Cactus Tour Betting Picks: Apache Creek

Hey, we found some golf tournaments for you guys to maybe place some wagers. Unfortunately, the PGA Tour, even though it takes place entirely outdoors, has been postponed until further notice.

This really hurts golf fans because we are supposed to be priming for The Masters! It’s still going to be awhile.

I did wake up this morning to some good news regarding COVID-19. My home state of Virginia’s projected curve peak date has been shifted an entire month. We are now supposed to have seen the worst of this thing but the end of this month.

We are either hoping or praying that we all come out of this ok and we can, of course, get back to our regularly scheduled programming like our jobs, Jiu-Jitsu, or traveling.

As much as I would love to be writing about Rory, Tiger, or Justin Thomas, we just can’t. Maybe we will throw together some early market US Open bets. I know there are some odds out there for that.

Today, though, let’s focus in on the women’s Cactus Tour.

The Tour settles in at Apache Creek Junction, Arizona for the Apache Creek golf tournament. The course is a par-71 and 6,700 yards in length.

The current weather forecast appears to be gorgeous over the next few days but Friday might be an issue with some rain.

It does get windy in the desert during the changing of the seasons but there is very minimal moving air projected for the next few days at Apache Creek.

BetOnline.AG has the betting odds for us today.

I did my best to research these ladies for you guys and I hope we can make some solid picks and give you guys a winning week heading into the weekend.

Wait, there are no sports this weekend either? Next week, though!

Dana White has announced that UFC 249 is a go for April 18th sans Khabib Nurmagomedov AND that the organization will be holding events in the following weeks as well.

The venue isn’t confirmed yet. We picked the United Arab Emirates as the potential spot but it’s looking like a Native American reservation in California is the answer.

I’m psyched! Okay, guys. Let’s pick some ladies’ golf!

Sarah Burnham to Win: +175

Okay, would I ever pick a winner on the PGA Tour who is the favorite with a payout as small as 2 to 1 or less? Probably not.

I can’t tell you how many times I look at the favorite’s betting odds and quickly scan away to some of the mid-tier guys with much much higher payouts.

In this case, though, it makes ya think. Why would her odds be so close to even to win a tournament if she didn’t have much of a chance. At only 24-years-old, 2019 was Sarah’s rookie year on Tour.

She has slightly disappointed, though, with just one top 10 finish all year and only making the cut around 60% of the time.

A likely military brat, Sarah was born on one of my old bases, Fort Belvoir, in my home state of Virginia in the DC Metro area. I was reading about her activity level and it is quite high with broad interests that even include snowboarding.

Hopefully, that lends to some free-spiritedness which will then, in turn, lend itself to playing loose enough not to let any nerves take over.

I’m still not overly confident about her performance. I actually think Sophi Popov, who is right behind her on the betting board at (+200), will outplay her.

Both women are set to kick some serious butt because the next woman down on the betting board has odds of (+900)! That’s a massive jump, really!

Sophia Popov (+100) vs Sarah Burnham (-130)

The German star has just a few more years of experience than the previously mentioned Sarah Burnham. Popov also has much more recent success than the American.

The USC Trojan, Popov, won’t be far as far from home as one might imagine.

I like her playing here in the desert as SoCal is kind of a desert as well as much as Californians don’t like to admit it.

Let’s take the German, Popov, here at even money to outplay her free spirit counterpart, Burnham.

The Bet
Popov to Outplay Burnham

Payton Fehringer to Win

I like the value we are getting here with some of the mid-tier women to possibly win this thing. The 2 to 1 odds to win are just too poor.

I tried to rationalize it a minute ago but who am I kidding?

I think both women will play well but I just feel a little better with the USC grad who is used to dry courses as opposed to the East Coast girl who grew up playing very green courses around Washington DC.

Payton is only a sophomore in college so she really doesn’t have anything to lose this week at Apache Creek. Fehringer is on the ladies golf team at Grand Canyon University. That makes her a hometown girl.

Originally from Idaho, Payton is overweight which might make me hesitate if this were a mid-Summer affair but it isn’t hot yet and the forecast isn’t supposed to top 85 as a high for the tourney.

Give me the local, Fehringer who has plenty of power off the tee which should enable her to club down when needed and hopefully come out ahead of the rest of the field.

The Bet
Fehringer to Win

In Conclusion

I typically try to stay away from low-level women’s MMA betting but low level women’s golf? Why not?!

I’m not sure how much longer the Cactus Tour is going to continue holding events but I promise you we are on top of it and we are figuring out the who’s who as well as some puntable names to win.

I like the college girl Fehringer because the tournament is being held just miles from her new backyard.

Her power with the driver should make a big difference in good weather.

As far as the two favorites go, Sophia Popov has more experience and is an alum of USC, not that far from Arizona where the tourney is being played.

Safe betting, guys, and if we take a small hit with this tournament, DO NOT WORRY!

We have a UFC event upcoming next weekend that will fatten our pockets right back up!

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.