These top plays for the 2014 Frys.com Open will help you win some BIG MONEY!
These top PGA picks will help you diversify your salary enough to fit your pick of the favorites in this week’s Frys.com Open. I’ll likely be pairing my favorite top play with a bare minimum play, then going with a balanced attack across the board. With no overwhelming favorite, there are tons of places where you can find additional value. Good luck!
Jimmy Walker- $22,800
If you’re looking for a player who knows how to win this tournament, look no further. Walker won the 2013 Frys.com Open open at CordeValle, and is in a prime position to success this year at Silverado Country Club. He has been in great form recently, as he has finished 26th or better in five of his last six contests overall. Walker is the 7th ranked golfer in the world, and comes with a hefty price tag, but currently holds the second best Vegas odds to win this one at 16/1.
Matt Kuchar- $23.900
The chalk play here is an easy call, as Kuchar has been one of the top players in the world for quite some time. Given that he is the Vegas favorite at 14/1, he should be a very popular play. Kuchar has finished in the Top 20 in 17 of his last 22 tournaments, and is always a solid bet to be in the hunt on the final day. For my money, I’ll likely swerve off Kuchar to Walker to save a little salary.
Charles Howell III- $17,050
Howell has come on strong recently, finishing 36th or better in each of his last three contests. He finished 33rd in the Frys.com Open last season at CordeValle, and is looking for his first Top 5 finish since May 15th, where he finished 3rd in the Byron Nelson. Vegas currently has him listed at 45/1.
Randolph is a longshot to win this tournament, sitting at 300/1 to win and 40/1 to finish Top 5. He only played in one PGA Tour event this season, finishing -14 at Sanderson Farms in July. He isn’t a sexy pick, but at minimum salary, he is a solid value for a guy with legitimate skills.
Chesson Hadley- $16,200
Hadley was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year last week, and what a year it has been. He was the only newcomer to win an event, and finished with four Top 10 performances. His last two outings have been very impressive, finishing 9th and 12th at the Deutsche Bank and BMW Championships respectively. I like his chances at a Top 5 finish in this one, with his Vegas odds currently sitting at 10/1, and 55/1 to win it all.
Carl Pettersson- $12,950
Petterson has been impressive recently, with Top 20 finishes at Deutsche Bank and Wyndham to go along with 10 other Top 1o finishes in his 43 events this season. He isn’t a sexy pick, but his upside is as high as any other golfer in the field. At this price, Pettersson is a steal. Vegas has him listed at 12/1 to finish Top 5, and 66/1 to take home the trophy.