Golf betting tips: Honda Classic, Indian Open and LIV Mayakoba

Golf betting tips: Honda Classic, Indian Open and LIV Mayakoba

The PGA Tour moves from California to Florida for the Honda Classic this week and, with many of the top names saving themselves for the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship, there is a chance for some of the supporting cast to make a big impression.

South Korea’s Sungjae Im, who won the tournament three years ago, is the highest-ranked player in the field and is available at 17/2. Irishman Shane Lowry, the 2019 Open champion, was second last year and is next on the list at 14/1, with defending champion Sepp Straka 50/1 for a repeat success.

Honda Classic golf betting tips

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Im looks a worthy favourite

Sungjae Im was a disappointing 56th at the Genesis Invitational last week but he should be able to bounce back at a venue he loves.

Ranked 18th in the world, he was Honda champion in 2020 and eighth a year later. He also has good recent form, finishing fourth at the Farmers Insurance Open and then sixth at the Phoenix Open. This looks an ideal place for him to claim a third PGA Tour title.

Tip: Outright winner – Sungjae Im @ 17/2 with bet365

Kuchar back in the swing of things

The last of Matt Kuchar’s seven PGA Tour successes came four years ago but he has hit some decent form and could make his presence felt at Palm Beach Gardens.

Kuchar was eighth at the Genesis last week, which came not long after seventh place at the Sony Open in Hawaii, the scene of his most recent victory.

The PGA National is not a course that emphasises length off the tee, so there is a good chance that Kuchar could plot his way into contention.

Tip: Outright winner – Matt Kuchar @ 25/1 with bet365

Indian Open golf betting tips

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Thorbjorn Olesen leads the DP World Tour field heading to India for the first time since 2019 and the Dane is 11/1 to repeat the success he enjoyed at the Thailand Classic last week.

Nicolai Hojgaard, who was fifth in Bangkok, is available to back at 12/1 while Stephen Gallacher, who triumphed at the DLF Golf & Country Club four years ago, can be backed at 100/1.

Olesen looks to be on a roll

Thorbjorn Olesen cruised to a four-shot win in Bangkok last week and although he makes his course debut in New Delhi, this should be a track that suits.

Both Stephen Gallacher and Matt Wallace were in the top six for strokes gained tee-to-green when they triumphed here and with Olesen ranked seventh in that metric the signs are good, particularly as he was fourth in Ras al Khaimah the week before his Thailand triumph.

Tip: Thorbjorn Olesen to win outright @ 11/1 with bet365

Schaper can make big impression

One player who could enjoy a good week a little further down the betting is South African Jayden Schaper.

He was 17th last week when a second-round 72 put paid to his chances, but it was still a strong show for a player ranked fourth in strokes gained tee-to-green.

Schaper was ninth in Mauritius at the end of last year and he could knit it all together this week.

Tip: Jayden Schaper to win outright @ 55/1 with bet365

LIV Mayakoba golf betting tips

Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.

The LIV season starts with a trip to Mexico for a 54-hole tournament at El Camaleon, a familiar venue for those who have played on the PGA Tour for the last 15 years.

It is no surprise to see last year’s individual champion Dustin Johnson head the market at 8/1, alongside Joaquin Niemann, a top-five finisher in three of his four LIV appearances last year.

Casey ready to make mark

While Johnson is hailed as the man to beat in many of these LIV get-togethers, it could pay to support Paul Casey to get his season off to a winning start.

The Englishman finished last year’s campaign strongly with a third place in Bangkok and seventh in Jeddah, while he was fifth in the Saudi International at the start of his month, so he comes into the season in good shape.

Tip: Outright winner – Paul Casey @ 16/1 with bet365

Another flying start for Ortiz

Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz should be relishing the chance to perform in front of his home crowd and he has flourished previously at El Camaleon, finishing second, eighth and second in his last three appearances.

He flew out of the traps in his early events last year, finishing second at Portland and then fourth at Bedminster, so it is worth backing him to hit the ground running again.

Tip: Outright winner – Carlos Ortiz @ 33/1 with bet365

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