The Bay Hill Club and Lodge brings some crazy finishes and happenings, but this Arnold Palmer Invitational preview will show that golf futures betting can be predictable.
As far as the PGA Tour goes, the Arnold Palmer Invitational was the last tournament finished before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Three months later golf was back on, albeit with many restrictions on the course but not so much at your online sportsbook.
Last year Bay Hill Club and Lodge played like a hurricane torture chamber for those trying to slay it. The par 72 averaged 74.06. The 20 mph winds caused records for lows on GIR with a 9.1 per round the lowest in 15 years of any non-major on the PGA Tour.
This year the first two days will be a change from last with temps forecast in the 70s making these futures bets a little easier. The final 36 holes, however, face a good chance of rain for Saturday into Sunday. We have Tyrrell Hatton ready to tame those winds again, returning to defend what was his first PGA Tour title.
Now that the Florida Swing is a Swangin’ for the second week with the Arnold Palmer Invitational and before The PLAYERS Championship, this field of 123 seems decent. This offers plenty of choices for higher golf futures odds to bet. Last week was fairly successful in our golf futures picks!
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Last Week’s WGC Betting Picks
- Tyrrell Hatton (18/1 Golf Odds) – Tied for 8th place.
- Bryson DeChambeau (18/1 Golf Odds) – Tied 38th place.
- Viktor Hovland (23/1 Golf Odds) Tied for 2nd place.
- Tony Finau (18/1 Golf Odds) 14th place.
This WGC-Workday Championship proved to be successful and profitable. The WGC betting picks had 2 of the 4 in the top 10 with a tie for second place that could have been a winner if Hovland didn’t have a snowman on one horrible hole. Remember to use these futures bets for props and to bet on matchups to up your profit!
The Bay Hill Club Lodge has Bermuda-grass greens like last week’s WGC-Workday Championship and this par 72 measures 7,454 yards. This is a great run of top-notch golf, which puts this event in a tough spot after Torrey Pines, Riviera, and a WGC event and a week before The PLAYERS Championship. Many will opt-out but the field has an impressive 12 of the 25 best players in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Marc Leishman (40/1 Arnold Palmer Golf Odds
Leishman cranks it out at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a runner-up finish last year and a win at Bay Hill in 2017, so the golf odds of 40/1 at BetUS seem like a no-brainer. Only Tiger Woods has more career earnings at this lofty event.
His strokes gained stats aren’t so impressive but the greens at Bay Hill are lightning-fast every year, which plays right into Leishman’s hands. He is leading the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting on Bermuda the last year, so if he can just keep his ball in play, his ranking of No. 56 in strokes gained approaching-the-green should give him plenty of chances for that hot blade.
Matthew Fitzpatrick 20/1
This young cat can’t wait to bust out at Bay Hill, where he finished in a tie for ninth place last year and finished second in 2019. He is close to getting a win and is in the top 30 this year in the important categories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational of strokes gained tee-to-green, strokes gained approach-the-green and total strokes gained.
He has shown his game is tight enough. Iif you have watched him or just look at his last three finishes of a tie for 17th, tie for 5th and tie for 11th place across the world. ‘Nuff said…
Kevin Na 47/1
Here is your long-shot pick partially because I don’t consider this as that much a long shot. He has done well here over the years with top 15 finishes five times and in 2010 he finished in a tie for second place. Last week, he tied for 11th place, so this is not just some dart-throw play.
Remember Live Betting which is available for every round on these weekly PGA Tour events all year! This is a huge advantage to use.