Outlaw Tour Betting Picks: Legacy Shootout

I know this isn’t the PGA Tour. We miss Rory, DJ, JT, Brooks, and the X-Man. I want Tiger Ki…I mean Woods back as well. Heck, how ‘bout both of ‘em?

Sometimes all we can do is dream. Just dream…

Wait, what? There’s professional golf this week! And hopefully for many weeks to come.

The PGA Tour, though, has announced that it plans to return to a weekly schedule sometime in June. Womp womp… I think that’s a good call for now, though.

They will be outside in the fresh air and social distancing won’t be much of a challenge.

I thought May was pushing it for most sports and even quarantines and lockdowns to be lifted but several states are going for it. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out but until then, we need to make some bets and win some cash!

The Outlaw Tour is like a developmental league for potential future stars of the PGA Tour. It isn’t rated as high or difficult as the Korn Ferry Tour but these guys still play some fairly difficult courses at times.

The Outlaw Tour is essentially an Arizona league with all of the tournaments being played there. This week’s competition is coming to us from sunny Phoenix.

The Legacy Shootout will be played at Legacy Golf Course. This is a typical resort-style course with wide fairways and massive greens yet the total yardage is south of 7,000.

Expect some low scores and some heavy hitters will be able to club down and give themselves plenty of opportunities for birdie.

This is also just a two-round golf tournament scheduled for this Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be no cut.

BetOnline.AG has the odds for this week’s event. Let’s get to our betting predictions for the Outlaw Tour’s Legacy Shootout.

Dylan Wu

The RZA, The GZA, Ol’ Dirty… If you aren’t a fan of the Wu-Tang Clan, I don’t know what to tell you.

Dylan is the first member of the Clan to turn pro in the sport of golf. The Northwestern grad is 2 to 1 here for a reason.

Wu is currently 5th on the Korn Ferry Tour money list. That’s best out of any golfers in this week’s field at Legacy. 4th in scoring average on the Korn Ferry Tour, the 23-year-old kid from Medford, Oregon is a true rising star.

Wu also ranks in the top 8 in birdie average, greens in regulation, and driving accuracy. For Outlaw Tour standards, he is a stud.

He isn’t extremely powerful off-the-tee or sensational swinging the flat stick but everywhere in between, he excels.

The Bet
Dylan Wu
+300

Jimmy Gunn (-130) vs Riley Wheeldon (+110)

Jimmy, who will turn 40-years-old in a couple of months, is one of the very few professional golfers who didn’t play the sport in college.

He went with the blue-collar immediate money route after finishing school when he started work on an oil rig and also built homes. 13 years ago, the Scot moved to the United States to turn professional in the sport of golf.

In 2015, he had his best finish at a major event in his career when he locked up the 27th spot at the US Open.

It’s been a little while (5 years) since Gunn has won a golf tournament. That’s why I just wanted to use him in our only matchup bet of the week.

Riley Wheeldon, though, is a very good player who is currently playing some of the best golf of his career.

As of today:
Riley sits atop the money list of the Outlaw Tour with a total of 18,816.00 and holds a comfortable lead over the next man down on the list, Sam Triplett whose total has just amassed 13K.

Jimmy isn’t too far behind at 9K when you consider he has only competed in 5 Outlaw Tour events compared to the 9 tournaments Wheeldon has appeared in so far this season.

I will take the #1 guy on the money list who is much younger and has more experience playing on the Outlaw Tour in Arizona.

The Bet
Riley Wheeldon
+110

Yannik Paul

The Paul Brothers, particularly Logan, have taken the Youtube world by storm amassing tens of millions of subscribers. He has also boxed professionally and made millions per fight doing so.

Now, his brother Jak… What? Not those Paul’s? Then who? Yannik and Jeremy from Germany? Yes, those guys. They finished 7th and 4th in last week’s Outlaw Tour event, respectively.

The brothers both attended the University of Colorado and it was Yannik who really stood out as a top talent and performer for his school.

The Buff’ for life, Yannik, became the 7th golfer in school history to play in 4 NCAA Championships. The brothers rank 1st and 2nd in average round score for the Buffaloes.

Let’s throw a few bucks on the Buffalo from Germany to get the W.

The Bet
Yannik Paul
+1200

In Conclusion

Alright, team. Those are your picks for this week.

Dylan Wu is a cut above the rest of the field in regard to skill level. His betting odds of just 3 to 1 really show it too.

We attempted to predict a winner on the Cactus Tour a couple of weeks ago and I stayed away from the favorite Sara Burnham simply because I didn’t think her (+250) held any value. She won and I felt silly.

The same thing happened with the NASCAR iRacing Invitational from Richmond this past weekend.

Will, don’t call me William anymore because we are playing video games now, Byron was just 2 to 1 to win the race which shifted bettors’ focus to guys like Denny Hamlin and Alex Bowman at around 10 to 1.

Well, Will won again and the runner up Timmy Hill was second down on the betting list.

At the lower level, favorites appear to be much stronger than the highest. It makes sense if you think about it.

I like today’s picks.

  • Wu is a stud and if you aren’t fully aware, Wu is Forever.
  • Jimmy Gunn, the son of Tommy of Rocky V fame, has a nasty left hook but he prefers to swing a golf club these days. I don’t know if I want to pick a Scot, though, when the temperature will be in the triple digits.
  • The Paul brothers strike again! I like Yannik this week to represent his home country of Germany well.
  • Get your bets in ASAP, team! Tune in, turn up, and bet hard!

Mike Pruitt / Author

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.