LIV Golf Invitational London Odds – First-Round Leader and Tournament Winner
- The LIV Tour’s inaugural event from London tees off Thursday (June 9th)
- Kevin Na’s iron play is off the charts recently, gaining at least 3.2 strokes on approach in four straight events
- See the best bets to be the leader after Round 1 and the tournament winner in the article below
After many months of wondering if the LIV Golf Tour would ever get off the ground, the first official event is upon us. The LIV Golf Invitational London features a 48-man field and while the tournament will follow a stroke play format, there’s plenty of differences between it and a traditional PGA Tour event.
Money, of course, is the biggest differentiator. The winner will take home $4 Million, which is more than any first place purse on the PGA Tour this season. Every round will begin as a shotgun start, there’s no cut, and the tournament will conclude after 54 holes.
There’s also a team aspect to it, but that won’t factor in to our betting decisions. Speaking of wagers, the betting menu isn’t as deep as a PGA Tour event, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t value to be found. Odds are available in the First Round and Outright Winner’s market, check out the prices below plus a few bets to target.
2022 LIV Golf Invitational London Odds
|Golfers||First-Round Leader Odds||Odds to Win|
|Hennie du Plessis||+3500||+3500|
Odds as of June 7th at DraftKings Sportsbook.
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du Plessis Starts Strong
Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of Hennie du Plessis. Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t, you’re certainly not alone. Once you get past the big names that have bolted from the PGA Tour in search of bigger, guaranteed pay days, you’re left with a bunch of lesser known talents from the European and Asian Tours.
When Hennie Du Plessis wins the first event and takes home the 4 million the line to get into the next field will be long.
— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) June 1, 2022
But that doesn’t mean these guys can’t play. Take du Plessis for example. The 25-year-old currently ranks second in scoring on the DP World Tour, and owns the lowest round of the season in Europe (62).
He’s shot 65 or better five times since the start of March and has an Opening Round scoring average of 67.5 during that stretch.
Round 1: 62 (-10)
Round 2: 65 (-7)
Hennie du Plessis is making it COUNT at his home course this week, and leading the way.#MyGolfLifeOpen pic.twitter.com/X0KDaImY9y
— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) March 11, 2022
du Plessis also ranks top-10 in Europe in strokes gained total, strokes gained off the tee and around the green, and has my attention in the First Round Leader market.
Pick: Hennie du Plessis to Lead After Round 1 (+3500)
Na in Terrific Form
Moving our attention to the outright market where we’ll find Kevin Na at +1200. On the surface, that seems like a steep price to pay, but the numbers suggest otherwise.
At least five golfers have resigned from the PGA TOUR:
— Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) June 7, 2022
Na’s ball striking has been off the charts over the past two months. He’s gained at least 3.2 strokes on approach in four consecutive measured events, and has been by far the best iron player in the field over the past 50 rounds.
His short game is world class and the Centurion Club in London, where the tournament will be contested, is not a course that emphasizes driving distance, which is his biggest leak.
Kevin Na Strokes Gained Stats Last 4 Tournaments
Na has won on the PGA Tour four times in the past four years, and while he’s not a sexy name like Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Talor Gooch or Sergio Garcia in relation to this field, he’s currently playing much better than all of them. I’m betting he takes down the inaugural LIV Tour event this week.
Pick: Kevin Na to Win (+1200)
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