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PGA Tour 2019 Honda Classic Odds & Picks

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Justin Thomas has won the PGA Tour Money List each of the last two seasons. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire)
  • Justin Thomas returns to defend his Honda Classic crown
  • Adam Scott is poised to return to the winners’ circle
  • We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious at the 2019 Honda Classic

The past three champions at the famed PGA National Golf Club return as three of the top four favorites to win the 2019 Honda Classic. All eyes will be on Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, and Adam Scott when they tee it up this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

There aren’t many huge names competing apart from them offering middle-tier players an opportunity to add to their trophy collection. They’ll have to contend with the always challenging “Bear Trap” (holes 15-17) down the stretch, which has sunk many players’ chances over the years.

2019 Honda Classic Odds

Golfer Odds to Win 2019 Honda Classic at Bovada Odds to Win 2019 Honda Classic at BetOnline
Justin Thomas +500 +500
Rickie Fowler +1000 +1000
Brooks Koepka +1200 +1000
Adam Scott +1600 +1600
Sergio Garcia +1600 +1600
Gary Woodland +2000 +1200
Webb Simpson +2500 +2200
Cameron Smith +2500 +2500
Luke List +3300 +3300
Daniel Berger +4000 +3300
Alex Noren +4000 +4000
Billy Horschel +4000 N/A
Emiliano Grillo +4000 +4000
Scott Piercy +4000 +4000
Byeong Hun-An +4000 +3300

*Odds taken 02/26/19. Follow the link in the table above to see all options.

Justin Thomas the Heavy Favorite at Honda Classic

If it feels like Justin Thomas has been doing everything but winning you’d be correct – he’s 0-for his last 12 events, yet he has eight top-10’s during that span.

In his last five tournaments he has three top three finishes and finished ninth in the WGC-Mexico last week following a scintillating final round 62. But given that he’s a very strong favorite offering little in the way of value, I’d be inclined to pass on him since he’s been finding it difficult to close out events recently.

Last 5 Honda Classic Winners

Year Winner
2018 Justin Thomas
2017 Rickie Fowler
2016 Adam Scott
2015 Padraig Harrington
2014 Russell Henley

Adam Scott Poised for First Win in 3 Years

The 2016 Honda Classic champ has had two golden opportunities to taste victory in his last three events – finishing runner-up to Justin Rose at Torrey Pines, and he let a great chance at victory at Riviera slip through his fingers with a dreadful putting performance on Sunday.

It’s hard to believe after winning in back-to-backs weeks at Honda and the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2016 he’d be winless on tour since. That has to change very soon and this week is as good a time as any.

Adam Scott’s last 4 Honda Classics

Year Result
2018 T-13th
2017 T-14th
2016 1st
2014 T-12th

*Scott did not compete in 2015 Honda Classic

Aside from his miserable day on the greens at the Genesis Open, he’s been putting much better than in previous years ranking 18th in strokes gained-putting on the campaign. With a strong track record around this course and his recent fine form, bet Scott with confidence this week.

2019 Honda Classic Best Value Picks

  1. Daniel Berger (+4000): Coming off a tie for second last week in Puerto Rico. Also finished runner-up in this event in a playoff four years ago.
  2. Michael Thompson (+5000): Lone PGA Tour victory came here in 2013 but he’s been on fire with four straight top-13 results.
  3. Russell Henley (+8000): 2014 champion of this tournament runs hot and cold. Currently having an average year but these odds are enticing for a boom-or-bust type.
  4. Harold Varner III (+12500): Classic dart throw with serious upside. Still in search of his maiden victory on tour but he’s been in the top-23 six times out of nine events this season.
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