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.
2017 – Xander Schauffele -14
2016 – Cancelled due to flooding
2015 – Danny Lee -13*
2014 – Angel Cabrera -16
2013 – Jonas Blixt -13
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
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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