Golf betting has the second event of the season and the first full-field tournament of the year in Hawaii this week as the Sony Open gets underway.
It is a very strong field that has a number of contenders for those that bet on golf to consider including defending champion Zach Johnson. Here is a look at some of the players to consider for this exciting tournament which gets underway on Thursday.
Golf betting has many of the world’s top players at the Sony Open which begins on Thursday including all four of last year’s Major winners. Masters champ Angel Cabrera, U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover, British Open champ Stewart Cink and PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang will all be playing in this event. None of them will be favored though in golf betting. That role will probably go to world #3 Steve Stricker. Others who will get attention from those that bet on golf include #15 ranked Sean O’Hair, #17 Ernie Els and #26 Vijay Singh. Some of the local favorites will be Dean Wilson, Parker McLachlin, Tadd Fujikawa, T.J. Kua and Kevin Hayashi. Eight of the previous ten Sony Open champs are in the golf betting field this week.
It is very rare early in a golf betting season to see all four winners of the previous year’s Majors in a tournament. In fact, this Sony Open has one of the strongest early-season golf betting fields in recent memory. David Toms won this event in 2006 in golf betting. He is in the field along with 2007 golf betting winner Paul Goydos, 2008 winner K.J. Choi and last year’s winner Zach Johnson.
Another player that will attract attention from the fans although probably not from those that bet on golf is John Daly. He received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Sony Open. It will be the fifth time Daly has played in the tournament. This will be his first event on Tour since he lost more than 100 pounds. Those that bet on golf may not recognize him. Last year in golf betting in the Sony Open it was Zach Johnson shooting a 5-under 65 on Sunday to win by two strokes over Adam Scott and David Toms.
Golf betting began last week with the SBS Championship but that was a winner’s only event. This week it will be a full field which opens things up in golf betting.