PGA Honda Classic Picks
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (TheSpread) – The 2011 PGA Honda Classic tees off Thursday morning with some of the top golfers in the world vying for the title. Here is some picks to consider for the event.
While the field features the likes of Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, my golfer to look out for this weekend is fellow European Graeme McDowell. According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com, McDowell has 8/1 odds to win the tournament and that is very possible for him as he has won two of his last nine tournaments and placed in the top 10 in five others.
In terms of matchups, I like Donald (-120) to finish ahead of Westwood. Donald is coming off a win in the match play championship last week and he is a former winner of this tournament while Westwood is currently struggling, as he hasn’t finished in the top 10 in any event this year.
Another matchup I like is Matt Kuchar (-140) over Rickie Fowler. Kuchar is one of the hottest golfers in the world right now in terms of consistency as he has placed in the top 10 in four of his last five tournaments. Fowler has been well as of late too, but he tends to be streaky, following a good performance with a bad one. After playing well in the match play last week, look for Fowler to struggle this weekend.