Head-to-Head PGA Tour Bets For This Week’s St. Jude Invitational
The PGA Tour heads to Memphis, TN. this week for the St. Jude Invitational. This will be the final tune-up in advance of next week’s PGA Championship in San Francisco.
Discover The Best Head-to-Head Bets For This Week’s St. Jude Invitational
Because of the positioning of this tournament, this week’s field is loaded with talent. Jon Rahm heads the list as the new No. 1 player in the World Golf Rankings. Rory McIlroy is also in this week’s field as the second best on the list.
In fact, the entire Top 5 in the world will be in action this week. This list includes:
- No. 3 Justin Thomas
- No. 4 Webb Simpson
- No. 5 Dustin Johnson.
When any field for a pro golf tournament is this deep, its sets up some great betting opportunities. One of the best online sportsbook for betting golf is Intertops. Along with basic betting options for an outright win, this list goes much deeper into head-to-head matchups.
Player vs. Player matchup are the most common options. But this week, there are a few special options on the board.
You can bet Jon Rahm/Rory McIlroy vs. The Field at +500. That is a solid return for the two best golfers in the field. The odds move to +550 when you pair McIlroy with Justin Thomas against the rest of the field. Rahm paired with Thomas offers +500 odds verse The Field.
The return on all three of these special matchup options is tempting. Yet, these are very low percentage bets. There is way more value sticking with player vs. player betting odds over the course of all four rounds. The golfer you bet does not have to win the tournament. He simply has to finish with a lower total score than his opponent.
Brooks Koepka is now ranked No. 6 in world after holding the top spot at the end of 2019. He has had his struggles this season with just one Top 10 finish. Through 10 PGA Tour events, he is ranked No. 146 in total earnings.
This could be a crucial week for him in Memphis ahead of next week’s title defense in the PGA Championship. Koepka has missed the cut in two of his last three events so current form is an issue. However, he is also the defending champ in this week’s tournament.
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Paired against Hideki Matsuyama on Intertops’s betting board, Brooks is an even-money +100 underdog.
His opponent’s betting odds are -120. Hideki has also been struggling with his game lately. His missed the cut at the RBC Heritage and the recent Memorial. This adds value to Koepka in this matchup.
Another value pick would be Michael Thompson at +130 against Ryan Palmer as a -155 favorite. Thompson is coming off last week’s win in the 3M Open. This is not to say he will win again this week. But his current form does add quite a bit of value to his plus-money odds.
Palmer did finish second his last time out in the Memorial. Prior to that, he missed the cut in three of four tournaments.