With the 2016 PGA Golf season well underway this weekend we have the 2016 Honda Classic underway with the tournament being hosted at the PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. And the outstanding $6,100,000 is up for grabs for a field of World Class golfers and the winner will get some 1st prize money of some $1,098.000 along with the 500-Fed Ex Cup points.
If you Bet on Golf at a sportsbook, this tournament the Honda Classic from Palm Beach, Florida definitely can be an exciting tournament and we start with taking a look at the Favorites who are R. McIlroy and R. Fowler.
Golf fans are not surprise to see McIlroy and Fowler coming up as the favorites for this weekend tournament that runs from Thursday the 25th of February thru Sunday the 28th of February 2016 in this Honda Classic. In this field these 2 in McIlroy and Fowler happen to be the 2 highest ranked players at present, and both have been performing well in the start of this 2016 PGA Season.
Starting with McIlroy whose odds are listed at +550 has finished in the top ten on 2 occasions to date in 2016, and 3rd at Abu Dhabi and 6th at the Omega Classic. Ranked No. 5 he had a good game at Riviera this past week, as he had a 6 under par 278 and ended tied for 20th and his final round was very costly as he shot a troublesome 75.
Meanwhile Fowler with odds at +1,000 is making his 1st PGA Tournament start after having a tough defeat by H. Matsuyama at the Phoenix open at the beginning of the February 2016. In his last 3 of 4 outings he has finished in the PGA Top 5.
Next we have some ‘Sleepers’ of high value in P. Mickelson and F. Jacobson, and the 1st mentioned P. Mickelson whose odds are at +1,500 has been playing excellent golf as of late, as in his ultimate 4 outings he has finished in the top 11 on 3 occasions. Mickelson (known as Lefty) is in his 3rd start at this annual Honda Classic, after finishing in 2nd place at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. Had he won that tournament it would have been his 43 PGA Tournament victory, but missing a 5 foot putt on the 72nd hole kept him from winning the match.
His comeback this season had been a result of his great green play, as he is ranked 5th on the tour for stroked achieved via putting on the greens this season with his average at putting at .966, and that will be helpful as he faces the tough greens at the National Course for the PGA.
Then there is F. Jacobson another golfer who is ready for a big performance this week and his odds are at +5,000. One of his favorite golf courses is the PGA National Course, and his play in last season tournament is evidence of that. In his ultimate 6 outings, he has finished in the top 30 in 5 of those events, while 3 of those outing were in the top 16, and this 2016 season he has finished 4th in 2 events being the AT&T Pro-Am and the Farmers Insurance Open.
The last but not least we have a “Long Shot” in R. Palmer and he could surprise opponents and fans this Honda Classic weekend. An American golfer, whom again is playing at his best, who in his ultimate 5 outings has 4 top 25 finishes. His impressive game could give him positive results this week in this 2016 Honda Classic in Florida. In past tournaments for this Classic as back in 2014 he was in a 4 man playoff, with the winner being R. Henley that year. Palmer will be seeking to end his 6 years without a victory by winning this tournament this weekend.
The sports betting prediction for this Honda Classic will see R. Fowler play an excellent game, an win his 4th PGA career Tournament Title this February weekend 2016.