While it’s winter outside there’s no place many of us would rather be than soaking in the warm sun in Southern California, and this weekend the PGA Tour makes its annual stop at Pebble Beach Golf Course in SoCal. This years field is as good as every as two of the worlds top three ranked golfers will be in attendance alongside most of the top ranked golfers in the world in the Tour’s only Pro-Am format of any significance. While the likes of Bill Murray, Charles Barkley and other celebrities are hacking up the course, the worlds most elite golfers will look to take down the $7million purse headlined by the top prize of a cool $1.224 million.
As is always the case Bet365 have a comprehensive assortment of bets at your disposal for the tournament. Here’s a quick look at the futures betting for the outright winner as per Bet365
Jordan Spieth (6-1): World #1 phenom leads the star studded pack and tied for 7th place in 2015 and still hasn’t even reached his prime.
Jason Day (9-1): Day finally took the next step in 2015, also tied for fourth last year in the event.
Dustin Johnson (11-1): DJ is arguably the most skilled golfer on tour but one of the biggest self sabotagers. Can make all the shots if he can keep his head straight.
Brandt Snedeker (13-1): Best value bet right here. Sneds has won this even in two of the last three years (2013 & 2015) and is one of the best putters on tour.
Jimmy Walker (17-1): 2014 winner in this event. Has a great all around game and possesses great ball striking ability. At these odds he’s a good bet.
With a field so deep and so much money on the line for first place it does become increasingly more difficult to peg an outright winner, thus making this next list of potential sleeper candidates that much more compelling.
Here’s a look at some of the high value gems as per Bet365:
Kevin Na (34-1): One of the hottest golfers on tour right now the 32 year old has played in seven events this year and has made four top 10 finishes in those tournaments (twice finishing 2nd and twice in 3rd place). Na also sits 4th in the FedEx cup standings.
Russell Knox (81-1): The 30 year old Scottsman has had a nice start to the season this year winning the World Golf Championship-HSBC after firing an impressive score of 20 under and shot below 70 all four rounds. Currently ranked third in FedEx Cup.
Pat Perez (151-1): The 40-year old journeyman has only one PGA tour victory to his name however he has placed 4th and 7th respectively the last two years in this event and at those odds, it’s certainly worth taking a look at him.
This is just a glimpse at some of the more interesting names and futures odds in the field, however Bet365 have a complete list and ranking of each and every player in the tournament. Bet365 also offer the ever popular ‘live in-play’ feature which allows you to make a bet on a live golfer given the current leaderboard.