Greenbrier Classic 2018, Outright Preview

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The PGA Tour moves on to West Virginia where The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier plays host to Greenbrier Classic and we take a look at the tournament from a betting perspective.

A par 70 layout, The Old White is a resort course that sees many pro’s returning year after year with their families.  Due to its position in the calendar close to the Open Championship there are a number of top players missing but a competitive field has once again been assembled.  The winner will need to have a hot putter and while driving accuracy is important being long off the tee has proven to be a major asset at this course.

Big hitting Tony Finau tops the betting boards 11/1 with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson both at 16/1 and Webb Simpson, at 18/1 the only other play under 20/1.

 

Past Winners

2017 – Xander Schauffele -14

2016 – Cancelled due to flooding

2015 – Danny Lee -13*

2014 – Angel Cabrera -16

2013 – Jonas Blixt -13

* Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Tony Finau 11/1

Phil Mickelson 16/1

Bubba Watson 16/1

Webb Simpson 18/1

Russell Henley 20/1

Xander Schauffele 22/1

 

28/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change

 

Selections

Tony Finau each way at 11/1

I have been very impressed with Finau in recent weeks and he has taken a break since finishing in the top 5 at the US Open.  He is long off the tee and in his only two starts at this course he has a top 10 and a top 15 to his credit.

JB Holmes each way at 33/1

Holmes has a very good record at this track and last year he finished in the top 10 and prior to that he had chalked up a couple of top 25’s.  He missed the cut last week which was disappointing as he was coming off a runner-up and a 3rd place finish but I am prepared to forgive that performance as he returns to a track where he has an excellent record.

Russell Henley each way at 20/1

Henley is another player in good form and is coming off a top 10 finish a couple of weeks back.  It is his course form that really attracts me though and he has had successive top 5 finishes in this tournament.

Robert Streb each way at 160/1

Streb is a massive price for a man who has twice in a row finished runner-up in this event but that price is probably justified when you look at his recent form which has seeing him miss 4 consecutive cuts.  Still I cannot ignore that fact that he loves the course and at such a big price I won’t be doing much damage having a few rand each way on him.

 

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