Props are a lot of fun because they can go a number of different ways. Some bettors like to play “safer” wagers to help diversify their portfolio for a tournament. Others like to take some chances on big prices and hope they get lucky.
This week our golf analysts are veering towards the latter.
Here are our favorite props for the 2020 Wyndham Championship.
Harold Varner III First-Round Leader (+8000, $10 wins $800)
Look, “favorite” prop doesn’t necessarily mean one that’s a lock; it could also mean a longshot that has a chance at a big payday. I really like HV3 this week in what he considers his home event (though he grew up about 90 minutes away).
I have no problem with a small outright play on Varner, plus a few other top-10/20 props, but my favorite bet is FRL, as he’s known for getting off to some hot starts. He was co-FRL at the Charles Schwab Challenge right after the PGA TOUR restart and in his last three Wyndham appearances, he’s opened with a 63 and two 66s.
Billy Horschel Top-20 Finish (+200)
I tried this with Horschel at the WGC a couple weeks back and it didn’t go too well, but I’ll jump in one more time here.
Horschel continues to play solid golf finishing 25th at that WGC event then making the cut at the PGA. Now we’re in a weaker field and playing on a course where he has three finishes of 11th or better in the last four years.
With most of the big names away this week, Horschel should be able to find a place higher up the leaderboard.
Brandt Snedeker First-Round Leader (+6600)
Frankly, this play is all about first-round history at Sedgefield Country Club.
Snedeker has shot 64, 59 and 65 respectively in his past three first rounds at the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker averages 28 putts per round on these Bermuda greens and I expect him to be quite comfortable right out of the gate at Sedgefield.