2017 PGA Greenbrier Classic Prediction and Picks
Ready to bet on this week’s 2017 PGA Greenbrier Classic betting odds? The PGA Pros head to West Virginia this week to play the 2017 Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. A slightly watered-down field will take the The Old White TPC, a par 70, 7,286-yard track that should be a test for every aspect of a player’s game. This event was actually canceled last year thanks to heavy flooding in West Virginia.
2017 Greenbrier Classic
- When: July 6-9, 2017
- Where: The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
- Format: 72 holes – Stroke Play
- Purse: $7,100,000
- Defending Champion: Danny Lee
- TV Coverage: Golf Channel, CBS
- Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
That said the course will largely resemble the track that the players – the fairways are still wide open and will be among the easiest to hit for the players all year and the approach shots won’t pose much of a problem either.
Length and accuracy off the tee won’t be much of a factor this week – stats I looks at were Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green (as always), Par 4 Birdies or Better, Ball Striking, Strokes Gained: Approach and Par 3 Efficiency 200-225 Yards.
With that in mind who should we keep an extra eye on this week? Let’s break it down.
2017 Greenbrier Classic Favorites:
Patrick Reed +1200
Patrick Reed is finally starting to play like the guy that he fancies himself – he has finished inside the top 25 in seven of his last eight starts including a T17 last week at the Quicken Loans.
Reed is currently 27th on TOUR in strokes gained: putting and is 25th in birdies of better on TOUR – something that should help him out this week.
In an underwhelming field, Reed is definitely the top dog and Vegas’s favorite to win it all.
Bill Haas +1400
Haas is another player that wasn’t great earlier this year but has stung together four straight top 25s ahead of this weekend. His track history here is pretty good – he lost in a playoff in 2010 and finished T9 in 2013.
Haas currently ranks ninth in greens hit and eighth in scrambling on TOUR and won’t have to worry about the accuracy issues that have plagued him off the tee this year. Haas is definitely trending upward and has the perfect game to contend here.
Kevin Kisner +1600
Has had his best season on TOUR – a win at Colonial this year and another pair of seconds on TOUR have him in eighth place in the FedEx Cup rankings and 23rd in the World Golf Rankings.
His track record here is spotty – he did have a playoff loss in 2015 but has also missed the cut in three other appearances. He is solid in every aspect of the game – no worse than 41st in any of the Tour’s strokes gained measurements and is a good bet to be in the mix this week.
2017 Greenbrier Classic Contenders:
Danny Lee +2000
Defending champ has been coming on the last couple of months after an unflattering stretch – he has three top 10s in his last six starts including a T3 at the Travelers Championship two weeks ago.
He is 28th on TOUR in birdie average, 24th in Strokes Gained – Putting, and eighth in total putting – he is consistently one of the better putters in the game.
Lee is peaking at just the right time and should be a factor at the site of one of his wins on TOUR.
David Lingmerth +2000
Played very well last week but struggled on the Sunday after leading the Quicken Loans after three rounds and eventually finishing fifth.
He has six top 25s the last couple of months and gets a crack at a course that he obviously fancies – top 10s in 2013 and 2015 and a 16th place finish in 2014. As one of the better putters in the field Lingmerth absolutely has to be on your radar this week.
Phil Mickelson +2000
Phil tees it up for the first time since a T9 at Memphis without his faithful caddy by his side. Somehow, he has missed the cut all three times he’s played here but that was before the renovation – one in which his design company was heavily involved!
He will be well-rested and he should know this track pretty well. Something tells me that Phil is in for a good week!
Tony Finau +2500
This kid will win again sooner than later – why not on a track that he finished T13 in his only appearance as a rookie in 2015?
He’s been a tad inconsistent overall but his power and finesse make him a weekly threat.
He shot 69-68 on the weekend at the Quicken Loans to finish T29 and as one of the brighter young stars out there makes my list in a less-than-spectacular field.
Keegan Bradley +2800
Bradley is finally playing the kind of golf we expect. He arrives in good form – a T8 at the Travelers was followed by a T5 at the Quicken Loans – he now has five top 10s this year.
He hasn’t been great on this track – just one top 25 (a fourth) but he has made the cut all four times he’s payed this event and his putting prowess has finally caught up to his elite ball striking ability.
2017 Greenbrier Classic Sleepers (+5000 or higher):
Graham DeLaet +5000
This guy HAS to win sometime! Why not in this watered-down field?
Sung Kang +5500
Is a sneaky contender thanks to his terrific all-around skillset. His T5 last week at the Quicken Loans has him on the radar of many – including myself. Kang is the true definition of a sleeper – his form is terrific but his name is largely unrecognizable.
Stewart Cink +6000
Cink is definitely under the radar – not quite sure why. He had top 10s outings at the Dean & Deluca Invitational and the FedEx St. Jude Classic and has four top 25s in his last eight starts.
He makes his tournament debut this week but his stats seem to support the notion he’ll have a big week – 13th in GIR, 20th in strokes gained: putting and 17th in adjusted scoring.
2017 Greenbrier Classic Picks:
The pick this week is Kevin Kisner at +1600. His all-around game is just too good to ignore in this average field.
My sleeper is Graham DeLaet at +5000. He’s been knocking on the door for a long time – it HAS to fall down at some time!
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ODDS TO WIN 2017 Greenbrier Classic
- Patrick Reed +1200
- Kevin Kisner +1400
- Bill Haas +1600
- Danny Lee +2200
- David Lingmerth +2200
- Phil Mickelson +2200
- Tony Finau +2500
- Webb Simpson +2500
- Bubba Watson +2800
- Keegan Bradley +2800
- Russell Henley +3000
- Charles Howell III +3300
- J.B. Holmes +4500
- Kevin Streelman +4500
- Xander Schauffele +4500
- James Hahn +5000
- Jimmy Walker +5000
- Sung Kang +5000
- Ben Martin +5500
- Gary Woodland +5500
- Graham DeLaet +5500
- Si Woo Kim +5500
- Harris English +6000
- Bryson DeChambeau +6600
- David Hearn +6600
- Jamie Lovemark +6600
- Nick Watney +6600
- Ollie Schniederjans +6600
- Jason Kokrak +7000
- Stewart Cink +7000
- Johnson Wagner +7500
- Matt Jones +8000
- Morgan Hoffmann +8000
- Patrick Rodgers +8000
- Geoff Ogilvy +9000
- Boo Weekley +10000
- Grayson Murray +10000
- Luke List +10000
- Nick Taylor +10000
- Ted Potter Jr. +10000
- Trey Mullinax +10000
- Cameron Tringale +12500
- Harold Varner +12500
- Hudson Swafford +12500
- Jonas Blixt +12500
- Luke Donald +12500
- Ricky Barnes +12500
- Robert Streb +12500
- Scott Brown +12500
- Scott Stallings +12500
- Seung-Yul Noh +12500
- Smylie Kaufman +12500
- Spencer Levin +12500
- Billy Hurley III +15000
- Brian Gay +15000
- Cheng Tsung Pan +15000
- Jim Herman +15000
- JT Poston +15000
- Mackenzie Hughes +15000
- Michael Kim +15000
- Seamus Power +15000
- Troy Merritt +15000
- Ben Crane +17500
- Chris Stroud +17500
- Tyrone Van Aswegen +17500
- Odds courtesy Bovada.lv