Odds To Win The Zurich Classic 2011

On one of the golf “talk shows” over the weekend, an analyst—I want to say it was Tim Rosaforte—opined that the next American World Number One would be Nick Watney. If so, his 12/1 odds to win this weekend’s Zurich Classic makes sense. But I’m not so sure. He’s currently #14, behind Americans Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. That’s a lot of people to leap over.

Luke Donald, on the other hand, the odds on favorite this weekend at 9/1, seems poised to take that top spot. Heck, he almost took it last week against a top field at the Heritage, while Lee Westwood was boosting his stats by drubbing double-A in Indonesia.

The Zurich Classic actually has a pretty good field this week. There’s Steve Stricker (18/1); Justin Rose (22/1) and; Bubba Watson and KJ Choi (25/1). Last week’s winner, Brandt Snedeker, comes in at 28/1. Ben Crane, Charley Hoffman and Rickie Fowler are all at 33/1.

Finally, the only Louisianan to win the Zurich (New Orleans) Classic, David Toms, is at 35/1. I have to think he’s that high because he’s a sentimental favorite. He hasn’t been been playing badly this year (made 5 of 7 cuts, with 2 top 10s), but he’s not been one of those guys threatening the leaders on Sunday.

You can see the complete betting odds for the Zurich Classic below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Player Odds
Luke Donald  9/1  
Nick Watney  12/1  
Steve Stricker  18/1  
Justin Rose  22/1  
Bubba Watson  25/1  
K.J. Choi  25/1  
Brandt Snedeker  28/1  
Ben Crane  33/1  
Charley Hoffman  33/1  
Graeme McDowell  33/1  
Rickie Fowler  33/1  
David Toms  35/1  
Brian Gay  40/1  
Charles Howell III  40/1  
Robert Allenby  40/1  
Rory Sabbatini  40/1  
Brendon De Jonge  50/1  
Chris Couch  50/1  
Jason Dufner  50/1  
Jeff Overton  50/1  
John Senden  50/1  
Pat Perez  50/1  
Ryan Palmer  50/1  
Spencer Levin  50/1  
Stephen Ames  50/1  
Webb Simpson  50/1  
Camilo Villegas  66/1  
J.J. Henry  66/1  
Kevin Sutherland  66/1  
Sean O’Hair  66/1  
Tommy Gainey  66/1  
Vijay Singh  66/1  
Brandt Jobe  80/1  
D-A Points  80/1  
Jerry Kelly  80/1  
Justin Leonard  80/1  
Kevin Streelman  80/1  
Nick O’Hern  80/1  
Tim Petrovic  80/1  
Vaughn Taylor  80/1  
Alex Cejka  100/1  
Boo Weekley  100/1  
Brian Davis  100/1  
Carl Pettersson  100/1  
Charlie Wi  100/1  
D.J. Trahan  100/1  
Greg Chalmers  100/1  
Keegan Bradley  100/1  
Peter Hanson  100/1  
Troy Matteson  100/1  
Andres Romero  125/1  
Bryce Molder  125/1  
Cameron Tringale  125/1  
Chris Dimarco  125/1  
Dean Wilson  125/1  
Garrett Willis  125/1  
Hunter Haas  125/1  
Jason Bohn  125/1  
John Rollins  125/1  
Ryui Imada  125/1  
Tim Herron  125/1  
Joe Durant  150/1  
David Duval  175/1  
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3 thoughts on “Odds To Win The Zurich Classic 2011”

  1. Just made my picks for the team:

    Donald, Bubba, Brandt and Tommy Two Gloves were my easy picks.

    Daly because he is playing and cheap.

    Ben Crane was a pretty easy pick too – I think soon he will last the whole four days (I am a little concerned about this is like his 4th or 5th week in a row playing).

    Rickie and Ryan Palmer seems like they are primed.

    Shaun Micheel since we eat chinese at the same restaurant.

    That’s 9, and I am down to just about 900k, – I want some buffer so I can drop even one of the cheaper players to pick up someone mid-field if they are near the top of the leaderboard going into Sunday.  Of course usually one of the more expensive players won’t make the cut, so it still usually isn’t a problem to pick up someone in the 3 million range or so.  Last week I had to drop someone sort of in the running so I could pick up Furyk for Sunday – well that didn’t turn out so well.  Luckily I had Donald and Brandt from the initial pick.

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  2. If you check my blog, you will see you I liked this week. David Toms and Luke Donald are my top 2 picks. Staying away from Brandt Snedeker this week.

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  3. I considered dropping Brandt – but I usually got him, and I figured it was better than 50/50 he would follow last week by going strong.. Clearly I was in error looking at the leaderboard

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