The PGA Tour returns to Torrey Pines this week, while there is also action on the DP World Tour and LPGA Tour. Need some betting tips for this week’s golf?
Golf returns to Torrey Pines this week for the Farmers Insurance Open, but who are our tips for betting glory?
American Max Homa took home the title at Torrey Pines last year with a scintillating final round. Could he do the same this week? And don’t forget, the Farmers finishes on Saturday, not Sunday!
Who will take victory at Emirates Golf Club? Matt Coles gives us his betting tips for the Farmers Insurance Open.
Farmers Insurance Open golf betting tips and preview
Venue: Torrey Pines (North & South Courses), San Diego, California, United States
Date: January 24-27, 2024
Course stats: North Course – Par 72, 7,258 yards / South Course – Par 72, 7,802 yards
Defending champion: Max Homa (-13)
Jason Day @ 25/1 with Oddschecker
This is an event that Jason Day enjoys playing in. The Australian has finished in the top 20 in three of the last four editions of the competition. He’s also a two-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open!
Day was victorious at Torrey Pines in both 2015 and 2018, winning in a play-off on both occasions.
Could the Australian get back in the winner’s circle for the first time since May and become just the third person after Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to win this event at least three times? He is 25/1 to do so this week.
Best of the rest…
Max Homa: He is the defending champion, and he will be looking for victory at Torrey Pines once more. Homa won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2023, and he is the second favourite to retain that title, sitting at 10/1.
Will Zalatoris: This will only be his fourth event back after that prolonged period away from the game through injury. Zalatoris finished runner-up to Luke List at Torrey Pines in 2022. 45/1 says the American goes one better this week, winning for the first time since September 2022.
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
Along with the Farmers Insurance Open, there is also action from the DP World Tour and the LPGA Tour this week.
The DP World Tour continues its run in the Middle East after Rory McIlroy won his fourth Hero Dubai Desert Classic crown. The Ras Al Khaimah Championship is the third consecutive event to be held in the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, following Lydia Ko’s victory at season opener on the LPGA Tour last week, this week sees the LPGA Drive On Championship in Florida.
If you’re thinking of betting on this week’s golf, then here are our tips for success…
Haotong Li @ 50/1 to win the Ras Al Khaimah Championship with Oddschecker
Yes, he was erratic with the driver on Sunday at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic and that probably cost him a shot at the victory.
However, the signs are there that Haotong Li’s game is getting back to its best. T14 at the Dubai Invitational, T7 on the Majlis on Sunday…
Is it that much of a surprise that Li wins this week at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship? He is 50/1 to win for the first time in 18 months.
Nelly Korda @ 12/1 to win the LPGA Drive On Championship with Oddschecker
Former World No.1 Nelly Korda is in familiar territory this week at the LPGA Drive On Championship, with the tournament taking place in her home town of Bradenton, Florida.
Korda has not won on the LPGA Tour since 2022 but did win the Aramco Team Series – London even in July last year.
Can she delight her home fans? Korda is the third favourite to take home the LPGA Drive On Championship at 12/1.
What is the PGA Tour?
The PGA Tour is the leading golf tour in the men’s game. The tour mainly features events in the United States, including the likes of the PLAYERS Championship and the Memorial Tournament in its 38-event calendar for the 2024 season.
What is the West Coast Swing?
The West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour is the affectionate name for the run of tournaments at the start of each calendar year. Events in Hawaii, California and Arizona are all a part of the run.
What does the PGA stand for in PGA and LPGA Tour?
PGA stands for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. The PGA of America has almost 30,000 members and it is an organisation of golf professionals in the country. The PGA Tour came from the PGA of America. The LPGA is the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association and is exactly the same as the PGA of America.
What is the LPGA Tour?
The LPGA Tour is the leading golf tour in the women’s game. The tour mainly features events in the United States and there are 31 tournaments across the 2024 calendar.
How can I watch the PGA and LPGA Tours?
Action from both the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour is shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, while the action is mainly on the Golf Channel and CBS in the United States. Both tours operate a world feed which is then sent to television stations around the world.
What is the International Swing?
The 2023-2024 DP World Tour season has a different look to compared to previous years. Instead, there will be several ‘Swings’.
The ‘International Swing’ is the second part of the 2024 DP World Tour season, and includes eight events – visiting the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kenya and South Africa. For more on how the 2023-2024 season will run, read our full run-down here.
What is the DP World Tour?
The DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour) is the leading men’s professional golf tour in Europe. Its headquarters are based at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, and the tour has 44 tournaments across 24 countries over its 2024 season.
What does the DP stand for in DP World Tour?
DP stands for Dubai Port. DP World are the title sponsor of the tour. They are a multinational logistics company, specialising in cargo logistics, maritime services and free trade zones.
How can I watch the DP World Tour?
Action from the DP World Tour is shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. The DP World Tour operates a world feed which is then sent to television stations around the world.
Fancy a punt on this week’s action? Take a look at the latest odds with Oddschecker.
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