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2014 PGA Humana Challenge Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

2014 PGA Humana Challenge Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

2014 PGA Humana Challenge Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored   
By Drew Sharper      

LA QUINTA, CA (TheSpread) – The PGA Tour heads to California this week for the Humana Challenge. Here is a look at the odds to win this tournament.

This event takes place at three different courses, as each golfer will play each course before competing in the final round. According to oddsmakers from three golfers are favored to win as Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson and Zach Johnson each have 14/1 odds to win.

Snedeker is 14th in the world rankings. He is coming off an 11th place finish in his last tournament, but he has just one top 10 in his last nine tournaments. He finished 23rd in this event last year.

Johnson is sixth in the world rankings. He is coming off an eighth place finish last week, but he has won three of his last seven events. Johnson also placed 23rd in this event last year.

Simpson is 20th in the world rankings. He is coming off a third-place finish in his last tournament and he has placed in the top seven in his last five events, including one win. He missed the cut in this tournament last year.

The PGA Humana Challenge takes place Jan. 16-19 from a series of courses in La Quinta, California. For a look at the odds to win this golf tournament, see below.

2014 PGA Humana Challenge Odds To Win

Brandt Snedeker 14/1
Webb Simpson 14/1
Zach Johnson 14/1
Harris English 18/1
Keegan Bradley 20/1
Bill Haas 25/1
Billy Horschel 25/1
Charles Howell III 28/1
Rickie Fowler 28/1
Gary Woodland 33/1
Brian Gay 40/1
Ryan Palmer 45/1
Brendon De Jonge 50/1
Brian Stuard 50/1
Charley Hoffman 50/1
Jason Kokrak 50/1
Jeff Overton 50/1
Kevin Chappell 50/1
Martin Laird 50/1
Robert Garrigus 50/1
Tim Clark 50/1
Luke Guthrie 60/1
Chris Stroud 66/1
Jonas Blixt 66/1
Kevin Na 66/1
Kevin Stadler 66/1
Matt Jones 66/1
Pat Perez 66/1
Matt Every 70/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 70/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Boo Weekley 80/1
Brendon Todd 80/1
Bryce Molder 80/1
Fredrik Jacobson 80/1
Jason Bohn 80/1
Jerry Kelly 80/1
John Peterson 80/1
John Senden 80/1
Patrick Reed 80/1
Retief Goosen 90/1
Roberto Castro 90/1
Aaron Baddeley 100/1
Camilo Villegas 100/1
Carl Pettersson 100/1
Chad Campbell 100/1
David Hearn 100/1
Geoff Ogilvy 100/1
Mark Wilson 100/1
Rory Sabbatini 100/1
Sang-Moon Bae 100/1
Scott Brown 100/1
Scott Piercy 100/1
Scott Stallings 100/1
Ben Crane 125/1
Brendan Steele 125/1
Daniel Summerhays 125/1
David Toms 125/1
Hudson Swafford 125/1
J.J. Henry 125/1
John Merrick 125/1
John Rollins 125/1
Justin Leonard 125/1
Ryo Ishikawa 125/1
Spencer Levin 125/1
Stewart Cink 125/1
Will Claxton 125/1
Ben Curtis 150/1
Ben Martin 150/1
Brian Harman 150/1
Charlie Wi 150/1
David Lingmerth 150/1
Greg Chalmers 150/1
Jhonattan Vegas 150/1
John Mallinger 150/1
Justin Hicks 150/1
Ken Duke 150/1
Morgan Hoffman 150/1
Peter Malnati 150/1
Robert Allenby 150/1
Russell Knox 150/1
Seung-yul Noh 150/1
Heath Slocum 175/1
Johnson Wagner 175/1 
Martin Flores 175/1
Nicholas Thompson 175/1
Richard Lee 175/1
Ricky Barnes 175/1
Brian Davis 200/1
Briny Baird 200/1
Bud Cauley 200/1
Cameron Tringale 200/1
Charlie Beljan 200/1
Chesson Hadley 200/1
D.J. Trahan 200/1
Davis Love III 200/1
James Hahn 200/1
Lucas Glover 200/1
Sean O'Hair 200/1
Stuart Appleby 200/1
Trevor Immelman 200/1
William Mcgirt 200/1
Y-E Yang 200/1
Billy Hurley III 250/1
Blake Adams 250/1
Chad Collins 250/1
Danny Lee 250/1
James Driscoll 250/1
Jonathan Byrd 250/1
Josh Teater 250/1
Justin Thomas 250/1
Michael Putnam 250/1
Scott Langley 250/1
Tim Wilkinson 250/1
Brad Fritsch 300/1
Brice Garnett 300/1
Chris Dimarco 300/1
Jamie Lovemark 300/1
Jeff Maggert 300/1
Joe Durant 300/1
John Daly 300/1
Kevin Kisner 300/1
Stephen Ames 300/1
Ted Potter Jr. 300/1
Erik Compton 400/1
Harrison Frazar 400/1
Jim Herman 400/1
Kevin Tway 400/1
Lee Williams 400/1
Steven Bowditch 400/1
Tommy Gainey 400/1
Troy Matteson 400/1
Tyrone Van-Aswegen 400/1
Will Mackenzie 400/1
Alex Aragon 500/1
Andrew Svoboda 500/1
Bobby Gates 500/1
Brett Quigley 500/1
Derek Ernst 500/1
Dudley Hart 500/1
Edward Loar 500/1
Mike Weir 500/1
Paul Goydos 500/1
Scott Gardiner 500/1
Troy Merritt 500/1
Lee Janzen 600/1
Wes Roach 600/1
Andrew Loupe 750/1
Scott Verplank 750/1
Alan Scheer 1000/1
Jesper Parnevik 1000/1
Scott McCarron 1000/1
Mark Brooks 2000/1
Peter Jacobsen 2000/1
Steve Jones 2000/1

