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CareerBuilder Challenge PGA Betting Preview and Pick

Phil Mickelson is our top pick to win the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge in the PGA tour golf.

This weekend in the PGA – the CareerBuilder Challenge will take place at the Club at PGA West in La Quinta, California. This is a total purse of $5.8M, and the defending champion is Jason Dufner. The 39 year old is coming off a 21st place at the SBS Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua, by shooting a -9. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites for the CareerBuilder Challenge, and give our best pick!

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed is the favorite coming into the event. Reed finished last season as the third best player in the game. He earned nearly $6M, and came away with one title and made 24 out of 28 cuts. The 26 year old turned pro in 2011. This season, Reed finished 10th just before Christmas in the Hero World Challenge, and most recently 6th at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Reed is always among the top of the leaderboard. He is the most consistent player coming into this event. Reed is listed at +1200 to win the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Francesco Molinari

Second on the odds listing is Francesco Molinari at +1800. This is not very little surprising, with the Italian finishing Top 6 in the last two events he played. The problem is – those were in October and November. He shot a 268 at the Shriners Hospital making nearly $240,000. Molinari can smoke the ball, and that will certainly be a big advantage for him. His longest drive was nearly 340 yards.

Phil Mickelson

Coming in 16th during the 2015 – 2016 season is the 46 year old out of Arizona State; Phil Mickelson. Lefty comes into the event listed at +1800 to win the title. He has yet to play in a 2017 event since October 13th, when he finished 8th at the Safeway Open. Mickelson when he gets going is one of the toughest players to slow down. Many think it’s a little early for Mickelson to catch fire. He has a pretty solid odds at +1800.

Billy Haas

Billy Haas is next on the list at +2000, Haas, will turn 35 years old is 18th currently in 2017. Part of that is back to back finishes of 13th at the RSM Classic and the Sony Open. He wrapped up a -13 in Waialae, which earned him more than $100,000. Haas has made all four cuts, and was one of the best cut maker in 2016. Look out for Haas to be in the mix when Sunday gets here. Look at him at +2000.

Zach Johnson

One of the underdogs we really like is Zach Johnson. ZJ is probably our second favorite golfer in this article. Johnson played really well in the Sony Open, finishing 6th. Before that, he finished 12th in the Hero World Challenge in December. The 40 year old from Iowa City is hitting nearly 77% of greens in regulation. This guy is a fringe Top 10 guy on a weekly basis when he is striking it well. This course fits Johnson’s style well. Take a look, especially when he is listed at +2000.

Kevin Na

You are getting pretty decent odds if you are betting on Kevin Na. The 33 year old from South Korea finished 28th last season. He has been around forever for a 33 year old, as this is his 16th season as a professional. He finished 36th in the Sony Open, which was much better than his play at the Shriners in November. Na hit the fairway on nearly 47% of his shots, and was 68.1% in greens in regulation. A pretty solid underdog, if you want to take a flyer, bet on Kevin Na at +4000.

Keegan Bradley

The 30 year old from St. John’s University, Keegan Bradley is another big underdog in this event. Keegan Bradley is 23rd this season with back to back Top 10 events in October and November. Bradley struggled in his most recent event, missing the cut at the Sony Open. Look for Bradley to strike the ball well. If you have extra money to spend, take a look at Bradley coming into the event at +6600.

Betting Pick for Career Builder Challenge

The final pick to win this event is going to be lefty – Phil Mickelson. He has been there and done that, and seems poised to put together a solid 2017. There is no better time to get started than by winning this event. Bet on Phil Mickelson at +1800 to win the CareerBuilder Challenge!