There’s plenty to occupy the minds of golf followers this week. And there’s certainly more than enough to give sports bettors a healthy interest thanks to the great work done by bookmakers. The main interest will be the Hero World Challenge, however. Where will your stake money go? Here are our top Hero World Challenge betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
We focus our attention on the Hero World Challenge which is a golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods. The play features a small number of the highest-ranking players in the sport and is a glamorous event, to say the least. It’s a standard strokes play set-up with 3,500,000 USD in prize money available.
Such is the competitiveness of this tournament, bookmakers have struggled to nail down a favourite. That will catch the attention of value hunters who love nothing more than capitalising on any indecision amongst online bookmakers. The current betting has Justin Thomas as a 13/2 jolly and he’s placed just ahead of Jon Rahm at 7/1 with the same firm. Patrick Cantlay makes up the top three players in the outright betting list with William Hill offering a market best price of 9/1.
Take a Chance on the Outsider
There’s enough to catch your eye with the major players. However, we prefer to shoot for the value and take a chance on a plucky outsider, backing them each-way. The man to carry our stake money this weekend is Dustin Johnson who can be supported at a generous 10/1 with William Hill, better than the 9/1 available with some other bookies. Each-way players will get 1/5 the odds a place the best five finishers and that makes it easier to take a pop at one with double-figure odds attached.