PGA Tour Betting Picks: Waste Management Phoenix Open

This tournament is always a fun one. It’s a spectacle any sports fan can appreciate whether they are a fan of the game of golf or not.

The Stadium Course in Scottsdale is exactly that. How many golf courses feature a stadium? Yea, there’s some random foosball game going on this Sunday but you should not forget to check out this tournament.

Before we dive into some of the betting opportunities for this week’s PGA Tour event, let’s quickly recap how it went for us last week at Torrey Pines.

Man, I really thought that would be the week Xander Schauffele could finally put together a good performance on his home course in San Diego.

Competing at Torrey Pines is just something that he’s going to have to get over in his head. The X-Man is top five or ten at nearly every major but not his home course.

The Tony Finau pick hit for us. I don’t think that one was too much of a stretch as he was dealing with a favorable course to his style, in good form, and he snagged a top twenty finish at plus money.

The Jason Day pick, though, makes my ego glow temporarily.

His golf game has been an absolute wreck for what seems like close to a year but has always shined at Torrey Pines.

The Aussie superstar was coming off of a lengthy break as well. It was just a top twenty bet for a (+175) payout but it made me feel better.

Let’s keep the ball rolling across the green towards the cup this week and hopefully get 2 out of 3 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

BeOnline.AG has the odds. Let’s pick’em!

Gary Woodland to Win

In honor of The Big Game on Sunday, we are going big with our bets this week and picking winners.

The previous week at Torrey Pines was a rather disappointing one for Gary Woodland. The former hoops star failed to remain under par for the first couple of rounds and didn’t even make the cut.

Wood was rocking for over a month with consecutive finishes of 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 7th but, like Schauffele disappointed and simply couldn’t get it done last week.

I expect both men to have taken their respective weekends off and readied their minds for this week’s Phoenix Open.

Gary has performed exceptionally well here in the past and just because he had a rough couple of rounds on a difficult course a week prior doesn’t mean he will falter again.

Woodland followed up a win here in 2018 with a solid 7th last year. He has a great all-around game and, in my opinion, one of the strongest minds in golf.

The former basketballer rebounds this week with his second Waste Management Phoenix Open title.

The Bet
Woodland to Win
+2800

Jon Rahm to Win

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. (+600) isn’t diddly poo but betting on the golfer who is most likely to win is not a bad thing.

Jon Rahm is knocking on the door, y’all. Rory! You in there sir? You hear me? Brooks!

Where you at, Mr. Pump? Oh, Saudi Arabia? That’s cool guys.

Jon Rahm has been a laser beam of success thus far in the 2019-2020 season.

It took a herculean effort from Marc Leishman just a few days ago to surpass Rahm for 1st on the leaderboard by one stroke and take home the title at Torrey Pines.

Marc finished at 15 under for the tourney but 7 of those strokes came on Sunday. 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, and 10th since the start of the season. That (+600) is starting to make more sense.

How does the course history look? Oh, you know, just 5th, 16th, 11th, and 10th in four appearances.

The Spaniard doesn’t even turn 26 until Thanks-dang-giving!

The Bet
Rahm to Win
+600

Adam Hadwin to Win

You can make the argument that Rahm’s betting odds lack value and I get it.

There is a ton of talent in this tournament and multiple returning champions with minimal parody in their performances.

One golfer that is cruising under the radar at the Phoenix Open this week is Canada’s, Adam Hadwin.

I will spare you guys the former hockey player Happy Gilmore comparison gifs but Adam Hadwin is coming off of the best year of his career in 2019 and I would like to think he is still young and will be improving upon that.

Let’s hope he does so this week at the Phoenix Open.

The Moose Jaw-native shouldn’t get too overheated in Arizona this week because, well, it’s still January. I think he will be energized and happy to be south of the border. Phoenix is splendid in late January.

His course history has been mixed here, so the 80 to 1 odds are understandable but, in my opinion, still hold betting value. A golfer of his caliber rarely has payouts in the x80s.

In 2016 and 2017, Hadwin finished inside the top twenty but back-to-back years of 44th and 45th placings hopefully has him fully focused on a win.

He hasn’t even competed since November and his last four finishes have been crap.

Adam is a resident of Scottsdale, though, and as you might expect, very familiar with the Stadium Course.

Let’s do our best Pat McAffee and down this punt inside the 1-yard line.

The Bet
Hadwin to Win
+8000

In Conclusion

Sure, the Super Bowl is Sunday. I’m not expecting you to choose the Phoenix Open over what is shaping up to be a very intriguing game between the Chiefs and 49ers.

If you want our Super Bowl 54 AI computer pick on this year’s big game, click here.

We also have an over/under prediction for the Super Bowl. Check back with us as the big game draws near. We will have more picks for you!

As for this week’s golf tourney, well, it is understandably being overlooked.

I think there’s good value all over the board, though, so why not make some money? We have been going with top twenty picks most weeks but let’s go big on the Phoenix Open. I have a good feeling about both Rahm and Woodland.

Hadwin isn’t very likely to take the trophy home to Canada but at least we know he probably isn’t distracted by American foosball.

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.