Greenbrier Classic 2017, Betting Preview

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The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, plays host to this week’s PGA Tour event.

 

The Old White is a par 70 layout that is popular with tour professional’s due to the excellent facilities for families at the resort. This is the 7th running of the event and one of the challenges is the altitude which causes confusion with club selection. Past results suggest that players can get away with wayward tee shots but will need to be hot on the greens to win. The 2016 Greenbrier Classic was rained out so there is no 2016 form to go on when making selections.

With a number of players already in Europe to prepare for The Open this is not the strongest field and Patrick Reed heads the betting in what looks a very open event.

 

Past Winners

2016 – Cancelled due to flooding

2015 – Danny Lee -13*

2014 – Angel Cabrera -16

2013 – Jonas Blixt -13

2012 – Ted Potter Jr -16*

2011 – Scott Stallings -10*

* Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Reed 14/1

Haas 16/1

Kisner 16/1

Lingmerth 20/1

Simpson 22/1

Mickelson 22/1

Lee 25/1

Finau 25/1

Watson 28/1

 

30/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change

 

My selections:

 

Bill Haas each way at 16/1

Haas has been very consistent and has reeled off 4 successive top 25 finishes. Aside from a missed cut here in 2011 he has some good course form including a runner up finish in 2011.

 

Danny Lee each way at 25/1

The defending champ is playing well and has finished inside the top 5 twice this season and was T22 last week. A bit shorter in the betting than I would have liked but had made up my mind to stick him in.

 

Kevin Streelman each way at 40/1

He ticks the current form box with 4 consecutive top 20 finishes including a top 10. His putting has been superb and the only concern is some very average course form.

 

Johnson Wagner each way at 90/1

He returned to form last week with a T5 and now plays on a course he has done well at in the past with 5 consecutive cuts made including a runner up finish in 2013.

 

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