2022 Honda Classic Odds, Preview and Picks

What’s the best thing about when the PGA Tour starts its Florida Swing as it does this Thursday with the Honda Classic? It means the Masters isn’t far off. Bit of a watered-down field at the Honda, however, with two big events up the next two weeks following.

None of the world’s Top 10 players are competing this week – the highest-ranked player in the field is No. 13 Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa. PGA National’s Champion Course is a par 70 at approximately 7,125 yards. The course has long been known as one of the toughest the Tour plays each year thanks in large part to The Bear Trap (Nos. 15-17). Water is prevalent at PGA National and in play on 15 holes.

Once one of the most star-studded events of the year, the quality of the fields at Honda have noticeably declined in recent years, which can be attributed to multiple factors, including the shifting of the Players Championship from May to March.

We’ve listed starting golf odds and an odds analysis of the top choices at the 2022 Honda Classic . Will Max Homa retain the title? Keep reading to find out.

2022 Honda Classic Tournament Info

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 27
  • Where: Palm Beach Gardens, FL/li>
  • TV: Golf Channel
  • Live Stream: GolfChannel.com
  • Purse: $8,000,000
  • Defending Champ: Matt Jones
  • Odds to Win the 2022 Honda Classic

    • Sungjae Im +1200
    • Daniel Berger +1600
    • Louis Oosthuizen +2000
    • Joaquin Niemann +2000
    • Billy Horschel +2200
    • Alex Noran +2800
    • Tommy Fleetwood +2800
    • Shane Lowry +3300
    • Matthew Wolff +3300
    • Matt Jones +3300
    • Brian Harman +3500
    • Keith Mitchell +3500

    Who are the top betting picks to win the 2022 Honda Classic?

    Sungjae Im and Daniel Berger are the +1400 favorites this week. Im won this event in 2020 by a shot in what was his first PGA Tour victory. Im shot a 4-under 66 in the final round, finishing at 6 under to match the second-highest winning score since The Honda Classic moved to PGA National in 2007. In his last eight starts overall, Im has a win (Shriners) and four other finishes of T-11 or better.

    Berger finished T4 in 2020 and was runner-up as a Tour rookie in 2015 at this event. Berger, who lives in the area, went 14 straight tournaments without missing a cut before back issues led to his missing the cut at the Phoenix Open on Super Bowl weekend. This will be Berger’s first Honda Classic appearance since 2020. He was forced to withdraw last year because of an injury.

    Perhaps the biggest name in the field is Brooks Koepka and he’s +2000. Koepka missed the cut last week at the Genesis Invitational but was T3 the week before as the defending champion of the Phoenix Open. Koepka was a co-runner-up of the 2019 Honda Classic.

    Joaquin Niemann won the Genesis Invitational on Sunday, going wire-to-wire at Riviera Country Club. The 23-year-old Chilean was sensational in Los Angeles, getting to 16-under through two rounds en route to a comprehensive victory, his second on Tour and first since September 2019. Niemann became the first golfer since 1969 and fourth all-time to pick up a wire-to-wire win at that tournament. He’s +1800 this week.

    Which player from +2000 to +2800 odds can win the trophy?

    The defending champion of this tournament is Aussie Matt Jones, who is +4000 to repeat. He lapped the field by five shots in 2021. Jones shot a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. The margin matched the largest in tournament history, tying the mark set by Jack Nicklaus in 1977 and matched by Camilo Villegas in 2010. Jones ranked first in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (14.301) and second in Strokes Gained Around the Green (5.563).

    Jones started the week with a course-record-tying round of 9-under 61. Jones had gone 174 starts since winning his first PGA Tour title at the 2014 Houston Open, holing a chip in a playoff to beat Matt Kuchar. Jones hasn’t won since. There has been only one repeat winner of The Honda Classic in tournament history – Jack Nicklaus in 1977-78.

    International players Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Nicolai Hojgaard, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Paddy Harrington and Danny Willett will all make their 2022 PGA Tour debuts this week. Fleetwood has the shortest odds of them at +2000 as he looks for his first PGA Tour win – he has a handful internationally. Hojgaard, a two-time winner on the DP World Tour, including earlier in February, is among the sponsor exemptions. He’s +6600 this week

    2022 Honda Classic Expert Pick

    Tommy Fleetwood at +2600

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