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2020 PGA Tour Barracuda Championship Picks and Odds

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Alex Noren is among the favorites at the 2020 Barracuda Championship. Photo by @Radiosporten (twitter)
  • The PGA Tour’s opposite field event to the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is the Barracuda Championship July 30-August 2nd
  • Ryan Moore opened up as the slight +1800 favorite over Russell Henley and Brendan Steele
  • We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below

With just one week to go before the first major of the year begins at the PGA Championship, the world’s top players are battling it out for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational title in Memphis.

The rest of the PGA Tour pros are playing the Barracuda Championship at the Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Course in California.

This tournament uses the Modified Stableford scoring system instead of the regular scores – so players are rewarded two points for birdies, five for eagles and a whopping eight for an albatross. A par is worth zero, and you lose one point for a bogey and three for a double bogey or worse. It’s the one event where you want to see a plus-score beside your name.

With the star-studded field at TPC Southwind and this tournament at a new stop, it is totally up in the air for anybody to grab the title.

2020 Barracuda Championship Odds

Golfer Odds at DraftKings
Ryan Moore +1800
Russell Henley +2000
Brendan Steele +2500
Alex Noren +2800
Patrick Rodgers +2800
Jhonattan Vegas +3300
Sam Burns +3300
Bud Cauley +3300
Matthias Schwab +3300
Martin Kaymer +3500
Branden Grace +3500
Pat Perez +3500
Emiliano Grillo +3500
Richy Werenski +3500
Lanto Griffin +3500
Talor Gooch +3500
Kurt Kitayama +3500
Si Woo Kim +4500
Cameron Tringale +4500
Cameron Smith +4500

Odds taken July 28th

Alex Noren Primed for Breakthrough Stateside

38-year old Swede Alex Noren has racked up ten European Tour victories, but has never won on the PGA Tour.

He lost the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open in excruciating fashion on the sixth playoff hole to Jason Day. Noren then very nearly tasted success last week at the 3M Open, where he had to settle in a tie for third.

Even though he hasn’t won on the PGA Tour, he’s only been regularly playing it for the last couple of years. Of the players teeing it up, he has the best scoring average on Tour this season, which equates to more opportunities for birdies as aggressive play is rewarded in the Modified Stableford event.

With there being no clear-cut obvious favorite in the field this week, a prolific champion who just came off a tie for third last week presents solid value at +2800.

Last Five Barracuda Championship Winners

Year Winner
2019 Collin Morikawa
2018 Andrew Putnam
2017 Chris Stroud
2016 Greg Chalmers
2015 J.J. Henry

Those events were contested at Montrêux Golf and Country Club

2020 Barracuda Championship Best Value Picks

  1. Richy Werenski (+3500): 54-hole co-leader at last week’s 3M Open ended up finishing T-3rd. 22nd in putting and 31st in birdie average on the campaign, which could be a deadly combo at this tournament. Made six straight cuts coming into the Barracuda.
  2. Scott Stallings (+5000): Second on tour with twelve eagles this season which could vault him up the board with eagles at a premium. Made six straight cuts with a T-6th being his best result.
  3. Kyle Stanley (+5000): Fourth in greens in regulation percentage and fifth in driving accuracy this season. Tends to blow hot and cold but against an inferior field, the two-time tour winner stands as good a chance as any with those strong metrics.
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