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Date: February 25 - 28, 2016
Location: PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Golf Betting Online: If you’re looking for the best advice for golf wagering, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook we’re previewing the Honda Classic, which will be held from Thursday, February 25th through Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, featuring Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Jamie Donaldson.
Padraig Harrington won his second career Honda Classic in 2015, and he will aim to become a repeat champion at this year’s tournament. Harrington will likely return when the event is held from Thursday, February 25th through Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He could be among the favored golfers in golf wagering.
Padraig Harrington shot a 6-under 274 to win the 2015 Honda Classic, outlasting Daniel Berger in a playoff. Berger made up six shots in the final round to catch Harrington but couldn’t keep that momentum in the overtime hole. Ian Poulter finished in a tie for third place, one stroke back, after faltering in the final round after a strong first three rounds. Harrington’s first Honda Classic championship came in 2005 when he shot a 14-under 274, also winning in a playoff, this time over Vijay Singh and Joe Ogilvie.
Rory McIlroy is another of the former champions. He won the 2012 tournament, defeating Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis by two strokes after finishing with a 12-under 268. If McIlroy returns, he will aim to improve on last year’s showing, as he was one of the players that failed to make the cut after the first two rounds of competition. McIlroy did much better in 2014, as he finished in a tie for second, losing in a four-way playoff to Russell Henley.
Jack Nicklaus is the only golfer to win the Honda Classic consecutively. He picked up the 1977 title and then repeated in 1978. The course record was set by Justin Leonard back in 2003 when he shot a 24-under 264. Recent champions at the Honda Classic include Michael Thompson, Camillo Villegas, Rory Sabbatini and Luke Donald. The two-time winners in addition to Nicklaus and Harrington are Johnny Miller, and Mark Calcavecchia. No golfer has ever won three times at the Honda Classic, so Harrington has a chance to be the first.
While they had varying degrees of success, there were several big names at last year’s tournament. In addition to Harrington and McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jamie Donaldson, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els were among the other notable golfers to participate. It seems likely that some of the world’s best players will again participate in the Honda Classic in 2016 in golf wagering.
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How to bet on Honda Classic
The odds of a golfer to win the Honda Classic will generally look something like:
- Tiger Woods + 150
- Phil Mickelson + 250
- Steve Stricker + 300
- Jeff Overton + 700
- Ernie Els + 700
- Field + 600
These betting odds will be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets.
A player would have to bet $10 to win $150 that Tiger Woods will win the Honda Classic, while the bettor wagering on Jeff Overton stands to win $70 on their $10 wager.
Another commonly placed bet in PGA golf is head-to-head finish between two players. With this bet, a player doesn't really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.
A head-to-head betting line for the Honda Classic will look something like:
- Tiger Woods - 190 Steve Stricker + 150
In this bet, players wagering on Woods to finish higher than Stricker will be asked to risk $19 to win $10, while bettors believing that Stricker will finish higher than Woods will bet $10 to win $15.
Those familiar with sports betting will have no trouble making the transition to PGA golf wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of PGA golf betting without to much trouble.
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