The PGA Tour heads back over the border after last week’s WGC-Mexico tournament, with the Champion Course at the PGA National Resort in Florida hosting the Honda Classic.
The timing of the Mexican event and the rejigging of the Majors calendar has hit the attendance of this event, with only six of the top 25 players attending.
Defending champion Justin Thomas is favourite this week, understandably after his fourth top ten finish in five starts and a course record in Mexico. However, he has yet to convert these starts to win and at 5/2 we think he’s too short a price.
Rickie Fowler won this event in 2017, but we’re reluctant to back him as we feel he doesn’t win enough for a player of his world ranking and subsequent odds.
Instead we’re going to side with Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard played very well in Mexico last week, finishing tied sixth, and has placed second here in the past. This will be only his third PGA Tour event of the year, so he should be fresh and ready to play.
Our second selection is Byeong Hun An. The Korean is actually a resident of Florida and should be comfortable playing on these greens. He’s a very good ball striker who finished fifth here last year, and shot a 64 in the third round last week to suggest good form is just around the corner.
Garcia to win, 1 pt, at 16/1, widely available
An 0.5 pts each way at 50/1, 1/5 the odds for the first six places, Unibet
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