2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 31, 2019 in

The 84th edition of the Waste Management Phoenix Open gets underway on today, as members of golf’s elite descend on Scottsdale, Arizona. The 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open field features an impressive mix of proven names like Justin Thomas and Phil Mickelson competing against up-and-comers like Abraham Ancer and Cameron Champ, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this season at the Sanderson Farms Championship. The latest 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open odds have Jon Rahm as the Vegas favorite at 7-1, with Thomas (9-1), Hideki Matsuyama (12-1) and Xander Schauffele (14-1) coming in at 14-1 or shorter.

Matsuyama’s three-peat bid ended early at this event last year. After winning the Phoenix Open in 2016 and ’17, Matsuyama had to withdraw from last year’s tournament with a left wrist injury. Although he has dominated this course in years past, he has only finished on top of the leaderboard of any tournament once since his 2017 triumph, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational two years ago. Also, Matsuyama has finished 18th or worse in three of his past four starts on the PGA Tour. There are far better values to be had in this loaded 2019 Phoenix Open field than the premium he’s commanding.

2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds & Prediction

Horschel Could Do it

Another surprise: Billy Horschel, a 40-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Horschel enters the Waste Management Phoenix Open 2019 has finished in the top 25 in four straight starts on the PGA Tour. He’s fresh off his best performance of the season, taking eighth at the highly competitive Farmers Insurance Open after shooting all four rounds under par at Torrey Pines. He’s also finished in the top 25 at the Waste Management Open in two of his last three starts in the Arizona desert.

His driving accuracy percentage is what makes him a strong play this week at TPC Scottsdale. He’s currently 45th on tour in that department, hitting almost 68 percent of fairways. That’s helped him reach 75 percent of greens in regulation this season, which results in more birdie opportunities and plenty of chances to climb up the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open leaderboard.

Kuchar Always Tough

Another golfer to watch out for is Matt Kuchar. He has two top finishes in his last three events and two straight top ten finishes. I think he could have a very good weekend at Phoenix. Kuchar is listed at +2800.

Others

Others to watch for include Rickie Fowler, who has been playing top-shelf golf as of late. He also happens to be a two-time runner-up at this event so he has a few things going for him in this one, recent success and positive history with the course and event. Fowler is +1800.

Ricky Fowler is among the favorites to win the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

How about Daniel Berger? He has been tied for the eleventh place or better in three of four previous events here in Phoenix. Berger is listed at +5000.

Pick and Prediction

I, personally, like placing my bet on Xander Schauffele. I like his odds return and his flat out chances to win it here this weekend. Take him at +1600.