Odds To Win The Northern Trust Open - 2014

Dustin Johnson is the punters’ favorite for the 2014 edition of the Northern Trust Open, but I really can’t figure out why. He missed the cut in 2013. Nonetheless he’s in at 11/1.

Jimmy Walker (18/1) and Jordan Speith (18/1) are the darlings of the moment. Walker has won three times in his last eight starts—a record that just can’t be explained away. He’s the real deal. Speith is in my mind a little iffier prospect. He had a win and three seconds in his first season (2013), making him somewhat of a prodigy and the current owner of the cursed “next Tiger Woods” moniker.

A more reasonable choice, in my mind, is Webb Simpson, who finished in a t6 at last year’s Northern Trust. From all I’ve read, Riviera is a course which rewards experience. That seems to favor Simpson over Speith, at least. Walker finished t16 in 2013.

Graham DeLaet is due for a win. He finshed t21 last year and is 20/1 this year. Also in at 20/1 is Hunter Mahan, who finished in a T8 last year.

For my part, I’m pulling for Fred Couples. He loves the course and the event, and if his back holds up, I think he can still compete with the best of them on favorable course (i.e., Augusta National). He’s one of my fantasy golf picks this week, along with Mahan, Walker, DeLaet, Furyk and Charles Howell III. I also have two entirely sentimental picks: Stuart Appleby, who was my group’s pro in the Crowne Plaza Invitational I played in a couple of years ago, and Brian Stuard because he’s from Michigan. He grew up in Jackson, and I’ll bet I’ve played many of the same courses he has. It also helps that he’s been playing pretty well the last year.

The rest of the odds are below:

Player Odds
Dustin Johnson 11/1
Jimmy Walker 18/1
Jordan Spieth 18/1
Webb Simpson 18/1
Graham Delaet 20/1
Hunter Mahan 20/1
Justin Rose 22/1
Matt Kuchar 22/1
Bill Haas 25/1
Bubba Watson 28/1
Hideki Matsuyama 28/1
Keegan Bradley 28/1
Ryan Moore 28/1
Charl Schwartzel 33/1
Harris English 33/1
Charles Howell III 40/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Pat Perez 45/1
Kevin Na 50/1
Marc Leishman 50/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 55/1
Joost Luiten 66/1
K.J. Choi 66/1
Lee Westwood 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Victor Dubuisson 66/1
Brendon Todd 80/1
Brian Stuard 80/1
Bryce Molder 80/1
Charley Hoffman 80/1
Francesco Molinari 80/1
Ian Poulter 80/1
J.B. Holmes 80/1
Kevin Stadler 80/1
Matt Jones 80/1
Will Mackenzie 80/1
Ernie Els 90/1
Brendan Steele 100/1
Brendon De Jonge 100/1
Cameron Tringale 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1
Jason Kokrak 100/1
John Merrick 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Matt Every 100/1
Russell Knox 100/1
Ryo Ishikawa 100/1
Scott Piercy 100/1
Scott Stallings 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Fred Couples 125/1
Kevin Streelman 125/1
Luke Guthrie 125/1
Morgan Hoffman 125/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 125/1
Padraig Harrington 125/1
Robert Garrigus 125/1
Spencer Levin 125/1
Andres Romero 150/1
Ben Crane 150/1
Bo Van Pelt 150/1
Brian Davis 150/1
Charlie Wi 150/1
John Rollins 150/1
Justin Leonard 150/1
Kevin Chappell 150/1
Richard Lee 150/1
Sang Moon Bae 150/1
Stewart Cink 150/1
Stuart Appleby 150/1
Brian Gay 175/1
Greg Chalmers 175/1
Angel Cabrera 200/1
Charlie Beljan 200/1
Daniel Summerhays 200/1
David Lynn 200/1
David Toms 200/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 200/1
James Driscoll 200/1
John Mallinger 200/1
John Peterson 200/1
John Senden 200/1
Josh Teater 200/1
Justin Hicks 200/1
Michael Putnam 200/1
Retief Goosen 200/1
Robert Allenby 200/1
Trevor Immelman 200/1
Vijay Singh 200/1
William Mcgirt 200/1
Yong-Eun Yang 200/1
Brian Harman 250/1
Carl Pettersson 250/1
Chesson Hadley 250/1
Darren Clarke 250/1
David Hearn 250/1
David Lingmerth 250/1
Geoff Ogilvy 250/1
George Mcneill 250/1
James Hahn 250/1
John Huh 250/1
Jonathan Byrd 250/1
Ken Duke 250/1
Kyle Stanley 250/1
Russell Henley 250/1
Ben Curtis 300/1
Davis Love III 300/1
Erik Compton 300/1
J.J. Henry 300/1
Johnson Wagner 300/1
Martin Flores 300/1
Ricky Barnes 300/1
Scott Brown 300/1
Scott Langley 300/1
Steven Bowditch 300/1
Blake Adams 400/1
Briny Baird 400/1
Jhonattan Vegas 400/1
Max Homa 400/1
Ted Potter Jr. 400/1
Woody Austin 400/1
D.H. Lee 500/1
Derek Ernst 500/1
Fred Funk 500/1
Harold Varner III 500/1
Harrison Frazar 500/1
Jeff Maggert 500/1
Lucas Glover 500/1
Nicholas Thompson 500/1
Paul Goydos 500/1
Scott Verplank 500/1
Tommy Gainey 500/1
Mike Weir 750/1
Steve Holmes 750/1
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