WGC Invitational Betting Preview

$1.18M is on the line for the first place winner this weekend, as the top golfers in the world move to Memphis Tennessee for the WGC Invitational. This is the second year for this event, after many years as St. Jude Invitational. Dustin Johnson has done well here in the past, but his struggles last week have many questioning who will take down the title for this weekend. This should be a fun event, with literally all the top golfers in action. Let’s take a look at a few guys that we like in the betting world for the 2020 WGC Invitational

Rory Mcllroy +1100

While there is no cut here, this guy has been a model of consistency. He has reached the weekend in every event, and been inside the Top 10, 60% of the time. Rory is coming off the Memorial where he did not have a strong final day, and it dropped him down the standings a bit. Rory has not won an event since October, but that only makes him that much more due.

Justin Thomas +1200

You want to talk about stud on the golf course. Justin Thomas is another guy that just continues to shine no matter where he plays. His 2 over 74 on the final day at the Memorial was good enough for an 18th place finish. Thomas last win came in January, but his 2nd place finish in early July shows he can and will still compete at the top of the leaderboard.

Xander Schauffele +2200

A little further down the line, we move to the X-Man. Schauffele is coming off back to back Top 15 finishes. Xander finished 3rd back in June at the Charles Schwab Challenge. This should be a pretty fun course for him to navigate through. Can he compete at a high level all four days is where the questions come into play.

Jon Rahm +1100

The top golfer in the world right now. One of the betting favorites. The top priced golfer in your Daily Fantasy Sports gold contests. He shot a 75 on the final day at the Memorial, and still came away a winner. That was due in large part to his outstanding first three days. Continuing that momentum is going to be difficult, with all the challenges the course brings to the table for the Spainiard.

Others to Consider

Webb Simpson +2200

Simpson won the RBC Heritage, and since then has finished 8th at the Rocket Mortgage and missed the cut at the Memorial. Simpson has 7 Top 10 finishes this season under his belt.

Tyrrell Hatton +2800

A relative unknown on the PGA Tour, as he has played just 6 events this season. 5 of them have resulted in a Top 10 finish, including the win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hatton is coming off a 3rd place and 4th place finish in his last two events this summer.

Dustin Johnson +2800

What is going on with DJ? That’s the million-dollar question. After winning the Travelers Championship, he has been awful the last two events. 126th and 156th are his finishes. So his recent form is a major question mark. Johnson is a two-time winner at this course, with titles back in 2012 and 2018.

Daniel Berger +2800

Also a two-time winner. Back to back in 2016 and 2017 at this course. After five straight events finishing inside the Top 10, Berger missed the cut at the Memorial. His bounce-back game has always been strong, which makes him a pretty good candidate for betting on as a slight “dark horse”.

Memphis is going to be rocking this weekend, despite no fans. The best golfers in the world for four days. We look forward to the event, and hope to take down some money!

Here are the complete Dunkel ratings for the tournament. Player ratings are based on past performance.

1 R. McIlroy 9.214
2 J. Thomas 6.762
3 B. DeChambeau 4.696
4 X. Schauffele 4.401
5 J. Rahm 3.537
6 W. Simpson 2.355
7 C. Morikawa 2.337
8 T. Hatton 2.269
9 D. Johnson 2.070
10 H. Matsuyama 1.710
11 A. Hadwin 1.592
12 D. Berger 1.514
13 V. Hovland 1.422
14 P. Cantlay 1.375
15 C. Bezuidenhout 1.309
16 B. Koepka 1.056
17 K. Na 1.009
18 G. Woodland 0.967
19 R. MacIntyre 0.751
20 JT Poston 0.476
21 H. Stenson 0.313
22 C. Smith 0.263
23 T. Fleetwood 0.068
24 I. Poulter 0.006
25 T. Finau -0.030
26 C. Champ -0.226
27 N. Taylor -0.270
28 B. Todd -0.346
29 A. Ancer -0.481
30 C. Connors -0.496
31 S. Scheffler -0.530
32 P. Casey -0.659
33 R. Palmer -0.751
34 P. Reed -0.814
35 K. Bradley -0.973
36 S. Soderberg -1.036
37 BH An -1.361
38 J. Dahmen -1.535
39 S. Lowry -1.745
40 V. Perez -1.775
41 B. Watson -1.800
42 B. Snedeker -1.848
43 M. Leishman -1.920
44 M. Kuchar -2.025
45 L. Haotong -2.221
46 M. Jones -2.607
47 R. Fowler -2.785
48 J. Niemann -2.828
49 S. Im -2.858
50 T. Duncan -2.903
51 E. van Rooyen -2.908
52 S. Garcia -2.944
53 S. Norris -3.006
54 J. Kokrak -3.142
55 P. Mickelson -3.338
56 J. Day -3.343
57 S. Kang -3.367
58 R. Cabrera Bello -3.436
59 J. Spieth -3.527
60 M. Wolff -3.576
61 L. Westwood -3.592
62 B. Horschel -4.001
63 A. Landry -4.044
64 M. Fitzpatrick -4.117
65 G. McDowell -4.134
66 M. Homa -4.200
67 K. Kisner -4.270
68 K. Streelman -4.339
69 L. Oosthuizen -4.372
70 C. Reavie -4.625
71 T. Lewis -4.745
72 D. Willett -5.241
73 J. Janewattananond -5.913
74 B. Wiesberger -6.027
75 M. Wallace -6.450
76 CT Pan -6.596
77 M. Hughes -7.404
78 L. Herbert -8.823