Online golf betting for the Northern Trust Open will get underway Thursday, February 14th and conclude Sunday, February 17th.
Golf betting gamblers will be able to watch the tournament on the Golf Channel and on CBS television. Online golf betting gamblers remember that Charles Howell III upset Phil Mickelson to win last year’s tournament.
Gamblers like to bet Mickelson in online golf betting and they were bitterly disappointed in the Northern Trust Open last year as Mickelson blew the lead on the 18th hole and lost in a playoff to Howell. “I had the tournament in control”, Mickelson said, “There were a lot of opportunities I let slide”.
Howell was the golf betting winner as he defeated Mickelson on the third playoff hole. Howell could be a good online golf betting choice again this year. He has had success at the Northern Trust Open in the past and should present excellent value on the online golf betting odds board. When it was called the Nissan Open he had Mike Weir beaten only to lose in a playoff. “I’ve always said Riviera is my favorite golf course, other than Augusta”, Howell said.
Online golf betting gamblers have had to refer to the Northern Trust Open by a few names. It has been also been called the Nissan Open and the LA Open. Gamblers that look at online golf betting may remember that the LA Open was the first tournament to ever be broadcast on radio. The tournament also was historic for the fact that Tiger Woods played in his first PGA Tour event as an amateur at the age of 16. Online golf betting gamblers remember that in 1995 Corey Pavin became only the fifth player to win back-to-back victories at the LA Open. He joined MacDonald Smith, Ben Hogan, Paul Harney and Arnold Palmer in that category. Online golf betting gamblers remember that in 2004 Mike Weir became the sixth player to win back-to-back tournaments.
Online golf betting odds will likely have Mickelson as one of the golf betting favorites. Tiger Woods is always the golf betting favorite in any tournament he enters but he does not always play the Northern Trust Open. Other possible online golf betting favorites are Ernie Els and Jim Furyk. Both finished in the top 10 last year in this tournament tying for third place with Robert Allenby.