The PGA TOUR heads to the Bahamas this week for the Hero World Challenge. Albany Golf Course will be the host course and measures as a 7,449-yard par 72 with Bermuda greens.
Below I have outlined my two favorite bets for the week.
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Homa has played two times this Fall, finishing T7 at the Fortinet back in September, and then winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge three weeks ago on the DP World Tour. His game appears to be dialed in right now.
At first glance, betting Homa at +850 seems wild, but there are only 20 golfers in the field this week, and two of them are Tiger Woods and Will Zalatoris, who are both returning from serious injuries and are basically drawing dead to win.
Homa finished a modest 17th here last year, but I am willing to overlook that since it was his first start at Albany. He sits fifth in this field in SG: Total and sixth in birdies per round over his past 48, and you could make the argument only Viktor Hovland is coming in with better form.
In a field with only 20 players, it’s hard to identify any sort of value, but knowing what we know about Finau, I’d easily say that getting him at 22/1 here is quite strong. He’s coming in as an absolute wild card after having a pretty miserable 2023 season, but anytime we get to a birdie-fest type of event, all bets are off for Finau.
Four of Finau’s six PGA TOUR victories have come at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, 3M Open, Mexico Open and Puerto Rico Open, all of which are massive birdie-fests. I also might have buried the lede here, because in Finau’s four starts at this event, he’s finished seventh, seventh, 10th and runner-up.
This is a bet-on-talent play here at a pretty strong number in a very small field.
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