The 2016 Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from January 28-31, 2016, at the city of San Diego owned Torrey Pines Golf Course located in La Jolla, California. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA players to win the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open.
The Farmers Insurance Open dates back to 1952. Tiger Woods easily holds the record for most wins in the Farmers Insurance Open with seven (1999, 2003, 2005-08, 2013). Phil Mickelson has the second most wins in the tournament with three (1999, 2000, 2001). Tiger Woods is not playing this week but Phil Mickelson certainly is at Torrey Pines and he’s playing.
Also playing this week at the Farmers Insurance Open are Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Patrick Reed in what is a very deep and talented field that is well worth watching. All golfers with odds of 60 to 1 or less are listed below with comments as well as some notables with much higher odds.
Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open!
1. Jason Day – 7 to 1 odds
At odds of 7 to 1, Jason Day is the betting favorite to win the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open. Jason Day won this tournament last year in 2015 and he is the defending champion. Day won five times on tour last year including his first major at the PGA Championship. He’s a worthy favorite here but he has not played since he finished tied for 10th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on January 7, 2016.
2. Rickie Fowler – 10 to 1
Fresh off his convincing win at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship last week on the European Tour, Rickie Fowler is the second choice in the betting odds at 10 to 1. Rickie Fowler now has five wins on the PGA and European Tours combined. He’s obviously in form but if you want to bet him this week be aware that Rickie Fowler has never won back-to-back tournaments in his career.
T-3. Dustin Johnson – 16 to 1
Like Jason Day, Dustin Johnson has not played on tour since he finished tied for 10th at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Dustin Johnson has nine wins on the PGA Tour. His last win came in March of 2016 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He’s a big threat here if he’s not rusty this week.
T-3. Justin Rose – 16 to 1
Justin Rose has 13 wins on the PGA and European Tours combined so he obviously has the talent to win this. The problem with Justin Rose this week is that he has not played on tour since the Hero World Challenge where he finished 13th back in early December.
T-5. Phil Mickelson – 18 to 1
Phil Mickelson has three wins in the Farmers Insurance Open but his last win here was back in 2001. Phil Mickelson’s last win on tour was the British Open in 2013 but he did just finish -21 under and tied for 3rd last week at La Quinta. Phil Mickelson has 42 career PGA Tour wins at age 45. You know he’s going to win a few more but will it be this week?
T-5. Brandt Snedeker – 18 to 1
Brandt Snedeker did not play last week but he is in good form as he tied for 3rd at the Tournament of Champions and then was alone in second in the Sony Open on January 14. Snedeker has seven wins on tour with his last coming at Pebble Beach in 2015. Brandt Snedeker was second here in 2013 to Tiger Woods.
T-7. Patrick Reed – 25 to 1
Patrick Reed finished alone in second at the 2016 Tournament of Champions but he laid an egg last week at La Quinta finishing tied for 56th. Reed has four wins on tour with his last win coming at the Tournament of Champions in January of 2015.
T-7. Jimmy Walker – 25 to 1
Jimmy Walker has five wins on tour and he certainly tends to play well early in the season as four of his wins have come in January, February and March. Walker’s last win on tour was at the 2015 Valero Texas Open last March. In his last start, Jimmy Walker tied for 13th at the Sony Open two weeks ago. Walker was tied for 7th place here last year.
9. Hideki Matsuyama – 28 to 1
Hideki Matsuyama has not played on tour since he finished 17th at the Hero World Challenge back in early December. Matsuyama has talent but that has not translated into wins on the PGA Tour so far in his career. He has just one win in 63 PGA Tour starts.
10. Bill Haas – 30 to 1
Bill Haas has six wins on tour with his last win coming just about one year ago. Haas finished tied for 9th last week at La Quinta. Prior to that he tied for 19th at the Tournament of Champions.
11. Paul Casey – 35 to 1
Paul Casey has just one win on the PGA Tour but he has won 13 more times on the European Tour. Hist last win was over 17 months ago. In his last PGA start, Paul Casey was a good 5th at the Hero World Challenge in early December.
12. J.B. Holmes – 40 to 1
J.B. Holmes has four wins on tour with his last win coming at the 2016 Shell Houston Open last April where he beat Jordan Spieth in a playoff. Holmes lost the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open in a playoff last year to Jason Day. In his last start on tour he tied for 24th at the Tournament of Champions.
T-13. Shane Lowry, Graham DeLaet, Charles Howell, Marc Leishman – 50 to 1 odds each
Shane Lowry has one win on tour which came last August. He tied for 7th here last year. Graham DeLaet has yet to win on tour. He tied for 42nd last week at La Quinta. Charles Howell tied for 4th here last year but he’s only won two tournaments in 456 starts but has earnings of $29.6 million. Marc Leishman has just one PGA Tour win but he did win the Nebank Golf Challenge on the European Tour in early December.
17. Harris English – 60 to 1
Harris English lost the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open to Jason Day in a playoff. English has two wins on tour and both wins came in 2013. In his last start on tour, Harris English finished tied for 56th at the Sony Open two weeks ago.
- Scott Stallings – 90 to 1 odds
Scott Stallings won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2014. Stalling lost this tournament last year in a playoff to Jason Day. His win here in 2014 was the last of his three PGA Tour wins.
- Nick Watney – 90 to 1 odds
Nick Watney won the Framers Insurance Open back in 2009. Watney has five career wins on tour but his last win was in 2012. He missed the cut at La Quinta last week.
- Ben Crane – 150 to 1 odds
Ben Crane won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2010. Crane has five PGA Tour wins. His last win was at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic. He finished tied for 24th last week at La Quinta.
- Thomas Aiken – 300 to 1 odds
Thomas Aiken has never won on the PGA Tour. He’s won three times on the European Tour. He missed the cut on the PGA Tour last week. He’s notable here because he has a very pretty wife named Katie and she often caddies for him. Check her out if you get the chance this week.