2012 Zurich Classic Betting Report: Vegas Makes Bubba Watson the Favorite


Las Vegas, Nevada (April 24, 2012)--Bubba Watson is back after his stunning win at the Masters. And the Las Vegas PGA Tour betting experts opened he and Luke Donald as co-favorites. They went off at 12/1 odds to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Justin Rose opened 15/1 while Keegan Bradley was 20/1 with Steve Stricker.--By Brian Hurlburt, odds by Jeff Sherman.

Las Vegas' GolfOdds.com Founder Jeff Sherman says it is still a bit early to tell how the public will like Watson in the wagering department. "So far there isn't much reaction because this will be his first tournament since the masters," says Sherman. "We have seen some support for him for the U.S. Open at 30/1, but the last two weeks he hasn't had any activity to render interest since the Masters win."

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As we do every week, we compare the Vegas betting experts thoughts with the PGATour.com Fantasy experts. Bubba isn't garnering as much respect from Rob Bolton, the Power Rankings writer. Watson comes in fifth, four spots behind the Fantasy favorite, Graeme McDowell. Stricker, Bradley and Donald round out the top five.

Of Watson, Bolton writes: "Back in action since his major breakthrough at the Masters. Carded just six holes over par en route to his playoff victory here a year ago. Leads the TOUR in distance off the tee, ranks second in greens hit and ninth in adjusted scoring."

 

ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS -- COURTESY OF GOLFODDS.com
TPC LOUISIANA - AVONDALE, LOUISIANA
APRIL 26-29, 2012
 
ODDS TO WIN:
LUKE DONALD 12/1
BUBBA WATSON 12/1
JUSTIN ROSE 15/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 20/1
STEVE STRICKER 20/1
WEBB SIMPSON 25/1
JASON DUFNER 25/1
NICK WATNEY 30/1
GRAEME McDOWELL 30/1
CARL PETTERSSON 30/1
CHARLES HOWELL III 30/1
BUD CAULEY 30/1
ERNIE ELS 40/1
PETER HANSON 40/1
CAMERON TRINGALE 40/1
JOHN SENDEN 40/1
DAVID TOMS 50/1
RICKIE FOWLER 50/1
GEOFF OGILVY 50/1
K.J. CHOI 50/1
GREG CHALMERS 50/1
BEN CRANE 50/1
JEFF OVERTON 50/1
KEVIN STREELMAN 50/1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN 50/1
BEN CURTIS 60/1
BRIAN DAVIS 60/1
HARRIS ENGLISH 60/1
RETIEF GOOSEN 60/1
MATT EVERY 60/1
BRYCE MOLDER 60/1
BRIAN GAY 60/1
J.B. HOLMES 60/1
SPENCER LEVIN 60/1
ROBERT KARLSSON 80/1
RYAN PALMER 80/1
JOHN ROLLINS 80/1
CHRIS STROUD 80/1

 

 

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