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The Grant Thornton Invitational is upon us, as 16 teams featuring one player from the PGA Tour and one from the LPGA hit the fairways at the Tiburon Golf Club.
Tony Finau and Nelly Korda are the tournament favorites, with Ludvig Aberg and Madelene Sagstrom not far behind. Here are our Grant Thornton Invitational picks, props and long shots for Friday, Dec. 8.
Grant Thornton Invitational odds: PGA and LPGA team up for co-sanctioned tournament at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida on Friday, Dec. 8.
We’re in for a fun week at the Tiburon Golf Club as some of the top men and women in golf pair up for a three-round tournament. The format features 16 two-player teams. Here are our best Grant Thornton Invitational picks and props.
- Round 1: Scramble – After teeing off, players choose the best ball and take their subsequent shots from that spot.
- Round 2: Foursomes (alternate shots) – Players will tee off and then alternate balls until the hole is finished.
- Round 3: Modified fourball – Players tee off, then switch balls for their second shots and play that same ball until it is holed.
Grant Thornton Invitational outright winner: Tony Finau/Nelly Korda (+600 or better)
Two fan-favorites are also the odds-on favorites to win it all this week. Tony Finau is the second-highest ranked men’s player in the tournament (Day) and will be paired up with the LPGA’s No. 5 Nelly Korda.
Finau finished T-20 at the Tour Championship earlier this year and is coming off a T-4 at Tiger’s Hero World Challenge. He’s currently 21st in OWGR. Meanwhile Korda is one of the brightest stars on the LPGA and finished T-5 with Denny McCarthy at the similar QBE Shootout this time last year. This should be one of the tourney’s top tandems.
Grant Thornton Invitational props: Ludvig Åberg/Madelene Sagström Top 5 finish (+105 or better)
The hype has been building around Ludvig Aberg for some time and it feels like he’s about to take the leap to the elite. Aberg is one of the hottest players on the planet and is fresh off a win at the RSM Classic. He’s finished no worse than T-13 in his last four events.
Aberg will be teaming up with fellow Swede Madelene Sagstrom, who is coming off a T-16 at the CME Group Tour Championship. The 31-year-old is currently ranked 26th in the world standings. The books have these two listed with the second shortest odds, and we like their chances to finish in the top five.
Grant Thornton Invitational props: Harris English/Celine Boutier to win group (+350 at DraftKings)
Harris English knows his way around Tiburon Golf Club. He and his partner Matt Kuchar are three-time champions at the QBE Shootout (2013, 2016, 2020), so he’s got a firm grasp on what it takes to win this style of tournament.
His partner – Celine Boutier – is coming off a stellar season that saw her win four times, including the Evian Championship and the Maybank Championship. This pair has the pedigree to pull off a win in a group that features Glover/Maguire, Taylor/Yin, Dahmen/Vu and Conners/Henderson.
Grant Thornton Invitational long shot: Corey Conners/Brooke Henderson outright winner (+1000 or better)
Both Corey Conners and Brooke Henderson are no strangers to hoisting championship trophies. Conners notched his second career win at the Valero Texas Open last year and is currently 34th in the OWGR.
Meanwhile, Brooke Henderson has 13 LPGA wins – the most victories of any Canadian golfer on major professional tours. While maybe not a true long shot, we like anything +1000 or longer for the Canucks.
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