2014 PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational Odds: Matt Kuchar Favored

2014 PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational Odds: Matt Kuchar Favored

2014 PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational Odds: Matt Kuchar Favored
By Drew Sharper

FORT WORTH, TX (TheSpread) – The Crowne Plaza Invitational tees off this weekend in Texas. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Matt Kuchar is the favorite this week, as he has 12/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Zach Johnson (14/1) while Adam Scott, Jim Furyk and Jordan Spieth each have 16/1 odds.

Kuchar is fourth in the world rankings. He is coming off a top 10 in his last event. He has eight top 10s already this year, including one victory. He finished second at this event last year.

Johnson is a two-time winner of this event, last winning in 2012. He is currently 13th in the world rankings, but has been outside the top 10 in eight of his last nine events. Johnson does have one win in 2014.

Scott is No. 1 in the world rankings due to inactivity for Tiger Woods. Scott has three top 5s on the year and is seeking his first win in 2014.

Furyk is 12th in the world rankings and he has finished second in his last two events. He has five top 10s this year but is seeking his first win. He finished fourth in this event in 2012.

Spieth is ninth in the world rankings. He has six top 10s this year but is seeking his first win of 2014. He was seventh in this tournament a year ago.

The 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational golf tournament takes place from May 22-25 from Colonial Country Club. For a look at the odds to win this golf tournament, see below.

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2014 PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational Odds To Win

Matt Kuchar 12/1
Zach Johnson 14/1
Adam Scott 16/1
Jim Furyk 16/1
Jordan Spieth 16/1
Dustin Johnson 22/1
Graham Delaet 25/1
Jimmy Walker 28/1
Marc Leishman 33/1
Bill Haas 40/1
Chris Kirk 40/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
John Senden 40/1
Kevin Na 40/1
Rickie Fowler 40/1
Ryan Palmer 40/1
Boo Weekley 50/1
Charley Hoffman 50/1
Harris English 50/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
John Huh 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Bo Van Pelt 66/1
Brandt Snedeker 66/1
Brendon De Jonge 66/1
Brendon Todd 66/1
Daniel Summerhays 66/1
Hideki Matsuyama 66/1
Matt Every 66/1
Matt Jones 66/1
Pat Perez 66/1
Rory Sabbatini 66/1
Chris Stroud 80/1
David Hearn 80/1
Fredrik Jacobson 80/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
Kevin Chappell 80/1
Russell Knox 80/1
Ben Martin 100/1
George Mcneill 100/1
Jeff Overton 100/1
Kevin Kisner 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Michael Thompson 100/1
Nick Watney 100/1
Roberto Castro 100/1
Ryo Ishikawa 100/1
Seung-yul Noh 100/1
Angel Cabrera 125/1
Brian Davis 125/1
Brian Harman 125/1
Brian Stuard 125/1
Cameron Tringale 125/1
David Toms 125/1
Justin Hicks 125/1
Kevin Stadler 125/1
Robert Streb 125/1
Vijay Singh 125/1
Aaron Baddeley 150/1
Andrew Svoboda 150/1
Bryce Molder 150/1
Bud Cauley 150/1
Carl Pettersson 150/1
Chesson Hadley 150/1
Danny Lee 150/1
Jason Bohn 150/1
Jerry Kelly 150/1
Jonathan Byrd 150/1
Josh Teater 150/1
Justin Leonard 150/1
Scott Brown 150/1
Scott Langley 150/1
Tim Clark 150/1
Tim Wilkinson 150/1
Andrew Loupe 200/1
Billy Hurley III 200/1
Brian Gay 200/1
Brice Garnett 200/1
Camilo Villegas 200/1
Davis Love III 200/1
Greg Chalmers 200/1
J.J. Henry 200/1
John Merrick 200/1
John Rollins 200/1
Ken Duke 200/1
Kyle Stanley 200/1
Lucas Glover 200/1
Luke Guthrie 200/1
Michael Putnam 200/1
Richard Lee 200/1
Ricky Barnes 200/1
Robert Allenby 200/1
Rod Pampling 200/1
Scott Stallings 200/1
Sean O'Hair 200/1
Tim Herron 200/1
Trevor Immelman 200/1
William Mcgirt 200/1
Yong-Eun Yang 200/1
Chad Campbell 250/1
David Lingmerth 250/1
Heath Slocum 250/1
Jim Renner 250/1
Mark Wilson 250/1
Nicholas Thompson 250/1
Steven Bowditch 250/1
Wes Roach 250/1
Chad Collins 300/1
Derek Ernst 300/1
Spencer Levin 300/1
Kevin Tway 400/1
Briny Baird 500/1
Chris WIlliams 500/1
Jeff Curl 500/1
Olin Browne 500/1
Steve Flesch 500/1
Woody Austin 500/1
Keith Clearwater 1000/1

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Re: 2014 PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational Odds: Matt Kuchar Favored

Colonial offers betting value
By Sportsbook.ag

Tournament: Crowne Plaza Invitational
Date: May 22-25, 2014
Venue: Colonial Country Club
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

After a surprising win by Brendon Todd last week at the Byron Nelson Championship, the PGA Tour makes the short trip from Irving, TX to Fort Worth, TX this weekend for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, a Par-70, 7,204-yard course. The tournament is 1-of-5 invitationals on the tour, as the field will be reduced to just 125 players.

Boo Weekley was able to pull out a close win last season at this tourney with a score of 14-under, defeating Matt Kuchar by one stroke and Zach Johnson (a two-time winner here) by two strokes. Phil Mickelson is the other recent two-time winner at this event, being victorious in both 2000 and 2008. Adam Scott moved to the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings this past week and will be playing just his eighth tournament of this year when he hits the course on Thursday.

