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PGA Tour 2019 Sony Open 1st-Round Leader, Top 5/10 Finish Odds

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Marc Leishman presents the tremendous value to bettors at the 2019 Sony Open. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License].
  • Bovada and BetOnline has released a number of new prop bets for the Sony Open in Hawaii
  • Who has the best chance of being the first round leader?
  • We’ve narrowed down the best value picks for top 5 and top 10 finishes

The second event in the PGA Tour’s 2019 portion of their schedule takes place at the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club.

Some big names are teeing it up this week including Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau. If you want the odds to win the tournament, see our 2019 Sony Open Odds and Picks.

Bovada and BetOnline have offered several prop bets and we’ll try and unearth some great value on the best ones including first round leader, and who will snag a top-5 and top-10 finish.

2019 Sony Open First Round Leader Odds

Golfer Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Justin Thomas +1400 +1600
Bryson DeChambeau +2000 +2000
Gary Woodland +2000 +2200
Jordan Spieth +2500 +2500
Marc Leishman +2500 +2500

*Follow the link in the table to see all options
For the purposes of these props let’s choose a strong value bet and then a slightly off the board pick.

At those odds Marc Leishman presents the best value. He finished T-4 last week, second in the Australian PGA and won the CIMB Classic in October.

As for a more dark horse candidate, you can get Abraham Ancer at +5000 at BetOnline. He won the Emirates Australian Open in November and also had two top five finishes on the PGA Tour late last year.

2019 Sony Open Top-5 Finish Odds

Golfer Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Justin Thomas +120 +150
Bryson DeChambeau +225 +250
Gary Woodland +275 +300
Jordan Spieth +275 +300
Marc Leishman +333 +350

*Follow the link in the table to see all options
Hard to argue with Bryson DeChambeau here. He has three wins in his last seven tournaments and nothing worse than a 19th place finish during that span and he finished seventh last week at Kapalua.

A tremendous value bet here is Charles Howell III at +600 which you can get on both sites. He finally won in November after an 11-year winless drought but most importantly has two seconds, two thirds, and two fourths at this tournament in his career. Never missed the cut in 17 tries at Waialae.

2019 Sony Open Top-10 Finish Odds

Golfer Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Justin Thomas -150 -160
Bryson DeChambeau +110 +100
Gary Woodland +125 +120
Jordan Spieth +163 +150
Marc Leishman +150 +160

*Follow the link in the table to see all options
There is unsurprisingly zero value in picking the top guys to finish in the top 10 so let’s go for a couple longer shots. First off is Kevin Tway at +500 at Bovada. He was the first round leader last week before ultimately just finishing outside the top 10 (11th.) He recorded his first career PGA Tour victory in October.

The most tantalizing dark horse is grizzled veteran Jerry Kelly, who won his first tour event at Waialae way back in 2002. He’s at +1400 on Bovada but has three top ten finishes (3rd, 6th, 9th) in the last five years here (to go along with a 14th place finish and one missed cut.) He won twice on the Champions Tour last season as well. If you’re feeling extra brave Kelly is +2500 for a top five finish.

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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 other programs TSN.