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LIV Golf Invitational London Odds – First-Round Leader and Tournament Winner

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in Golf

Updated Jun 7, 2022 · 8:50 PM PDT

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Kevin Na. Golf Masters Tournament Third Round
  • 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
Dustin Johnson +900 +400
Louis Oosthuizen +1600 +900
Talor Gooch +1600 +1000
Sergio Garcia +1800 +1200
Kevin Na +2000 +1200
Sam Horsfield +2000 +1800
Bernd Wiesberger +2200 +1800
Justin Harding +2200 +2200
Laurie Canter +2200 +2500
Matt Jones +2200 +2500
Ian Poulter +2200 +2800
Lee Westwood +2500 +2800
Phil Mickelson +2500 +2800
Scott Vincent +2500 +2800
Charl Schwartzel +2800 +3000
Oliver Bekker +2800 +3500
Pablo Larrazabal +3000 +3500
Branden Grace +3000 +3500
Hennie du Plessis +3500 +3500
Adrian Otaegui +3500 +4000
Richard Bland +3500 +5000
Sihwan Kim +3500 +5000
Graeme McDowell +3500 +5000
Hudson Swafford +3500 +5000
Peter Uihlein +3500 +5000
Martin Kaymer +3500 +5000
Sadom Kaewkanjana +3500 +5000
Shaun Norris +3500 +6000
JC Ritchie +3500 +6500
Wade Ormsby +4000 +5000

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.

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.

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.

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

Charles Schwab +7.1 +7.8 -3.9 +3.2 +1.4
PGA Championship +3.8 +3.2 -3.9 +4.5 +3.5
Mexico Open +8.1 +6.8 -1 +2.4 -5.4
RBC Heritage +2.5 +4.2 -2.5 +0.7 +2.3

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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