- Dustin Johnson is favored to win again this weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational
- Firestone CC is one of Tiger Woods’ favorite courses, however, and he’s listed at reasonable odds
The Bridgestone Invitational, starting this Thursday at Firestone CC in Akron, Ohio, features one of the strongest non-major fields of the year. Tiger Woods has won the tournament eight times, most recently in 2013, and set the tournament record in 2000 by recording a score of 21 under par.
Odds to Win Bridgestone Invitational
No surprise that DJ is the favorite. He’s measurably the best golfer in the world and performed magnificently in the Canadian Open last weekend.
Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are both way too high on this odds sheet, but you already knew that.
Tiger Woods isn’t actually a bad bet, he clearly adores this course and is playing at an extremely high level in 2018, just sixth in Strokes Gained. Is Firestone where Tiger breaks his long winless streak? Is our long national nightmare almost over?
Bridgestone Invitational Prop Bets
In addition to the straight up outright bets, sportsbooks are offering some interesting odds on pairings. The first: Will Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth win the tournament, or will someone else?
|Tiger Woods & Jordan Spieth
Does the math work? The answer: kind of! These odds are a little shorter on Tiger and Jordan than the sum of their individual odds, which means that they’re a little longer on the field. It’s only a slight difference, and since Jordan Spieth is so wildly overrated here I’d love to take the field.
|Dustin Johnson & Rory McIlroy
The math works out slightly the opposite here: +400 is a little longer than +700 and +1200 combined.
Bridgestone Invitational Nationality Odds
|Odds to be Top Spanish Player
|Rafa Cabrera Bello
Open De Espana Champion Jon Rahm is the favorite to carry the flag for Spain, but a string of inconsistent performances (cut at The Open, the US Open, and The Players) might give bettors pause.
|Odds to be Top South African
According to Strokes Gained, Branden Grace gains about seven tenths of a stroke per round on his nearest countryman, so it’s no surprise he’s the favorite.
|Odds to be Top Australian
Jason Day is well ahead of his countrymen in terms of play, and deserves even shorter odds here. He’s one of the top five golfers in the world right now, top three if you like Strokes Gained, and nobody else is close.
|Odds to be Top Swedish Player
A near dead heat between Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren, although Noren has had more success recently. Noren came 17th at The Open and won the Open de France, although Henrik Stenson did finish T6 at the US Open. Your call!