Rory McIlroy is the hot favorite to win the Wells Fargo Championship in his return to the PGA Tour.
He is the only player paying less than +1800 with golf betting markets, so there is excellent value available with McIlroy and the rest of the field.
The likes of Corey Connors, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Tyrell Hatton are all chasing Rory Mac for the honors.
McIlroy Closing In
Rory McIlroy has been playing excellent golf of late, and although his majors drought continued at The Masters, he was in contention.
Just like Jon Rahm at the Mexico Championship last week, McIlroy is the short favorite to win the Wells Fargo Championship, and with good reason.
The Northern Irishman is a four-time major winner with 32 professional wins under his belt, so he’s the class act of this field.
The sportsbook has McIlroy at +800 to win, which is a fair price given his credentials.
“I don’t think I’ll ever be ‘just another golfer,’” McIlroy told The Guardian. “Four majors, 32 wins worldwide, a part of great Ryder Cups. I’m not just any other golfer. I’m a Hall of Famer. So I’m not worried about that.”
Like many golfers at the top of their game, McIlroy tried to improve his technique, which saw his form drop off.
“I was trying to be a better golfer by worrying too much about technique, which I had never done before. I thought that was going to get me to the ‘next level’ or whatever. I decided to be more instinctive, more athletic, to see shots and be visual.”
McIlroy is our top pick for the Wells Fargo Championship. If he sees a few putts drop, he could put a space on the field.
His odds could also firm on the back of Rahm winning at short odds.
Pick: Rory McIlroy +800
Garcia Looking to Space Spaniards
Sergio Garcia, who has been on Tour since 1996, has won more PGA Tour titles than any other Spaniard, including Seve Ballesteros and Jon Rahm.
There is a popular belief that Rahm will catch Garcia and it’s highly likely given their career projections and age, but Garcia could add to his tally at the Wells Fargo.
The feisty and often controversial 42-year-old has played nine events this season for one top 10 finish, but he comes off a 23rd at The Masters, which is encouraging.
The 11-time PGA Tour winner has also lost six times in a playoff, so his record could have been imposing.
He won a European Tour event in Spain by 11 strokes in 2011, so he has the ability to play lights out and put the field away this week.
Therefore, getting +4500 is a price worth taking. We would have priced him around +3000, so take the value golf odds with Garcia.
Pick: Sergio Garcia +4500
Stick with Doug Ghim
We think Doug Ghim will eventually win on the PGA Tour, so he is worth having on your ticket.
The former top-ranked amateur finished T33 last week at the Mexico Championship last week and he had a good closing round, so his confidence levels should have increased.
He also recorded another steady finish at the RBC Heritage, but his best finish came at The Players when finishing T6. He was only five shots behind Cameron Smith and competing for the win in a big tournament is excellent experience.
The 26-year-old Illinois native always pays generous odds with betting online markets and bettors should always have a saver bet on Ghim.
He will win eventually and the +6000 odds gives bettors plenty of reasons to follow him with interest.
Pick: Doug Ghim +6000