After a long hiatus due to coronavirus, the PGA Tour is back and better than ever. The Rocket Mortgage Classic takes place this weekend and the public is showing a ton of confidence in the favorite — Bryson Dechambeau. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, 10% of total bets and 18% of all betting handle is on Dechambeau.
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Dechambeau is leading the field right now, but there is significant public interest in Viktor Hovland as well. The Norwegian earned his first career PGA Tour win in February before coronavirus shut down the sport. The up-and-coming golfer is a solid option for PGA bettors who don’t want to follow the crowd and bet the favorite.
Following Hovland, three golfers stand at 6% of the golf betting handle. Rickie Fowler (+3300), Kevin Reed (+1600), and Kevin Na (+3500) are all nipping at the heels of Hovland. Although Fowler doesn’t have a win to his name in 2020, he’s a big name who many bettors flock to whenever he enters a tournament.
Although most of the public is on Dechambeau, Doc Redman presents an interesting longshot option. The 22-year-old isn’t tearing it up since the PGA Tour resumed, but he’s had a few decent showings, including an 11th-place finish at the Travelers Championship. It’s also worth noting that Redman finished second in the Rocket Mortgage Classic last year.
Sure, betting on Redman is a leap of faith to a certain extent, but it’s a risk that can pay off in spades. The young golfer is sitting at +4000 and accounts for 4% of total bets and 3% of all betting handle. If Redman can pull off the upset, bettors who put their confidence in him will be rewarded.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic tees off at the Detroit Golf Club on Thursday, July 2.
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