If you were trying to find West Coast Swing matchups for golf betting in the Farmers Insurance Open, you found it. This article gives you preferred tournament matchup golf bets at Torrey Pines that have both value and upside for the online sportsbook odds at BetUS.com
This PGA Tour event is one of the favorites for pros and is basically in San Diego, Ca. There are two courses at Torrey Pines with the North Course under 7,300 yards and the South Course over 7,700 yards, the longest on the PGA Tour. Keep that in mind the first two days when they alternate courses, but golfers making the cut play the South Course all weekend.
Consistency among players over the years is one thing to note when betting golf matchups for The Farmers Insurance Open. If we go to the top of the spectrum, Tiger Woods won this tournament seven times and added another win at Torrey Pines in the 2008 U.S. Open. Many have won twice & Phil Mickelson has won here three times.
The U.S. Open will bring another golf major to Torrey Pines again in June of this year, so take note of the golfers lighting up the South Course for your golf futures bets. Tiger Woods is 28/1 at BetUS if he plays, and you can get 30/1 right now on Tony Finau.
Hideki Matsuyama (-115)
Viktor Hovland (-105)
Matsuyama is basically even money over Hovland and is a great one to jump on to start your golf bets.s.Matsuyama hasn’t won in four years but he is in a position to be the next player to break through a slump. He’s not really in a slump anyway, and his putting has been what has kept him from winning lately. He finished in a tie for 19th place at the Sony Open, and his putting definitely held him back from a top ten finish at least.
The consistency at Torrey Pines comes into play and supports these greens being better for Hideki with top 20 finishes in two of the last three years at The Farmers Insurance Open. When you’re getting a good line on proven consistency it’s a good place for your golf bets considering his past performances here.
Matsuyama has been consistently near the top of the leaderboard in tournaments so when you are getting higher odds on him it’s good to take advantage of that. He is still in the top 25 in the official world golf rankings and has had almost 20 top ten finishes in the last four years.
In this PGA Tour event, Hovland missed the cut in the 2019 Farmers while he was an amateur. He definitely showed he is one of the top golfers in the world with an excellent season last year, but he is starting slow this year. He finished in a tie for 31st place in Kapalua three weeks ago, and it doesn’t appear he is up to Matsuyama’s game level yet this year.
Will Zalatoris – (-145)
Marc Leishman – (+125)
The defending champion is Leishman and that isn’t the only success he has had at Torrey Pines. He has five top 10s at The Farmers with two of those being a tie for runner-up. This is a great value buy getting plus money. His past success also gives you a chance to bet golf props on him to finish in the top 10 and top 20 of this event.
Jon Rahm (-130)
Rory McIlroy (+110)
Are you kidding me? McIlroy is plus money? That is enough right there to make it enough of a value play to bet, but there is more than that. He has a tie for fifth place and a tie for third place the last two years at The Farmers!
Rahm did win the 2017 Farmers and since then tied for 29th place, tied for fifth, and finished as the runner-up last year. He finished in a tie for seventh place in Hawaii at Kapalua but had to rest a sore back after that. He returns after the rest, but the value here is just too high to ignore and Rory should definitely be on your list for a golf matchup bet and to win the dang thing!
Don’t forget about Live Betting at BetUS for every PGA Tour event and every round. You are able to bet in-play as they go around the course with adjusted odds to win in a constant update for you. This gives you a chance to hedge later, bet the hot hand on any of the days or just bump up what is already a good golf bet!