While the world’s best are playing the DP World Tour Championship, it makes the RSM Classic a wide-open affair this week.
Topping golf betting markets is Tony Finau, who is trying to win back-to-back PGA titles for the second time this year. He’s already a three-time winner in 2022 and he’s making a case for the most-improved golfer.
Looking to stop Finau are the likes of recent winner Seamus Power and PGA Tour regulars Jason Day and Webb Simpson.
Big Tony Making it Look Easy
Finau scored a runaway win in the Houston Open last week and he knows how to win in consecutive weeks.
Earlier this year, he won the 3M Open by three strokes before coming back the following week and winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic by five. He has won by a total of 12 strokes in 2022 and we think he has another win in store.
Finau is taking advantage of the weaker end-of-year fields on the PGA Tour, which isn’t a knock against him. However, when the second favorite is Power, he needs to take advantage and rack up the wins.
The sportsbook has Finau at +1000 to win the RSM Classic and that’s a fair price. He can shoot low and his confidence levels couldn’t be any higher.
Despite going five years without a win, Finau was able to use that lull to his advantage.
“That was the most important stretch of my PGA Tour career,” Finau told Golf Channel. “I continued to believe, I didn’t give up on myself, I continued to work hard on my body and on my game and I just knew that – I was always hopeful that I could go on special runs, and I think we’re starting to see that now. I’m starting to put together a full-package game, which is really exciting for me. That’s all you can do is work hard and I’ve worked extremely hard on parts of the game that I know I have to, and I think it’s starting to show.”
- Pick: Tony Finau +1000
Positive Results for Power
Bettors have cashed in with Power in recent weeks, including a win at the Bermuda Championship and a T3 finish at the WWT Championship.
The Irishman wanted to make a push for a Ryder Cup spot, and although we think he’s a bit below the best in Europe, winning tournaments is a good way to secure an automatic qualifying spot.
The 35-year-old has also been enjoying the easier fields at the end of the year, but take nothing away from him. He has relished life on the seaside courses and he gets another at the Sea Island Seaside Course in Georgia.
Power is on the second line of betting online markets at +2200 and he’s worth backing for the win and for top five and top 10 markets.
- Pick: Seamus Power +2200
Theegala Seeking Maiden Win
Sahith Theegala is getting close to nabbing his first PGA Tour win and the former amateur champion is well worth following.
He finished T22 at the Houston Open last week, but his best finishes came earlier in the year when he finished T5 at the Zozo Championship, T6 at the Fortinet Championship and T2 at the Travelers Championship.
We don’t think he’ll take too much longer to break his PGA Tour drought and he just needs to focus more on delivering consistent putting and driving stats. He ranks 54th in strokes gained putting and 193rd for driving accuracy.
It’s all well and good pumping drives 300-plus yards, but if you’re not accurate, you can’t take advantage of the pitch-and-putt style of courses of the tour. However, his golf odds of +4000 are worth having on the ticket.
Theegala is a future winner waiting in the wings.
- Pick: Sahith Theegala +4000