been a breakthrough year and one that has seen his first wins on both the PGA and the European Tours.
Jason Day can also be found at that best price of 18/1 with Bet365 while Marc Leishman, who ran Justin Thomas so close at the weekend, completes a tempting trio at 18/1 with Bet365 and Unibet. Of the three, Leishmann has the better form by far with a win in the BMW plus a second and third in his last four outings.
The Australian must be an option for a Top Ten finish as least, as is Paul Casey who was a rare let down in this market in South Korea. Casey is at a best of 20/1 with William Hill for the outright win or 2/1 with Coral for that Top Ten berth.
He is second in the Power Rankings this week so while Justin Rose doesn’t have an outrageous win price of 22/1 with Unibet, that’s a surprising figure given the Englishman’s credentials. He has the key stats for this course, backed up with a perfect four top ten finishes in his last four tournaments.
Moving further down through the WGC outright winner odds list we find some interesting prices for the form horse Pat Perez at 35/1 with Paddy Power, Tommy Fleetwood at 40/1 with Stan James, Matt Kuchar at 40/1 with Unibet and Xander Schauffele, another 40/1 shot with Betfred.
All four of those men have shown decent form while it will be fascinating to see how Tyrrell Hatton performs this week. Hatton enjoyed back-to-back wins on the European Tour before taking a break last week and has to be a tempter at an industry best of 28/1 with Betfred.
WGC-HSBC Course Trends
The Shenshen Golf Club in Shanghai provides us with a par 72 course at a relatively lengthy distance of 7,261 yards. Long hitting is rarely a factor for golfers of this standard however but as we saw last year, GIR and a hot streak with the putter should be the ultimate keys to success.
Hideki Matsuyama is the defending champion and one of only four previous winners taking part this week. Multiple victors are rare so Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson, Francisco Molinari and Phil Mickelson will have to buck a trend that has seen only Mickelson win this event on two previous occasions.
Our Preview’s Betting Tips Verdict
Having studied the WGC-HSBC odds in a bid to outwit the UK sports betting sites, these are this preview’s betting tips
- Plenty of indicators point to Johnson but one name that we haven’t covered is that of Brooks Koepka. Our reigning US Open Champion is back from an extended break but features highly in the Power Rankings and Koepka is our preview’s each-way betting tip at 22/1 in the outright winner WGC odds with Unibet.
- Our Top Ten Tips meanwhile are Casey at 2/1 with Coral, Leishmann at 13/8 and Kuchar at 14/5 (both BetVictor) and Schauffele at 3/1 with Stan James.