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Re: 2014 PGA Humana Challenge Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

Humana Challenge Preview and Picks
By Matt Fargo

The PGA stops in La Quinta, California for the Humana Challenge from The Club at PGA West.

Last week at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Jimmy Walker finished strong to win his second tournament of the season and second of his career. The PGA Tour leaves the island of Hawaii and heads to the mainland this week for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, formally known as the Bob Hope Classic.

This will be the third consecutive year of a tournament change. What used to be a five-day event has been scaled back to the customary four days and the Pro-Am portion of it has been scaled back to just three days with Sunday being played by professionals only.

If you like birdies, you have come to the right place. This is where Joe Durant’s -36 in 2001, the lowest score in PGA Tour history and David Duval’s 59 in 1999, took place. Since this is a Pro-Am event, patience is key as the rounds are not quick and there are tons of distractions along the way. Players who hit the ball straight, hit a lot of greens and putt well have the best chances here.

This used to be one of the biggest stops on tour but it slowly started going downhill as the big name players opted out. Part of the reason is that the European Tour has hosted the Abu Dhabi Championship on the same weekend many times which is the case again this year. Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald are just a few of the big names teeing it up in the United Arab Emirates but the Humana Challenge still features a solid lineup.

Webb Simpson and Zach Johnson are co-favorites (+1,200) but we will be looking just below them four our top guy in Brandt Snedeker (+1,500). He finished T11 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, his first start since coming back from a knee injury. He took last week off which will help him here and he has had success in this event with a T8 in 2012 and a T10 in 2010.

Gary Woodland (+2,500) took last week off following his T13 at the Hyundai and actually went back home to tweak some things in his swing. He had a strong finish to last season with a win at the Reno-Tahoe Open and then a T2 at The Barclays three weeks later. He then added a solo second at the CIMB Classic in October. He lost in a playoff here in 2011 and is a birdie machine

Charles Howell III (+3,000) is coming off his fourth top ten of the season, the most on tour, after a T8 last week at the Sony. He opened with a disappointing 71 but he closed strong which gives him some momentum heading to California. He lost in a playoff here last year and he has made the cut in all four starts since returning in 2010 after a couple years off. Still looking for his first win since 2007.

After some inconsistent play to open the season, Ryan Palmer (+3,000) finished T8 last week which he can ride into the Humana Challenge. He has three career wins, his last coming at the Sony Open in 2010. He has been a solid player at he start of seasons and last year his T6 finish here was the best of his career. He opened last week with a 65 and another strong start should have him around on Sunday.

