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Thomas the Tank Eyes Sony Open Success

PGA Tour Stays in Hawaii

The Hawaii swing is always exciting as the PGA Tour rolls on for another week at the Sony Open.

Headlining golf betting markets is Tom Kim, or “Thomas the Tank,” who continues to play well after another strong finish at the Tournament of Champions last week.

Tom Kim of South Korea
Tom Kim of South Korea - Andy lyons/getty Images/afp

It’s a wide-open field with many players vying to win the coveted trophy.

Let’s check the latest Golf odds, stats, injury reports, and Golf lines for PGA Tour. We’ve plenty of Golf betting odds for you to consider.

Phenom Closing In

It’s fair to call Kim a phenom after his meteoric rise up the rankings. The South Korean won twice on the PGA Tour in 2022, including the Wyndham Championship and the Shriners Children’s Open.

His win in the Shriners came by three strokes over Patrick Cantlay and Matthew NeSmith, so he defeated quality golfers and 2023 could be an even bigger year.

Expectations are high for the 20-year-old, who finished T5 at Kapalua last week, and that holds him in good stead for the Sony Open.

He has already garnered a cult following and he’s loved by his playing pros. Will Zalatoris was watching the Presidents Cup from the sidelines after being injured, and Kim made the effort to check on him.

Tom came 40 yards off the tee to come over and say hi and check in on me, and I’m like, Dude, you’re playing in the Presidents Cup. You don’t need to say hi to me,” Zalatoris said.

So that pretty much sums him up. He’s so good for us. He’s such a great dude, and I look forward to playing some games with him at home.”

The sportsbook has Kim favored to win at +1000. There is a lot of respect for his game and he’s our top pick.

  • Pick: Tom Kim +1000

Stick with Spieth

Jordan Spieth has only two wins in the last six years, but he’s worth backing in the Sony Open.

The American superstar won the 2017 Open Championship before going right off the boil and taking four years to win again. That came in the Valero Texas Open before adding the RBC Heritage to his impressive record.

We liked the way he played on the weekend at Kapalua, including a -4 final round. He’s closing in on another win, and although he’s not at his dynamic best, it could be good enough to win at Waialae Country Club.

There was a time when Spieth would have been paying +600 to beat this field, so the +1400 golf odds are worth taking in an open golf tournament.

  • Pick: Jordan Spieth +1400

The Aussie Charge

Australians have a proud history of winning in Hawaii and the likes of Adam Scott and Cameron Davis lead the charge this week.

We fancied Scott to finish top 10 at the Tournament of Champions, and although he didn’t play well enough on Saturday, he had his moments.

We believe Scott will win in 2023 and the Sony Open is his best chance. It’s a much easier field than last week and the conditions are right up his alley.

We also like countryman Davis, who is a one-time PGA Tour winner when taking out the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic. He’s better than a one-win player, so bettors should expect him to play well.

Bettors get +3500 for Scott and +3300 for Davis, who opened at +3500 but there has been some speaking for the 27-year-old from Sydney.

  • Pick: Adam Scott +3500 and Cameron Davis +3300

No Knock on Knox

Russell Knox isn’t the most attractive wager most weeks but he could sneak under the radar for the Sony Open.

Betting online markets have Knox at +10,000, so bettors are getting astronomical odds for the Scotsman, who hasn’t played since finishing T21 at the RSM Classic.

He made the cut in his last five tournaments, which is good news. He’s back on the rise and he’s a two-time PGA Tour winner.

Knox won the 2015 HSBC Champions when beating Kevin Kisner before winning the 2016 Travelers Championship, so he wins big tournaments and it wasn’t that long ago.

He’s a player most have forgotten about but he could provide value.

  • Pick: Russell Knox +10,000

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