Let’s take a look at a few players in the field who have an opportunity to grab a win this weekend.

Golfers to Watch

Zach Johnson (14/1):
Johnson has been spectacular at this event, winning twice (2010 and 2012) while finishing in third place last season and fourth in 2011. He has been tremendous on Sundays in those four years, putting up a scoring average of 66.8 in that time. This season he is ranked fifth on tour in driving accuracy (71.8%) and is seventh in scoring average (70.0). Johnson should garner your largest wager for the weekend's action.

Matt Kuchar (12/1): The player with the lowest odds this week is the 35-year-old Kuchar. It is hard to not put a bet right now on Kuchar who is third in the FedEx Cup standings, fourth in the World Golf Rankings and has placed in the top-7 in five of his past six tournaments this year. He has the best scoring average (69.4) on tour this year thanks in part to shooting a combined 22-under on par-4’s this year (best on tour) and gaining .490 strokes from putting (14th on tour). Kuchar is in great shape to earn his second win of the season come Sunday.

Jim Furyk (15/1): Furyk is playing just as well as Kuchar right now after posting back-to-back runner-up performances in his past two tournaments. He has finished in the top-7 in four of the past six times out and is first in scrambling on tour this year (69.2%) while also having a driving accuracy of 69.7% (10th on tour). Furyk has a good chance at his 17th career PGA victory, which would tie him for the 48th most in tour history.

John Huh (40/1): Huh will turn 24 years old on Wednesday and hopes to grab his second career PGA victory as a gift. After missing the cut in 6-of-8 tournaments between late January and The Masters, Huh placed third in the RBC Heritage and 16th last week at the Byron Nelson Championship. In his first two attempts at this particular event, he placed fifth (2012) and 11th (2013), and should make a push in this year’s installment.

Brice Garnett (200/1): Garnett has been one of the better rookies on tour this season and has made the cut in 14-of-17 events while placing in the top-25 twice. He is coming off a 29th-place finish at the Byron Nelson Championship, but he likes playing in Texas with his best finish coming at the Houston Open last month when he placed tied for seventh. In a season where new names are popping up at the top of the leaderboard each week, Garnett has a good chance to compete as a big sleeper and would be quite a payoff at his 200-to-1 odds.


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Crowne Plaza Invitational Preview and Picks
By Matt Fargo
Playbook.com

The PGA Tour remains in the Lone Star State for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. After coming directly after THE PLAYERS Championship three years ago, this is the second straight year the Colonial comes two weeks after and a week after the HP Byron Nelson Championship. The Colonial has had it share of exciting finishes as in the last eight years, three have been decided by a sudden death playoff with four others decided by just one stroke. Don't be surprised to see another close finish this year.

Colonial Country Club has hosted this event since the tournament's inception in 1946, making it the second oldest PGA Tour event still being played at its original site with the Masters at Augusta National being the oldest. Colonial remains a shot-maker's course. A long drive is nice, but to win Colonial, a golfer must have a skillful touch on his approach and on the greens. Ben Hogan, who is memorialized all over Colonial, once said, "A straight ball will get you in more trouble at Colonial than any course I know."

After playing holes no. 1 and 2, Colonial jumps into a three-hole stretch referred to as the "Horrible Horseshoe", the three most difficult holes on the golf course that are shaped, well, like a horseshoe. After this, the track lightens up and players can go low here. Over the last eight years, the winner has achieved -12 or better with the four-day record being -21. Last year it was ranked the fourth easiest par 70. Given the fact that there is a two-week break between THE PLAYERS and the Colonial, the field this week is strong.

It comes as a surprise that Jim Furyk (+1,200) has not won a tournament in four years but he has certainly been close. He has five runner-up finishes since his last victory including two this year which happened to be in his last two starts. He has had a lot of success here as he has seven top tens, the latest being a solo fourth in 2010. Despite the lack of recent wins, being a favorite is not shocking.

Graham DeLaet (+2,900) continues to tease us week in and week out as his T7 last week at the Byron Nelson was another excruciatingly close call. It was his sixth top ten of the season which includes two second place finishes and still in search of his first win, everything seems to set up well again. He is ranked first in greens in regulation and ball striking, two huge assets to tame this course.

It has been a quiet year for Jason Dufner (+4,500) and part of the reason is he has made only 10 starts. He has three top tens but none since March and that is adding to the value of his odds. He is off back-to-back T48 finishes so he is certainly due. He finished T46 here last year but was solo second in 2012 so he knows his way around Colonial. If his putter gets hot again, he could surprise many.

We used Ryan Palmer (+4,500) last week and while he played well, an average weekend ended with a T22 finish. He has missed only two cuts all season and in 11 starts that he played the weekend, he finished in the top ten four times including a pair of runner-ups. After missing the cut in 2010 along with 11 other tournaments, his last three starts at the Colonial have been T31, T5 and T14. And he is a member here.

Chris Kirk (+5,000) will be our longshot this week but he is no longshot. He won early in the season at The McGladrey Classic and in 16 starts this season, he has hung around for the weekend in all 16. A Sunday 74 hurt him here last year as he finished T35 but that followed a T5 in 2012 and a T16 in 2011. He has shot par or better in three of four rounds in each of those years so making it 4-for-4 this year could be the difference.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial - All for 1 Unit

Jim Furyk (+1,200)
Graham DeLaet (+2,900)
Jason Dufner (+4,500)
Ryan Palmer (+4,500)
Chris Kirk (+5,000)

2014 Record to date after 18 events: -37 Units

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