While the world’s best golfers compete in the WGC Match Play, the rest of the PGA Tour players head to the Puntacana Championship.
It has springboarded the careers of many quality players, including Hudson Swafford and defending champion Joel Dahmen.
Golf betting markets have Jhonattan Vegas headlining the field and he has the game to win this week.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Golf odds for Puntacana Championship. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Roll the Dice on Vegas
The best thing about Jhonattan Vegas is his ability to shoot low numbers, which is needed to win on the PGA Tour.
It’s one thing to consistently shoot under par, but to win tournaments, you have to have the ability to shoot around -7 on any given day.
That’s where Vegas excels and he could take the Corales Golf Club ransom when he tees it up on Thursday.
Vegas played himself into form with a T27 finish at the Valspar Championship last week and that came against a much harder field. He hit the ball well and he has been threatening to win a tournament.
He started the tournament with a -7 score, which gave him confidence despite struggling on the weekend.
“Absolutely great,” Vegas told APNews.com. “Exactly what I needed after last week. Game was there. I took advantage of the great conditions this morning. Greens are a little softer, not much wind, absolutely a perfect day out here.”
Golf odds have Vegas at +1600. He should make a positive start and be right around the top of the leaderboard.
Pick: Jhonattan Vegas +1600
Theegala Eyes Maiden Win
Sahith Theegala is a talented player who shouldn’t take too much longer to win on the PGA Tour.
A top amateur and 2020 Ben Hogan Award winner, Theegala is still finding his feet, but after posting a T7 result at the Valspar Championship, he’s heading in the right direction.
The Indian American is proud of his heritage and he hopes to continue to play well.
“I’m definitely proud of my Indian heritage and I hope I’m inspiring other Indian Americans and people in India to know that they can compete in sports,” Theegala said. “It’s obviously not the main purpose of being out there, but it’s an ancillary effect of what we’re doing and I’m all for it.”
The 24-year-old meets an easier field and he has been respected at the sportsbook. He’s paying +2500 to win after opening at a higher quote, so there is confidence in early markets.
Pick: Sahith Theegala +2500
McDowell Seeking Repeat Win
Wondering if Graeme McDowell is going to produce every week is a guessing game, but he has experience winning the Puntacana Championship.
The 42-year-old Brit was once a top-five player in the world, but he hasn’t been able to produce many positive results since. However, he won this tournament in 2019 and it could spark him back into gear.
His best recent finish came in the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this month when posting a T13 result. It showed that he can still mix it with the best, despite shooting +4 in the final round and losing all hope of winning.
Betting online markets are respecting his past win at the Puntacana Championship. He’s paying +3500 and those odds are worth snapping up.
Pick: Graeme McDowell +3500