PGA Tour at Scottsdale, LIV Golf in Las Vegas, and the DP World Tour in Qatar. Who are our betting tips for this busy week of golf?
There are three tournaments over the next seven days, including the WM Phoenix Open, but who are betting tips for the week’s golf?
The PGA Tour returns to TPC Scottsdale this week, where Scottie Scheffler took the title in 2023.
Thousands of fans will pour into the stands at the famous par-3 16th, but which of the players walking through will take the victory? Matt Coles gives us his betting tips for the WM Phoenix Open here.
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WM Phoenix Open betting tips and preview
Venue: TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Date: February 8-11, 2024
Course stats: Par 71, 7,261 yards
Defending champion: Scottie Scheffler (-19)
Scottie Scheffler @ 6/1 with bet365
I know what you might be thinking… Oh you’ve picked the man who is the World No.1, defending champion and the runaway favourite. And that is true. I have!
But how can you not back Scottie Scheffler? He has finished outside the top 25 on just one occasion in 16 months. He’s won three times including at TPC Scottsdale last year, and has four top-six finishes in his last six events. He is 6/1 and the favourite for a reason. Back Scottie for victory on Sunday!
Min Woo Lee @ 33/1 with bet365
For a while now, Min Woo Lee has been trending towards grabbing a first PGA Tour victory. He won in Macau and Australia prior to Christmas and came home just outside the top 20 at the American Express.
In what will be his first tournament as a newly signed Callaway staff player, can the new equipment take the Australian to a first PGA Tour win? He is 33/1 to do just that come Sunday…
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
The WM Phoenix Open is not the only event this week, with action also coming in the LIV Golf League and on the DP World Tour.
After a wonderful opening event at Mayakoba, LIV Golf moves to Las Vegas for the first time in its three-year history. Joaquin Niemann won on Sunday, but who will take the title this week?
The DP World Tour’s run in the Middle East will come to an end after five successive weeks. The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has moved from its traditional October slot to sit in the International Swing this season. Sami Valimaki is the reigning champion after winning at Doha GC just four months ago.
Who are our betting tips for these three big golf events this week? Take a look below…
LIV Golf Las Vegas betting tips and preview
Venue: Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date: February 8-10, 2024
Course stats: Par 72, 7,203 yards
Tyrrell Hatton @ 14/1 with bet365
LIV Golf Mayakoba was the debut LIV event for Tyrrell Hatton. He didn’t have the best of starts but shot a great final round on Sunday to help Legion XIII to win the Team Event in their first ever outing.
I expect the Englishman to continue that form into this week, and to take the victory at Las Vegas CC. He is currently 14/1 to do so, the fourth favourite.
Dean Burmester @ 22/1 with bet365
The South African challenged for the victory at Mayakoba on Sunday, finishing two shots outside the play-off. That continued the great form that Dean Burmester has shown recently.
He won on home soil in back-to-back weeks on the DP World Tour just prior to Christmas, and I fancy challenge for that maiden LIV Golf title this week as well. He is currently 22/1 for the title in Vegas.
Sebastian Soderberg @ 33/1 to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with bet365
Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg has been in decent form recently with four top-tens in his last seven events. Two of those have come in the last two weeks, at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship and the Bahrain Championship. The Swede is 33/1 to win this week in Qatar.
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.
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 LIV Golf?
The LIV Golf League started in 2022, thanks to backing from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), with Greg Norman being the face of the league.
For the 2024 season, there are 13 teams and 54 players at each event, which feature a shotgun start over 54 holes. There is both an individual and a teams title at each event, along with a season-long championship. For more on how LIV Golf works, read here.
How can I watch LIV Golf?
LIV Golf has its own broadcast set-up, which goes live around the world. For viewers in the United Kingdom, the action is shown live and free on YouTube.
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 UAE, 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.
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