The Honda Classic might be missing the game’s biggest names, but bettors get value golf odds this week.
Headlining the field is Sungjae Im, who is the only player paying less than +1400. It’s a wide-open market, which means bettors can lock in value odds for every player.
The Honda Classic has been won by the likes of Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy, so it’s a must-see event.
Let’s check the latest Golf news, stats, injury reports, and Golf lines for Honda Classic. We’ve got plenty of Golf picks for you to consider.
1. Im Has Good Memories
Im won the 2022 Honda Classic when beating Mackenzie Hughes by one stroke, so he’s familiar with the course.
The 24-year-old South Korean has since added the Shriners Children’s Hospital Open to his record, so he’s good enough to beat this field and that’s why he’s the +800 Honda Classic tournament favorite.
He didn’t play well at the Genesis Invitational last week when shooting +1 for T56. However, he finished T6 at the Phoenix Open a week prior and he’s fit and ready to fire at the PGA National Members Club.
The sportsbook expects a big tournament from the past champion and he should be near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon.
- Pick: Sungjae Im (+800)
Current World No. #1️⃣8️⃣ SungJae Im will be looking for a repeat of his 2020 triumph when he tees up again at this year’s #HondaClassic pic.twitter.com/NYDXsttYV1
— The Honda Classic (@TheHondaClassic) February 18, 2023
2. Horschel to Bounce Back
Since being very vocal about the LIV Tour, Billy Horschel has yet to fire on the golf course and that’s concerning.
However, the seven-time PGA Tour winner is classy at best and he doesn’t have to beat the best in the world to win the Honda Classic.
The 2014 BMW Championship and Tour Championship winner needs to focus on his game, but he won the 2022 Memorial despite going through some troubles.
He’s looking to get a win in 2023 and he wants it to be in his home state of Florida.
“There’s a lot of goals I haven’t checked off and I’ve always wanted to win in the state of Florida, obviously more than once, but before my career is over,” Horschel said. “I would love to win and hope it is the Honda Classic this year that gets me that first one.”
He has played this tournament 10 times for two top-10 finishes.
“It requires a player who is on top of their game,” he said. “You can’t fake it around PGA National. I’ve always enjoyed playing that golf course. It requires a little bit extra than other PGA Tour courses that we play.”
Golf betting markets have Horschel at +2500 to win and those odds are worth including.
- Pick: Billy Horschel (+2500)
3. Just Will It In
Danny Willett is a former Masters champion, so we’re not doubting his class and he’s overdue a winning performance.
The 35-year-old Brit had his chance to beat Max Homa last year but he choked, so he has something to prove at the Honda Classic.
He comes off a solid T18 finish at Riviera and that should give him the confidence needed to play well at National, especially against a field without the superstars.
Injuries haven’t helped the eight-time winner, who also locked in the DP World Tour Championship, BMW PGA Championship, and Alfred Dunhill Championship since his Masters win in 2016.
He goes under the radar and bettors get juicy odds. Willett is paying +7000 to win the Honda Classic, so his odds are well worth snapping up.
- Pick: Danny Willett (+7000)
4. Hubbard for the Blowout
Betting on golfers like Mark Hubbard can prove fruitful, especially at the mammoth odds of +12,500.
Hubbard has yet to win on the PGA Tour as a 33-year-old, but he finished T51 at the PGA Championship and he has gone close to winning on multiple occasions.
He finished T5 at the Sanderson Farms Championship last year and he followed that up with a T21 at the Fortinet Championship.
The year prior, he finished third at the Barbasol Championship and fourth at the Barracuda Championship, so there’s no reason why he can’t beat fields of this quality.
Betting online markets have him at value odds in tournament winner, top-10 and top-20 markets, so he’s worth covering on all bases.
- Pick: Mark Hubbard (+12,500)