The LPGA moves to Kenwood Country Club for the Queen City Championship. Japan’s Nasa Hataoka is favored, priced at +1000 to win.
Eyeing her seventh LPGA victory, but those hot on Hataoka’s heels include Minjee Lee and Brooke Henderson.
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Overdue Hataoka Win?
Hataoka has been recording good finishes lately, accompanying her lone 2022 win in the DIO Implant LA Open.
The 23-year-old won twice in 2021, and she’s looking to match that total. Her finish (T7) at last week’s Dana Open is a good sign, and golf odds have her atop the board.
A weaker field at the Queen City Championship, which doesn’t have Nelly Korda and Lydia Ko, gold- and bronze-medal winners at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“The win in LA definitely gave me a boost of confidence, especially on a very difficult golf course like that,” Hataoka told LPGA.com. “Recently I haven’t been in contention, but I feel like fall is my season. I feel like it’s one of my favorite seasons. So I will try my best, and maybe two wins is a good number.”
Take the odds available, as they should firm throughout the week.
Pick: Nasa Hataoka +1000
Lee to Rebound
It hasn’t been an easy few weeks for Australia’s Minjee Lee, who withdrew from the Women’s Open, then struggled at the Dana Open.
The 26-year-old, who owns 2022’s lowest scoring average on tour, has two victories this season. She is poised to if she’s anywhere near her best.
Recent struggles are of concern as the second choice, priced +1200 with the sportsbook. However, the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open champion is solid at best, and there is value with those odds.
She recently won the award for the most consistent golfer in the majors. It’s an award she won’t ignore, and it holds her in good stead for the Queen City Championship.
Pick: Minjee Lee +1200
It’s been over three years since poster girl Lexi Thompson won an LPGA Tour event. It’s a surprising drought, but she could exorcise those demons in Cincinnati.
The American won the 2019 LPGA Classic, and her career was flourishing, but with more publicity came the pressure, too.
The 11-time winner finished T16 last week, and the 27-year-old is trying to remain quite patient.
“I think we learn something new every single day, and patience is the biggest thing with golf,” Thompson said. “It’ll test you, like today with the start that I had. But you just have to stay in the moment and focus on your pre-shot routine, really visualizing your shots out there.
“At least for me, that’s what I have to do. And just stay in the moment and not get too flustered, and I think that showed with making those birdies and coming back.”
Bettors are getting impatient with Thompson, but the +2000 betting online odds are worth a play. She has the experience to fend off younger players in the field, and the Queen City Championship is there for the taking. If you’re interested in LPGA golf futures betting, you can check out the top 5 players to win the LPGA Drive On Championship.
Pick: Lexi Thompson +2000