The Vikings Classic takes place this week in Madison, Mississippi for fans of golf odds while the Presidents Cup takes place in Montreal. Davis Love III might be playing in the Viking Classic this year because he is not playing in the Presidents Cup for the first time.
Fans of betting golf should know that Love has an ankle injury and may end up withdrawing. It would be the second appearance for Love in the Viking Classic, as he finished tied for 43rd in 1987. Fans of golf odds should know that there are nine former President Cup players in the field at the Viking Classic. They are Fred Funk, David Duval, Lee Janzen, Jim Gallagher Jr., Mark Hensby, Steve Elkington, Peter Lonard and Shigeki Maruyama. Looking at golf odds we see that the defending champion of the Viking Classic is D.J. Trahan.
Fred Funk is one of the golf odds favorites this week. Fans of golf odds should know that he has two wins and five-straight Top-10 finishes in the Viking Classic. Other possible golf betting favorites this week are Bo Van Pelt and Chad Campbell. As you are betting golf this week remember that there are 32 first-time starters at the Viking Classic including Jesper Parnevik. Fans of golf odds are aware that since it became an official event in 1994, this tournament has been called the Magnolia State Classic, the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, and now the Viking Classic. Fans of golf odds should know that no player has won the Viking Classic in back-to-back years since the event became an official part of the PGA Tour.
Those fans looking at golf odds won’t see Steve Flesch who withdrew from this week’s tournament. The golf odds will now include Chris Riley who got into the event with Flesh’s withdrawal. Golf odds fans see that the top players on the current PGA Tour money list entered are Boo Weekley and Brett Wetterich. Also in the golf odds field is Heath Slocum, a former Mississippi resident who won the 2005 event and is 34th on the money list this year. Fans of betting golf should know that defending champion D.J. Trahan could also be a late scratch with a wrist injury. The golf odds should be excellent for the Viking Classic this weekend.