PGA Tour Betting: Barracuda Championship Odds Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on July 29, 2020 in

Golf is looking to make a full swing for competition as the rise in sports is heating back up. Most of the big names in golf will be competing in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, while the rest of the tour will look to snag an elusive spot in the PGA Championship with a win at the Barracuda Championship. Let’s find out who’s providing the best betting value for this event so you can place your bets against their PGA odds.

Barracuda Championship Odds Preview – PGA Tour

This tournament is considered an alternate event, which simply means it awards 300 FedEx Cup points but has no Masters invitation. It does however give the winner a 2 year PGA exemption and a spot into the PGA Championship.

This 2020 event will be the 22nd annual installment of the Barracuda Championship and you can catch it on Golf Channel. There is also a $3.5 million dollar purse available in this year’s Barracuda Championship.

The Course

This year’s event is at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood, previously played at Montreux. It features 7,390 yards for a par 71, with a lot of elevation.

When looking at the course, the par 5’s will be most likely reached for most of the field. For players that tee off well and drive far, there are 2 par 4’s that would be some easier point opportunities.

Point System

This lone event uses a point system called Modified Stableford. The point scoring is as follows: albatross gains eight points, an eagle five, a birdie two, a par zero, a bogey loses one and a double or worse loses three.

This scoring promotes more aggressive play and incentives for players trying to play their best, as if the stakes were not already high enough. Players will need to really make careful shots especially on the holes that have many trees and water blocking their path.

Players In Mind To Watch

Top 10 players that could win:

  • Russel Henley: +1800
  • Brendan Steele:+2200
  • Alex Noren:+2200
  • Ryan Moore:+2200
  • Sam Burns:+2800
  • Patrick Rodgers:+2800
  • Matthias Schwab: +4000
  • Cameron Davis: +6000
  • Chase Seiffert: +8000
  • Denny McCarthy: +8000

*odds are subject to changes

Potential Winner of This Event

With this event, the favorites sometimes do not win. Most of the time it seems that the players that are somewhere in the middle of their betting odds typically come out on top.

Matthias Schwab is looking to be a very popular selection after he led the field in ball striking at the 3M Open. The Austrian shows he has experience adjusting his game to altitude by looking at his gameplay in his home country, as evidence in the elevation factor into the opening pair of European Tour.

Cameron Davis is a very interesting selection here. This is the same guy back in 2017 that took down the Australian Open over the likes of Jason Day and Jordan Spieth. He is only 25, and definitely has the talent to take this event.

Chase Seiffert is another guy to definitely keep an eye on. He has shown to have great iron play which is something definitely needed on a handful of these holes. However, he needs to be more consistent with his putting if he wants to bag this win.