2018 Sony Open

Fantasy Golf Picks and Betting Odds for the 2018 Sony Open

THE OVERVIEW

Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii – The second stop of 2018 takes the players to one of the more classic designs of the tour year.  Waialae Country Club is a shorter-than-average course that will favor the best long-iron ball strikers. Wind has been a factor in the past, but the forecast for the tourney doesn’t call for anything over 10 mph. The light rough and easy-to-hit greens will allow the players to go low here this week. Last year alone Justin Thomas fired an infamous 59, Kevin Kisner penciled a 60, and both Zach Johnson and Chez Reavie racked up 61’s.

Like most events, tee-to-green game and putting will factor highly this week. FGWW will also be looking closely at 170(ish) proximity and there are a lot of names that pop: Spieth, Stanley, O’Hair, Reavie, Thomas, Bryan, Lee, Z. Johnson, Kisner, and Finau (just to name a few).

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  – 27   Justin Thomas   (Runner Up:  -20   Justin Rose)

2016  – 20   Fabian Gomez   (Runner Up, Playoff:   Brandt Snedeker)

2015  – 23   Jimmy Walker   (Runner Up:  -14   Scott Piercy)

2014  – 17   Jimmy Walker   (Runner Up:  – 16   Chris Kirk)

2013  – 24   Russell Henley  (Runner Up:  -21   Tim Clark)

THE ODDS    (Bovada 1/8/2018)

Jordan Spieth  +500

Justin Thomas  +800

Marc Leishman  +1600

Brian Harman  +2000

Kevin Kisner  +2000

Cameron Smith  +2800

Gary Woodland  +2800

Xander Schauffele  +2800

Daniel Berger  +3000

Russell Henley  +3300

Tony Finau  +3300

Webb Simpson  +3300

Zach Johnson  +3300

Charles Howell III  +4000

Jason Dufner  +4500

Bill Haas  +5000

J.J. Spaun  +5000

Jamie Lovemark  +5000

 

WHO’S HOT

Brian Harman

Austin Cook

Si Woo Kim

Kevin Kisner

Marc Leishman

J.J. Spaun

Jordan Spieth

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Justin Thomas

Marc Leishman

Charles Howell III

Kevin Kisner

Jamie Lovemark

Zach Johnson

Brian Harman

 

LONGER SHOTS

Kyle Stanley  +5000

Peter Uihlein  +5000

Chez Reavie  +5500

Chris Kirk  +5500

Ollie Schniederjans  +5500

Jimmy Walker  +6000

Patton Kizzire  +6600

William McGirt  +6600

Austin Cook  +7000

Si Woo Kim  +7000

Luke List  +8000

Danny Lee  +10000

Satoshi Kodaira  +10000

Sean O’Hair  +12500

Wesley Bryan  +12500

Michael Thompson  +20000

 

FAITHFULS

Jordan Spieth

Marc Leishman

Gary Woodland

Charles Howell III

Zach Johnson

 

THE ‘FORE’ SOMES

‘FORE’ SOMES are chosen by selecting one player from a “low tier” betting pool (30:1 or better), two players from a “mid tier” (30:1 – 75:1), and a final player from a “high tier” (75:1 & up).  

KEITH’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Brian Harman  (20:1)   Harman‘s recent form has been nothing short of fire (5 top 10s in his last five starts). Also, his performance last weekend in Maui was excellent. We expect him to carry that play into Waialae this week and if he does, it will be difficult for others to keep up.

Daniel Berger (33:1) & Chez Reavie (50:1)  Both Berger and Reavie check all of the boxes for us this week. Reavie especially saw his game pick up towards the end of last season and his fourth round at Waialae last year was epic. (There are a ton of great names in the mid range this week. Zach Johnson and J.J. Spaun were both quite difficult to pass on).

Si Woo Kim (70:1)  Kim was also impressive last week. The South Korean’s game is trending upward and he has been known to win a tournament from this range. We think he’ll show up to contend this week.  (Personally, we are also pulling for Danny Lee to rebound this year and a good showing in Honolulu would be a great start).

 

JOHN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Marc Leishman  (14:1)

Gary Woodland  (33:1)

Peter Uihlein  (50:1)

Satoshi Kodaira  (100:1)

 

GAVIN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Kevin Kisner  (22:1)

Xander Schauffele  (40:1)

Jason Dufner  (40:1)

Chris Stroud  (100:1)

 

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