Northern Trust Open 2015 Betting Tips

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Written By Graeme on February 17, 2015  

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We’ll be hoping for another good week in the PGA, after last week. We managed to pick not just Dustin Johnson to place in the tournament, but we got on Brandt Snedeker who WON the tournament.

Here’s those betting slips:



Very happy with last weeks return, and we hope to continue our form with the 2015 Northern Trust Open. It’s been named the Northern Trust Open since 2008, and takes place at the Riviera Country Club, in Pacific Palisades, California.

Last year, Bubba Watson was the winner of this tournament with an epic -15. Americans have won it the last three years, with Australian Aaron Baddeley winning in 2011.

Let’s check out the betting odds for the Northern Trust Open:

Northern Trust Open 2015 Betting Odds:

  1. Jordan Spieth: 12/1
  2. Bubba Watson: 12/1
  3. Dustin Johnson: 12/1
  4. Jimmy Walker: 16/1
  5. Brandt Snedeker: 22/1
  6. Hideki Matsuyama: 25/1
  7. Bill Haas: 30/1
  8. Sergio Garcia: 30/1
  9. Nick Watney: 30/1
  10. Charl Schwartzel: 33/1

Also priced at 33/1 are Jim Furyk and Harris English.

Winner #1: Bill Haas

30/1 is a pretty good price for Haas, who won the Humana Challenge just one month ago. After that he had a poor performance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but he came tied for 19th in a tricky course at the Farmers Insurace Open last time out. He’ll be coming into the Northern Trust Open nice and rested.

Haas has got a lot of experience on this course with some decent finishes. He tied for 12th in 2011, won it in 2012, and tied for 3rd two years ago. He actually should have won that one except for an erratic final round.

Last year he tied for 23rd. That doesn’t sound too great but what’s notable is he was over par on 2 separate days. The other days he shot a -4.

His experience on this course, and the ability he’s shown this season already, makes him worth a shot.

Bet: Bill Haas 30/1 E/W – bet at Bovada for Americans so you get a top 5 place.

Winner #2: Nick Watney

We’re not fully convinced on Watney, but feel like he is worth a half unit bet or a quarter unit bet if you are conservative.

He’s got experience on this course, and more importantly he is on fire at the moment. He is playing some great golf and he was just TREMENDOUS last week. His form is top notch. Knowing the way Watney plays, he’ll either be battling right at the top or just tank and not even make the cut! But we’d hate ourselves if we don’t bet on him considering how he played last week.

We’ll be going with the riskier half unit bet on this one. Your call if you want to do that or go for a quarter unit bet. Would not blame you for the latter at all. Honestly we’d probably place a quarter unit bet on him if we weren’t coming into this after a big winning week and feeling risky.

Bet: Half unit on Watney E/W at Bovada for Americans.


A real kick in the nuts.

Bill Haas was nowhere to be found – it happens. But oh man – Nick Watney started off STRONG! He was in the LEAD! And then halfway through the 2nd round he was LEADING AGAIN.

Then it all went to hell.

He came tied for 22nd. But I mean holy crap – just an epic disaster unfortunately where he shot over par 5 times in a row in round 1. He had another disaster in Round 3 and very disappointing.

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