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G’Day: Defending Champ Tops Byron Nelson Prop Picks

We are all over Jason Day at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson Championship this week.

The defending champion from Australia is on the second line of golf betting markets, and there is great value in a wealth of markets for the Aussie.

G’Day: Defending Champ Tops Byron Nelson Prop Picks
Jason Day of Australia | Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP

It’s not a signature PGA Tour event, but the odds are generous.


Day to Best Countrymen

Day is a well-backed golfer to win the tournament outright, but the best value comes in Top Australasian betting markets.

Last year’s Byron Nelson champion, Day is a +190 chance to beat the likes of Adam Scott, Min Woo Lee and Ryan Fox, which shouldn’t be too difficult for him.

He comes off some solid results, including a nice effort at Augusta National in the Masters. Anything close to that effort sees him going close to winning the Byron Nelson, let alone beating his Australian and New Zealand compadres.

Day should be confident coming into this event, so take the +190 as the best bet for the week.



Si Woo Kim to Make Fast Start

South Korea’s Si Woo Kim has played well at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson Championship in previous years, and he could get off to a fast start.

He has been respected in betting markets at +3300 to be the first-round leader on Thursday, and those odds are too good to pass up.

The 28-year-old finished T30 at The Masters after shooting -2 in the final round and, much like Day, that performance should give him plenty of confidence.

He became the youngest Players Champion winner in 2017, which still gives him goosebumps.

“Every time I go into the (Champions) locker room, it feels a little bit more special because it is exclusive to winners of the tournament. I think Tiger Woods was in the locker room by himself a few years ago and I felt a little bit more special when I walked in there,” Kim said.

His best chance to win the Byron Nelson Championship is to start fast, so take the value odds with golf odds.



McNealy in Line for Top-20 Finish

Maverick McNealy isn’t the easiest golfer to bet on, but this is an ideal time to strike for the Stanford graduate.

The 28-year-old has been inconsistent since arriving in the PGA Tour, but the potential is there and he’s good enough to win.

However, instead of taking the risk in betting him to win outright, we’re backing him to record a top 20 finish.

He comes off a T58 finish at the Valero Texas Open, but he was much better at The Players when finishing T9, and that’s an excellent performance.

McNealy is one of the smartest players on the PGA Tour, and bettors get +240 for him this week. That’s a great golf exotic bet to lock in, and he’s one of our better Byron Nelson Championship picks.



Star Spangled Spieth to Lead Americans

The tournament favorite is Jordan Spieth (+1500), who is desperate to get back to winning form at the CJ Cup.

We see better value with Spieth at +900 to lead the Americans, and the next best players in the market are Tom Hoge, Keith Mitchell and Mark Hubbard.

Bettors get +900 for Spieth to headline the home golfers, and based on his recent form, it’s a solid bet.

He comes off a T39 finish at the RBC Heritage, but his performance for T10 at the Valero Texas Open is a good form guide.

It’s never easy to be the top American in a field packed with locals, but he’s our best golf pick for this market.

Golf Pick: Jordan Spieth Top American (+900)



Questions of the Day

Who won the 2023 CJ Cup Byron Nelson Championship?

Jason Day won the 2023 CJ Cup Byron Nelson Championship when beating Si Woo Kim by a narrow margin.

What CJ Cup Byron Nelson Championship betting markets are available?

There are many CJ Cup Byron Nelson Championship betting markets, including tournament winner, top 10, making the cut and group betting.

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