Odds To Win The Wells Fargo Championship – 2011

One of the phrases I most hate to hear the television announcers throw out—and they do so quite often—is “This tournament feels like a Major.” Unlike most, however, the Wells Fargo’s starting lineup really does have the look and feel of a major. There are a few conspicious missing names: Woods, on injured reserve; Donald, presumably resting; Westwood, probably playing for the Midway Island Club Championship.

Going with the old favorite, bettor shave Phil Mickelson as the favorite at 11/1. Not surprisingly, last year’s Champion, Rory McIlroy, follows at 12/1. Then it’s a roster of the top suspects: Martin Kaymer (14/1), Dustin Johnson and Nick Watney (20/1), Jim Furyk (25/1), Hunter Mahan (28/1) and Geoff Ogilvy, Paul Casey, Rickie Fowler and Martin Laird (33/1).

As with most of the tournaments this year, I look to players out of the middle of the pack. Watson was a favorite at 25/1 in last week’s Zurich Classic, but almost-winner Web Simpson was middle of the pack at 50/1. The previous week, Brandt Snedeker was 33/1 for the Heritage—inside the top ten choices. Steele came from out of the field at the Valero, while Charl Schwartzel was 50/1 before the Masters. Middle of the pack is a pretty good bet in this year of parity.

The complete odds for the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship follows, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Player Odds
Phil Mickelson  11/1  
Rory McIlroy  12/1  
Martin Kaymer  14/1  
Dustin Johnson  20/1  
Nick Watney  20/1  
Bubba Watson  25/1  
Jim Furyk  25/1  
Hunter Mahan  28/1  
Geoff Ogilvy  33/1  
Martin Laird  33/1  
Paul Casey  33/1  
Rickie Fowler  33/1  
Anthony Kim  40/1  
David Toms  40/1  
Edoardo Molinari  40/1  
Justin Rose  40/1  
Padraig Harrington  40/1  
Sergio Garcia  40/1  
Webb Simpson  40/1  
Bill Haas  50/1  
Bo Van Pelt  50/1  
Brendon De Jonge  50/1  
Charley Hoffman  50/1  
J.B. Holmes  50/1  
Ricky Barnes  50/1  
Angel Cabrera  66/1  
Charles Howell III  66/1  
Fredrik Jacobson  66/1  
Gary Woodland  66/1  
John Senden  66/1  
Robert Allenby  66/1  
Rory Sabbatini  66/1  
Ryan Moore  66/1  
Steve Marino  66/1  
Stewart Cink  66/1  
Tommy Gainey  66/1  
Chad Campbell  80/1  
Jeff Overton  80/1  
Jonathan Byrd  80/1  
Kevin Na  80/1  
Mark Wilson  80/1  
Pat Perez  80/1  
Robert Karlsson  80/1  
Trevor Immelman  80/1  
Vijay Singh  80/1  
Zach Johnson  80/1  
Andres Romero  100/1  
Ben Curtis  100/1  
Brandt Jobe  100/1  
Camilo Villegas  100/1  
Greg Chalmers  100/1  
J.J. Henry  100/1  
John Rollins  100/1  
Lucas Glover  100/1  
Marc Leishman  100/1  
Matt Jones  100/1  
Vaughn Taylor  100/1  
Boo Weekley  125/1  
Brendan Steele  125/1  
Brian Davis  125/1  
Carl Pettersson  125/1  
Chris Kirk  125/1  
D-A Points  125/1  
D.J. Trahan  125/1  
Dean Wilson  125/1  
George Mcneill  125/1  
Heath Slocum  125/1  
Hunter Haas  125/1  
Jhonattan Vegas  125/1  
Jimmy Walker  125/1  
Johnson Wagner  125/1  
Keegan Bradley  125/1  
Mathew Goggin  125/1  
Sean O’Hair  125/1  
Stuart Appleby  125/1  
Troy Matteson  125/1  
Billy Mayfair  150/1  
Garrett Willis  150/1  
Henrik Stenson  150/1  
Jason Bohn  150/1  
Kevin Sutherland  150/1  
Paul Goydos  150/1  
Ryuji Imada  150/1  
Tim Petrovic  150/1  

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