2012 PGA Championship Las Vegas Betting Odds Report: Mickelson a Value?


August 6, 2012--The 2012 PGA Championship features a familiar name at the top of the Las Vegas betting odds. Tiger Woods opened as 7/1 favorite, but it's always interesting to look down the betting board to determine who has better value than the top favorites as predicated by the Las Vegas golf betting experts. So is Phil Mickelson, at 40/1 to win, a value play? Probably not says Las Vegas PGA Tour betting expert Jeff Sherman. But maybe Las Vegas Golf Region resident Nick Watney, at 60/1, is. --By Brian Hurlburt, odds by Jeff Sherman. Follow @LVGolfInsider.

"Phil Mickelson is not playing very good golf," says Sherman, the founder of Las Vegas' GolfOdds.com. "And the wind is supposed to be a factor so this tournament could be like the Open Championship in the States. We have to offer enticing odds to get people to support him ... he was not seeing any support all the way up to 30/1. As far as value, Watney at 60/1 is a small favorite in his individual screen matchup vs. Mickelson at 40/1, so dont think Mickelson is a 'value."

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Watney is due to win a major, and has the ability to play very consistently under adverse conditions. Other notables in the field are Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy at 15/1, and former UNLV golfer Adam Scott at 30/1.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

KIAWAH ISLAND RESORT (OCEAN COURSE) - KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA
AUGUST 9-12, 2012
 
ODDS TO WIN:
TIGER WOODS 7/1
LUKE DONALD 15/1
LEE WESTWOOD 25/1
RORY McILROY 15/1
PHIL MICKELSON 40/1
ADAM SCOTT 30/1
JASON DUFNER 25/1
WEBB SIMPSON 40/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 20/1
MATT KUCHAR 30/1
GRAEME McDOWELL 35/1
BUBBA WATSON 30/1
HUNTER MAHAN 40/1
RICKIE FOWLER 50/1
JUSTIN ROSE 30/1
ERNIE ELS 50/1
STEVE STRICKER 35/1

 

 

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