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PGA Tour 2019 Farmer’s Insurance Open Odds: Tiger Woods Returns

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Tiger Woods makes his 2019 season debut at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License].
  • Tiger Woods kicks off his season at a course he’s dominated on: Torrey Pines
  • There’s plenty of star power in a loaded Farmers Insurance Open field
  • We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious

Tiger Woods makes his 2019 season debut in his first action since the unofficial Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last month. In his last official event, Tiger Woods ended a lengthy winless drought in spectacular fashion at the Tour Championship. What does he have in store for 2019?

2019 Farmers Insurance Open Odds

Golfer Odds to Win 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Bovada (01/22/19)
Jon Rahm +1000
Rory McIlroy +1200
Tiger Woods +1400
Jason Day +1400
Justin Rose +1400
Tony Finau +1800
Marc Leishman +2000
Xander Schauffele +2000
Rickie Fowler +2500
Patrick Cantlay +2500

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Tiger Woods Returns to his Personal Playground

To say Tiger Woods has enjoyed success at Torrey Pines would be a massive understatement – he’s won astounding eight times – but only once since his heroic 2008 US Open victory on one leg (2013 Farmers Insurance Open)

Having won his last official event, can the Big Cat pick up right where he left off and claim another trophy? It’s certainly hard to bet against him. Let’s take a look at his recent results at Torrey Pines, keeping in mind he often was hobbling while attempting to slog his way through the gnarly course.

Tiger Woods’ Last 5 Farmers Insurance Open Results

Year Result
2018 T-23rd
2017 CUT
2015 W/D
2014 T-80th
2013 WIN

If you’re buying Tiger Woods stock this week it’s because of those ridiculous numbers from yesteryear. I want to go all-in on Tiger this week, but if I’m backing a favorite I’d select Jason Day, who has the same odds (+1400) as Woods and has won this tournament twice in the last four years.

Last 5 Farmers Insurance Open Winners

Year Winner
2018 Jason Day
2017 Jon Rahm
2016 Brandt Snedeker
2015 Jason Day
2014 Scott Stallings

Jason Day primed for third Farmers Insurance Open Title

Day has been brilliant in this event or had poor results – with absolutely nothing in between. He’s been no worse than 13th in three starts on tour this year, and seems refocused and rededicated after admitting he lost desire to be the best golfer in the world. Expect Jason Day to have another huge week at Torrey Pines.

Jason Day’s Last 5 Farmers Insurance Open Results

Year Result
2018 WIN
2017 CUT
2016 CUT
2015 WIN
2014 T-2nd

2019 Farmers Insurance Open Best Value Picks

  1. Jordan Spieth (+3300): While Spieth has fallen on tough times – by his lofty standards (winless last season), he’s bound to figure it out at any moment and turn back into the beast he’s shown in the past.
  2. Brandt Snedeker (+4000): Tasted victory at this event twice (2012, 2016) Also has two career t-2nd finishes plus a third, and two t-9th results. Horses for Courses.
  3. J.B. Holmes (+5000): Spectacular in three of last four attempts in this tournament, with finishes of t-2nd, 4th and t-6th, to go along with respectable t-33rd. Due for first win in four years.
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Michael "Hound Dog" Harrison is well known in the sports industry as the resident statisitician for the Jay and Dan Show. He has worked at TSN for over 13 years, where he's been featured on Sportscentre, That's Hockey, That's Hockey 2Nite, The Masters preview shows, and several more.