2019 Hero World Challenge Betting Preview
Tiger Woods is hosting this year’s Hero World Challenge, which takes place at the Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.
The Hero World Challenge is an 18-player event for elite competitors, which wraps up on Saturday to allow preparation time for the upcoming Presidents Cup.
But who’s going to be crowned as the 2019 winner? Nitrogen Sports Blog lists down a trio of solid options, as well as a couple of sleepers to look out for, and the Hero World Challenge betting odds this 2019.
Where: Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
When: Dec. 4–7, 2019
Total Purse: $3,500,000
2019 Hero World Challenge favorites
With such a small field of elite talent, it’s hard to look past some of the top players in golf. Here’s a rundown of the 18 golfers taking part vying to land at the highest spot of the Hero World Challenge leaderboard, along with their respective Official World Golf Ranking:
Dustin Johnson (3), Justin Thomas (4), Jon Rahm (5), Patrick Cantlay (6) Tiger Woods (7), Justin Rose (8), Xander Schauffele (9), Bryson DeChambeau (10), Webb Simpson (11), Gary Woodland (14), Patrick Reed (15), Tony Finau (16), Rickie Fowler (21), Matt Kuchar (22), Kevin Kisner (35), Bubba Watson (38), Henrik Stenson (40), Jordan Spieth (43)
Hero World Challenge betting odds vs. Jon Rahm: +112
Justin Thomas is the fourth-ranked player in the world, and he has recently won the CJ Cup in South Korea, as well as the BMW Championship in August. JT is a surefire bet if you’re looking at clear favourites, and he’s in great form heading into the competition.
Hero World Challenge betting odds vs. Xander Schauffele: -103
Once the face of golf, Tiger Woods has managed to improve his reputation with efforts like his foundation work, as well as regaining his form on the course. Woods recently equalled Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour titles at the Zozo Championship in Japan, and he’s a five-time winner of the Hero World Challenge. It’s always tempting to back him, but Woods’ last win came back in 2011.
Hero World Challenge betting odds vs. Tiger Woods: -102
Dustin Johnson is back following arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee earlier this year. While DJ will need time to recover, the surgery was due to wear and tear, so he’s likely to be back with better strength and mobility if rehab has gone well. He’s already the top-ranked player in the tournament, so much depends on the progress of his recovery.
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2019 PGA TOUR
The PGA Tour heads to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge which features the 18 talented golfers which includes event host Tiger Woods also competing and Nitrogen Sports has the latest betting lines for the tournament matchups.
2019 Hero World Challenge Sleepers
Here are a couple of longshots if you’re looking for the best possible odds for the 2019 Hero World Challenge. Will any of them get to the top of the Hero World Challenge leaderboard this 2019?
Hero World Challenge betting odds vs. Matt Kuchar: -111
Jordan Spieth is the lowest-ranked player in the competition, despite recording five top 10s this season. The 2017 Open winner hasn’t been able to replicate his prior form despite earning decent money, and he hasn’t threatened to win a tournament in a while. This all means that Speith will be the longest of longshots, but he has the ability to mix it with the very best on his day. He’s still a young player, and he could turn it up given the small field.
Hero World Challenge betting odds vs. Tiger Woods: -133
Henrik Stenson is the second-lowest ranked player in the competition, and it’s easy to forget that he won the Hero World Challenge in 2015. More recently, he finished in a respectable fourth in 2018, so he doesn’t turn up to make up the numbers. The first male Nordic major champion is a great outside bet if he can live up to his past form.
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