Phil Mickelson is the favorite at the sportsbook to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this week. In three of the past four years, this tournament has gone to a playoff.
Mickelson is the favorite at the sportsbook this week but there are a number of contenders including four players ranked in the Top 10 in the world.
Sportsbook odds on Mickelson have him at 7-1. He is the only player in single-digits this week. Jim Furyk is the second choice at 15-1 while Tim Clark, Steve Stricker and Paul Casey are each 18-1. Last year in this tournament it was Stricker beating Clark and Steve Marino in a playoff.
Five players in the field that are ranked in the Top 10 in the world include Mickelson who is ranked #2 in the world while Stricker is ranked 4th, Furyk 5th, Ian Poulter 6th and Casey 8th. Clark is not in the Top 10 in the world but he is 4th in the FEDEXCUP standings. In the field this week are a lot of big names including many who have already won this year. Furyk is the only player in the field who has won twice this year. Other players on the odds board at the sportsbook that already have 2010 tournament wins are Geoff Ogilvy, Ryan Palmer, Bill Haas, Ben Crane, Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Cameron Beckman, Poulter, Hunter Mahan, Derek Lamely, Furyk, Mickelson, Jason Bohn, Clark and Jason Day who won the Byron Nelson Championship last week.
Mickelson, Kenny Perry and Corey Pavin have won this event twice and they will be trying for their third win at Colonial. Other former winners in the field this week include Stricker who won last year, Rory Sabbatini, Tim Herron and Steve Flesch. Not to be left out of the who’s who of golf that will be teeing it up this week are Mike Weir, David Toms, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sean O’Hair, K.J. Choi, Angel Cabrera, Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Kevin Na, Vijay Singh and Y.E. Yang.
If you don’t think Mickelson will win, then this tournament is a great time to bet golf odds at the sportsbook. You can get someone like Dustin Johnson who has already won this week at odds of 37-1. Heath Slocum always seems to be in the hunt and he is 47-1 at the sportsbook.