Gambling, Golf

The Valspar Championship Betting Card

Tournament Roundup:

I was feeling great going into Sunday’s final round with 5 of my outright picks in the top 20, including Keegan tied for the lead with Burns and Homa only one shot back. Even through the front 9, I had really live tickets on 3 players. Then the hammer – who happens to be named Sam Burns – dropped. Keegan shoots even, Homa and Hoffman come in at 3 over, and Tringale couldn’t make enough birdies to get past a T3 finish. It was a tough finish.

Your Hack ended up breaking even on matchup bets, but losing 8 units overall on Outrights and First Round Leader picks. Still, we ended up with 3 picks in the Top 6, but alas we don’t have each way bets in the US so no cash.

Conners, my OAD pick for the week ended up T21 which wasn’t high enough for me to improve my position.

Overall, I ended the week down 33 units year-to-date which is 33% of my overall bankroll for PGA Tour betting. On to next week and the Wells Fargo Championship and congratulations to Sam Burns on his first PGA win.

I took a break last week and didn’t bet the Zurich Classic, but your Hack is back for the Valspar.

The Copperhead Course is a 7,300+ yard par 71 with FIVE par 3s and four par 5s. The course is usually one of the most difficult par 71 tracks on Tour. It is known for the Snake Pit, a very tough three hole stretch (16, 17, 18) that will probably decide the winner come Sunday. 

My One and Done (OAD) pick for the week is Conners. I’m currently 24th of 128 contestants and need a contrarian win to move up into the money.

This week, I’m going with more long shots for my outright winner bets . . . nothing less that 33-1.


First Round LeaderUnitsOdds

Tournament MatchupsUnitsOdds
Homa > Gooch2.50-125
Kirk > Tringale2.50-110
Bubba > Rose2.50105
Niemann > Ancer2.50-115

I have just one bet for 3 Ball matches today.

CH 3 > Grace/McDowell2.50150