Odds To Win The Northern Trust Open 2013

In spite of his slip at Pebble Beach (both figuratively and literally), Phil Mickelson is the bettors favorite to win the Northern Trust Open. I’d normally think they were overly optimistic, but Phil has a very good track record in the West Coast swing.

Sergio Garcia has been playing well, and it shows in the 16/1 odds for his 2013 PGA Tour debut. I’d be more interested, however, in placing a bet on whether he manages to go all Sergio—hacking at a trap, spitting in a cup or just generally throwing a tantrum.

The man with one of the sweetest swings on the planet, Charl Schwartzel is in at 18/1. He is making his 2013 PGA Tour debut after placing second in last week’s Joburg Open in South Africa. Charl will hang around for a while, too. He’s scheduled for the WGC Accenture Match Play, the Honda Classic, the WGC-Cadillac, the Valero Texas Open and of course, The Masters.

Dustin Johnson is a mystery. All the talent and athletic ability in the world, but building a reputation he doesn’t want—or deserve. He’s in at 20/1, along with Luke Donald. I keep wondering if this is Luke’s year for a Major—perhaps the US Open.

In all, this is a really good field, in spite of the absence of Brandt Snedeker and that guy with the 14 Majors. There’s Adam Scott (22/1), Bubba Watson (22/1), Bill Haas (28/1) and Keegan Bradley (28/1), Lee Westwood (28/1), Webb Simpson (28/1), Hunter Mahan (30/1), Ryan Moore (30/1), Charles Howell (33/1), Matt Kuchar (33/1) and many more recognizable names. All told, 20 of the 30 players who made it to the 2012 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will play in the Northern Trust Open: Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Ryan Moore, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, Bo Van Pelt, Carl Pettersson, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Scott Piercy, John Huh and John Senden. From the Official World Golf Ranking, 18 of the top 30 are in the field and 25 of the top 50.

Actually, I find it curious that Tiger has not been back to the Northern Trust since 2006. He played his first Tour event at the then-Los Angeles Open at the age of 16 via a sponsors invite. I guess that key is that he didn’t win in eleven tries, and Tiger likes to pile up wins on friendly courses.

The complete betting odds for the 2013 Northern Trust Open follow, courtesy of Bovada.LV

Phil Mickelson12/1 
Sergio Garcia16/1 
Charl Schwartzel18/1 
Dustin Johnson20/1 
Luke Donald20/1 
Adam Scott22/1 
Bubba Watson22/1 
Jimmy Walker25/1 
Bill Haas28/1 
Keegan Bradley28/1 
Lee Westwood28/1 
Webb Simpson28/1 
Hunter Mahan30/1 
Ryan Moore30/1 
Aaron Baddeley33/1 
Charles Howell III33/1 
Matt Kuchar33/1 
Bo Van Pelt35/1 
Jim Furyk40/1 
Scott Piercy40/1 
Padraig Harrington50/1 
Zach Johnson50/1 
Chris Kirk55/1 
Graeme McDowell55/1 
Peter Hanson55/1 
Bryce Molder66/1 
K.J. Choi66/1 
Tim Clark66/1 
Fredrik Jacobson70/1 
Kevin Stadler70/1 
Brendon De Jonge75/1 
Carl Pettersson75/1 
Brian Gay80/1 
Ernie Els80/1 
J B Holmes80/1 
Kevin Na80/1 
Nicolas Colsaerts80/1 
Retief Goosen80/1 
Russell Henley80/1 
Ryan Palmer80/1 
Charlie Wi100/1 
Gary Woodland100/1 
Jeff Overton100/1 
John Senden100/1 
Josh Teater100/1 
Matt Every100/1 
Pat Perez100/1 
Patrick Cantlay100/1 
Seung-yul Noh100/1 
Vijay Singh100/1 
Angel Cabrera125/1 
Bud Cauley125/1 
Cameron Tringale125/1 
Chad Campbell125/1 
Fred Couples125/1 
Geoff Ogilvy125/1 
Harris English125/1 
John Huh125/1 
John Rollins125/1 
Jonas Blixt125/1 
Yong-Eun Yang125/1 
Ben Crane150/1 
Ben Curtis150/1 
Bob Estes150/1 
Brendan Steele150/1 
Charley Hoffman150/1 
John Merrick150/1 
Kevin Chappell150/1 
Kevin Streelman150/1 
Lucas Glover150/1 
Marc Leishman150/1 
Martin Laird150/1 
Ryo Ishikawa150/1 
Sean O’Hair150/1 
Steve Marino150/1 
Ted Potter Jr.150/1 
Tommy Gainey150/1 
William Mcgirt150/1 
Andres Romero200/1 
Brian Harman200/1 
David Hearn200/1 
David Lynn200/1 
Dicky Pride200/1 
George Mcneill200/1 
Graham Delaet200/1 
Greg Chalmers200/1 
Greg Owen200/1 
J J Henry200/1 
James Driscoll200/1 
Jason Kokrak200/1 
Jeff Maggert200/1 
Jerry Kelly200/1 
John Mallinger200/1 
Johnson Wagner200/1 
Justin Leonard200/1 
Ken Duke200/1 
Michael Thompson200/1 
Mike Weir200/1 
Ricky Barnes200/1 
Robert Allenby200/1 
Roberto Castro200/1 
Rory Sabbatini200/1 
Sang-Moon Bae200/1 
Stewart Cink200/1 
Stuart Appleby200/1 
Tom Gillis200/1 
Trevor Immelman200/1 
Troy Matteson200/1 
D A Points250/1 
Jason Bohn250/1 
Mark Wilson250/1 
Brian Davis300/1 
Charlie Beljan300/1 
Chris Stroud300/1 
Colt Knost300/1 
Daniel Summerhays300/1 
Jhonattan Vegas300/1 
Martin Flores300/1 
Stephen Ames300/1 
Brandt Jobe400/1 
Tim Herron400/1 
Will Claxton400/1 
Arron Oberholser500/1 
Corey Pavin500/1 
David Mathis500/1 
Hank Kuehne500/1 
Jeremiah Wooding500/1 
Jesper Parnevik500/1 
Joey Snyder III500/1 
Kevin Sutherland500/1 
Michael Block500/1 
Michael Bradley500/1 
Scott Verplank500/1 
Troy Kelly500/1 
Wes Short Jr.500/1 

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