Golfers To Watch And Betting Profiles At WGC Workday Championships
I’ve covered the WGC Workday Championships from tee-to-green as the top players take on the challenge at The Concession Golf Club for the first time. There is no cut in WGC events, and all top 10 players in the world golf rankings plus 48 of the top 50 are in Florida for the first WGC event of the year.
Outside of the leading favorites, I chip-in Golfers to Watch that have better odds outside of 25/1 and are worthy contenders for a top finishing position and potential outright win. Picking a winner is most difficult, and in the WGC events, a player from the top 25
WGC Workday Championships Golfers to Watch
I’ve gone beyond the obvious choices and top of the market players to dig into data and offer some other ways to profit from the experience when betting golf. I’ve chipped in analysis on ‘Fairway’s Foursome’ of other golfers to watch, and you can check out the full review at TheLines.
But here are two golfers and profiles that are getting overlooked and worth watching. I wrote these up on Tuesday for TheLines, and submitted here a day later.
Collin Morikawa (+4500 DraftKings): Morikawa’s recent form and results are not as strong, but his game in key stats seems to stack up at The Concession. In his last 24 rounds on the PGA Tour, Morikawa ranks No. 1 in SG: Ball Striking and No. 2 in Approach in this field. He played poorly and nearly finished last in the Dubai Desert Classic last month, but the PGA Championship winner has the iron game and approach play to be competitive over four rounds.
Tommy Fleetwood (+5500 DraftKings): Fleetwood makes his 2021 debut on the PGA Tour and finished Top 20 in Dubai the end of January. He was 1-shot off the lead into the weekend before falling back, and recall he finished Top 20 in November’s Masters on similar heavily undulating greens. Tommy’s Ball Striking remains solid and his Short Game and Around the Green stats are even stronger. Consider his strong skills playing in Florida which has seen him rank top 5 in SG: Total and Tee-to-Green over the last 5 years and Fleetwood becomes a player to include this week for a high finish.
Will Zalatoris (+7000 DraftKings): This rising young star has the game to play with the best and his results on tour have proven it thus far. Four top 10 finishes in 10 starts since last year’s U.S. Open. Three other top 20 finishes including last week at Riviera. With no advantage for course history to players this week, Zalatoris can put his Ball Striking and Approach play skills on display. Oh, and his Driving distance is among the best on tour already. His Putting and Short Game remain a weakness statistically, but not poor and it will improve. Clearly Will is worth it at this price as he continues to perform and produce top finishes.
Last week we cashed in big on a tournament match-up with one of our Golfers to Watch (Lanto Griffin) in the Genesis Invitational at Riviera. I bet both Fleetwood and Zalatoris and located selected match-ups of interest. Check out the initial WGC Workday Championships preview.