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2019 PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds & Picks

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Rickie Fowler has posted two career runner-up finishes at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License].
  • A quality field tees it up at the raucous Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • Hideki Matsuyama is poised for yet another title in the desert
  • We’ve rounded up the best value picks to emerge victorious

A strong field tees it up this week at the always wild and crazy Waste Management Phoenix Open from January 31st-to-February 3rd. Fans will surely be out in full force on the 16th hole whooping and hollering, which always makes this event unique and refreshing compared to the usual buttoned down nature of the PGA Tour.

2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds

Golfer Odds to Win 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open at Bovada (01/29/19)
Jon Rahm +700
Justin Thomas +900
Hideki Matsuyama +1200
Xander Schauffele +1400
Rickie Fowler +1800
Webb Simpson +1800
Gary Woodland +1800
Tony Finau +2000
Phil Mickelson +2200
Matt Kuchar +2500
Cameron Smith +2800
Bubba Watson +4000
Adam Hadwin +4000
Billy Horschel +4000
Brandt Snedeker +5000

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Hideki Matsuyama Returns to the Course He Dominates

This event has been owned by Hideki Matsuyama in four of the five years he’s finished the tournament. Last year was the lone exception, as he had to withdraw with a injury. Other than that, he’s been dominant in Phoenix the four other times.

Hideki Matsuyama’s Last 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open Results

Year Result
2018 WD
2017 WIN
2016 WIN
2015 T-2nd
2014 T-4th

That looks like the type of record you can get on board with. In addition, Matsuyama contended last week at Torrey Pines on his way to a tie for third. At +1200 he doesn’t present amazing odds but he’s definitely the smart man to bet on this week.

Last 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open Winners

Year Winner
2018 Gary Woodland
2017 Hideki Matsuyama
2016 Hideki Mastsuyama
2015 Brooks Koepka
2014 Kevin Stadler

Rickie Fowler Poised to Break Out of Winless Funk

The fact Rickie Fowler has never won this golf tournament is both shocking but also all too familiar for the man who is stuck on a criminally low four PGA Tour victories.

Fowler has enjoyed success at this event without tasting victory, picking up a pair of runner-up finishes including a playoff loss to Matsuyama in 2016.

Notable Rickie Fowler Results at Waste Management Phoenix Open

Year Result
2018 T-11th
2017 T-4th
2016 2nd
2011 T-13th
2010 2nd

Fowler has posted two top-five finishes on tour in his four events this year, so with his strong form in Phoenix it would be a surprise to not see him at least in the mix come Sunday, perhaps wearing his stylish new outfits.

2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open Best Value Picks

  1. Bubba Watson (+4000): Finished in a tie for second back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015 at this event. Also posted two other top 10’s in Phoenix.
  2. Cameron Champ (+5000): Prodigious bomber off the tee picked up first victory in October. Picked up two top 10’s quickly thereafter. Hasn’t been as strong in last two tourneys pushing his odds down. Perfect time to jump on these juicy odds.
  3. Talor Gooch (+8000): How can a guy who finished fourth and third in his last two events still be this of a long shot? Amazing odds for Gooch to earn his maiden victory on the PGA Tour.
  4. Brenden Steele (+10000): In last seven attempts here Steele has four top 10’s (t-3, t-5, t-6, t-6) with nothing worse than a t-26th result.
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