PGA Golf-Western Management Phoenix Open
The Super Bowl is the clear sports betting champion this weekend.Â However, I would save a little to bet on this weeks PGA event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Stadium Course at the TPC Scottsdale is one of the better venues in all of golf and the Phoenix Open boasts the largest galleries on Tour so we should see great play and an exciting finish. Hunter Mahan returns to defend his 2010 title against a strong field that includes Phil Mickelson and last weeks winner, Bubba Watson. The 7,216 yard, par-71 course will provide a fair test for the players but will also give up some great scores like the course record 60 that Mickelson put up in 2005.Â Here are my two picks for the 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Dustin Johnson- +1200 to win
Dustin Johnson is off to an excellent start this year with a Tied for 9th and a Tied for 3rd finish in his two starts and the game looks extra sharp.Â Johnson is averaging over 300 yards off the tee and is currently 11th in greens hit, making for a lethal tee to green game.Â His 26th ranked putting average has been good enough for the 3rd best birdie average and multiple wins are just a few breaks away.
Anthony Kim- +2000 to win
Kim looks 100% back from his 2010 injury with three top-20 finishes this year, including a Tied for 6th at last weeks Farmers Classic in San Diego.Â The young-star is scoring well (17th) despite not finding the fairways as much as hed like, but a strong putter and recovery game has led to the 11th most birdies in 2011 play.Â Kim was in the thick of it last year until a third round 76 derailed him, but he still managed to tie for 24th after a strong finish.
Sportsbook.com also offers golf match-ups and props to this tournament.Â Its always a lot of fun to watch golf when you have money on it.Â It makes the putts a lot more interesting.Â Remember, before you tune into the Super Bowl on Sunday, check out the golfs final round with your friends and cheer on your golfer to victory.