- “TaylorMade Driving Relief” is set to tee off Sunday, May 17th on NBC & Golf Channel at 2:00pm EST
- The Skins Game match features Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson facing Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff from famed Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida
- We’ve rounded up all the odds and prop wagers available for you to bet on this weekend
This Sunday, televised golf returns with a charity match featuring big name golfers competing in the TaylorMade Driving Relief Skins Match at Seminole Golf Club. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson team up as heavy favorites to defeat Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff.
The charitable event will be supported by UnitedHealth Group, who are pledging $3 million in support of the American Nurses and CDC Foundations, who are helping to lead COVID-19 relief efforts.
Farmers Insurance will also pledge $1 million to back a birdies-and-eagle pool benefitting Off Their Plate, which is assisting healthcare workers and impacted frontline shift employees.
There are no shortage of prop bets you can wager on for the big match, and we’ve rounded them all up.
TaylorMade Driving Relief Skins Game Match Odds
|Rory McIlroy/Dustin Johnson||-180|
|Rickie Fowler/Matthew Wolff||+150|
All odds taken May 14th
McIlroy and DJ Heavily Favored
It’s pretty surprising that world #1 Rory McIlroy is paired with the #5 golfer Dustin Johnson against #27 Rickie Fowler and #110 Matthew Wolff, hence the odds tilted in Rory’s favor.
Wolff does possess incredible talent as he displayed winning in just his fourth PGA Tour event last year, and would be higher in the rankings if he’d played enough events to qualify for more points.
World #5 Dustin Johnson admits the first golf hole he's played since The Players Championship, cancelled March 12th, was this past Sunday, May 10th. He made a birdie on the hole. DJ said rust won't be an issue for his match this Sunday with Rory McIlroy… https://t.co/k4q6Beyv0F
— Michael Collins (@ESPNCaddie) May 14, 2020
McIlroy was red-hot before the COVID-19 pandemic halted play, racking up seven straight top-five finishes, while Wolff hasn’t had a top ten in 14 events since his first title last July. Both Fowler and DJ weren’t exactly lighting the world on fire a few months back, though Johnson did have a runner-up result four starts ago.
We already laid out that it’s best not to overthink this one, with two spectacular golfers teaming up. Plus, at +150, it’s not like you’re getting amazing odds for the underdogs to emerge victorious.
Pick: Rory McIlroy/Dustin Johnson Win Most Money From Skins (-180)
TaylorMade Driving Relief Skins Game Match Prop Bets
|Prop||Rory McIlroy/Dustin Johnson Odds||Matthew Wolff/Rickie Fowler Odds|
|Which team will win the first skin?||-145||+115|
|Most money won from skins on holes 1-6||-150||+120|
|Most money won from skins on holes 7-16||-180||+150|
|Most money won from skins on holes 17 and 18||-150||+120|
|Most money won from skins after 9 holes||-150||+120|
|Which team will record the most birdies or better?||-180||+150|
|Which team will record the most eagles or better?||-350||+275|
|Most skins played for on any hole||Under 3.5 (-160)||Over 3.5 (+130)|
|Will the final skin be decided on the 18th hole?||No (-205)||Yes (+165)|
|Will all four players hit fairway on hole 1?||No (-450)||Yes (+275)|
|Will Rickie Fowler wear orange pants?||No (-135)||Yes (+105)|
|Will there be a hole-in-one?||No (-10000)||Yes (+2000)|
|McIlroy to win longest drive bonus on holes 2 and 14?||No (-400)||Yes (+250)|
|Will any player register an eagle or better?||Yes (-250)||No (+170)|
|Who will win hole No. 1?||+260||+350 (Tie -150)|
|Who will win longest drive bonus on hole 2?||McIlroy (+125), Johnson (+200)||Wolff (+400), Fowler (+750)|
|Who will hit the longest drive on hole 3?||McIlroy (+155), Johnson (+250)||Wolff (+350), Fowler (+400)|
|Who will hit the longest drive on hole 4?||McIlroy (+155), Johnson (+250)||Wolff (+350), Fowler (+400)|
|Who will hit nearest the pin on hole 5?||McIlroy (+255), Johnson (+250)||Fowler (+260), Wolff (+340)|
|Who will hit nearest the pin on hole 8?||McIlroy (+255), Johnson (+250)||Fowler (+260), Wolff (+360)|
|Who will win longest drive bonus on hole 14?||McIlroy (+125), Johnson (+200)||Wolff (+400), Fowler (+750)|
|Who win most money from scoring bonuses?||McIlroy (+185), Johnson (+260)||Fowler (+300), Wolff (+400)|
Bet on McIlroy Longest Drives
Despite McIlroy being second on tour in driving distance (average 320.2 yards), he’s not favored to win the longest drive bonus on holes 2 and 14. Obviously DJ is the conventional favorite among bettors and golf fans alike in guys who can hit it a mile, but McIlroy should be juiced up for these attractive holes.
Average drive in Dubai ?
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 28, 2018
McIlroy hits prodigious drives off the tee, and you know he’s going to be more amped up to win the $100k and $150k bonuses for those holes. Bet on some fun happening and put your faith in the stallion that is Rory to hit two drives further than the other players.
Pick: Rory McIlroy to win longest drive bonus on Holes 2 and 14 (+250)
Bet on McIlroy/Johnson to Make Most Eagles
If there was ever a bet that seems on the surface like a slam dunk, it’s probably that McIlroy and DJ will have more eagles than Fowler and Wolff.
After all, the top two leading players on tour in eagles per hole are none other than Rory and Johnson.
Meanwhile, Fowler is tied for 45th and Wolff is T-132nd in the same statistic. Go with what the stats are clearly stating here despite the super low odds.
Pick: Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson record the most eagles or better (-350)
Fireworks Likely to Happen
It’s obviously very unlikely a hole-in-one will occur, with there being four par-3’s on the course, meaning there’s 16 chances for someone to accomplish the feat. However, the odds are just so juicy, why not take a flier on it happening? In the skins game format, fireworks are surely to occur.
Pick: A hole-in-one is recorded (+2000)
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