2017 Honda Classic Betting Preview

Fresh from tipping Dustin Johnson to win on the PGA Tour last week, we have got three tips for The Honda Classic at the PGA National Golf Club in Florida. The Champion Course has hosted the tournament since 2007 and the 7,158 yard track ranks as one of the toughest par-70s on the tour, with Adam Scott returning as the defending champion...

  • Russell Knox three results at The Honda Classic are: 2-3-26
  • Sergio Garcia boasts a scoring average of 69.92 at The Honda Classic

23rd February - 26th February Odds Won/Lost Bet

The Honda Classic
Rickie Fowler (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 18 / 1  
Russell Knox (each way) @ 33 / 1  
Brendan Steele (each way) @ 45 / 1  

The Leading Contenders

Scott arrives for his title defence off the back of a run of six consecutive top-fifteen finishes since October but he is plenty short enough at 12/1 in the absence of Jordan Spieth, Johnson et al.

Sergio Garcia is also towards the front of the market after tying 8th at the Honda Classic in 2014 before finishing runner-up last year. In six previous outings on the Champion Course, the Spaniard boasts an actual scoring average of 69.92 but the recent Dubai winner disappointed at Riviera last week and is 18/1 in Florida.

Justin Thomas can also be backed at 18/1 after finishing tied 3rd in this event last year, although his form has cooled since his two stunning wins in Hawaii earlier this year.

We prefer to side with another 18/1 chance in Rickie Fowler as he has finished in the top-25 in four of his five appearances at The Honda Classic, including a career-best tie for 6th last year. Fowler actually led at the half-way stage twelve months ago and we fancy he has unfinished business after tying for 4th in Phoenix recently. The American is going close without quite getting over the line but he should be fresh after taking last week off and now is the time for the world number fourteen to start closing the gap on his peers at the top of the world rankings.
Tip #1: Rickie Fowler (each way) @ 18/1 with Bet 365.

The Each-Way Tips

Fowler currently ranks 14th for greens in regulation on the PGA Tour this season and GIR stats have proven to be a key indicator of performance at the Honda Classic, which augurs well for our next selection. Russell Knox, who ranks sixth for GIR, looks to be underrated at 33/1 after racking up four top-elevens already this season and he is another who should be raring to go after taking a week off following his missed cut in Phoenix, which halted a run of eighteen successive cuts made.

Knox is ready to bounce back to form at a course where he has finished 2-3-26 in three previous visits and the Scot boasts an actual scoring average of 69.08 at this venue.
Tip #2: Russell Knox (each way) @ 33/1 with Betfred.

Finally, Brendan Steele has made all six cuts at The Honda Classic, finishing in the top-fifteen in his past two, and his consistent recent form could be rewarded in Florida. Steele is on a run of twelve successive cuts made since the US PGA Championship and he has won the Safeway Open, as well as racked up six top-25 finishes, including a couple of top-sixes, in that time.
Tip #3: Brendan Steele (each way) @ 45/1 with Boylesports.

2017 Honda Classic Odds

Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler 3/10 2/5 2/7 2/5 1/3 1/3 1/3
Tyrrell Hatton
Tyrrell Hatton 8 9 8 9 8 9 8
Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer 33 25 25 28 25 28 28
Emiliano Grillo
Emiliano Grillo 33 30 33 28 33 33 33
Sean OHair
Sean OHair 40 40 50 45 40 40 40
Wesley Bryan
Wesley Bryan 50 50 50 45 50 40 50
Kevin Kisner
Kevin Kisner 66 50 66 55 66 50 66
Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland 28 28 25 28 30 28 33
Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker 80 55 80 60 66 66 80
Ryan Palmer
Ryan Palmer 100 80 100 90 80 80 100
Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson 66 55 80 55 66 66 80
Graham Delaet
Graham Delaet 100 70 100 80 80 80 100
Jason Dufner
Jason Dufner 80 60 80 60 80 66 80
Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri 100 70 125 80 100 100 125
Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari 80 66 80 70 80 66 80
Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia 100 66 100 70 125 100 125
Brian Stuard
Brian Stuard 150 125 150 125 125 100 150
Paul Casey
Paul Casey 125 90 125 90 125 125 150
Morgan Hoffmann
Morgan Hoffmann 200 150 200 150 150 100 150
Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel 200 125 200 125 150 150 200
Rafael Cabrera Bello
Rafael Cabrera Bello 200 125 150 125 150 150 200
Luke Donald
Luke Donald 200 125 200 150 200 150 200
Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman 200 125 200 150 200 150 200
Russell Henley
Russell Henley 125 200 - 200 200 - -
Brandon Hagy
Brandon Hagy 200 150 200 150 200 150 200
Bud Cauley
Bud Cauley 250 200 250 200 250 150 300
Lucas Glover
Lucas Glover - 400 - 400 300 - -
Ryan Blaum
Ryan Blaum 300 300 - 300 400 - 500
Adam Scott
Adam Scott - 500 - 500 300 - -
Luke List
Luke List - 500 - 500 300 - -
Scott Stallings
Scott Stallings - 500 - 500 300 - -
Brendan Steele
Brendan Steele - 750 - 750 750 - -
C T Pan
C T Pan - 750 - 750 750 - -
David Hearn
David Hearn - 750 - 750 750 - -
Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell - 750 - 750 500 - -
Jim Herman
Jim Herman - 750 - 750 750 - -
Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen - 750 - 750 500 - -
Ryo Ishikawa
Ryo Ishikawa - 750 - 750 750 - -
Chad Collins
Chad Collins 250 300 250 300 250 200 250
Billy Hurley III
Billy Hurley III - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Blayne Barber
Blayne Barber - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Boo Weekley
Boo Weekley - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Brian Gay
Brian Gay - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Brian Harman
Brian Harman - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Carl Pettersson
Carl Pettersson - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Charles Howell III
Charles Howell III - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Cody Gribble
Cody Gribble - 750 - 1000 1000 - -
Daniel Summerhays
Daniel Summerhays - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Harold Varner III
Harold Varner III - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Harris English
Harris English - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
J J Spaun
J J Spaun - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
J T Poston
J T Poston - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Jhonattan Vegas
Jhonattan Vegas - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Nick Watney
Nick Watney - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Seung-Yul Noh
Seung-Yul Noh - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Soren Kjeldsen
Soren Kjeldsen - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Sung Kang
Sung Kang - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Tyrone Van Aswegen - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Greg Chalmers
Greg Chalmers - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Mackenzie Hughes
Mackenzie Hughes - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Ollie Schniederjans
Ollie Schniederjans - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Ben Crane
Ben Crane - 1000 - 1000 3000 - -
Cameron Tringale
Cameron Tringale - 1000 - 1000 3000 - -
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick - 1000 - 1000 3000 - -
Patton Kizzire
Patton Kizzire - 1000 - 1000 3000 - -
Ryan Brehm
Ryan Brehm - 1000 - - 3000 - -
Scott Brown
Scott Brown - 1000 - 1000 3000 - -