Not much went my way at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. I laid off Bryson and got burned. If you read my columns, you know that usually if the favorite wins, I’m going to lose. We now head to Muirfield Village as The Workday Charity Open takes the place of the canceled John Deere Classic on the schedule, so let’s have a look at our props bets for the week.
Muirfield Village is longer than the courses we’ve seen since the restart, and comes in around 7,400 yards for a par 72.
Distance off the tee helps, but as the saying goes, you drive for show, short game for dough. Last year’s winner was Patrick Cantlay, a solid all-around player. Justin Thomas opens as a +1100 favorite.
I will be back later today with my favorite picks and parlays to win it all at the Workday Charity Open, but in the meantime, here are some of my favorite props bets:
Workday Charity Open Props – First-Round Leader
Patrick Cantlay (+2800)
Cantlay is proving to be one of golf’s quickest starters. He currently leads the PGA TOUR in opening-round scoring average, with Thursday rounds of 69-66-69-66-68-66 this season. Sheesh, those are some money scores. And, let’s not forget that last year he opened with a 68 en route to winning the Memorial.
He knows the course and is a fast starter. These odds are just too good to pass up in this situation.
Matthew Wolff, Top 20, +275
Pretty sweet odds for the guy who finished second in Detroit last week. He played solid and just had a shaky start on Sunday. I see him bouncing back just fine on this track. I also can’t like, I love his baseball-esque swing. Too much value here to bet him to have a good week. Give me the kid who is playing well to just hang around come Sunday.
Patrick Cantlay, Top 10, +190
I know I already wrote about how he has been a fast starter and his first round at this course last year, but I’m riding with the Cantlay wagon again with this bet. Check out his past two years at Muirfield Village: win and fourth. He was also T11 at the Travelers. He loves playing at this course and has been playing well after the restart.
I know this is kind of a chalky safe bet, but hey, why not pad the wallet a little bit. Base hits help you win ball games as well.
There we have it for our Workday Charity Open props bets, good luck everyone, even if you don’t back Patrick Cantlay!