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Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in Golf

Aug 30, 2022 · 5:43 PM PDT

Bryson DeChambeau smashes a drive
Jul 29, 2022; Bedminster, New Jersey, USA; Bryson DeChambeau plays his shot from the first tee during the first round of a LIV Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports
  • LIV Golf continues its debut season starting on Friday (September 2nd) at The International Golf Club in Bolton, MA
  • This week’s tournament will mark the debut of several former PGA Tour players including Cam Smith, Joaquin Niemann and Marc Leishman
  • See the latest odds, plus analysis and best bets to win the the fourth LIV Golf event below

When it comes to the world of golf, the PGA Tour owned August. September however, has a chance to be dominated by LIV Golf.

The Saudi-backed Tour has a pair of marquee events happening in the first three weeks of the month, starting Friday near Boston. The International Golf Club in Bolton, Mass will play host to LIV Golf’s fourth tournament, and the field got a whole lot stronger on Tuesday.

Reigning British Open and Players champion Cam Smith officially declared his allegiance to LIV Golf, as did a pair of other former PGA Tour winners in Joaquin Niemann and Marc Leishman. Veterans Harold Varner III and Cameron Tringale also jumped ship, making this week’s event can’t very intriguing.

2022 LIV Golf Invitational Boston Odds

Golfers Odds to Win
Cam Smith +550
Dustin Johnson +600
Joaquin Niemann +900
Talor Gooch +1600
Patrick Reed +2000
Louis Oosthuizen +2000
Bryson DeChambeau +2000
Paul Casey +2000
Brooks Koepka +2200
Abraham Ancer +2200
Sergio Garcia +2200
Branden Grace +2800
Matthew Wolff +2800
Carlos Ortiz +3300
Harold Varner III +3500
Marc Leishman +3500
Henrik Stenson +3500
Jason Kokrak +4000
Charles Howell III +4000
Sam Horsfield +4500
Kevin Na +5000
Lee Westwood +5500
Ian Poulter +6000
Charl Schwartzel +6000
Matt Jones +6600
Cameron Tringale +7500
Adrian Otaegui +7500
Anirban Lahiri +8000
Bernd Wiesberger +8000
Pat Perez +9000

Odds as of  August 30th at Bet365.

 

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The ink was still dry on Smith’s new contract when oddsmakers established him as the favorite for this week’s tournament. The world number two will be looking to buck the trend of longshot veteran winners, as each of the first three champions of LIV Golf so far have been 34 years of age or older and priced well down the odds board.

That’s not to say Smith couldn’t show up to The International and win, but there’s absolutely value on his odds at +550. The same can be said for Dustin Johnson who is priced right behind him, but that’s not the case a little further down the board.

Bet on Bryson

Let’s start with Bryson DeChambeau. 12 of the past 24 Major Championships have been won by players in this field, including Bryson’s victory at the 2020 U.S. Open.

The International Golf Club is nothing like his victory at Winged Foot nearly two years ago, however it is a course that demands a lot of strategy. It’s a Tom Fazio design that emphasizes off the tee placement, and features large undulated greens and wasteland bunkers everywhere.

2022 LIV Golf Champions

Event Winner
London Charl Schwartzel
Portland Branden Grace
Bedminster Henrik Stenson

No player in the world is more meticulous when it comes to preparation for a new course than DeChambeau, and it’s a flat out mistake by oddsmakers that he’s priced so long. He’s the former world number four, and is capable of dominating golf course like few players in the world – see his victory last year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational if you need more proof.

Bryson played exceptionally well at the British Open, finishing eighth, and was within striking distance of the lead in his LIV Golf debut in Portland before a disappointing Sunday.

He belongs in a tier just outside of Smith and DJ, and until he’s properly priced he’ll remain worthy of our outright action.

Pick: Bryson DeChambeau to Win (+2000)

2022 LIV Golf Invitational Boston Best Value Picks

  1. Matthew Wolff (+2800): Another glaring value on the oddsboard, Wolff enters this week with an eighth and second place result in two LIV Golf starts. Last time out at Bedminster, he led the field in putting while ranking second in driving distance and top-10 in greens in regulation.
  2. Lee Westwood (+5500): If there’s one wily veteran that can carry on the trend of older longshots winning on the LIV Tour it’s Westwood. The 49-year-old has been trending in the right direction, finishing 29th, 16th and ninth in his most recent LIV Golf start. Westwood led the field at Bedminster in both driving accuracy and greens in regulation but finished just 11th in total birdies. If he keeps giving himself quality looks, the birdies should fall at a stronger rate this week which will make him a serious contender.

 

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