“Between Bets” is an article series revealing our staff’s best wagers across the NFL, NASCAR and PGA Tour. This week’s bets features our favorite wagers for the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open odds.
(Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)
2023 Genesis Scottish Open Best Bets( Outrights)
- Rickie Fowler (+2000)
- Min Woo Lee (+3500)
- Wyndham Clark (+3500)
- Sam Burns (+5500)
Rickie Fowler (+2000)
Rickie Fowler, fresh off his win, is officially back! He looked good, and he was able to keep it together wire-to-wire. I always favor Fowler on a course that may have wind and inclement weather. Though we may not see super adverse weather, we will see wind gusts throughout the week ranging from 20-30 MPH. There is also currently at least some rain in the forecast daily.
Fowler is having a stellar year and rates out second in total shots gained over the last 50 rounds behind only the world’s No.1 Scottie Scheffler. I knew he’d been playing well. I just didn’t know it was that well! He is a wizard around the green and with the putter in his hand. Fowler is also able to hit a low shot and shape it better than most, which may come in handy off the tee this week at the Genesis Scottish Open. He’s on a heater, and I’m not jumping off the train anytime soon.
Min Woo Lee (+3500)
Min Woo Lee won here two years ago and followed it up with a missed cut last year – so a bit of a mixed bag. He started off a little slow this year, but he has been ramping up as of late, and getting him on a coastal links-style course may be the missing ingredient to get him a win. Lee was able to score low here in a year that saw similar weather to what is forecasted for this year.
He is an absolute bomber with two top 10s in his last three starts and five made cuts in his last five starts. The approach game has been the missing link. He has lost strokes on approach in all of his last five starts. I believe his approach game may be better suited for this wet and slightly-windy course with larger-than-average greens in play. His accuracy off the tee is concerning, but even that metric has been very steady and much improved over the last five rounds. I was early to the party, but I’ve been riding it out. The Genesis Scottish Open could be the payday we’ve been waiting on.
Wyndham Clark (+3500)
Wyndham Clark is another golfer that I have been high on all season! How can you fault me? Clark is playing arguably the best season of his career, and you could make an argument that he is rivaling Fowler as the hottest golfer on Tour right now. We are getting a really good number on a proven bomber with accuracy who has had one of the best approach games on Tour over the last 50 rounds, rating out fourth overall. His putter also is in the top 10 on Tour right now. He’s got it all, and I’m going back to the Clark well again this week!
Sam Burns (+5500)
Sam Burns has hit my radar, mostly due to what I perceive to be large, receptive and slow greens this week. These greens could dry out, and if they do, then Burns may miss the cut because his approach game this year has not been impressive. However, his off-the-tee game has been on the climb, and he continues to have a red-hot putter, rating out No.1 overall for the last 50 rounds. Another stat that may make Burns a little more appealing is his strokes gained scrambling, which rates out as No.9 in this field over the last 50 rounds.
Burns does tend to play better in tougher conditions on tougher courses historically. I love that he is a bomber, as well, averaging more than 313 yards per drive. The fairways here are slightly easier to hit, which should help him manage shorter approach shots from fairway lies. Burns is a bit of a gut call, but 55/1 seems like the right number for a golfer who absolutely can compete for the win if he puts it all together at the Genesis Scottish Open.
Other Bets to Consider:
- Rory McIlroy (+900)
- Xander Schauffele (+1400)
- Shane Lowry (+3500)
- Ludvig Aberg (+5000)
- Adrian Meronk (+8000)
- Alexander Bjork (+13000)
- Yannik Paul (+20000)
- Dylan Wu (+30000)
I do really like Rory McIlroy to win here and possibly again next week. If the weather on this course holds and gives us intermediate rain, keeping it soft and slow, it should set up more for the bombers. We also saw McIlroy pop on slower greens a few weeks ago. That’ll be the case this week if we get rain throughout.
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