With the 2021-22 PGA Tour season coming to a close, LIV Golf will take center stage this weekend as 48 players will congregate at The International Golf Club outside of Boston for the fourth tournament of the inaugural season.
Newcomer Cameron Smith is the betting favorite to win at +550 odds, with Dustin Johnson (+600) and Joaquin Niemann (+900) right behind him. But I’m not banking on any of the top favorites to emerge victorious this weekend. So, let’s check out the three golfers I am targeting as outright bets for the LIV Golf Invitational in Boston.
Matthew Wolff 28/1
Matthew Wolff had a brutal season on the PGA Tour. In 16 starts, he missed nine cuts and recorded only two top-10 finishes. But maybe a change of scenery was exactly what he needed to round back into form.
In two starts with LIV Golf, Wolff has finished T8 and T2. The 23-year-old shot a tournament-low 64 in the final round of the LIV Golf Invitational at Bedminster last month, which may hint that he’s on the cusp of returning to his old self.
Wolff is the definition of a boom-or-bust player, so we’ll take a piece of his 28/1 price and hope for the boom.
Carlos Ortiz 33/1
Carlos Ortiz isn’t the most well-known name on the LIV Golf roster, but he’s quietly played tremendous golf in his two starts with the rival tour. The talented Mexican finished solo second in Portland and solo fourth in Bedminster.
Ortiz proved he can win in strong fields by taking home the Vivent Houston Open title in 2020, and 33/1 is more than a fair price on him to win his first LIV Golf event this weekend.
Cameron Tringale 75/1
Six players jumped from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf after the Tour Championship, and Cameron Tringale was one of them. The 35-year-old is famous for being the highest-earning player in PGA Tour history without a victory on his resume, but maybe the switch to a new tour can propel him to his first win.
Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and Matt Jones are all priced lower than Tringale this week, but I don’t think any of those players are more talented at this point in their careers. Tringale at 75/1 is my favorite longshot bet of the tournament.
All betting odds courtesy of CBS Sports as of 8/31.
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