With all the big names in Europe in preparation for The Open Championship, it leaves the Barbasol Championship up for grabs.
The next stop on the PGA Tour features a wide-open golf betting field with Kevin Streelman and Christopher Gotterup favored at +2000.
We never thought we’d see the day where Streelman was favored to win, but it makes for a competitive tournament at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.
Letter Works for Gotterup
The 22-year-old Gotterup wrote a letter to ask for a sponsor’s exemption into the John Deere Classic and he didn’t let them down.
Gotterup secured a spot in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with a strong finish at the John Deere Classic and he’s now a joint favorite to win the Barbasol Championship.
The 2019-20 Big Ten Player of the Year finds himself thrown into the deep end, and although he’s facing a field without the superstar talent, he could make a name for himself this week.
“Hopefully [my future is] on Tour,” Gotterup told GolfChannel.com. “Yeah, that’s, that’s the goal. So now, I know I’m good enough. And I know that I just gotta keep grinding.”
Finishing T4 last week was a huge result for the youngster, who firmed into +2000 at the sportsbook. He didn’t putt up to his standards, which bodes well.
“Just more validation that I do belong out here,” said Gotterup. “And honestly, I didn’t have my greatest stuff this week. Hit it amazing, but just putted pretty poorly until coming down the stretch.”
There are no superstars to beat and Gotterup could realize his dream of winning on the PGA Tour. Betting moves suggests he’s a great chance and we wouldn’t leave him off our tickets.
Pick: Chris Gotterup +2000
Hubbard Showing Consistency
Mark Hubbard missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship but has since performed well in five consecutive tournaments.
The American posted a T13 finish at the John Deere Classic, which followed top-50 finishes at the AT&T Byron Nelson, RBC Canadian Open and Travelers Championship.
He has yet to win on the PGA Tour, but the 33-year-old doesn’t get a better chance to show his skills against this level of opposition.
Hubbard is often well-backed to win and golf odds have him at +2500. The consistent golfer is always worth backing and he could take advantage of this situation at the Barbasol Championship.
Pick: Mark Hubbard +2500
Cook Starting to Simmer
Austin Cook is another golfer coming off a tidy performance at the John Deere Classic, so he could be worth following.
Cook finished T16 last week after shooting -5 in the final round. He turned around a disappointing effort at the Travelers Championship, where he made the cut but didn’t play well on the weekend.
However, he posted a T13 at the Canadian Open and he’s a golfer trending in the right direction. He knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour when taking out the 2017 RSM Classic by four strokes.
Having that experience is ideal and he’s another golfer who could take advantage of the conditions at the Barbasol Championship.
Bettors get +6000 for the 31-year-old and those odds are worth snapping up.
Pick: Austin Cook +6000
Lingmerth at Mammoth Odds
The beauty of betting on golf is being able to lock in huge odds, which are available for Sweden’s David Lingmerth.
He hasn’t had the most consistent year, but he scored a top-50 result at the U.S. Open and a repeat of that performance could take him close.
A former top-40 player in the world, Lingmerth hasn’t been able to replicate the heroics that saw him win The Memorial in 2015. It was a huge performance from Lingmerth, who needs to regain his confidence.
It takes a quality player to win The Memorial and he also has two top-20 finishes in majors. Not many golfers in this field have the same experience, so the betting online odds are favorable.
He’s paying +11000 to win the Barbasol Championship and early retirement could be available for bettors if he gets up.
Pick: David Lingmerth +11000