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2019 Hero World Challenge Odds & Picks; Tiger Woods Listed at +900

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Tiger Woods headlines the field at the Hero World Challenge. Photo from Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License]
  • The Hero World Challenge tees off Wednesday, December 4th
  • Elite 18-man field competing including Tiger Woods
  • See the golfers with the best value to emerge victorious

The Hero World Challenge features 18 of the top players in the world (Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka aren’t playing due to injury) competing in the Bahamas for an event benefiting the Tiger Woods foundation. This will be the fifth consecutive year this is being held at this venue and it starts a day earlier than most tournaments so golfers playing in next week’s Presidents Cup can get to Australia a day earlier.

A world class field is teeing it up including defending champion Jon Rahm, who has won his last two worldwide starts, and Tiger Woods, who is competing for the first time since winning the Zozo Championship in Japan.

2019 Hero World Challenge Odds

Golfer Book 1 Odds Book 2 Odds
Jon Rahm +450 +450
Justin Thomas +650 +650
Patrick Cantlay +800 +850
Tiger Woods +900 +900
Xander Schauffele +1000 +1000
Webb Simpson +1200 +1400
Rickie Fowler +1400 +1400
Bryson DeChambeau +1400 +1800
Justin Rose +1600 +1400
Gary Woodland +2000 +1800
Tony Finau +2000 +1800
Patrick Reed +2000 +2000
Jordan Spieth +2500 +2200
Henrik Stenson +2800 +2500
Matt Kuchar +2800 +2500
Kevin Kisner +3300 +2800
Bubba Watson +3300 +3300
Chez Reavie +5000 +4000

Odds taken Dec. 1

Jon Rahm on a Worldwide Tear

The hottest golfer on the planet is Jon Rahm, having posted two straight victories, and he comes into this tournament with great vibes after winning by four strokes last year. Rahm recently won the European Tour’s ‘Race to Dubai’ after defeating the field at the DP World Tour Championship and has posted eerily similar numbers to Tiger to begin his career.

Weirdly it feels like Rahm isn’t quite getting the adulation he’s due perhaps because he’s racking up a lot of victories in Europe instead of stateside. He deserves all the accolades and though his odds are super low at +450, he only has to beat 17 other golfers making a wager on him the prudent play.

Jon Rahm’s Last 12 Tournaments

Result Times Attained
WIN Three
2nd Place Two
3rd Place Two
5th Place One
7th Place One
11th Place One
13th Place One
Missed Cut One

Past Five Hero World Challenge Winners

Year Winner
2018 Jon Rahm
2017 Rickie Fowler
2016 Hideki Matsuyama
2015 Bubba Watson
2014 Jordan Spieth

2019 Hero World Challenge Best Value Picks

  1. Tiger Woods (+900): It’s always difficult to know when to pull the trigger on a Tiger Woods bet, but these odds aren’t too bad. It’s a course he’s been comfortable on before which should lead to boatloads of birdies. He’s won this event five times (never at this course, however).
  2. Justin Rose (+1600): Seemingly hasn’t been as sharp as usual but he’s been consistently decent without a missed cut since April. Hasn’t had a ton of high finishes but a lot of respectable showings. He’s finished third and fifth in the last two years at this tournament.
  3. Bubba Watson (+3300): The enigmatic Watson won this event in 2015 but hasn’t had the best form in 2019. Against a small field, however, you can do much worse than these odds for a player that goes in and out of being interested in grinding out wins.
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