Brendon De Jonge (+5,000) has played very well here and is worth a hard look at this price. This tournament is known for low scoring and De Jonge led the tour in birdies last season with 399. His best finish here is a T12 back in 2012 but he has a streak of 17 straight rounds under par so he is very capable of going low. He is coming off a T51 last week but was consistent throughout.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the Humana Challenge - (all for one unit)

Brandt Snedeker (+1,500)
Gary Woodland (+2,500)
Charles Howell III (+3,000)
Ryan Palmer (+3,000)
Brendon De Jonge (+5,000)

2014 Record to date after one event:: -5 Units

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Re: 2014 PGA Humana Challenge Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

Tour heads to La Quinta

Tournament: Humana Challenge
Date: Jan. 16-19, 2014
Venue: The Club at PGA West & La Quinta Country Club
Location: La Quinta, California
2013 Winner: Brian Gay

An impressive group, including 17 past major winners, heads to California for the Humana Challenge, played over multiple courses in the Coachella Valley. Last year’s tournament saw a shootout in which three players (Brian Gay, Charles Howell III, David Lingmerth) shot 25-under par, resulting in a two-hole playoff where Gay came away the victor.

Golfers to Watch

Webb Simpson (12/1): While Simpson has not been in the top-10 at this tournament since 2009, including a missed cut last year, his recent play warrants him consideration this time around. He has placed in the top-7 in his past four tournaments in 20013-2014, including a win in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last October and a third-place finish at Kapalua to start the new year.

Zach Johnson (12/1): Johnson has been the hottest player on tour recently with top-8 finishes over his past three tournaments, including two victories. He has shot 68 or better in 12 of his past 15 rounds, and has the second-highest driving accuracy so far this season (74.1%). In a tournament that is so low scoring, he should really have some great opportunities.

Brian Gay (40/1): Gay was the winner of this event last season and placed in the top-15 in both 2010 and 2011. His recent play has not been the greatest though, placing lower than 30th in four of his past six tournaments, but could be revived in a place where has had success in the past. Gay enters Thursday with a combined minus-18 score in his past six rounds.

Bill Haas (25/1): The 31-year-old Haas is currently ranked 31st in the world while placing in the top-25 in each of his last five tournaments, including all four in the 2014 season. He missed the cut last year at the Humana Challenge, but placed second in 2011 when it was known as the Bob Hope Classic and won the tournament in 2010.

Brian Stuard (50/1): Another 31-year-old, Stuard has two straight top-6 finishes, placing 6th in the Sony Open last week and coming in 2nd in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba back in November. He placed 10th the first time playing this event, which included a 10-under 62 on Saturday (8 birdies, 2 eagles, 2 bogeys), and could ride his recent play to his second career PGA victory this weekend.

Betting Odds - Provided by

Webb Simpson 12/1
Zach Johnson 12/1
Brandt Snedeker 15/1
Keegan Bradley 15/1
Harris English 20/1
Rickie Fowler 25/1
Gary Woodland 25/1
Bill Haas 25/1
Ryan Palmer 30/1
Billy Horschel 30/1
Charles Howell III 30/1
Brian Gay 40/1
Charley Hoffman 40/1
Robert Garrigus 40/1
Brian Stuard 50/1
Martin Laird 50/1
Jason Kokrak 50/1
Tim Clark 50/1
Brendon de Jonge 50/1
Jeff Overton 50/1
Pat Perez 60/1
Kevin Stadler 60/1
Kevin Na 60/1
Freddie Jacobson 60/1
Jonas Blixt 60/1
Kevin Chappell 60/1
Chris Stroud 60/1
Matt Every 60/1
John Senden 60/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 60/1
Matt Jones 60/1
Luke Guthrie 60/1
Roberto Castro 80/1
John Peterson 80/1
Retief Goosen 80/1
Rory Sabbatini 80/1
Boo Weekley 80/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Camilo Villegas 80/1
Scott Piercy 80/1
David Hearn 80/1
Jerry Kelly 80/1
Brendon Todd 80/1
Jason Bohn 80/1
David Toms 100/1
Sang-Moon Bae 100/1
Carl Pettersson 100/1
Ryo Ishikawa 100/1
Geoff Ogilvy 100/1
Field 5/2

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