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PGA Golf: Zurich Open Betting Picks & Tips

Ryan Palmer

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans has been played in the New Orleans for the past 79 years. The first was held in 1938 and has been every year since 1958. This event is sponsored by the Zurich Insurance Group, and is organized by the Fore! Kids Foundation. The winner of the Zurich Open wins $1.26M and the total purse is more than $7M.

Last year, Brian Stuard came away the winner over An Byeong-hun and Jamie Lovemark. Chip Beck owns the record as he shot -26 during the 1988 event. This year’s event is a little different. The Par 72 course that goes more than 7,400 yards will see 80 two-man teams. They will alternate shots in the first and third rounds, with best ball format in the second and fourth round. It’s the first official PGA Tour Event featuring two-man teams since 1981.

Let’s take a look at the Zurich Open Betting Picks and Tips:

Jason Day / Rickie Fowler 6/1:

This is a great combination of golfers. These two can really put on a show. There is a reason these guys are the favorites to win this event in New Orleans. Jason Day has some injury concerns, so we will see if he is healthy enough to make a run for the top of the Zurich Open. Jason Day and Rickie Fowler are 6/1 odds to win.

Justin Rose / Henrik Stenson 13/2:

Justin Rose is 6th in the money list this season, including shooting a -9 at the Masters. That earned him nearly $2M. In three of his four events before the Masters, Rose finished in the Top 15. Henrik Stenson has not been heard much since last season. The 41 year old missed the cut in the Masters, and has missed his last three cuts. After withdrawing in Mexico, things have not gone well for him. These two are listed 13/2 odds to win the event.

Ryan Palmer / Jordan Spieth 10/1:

Jordan Spieth is still one of the best golfers in all of the tour. His partner Ryan Palmer has struggled this season, but is playing his best golf of the season. Palmer finished 11th at RBC Heritage, and was 6th last week at the Texas Open. It’s time for Palmer to get a win, and with Spieth this is his chance. They are listed 10/1 odds.

Daniel Berger / Thomas Pieters 14/1:

Two underrated guys on the tour. Daniel Berger, from Florida State is just 24 years old. After finishing 5th in the Shell Houston Open, he finished 27th at the Masters, with a +3. His partner is also a great up and comer. Thomas Pieters is a youngster from Belgium that goes big or goes him. He finished 5th in Mexico, missed the cut at Bay Hill, and then was in the running at the Masters. He finished 4th place. This duo has a serious chance to win this event, and 14/1 is good odds for them.

J.B. Holmes / Bubba Watson 18/1:

Mr Holmes and Mr Watson have some great odds. The 34-year-old Holmes has really struggled, including 50th at the Masters. But, this guy can really play. The Shell Houston Open was the only time this season he did not make the cut. Bubba Watson has finished in the Top 10 just once in 9 events this season. These two are too good golfers to not be in play. They are listed at 18/1 odds.

Wow! This is going to be a great event. All five of these duos could come away with the win here at the Zurich Open. If we had to pick one, we are going to go with the Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth combination. Spieth is a magician on the course, and you know with a partner, he is going to take some chances.

Bet Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth 10/1 odds to win the Zurich Open!