Feb 23rd, 2016
Who To Bet On At The Honda Classic
Where's the value at this week?
Words: Nicholas Kevern AKA The Golf Spiv Photography: Getty Images
It was a disappointing week for the Spiv. Let’s remember though that it’s late February and that was the first tournament in a while that I walked away with nothing. Every good run has to end somewhere. Riviera produced a few shocks. Scott can putt again, Spieth and Garcia missed the cut and McIlroy fell on the final day. Plenty to think about going into the Honda Classic indeed. So who should you be looking out for this week? Here’s my top five to do well this week at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida.
Rickie Fowler 12/1 (Ladbrokes)
Fowler has had a great start to the season. Winning in Abu Dhabi, then losing the play off a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, but all in all looking great. Expect that to continue this week. The bookies think so to placing him as second favourite behind Rory McIlroy. He'll also be looking to push further to make his place in the top four more secure. Top player.
Adam Scott 20/1 (Betfred)
Having to switch to a shorter putter could have made Scott half the player he was, but he now seems to have got the hang of it once again. He looked really strong at Riviera which is excellent timing as Major season begins soon. Didn’t play here last season but did come 12th in 2014. Looking like a champion once again.
Patrick Reed 22/1 (PaddyPower)
Reed finished 7th here last year but he looks like a stronger player this time around. T-6 in his last appearance at Pebble Beach. Looks like Reed is back in form after a few poor weeks following this 2nd place at the Tournament of Champions.
Luke Donald 66/1 (Coral)
Luke has had an impressive run on this course. Five times he has finished in the top ten from the eight occasions he has played the event. He has also won this event back in 2006 and came 7th last year. If you like some outside value then here is your man.
Daniel Berger 100/1 (888)
He missed the cut last week but hey, lots did including the World Number One Jordan Spieth. High odds on this fella but he did come 2nd here last year so the course clearly suits his game. Fingers crossed he does that again or better.