The next stop of the PGA Tour is The Waste Management Phoenix Open taking place at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona and we take a look at the Tournament from a betting angle.
This Tournament is unique in that players need to be able to handle a very vocal crowd particularly on the 16th hole, the famous par 3, where the crowd get very involved particularly on the back 9 come Sunday. Accuracy is more important than length at this course which plays to a par 71.
Jon Rahm tops the betting boards at 13/2 having started the year in consistent fashion and Justin Thomas joins him in single figures at 9/1 with the winner of the 2016 and 2017 renewals Matsuyama priced at 10/1 and you can get 12/1 and better the balance.
2018 – Gary Woodland -18*
2017 – Hideki Matsuyama -17*
2016 – Hideki Matsuyama -14*
2015 – Brooks Koepka -15
2014 – Kevin Stadler -16
Jon Rahm 13/2
Justin Thomas 9/1
Hideki Matsuyama 10/1
Gary Woodland 12/1
Xander Schauffele 14/1
Rickie Fowler 14/1
Tony Finau 16/1
Phil Mickelson 18/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
30/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Matt Kuchar each way at 30/1
Kuchar finished in the top 5 here last year and the year before that finished in the top 10, he comes into this event in excellent form having won his last start.
Chez Reavie each way at 66/1
Chez Reavie finished runner-up here last year and he comes into the Tournament in good form with a top 3 and a top 30 finish in his last 2 starts. Prior to last year’s effort he had really battled here and having come to terms with the course he could be worth following.
Cameron Smith each way at 35/1
Smith doesn’t have any course form to speak of but he is in excellent nick having won towards the back end of 2018 and last week he finished in the top 10.
Brendan Steele each way at 100/1
Steele is very much a course specialist and he finished no worse than 26th in his last 7 starts and last year he finished in the top 3. The reason for his big price is that his current form is not great and last week he missed the cut but at a triple figure price I am happy to include him.
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