The 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from April 28 to May 1, 2016, at the TPC Louisiana golf course located in the New Orleans neighborhood of Avondale, Louisiana. Here is a list of the golf betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament dates back to 1938. Golf greats like Byron Nelson (1945, 1946), Billy Casper (1958, 1975), Tom Watson (1980, 1981) and Ben Crenshaw (1987, 1994) are among the golfers tied for most wins in the tournament with two each.
Listed below are the PGA golfers this week with odds of 60 to 1 or less to win with comments. Then a bunch of notable golfers with mucxh higher odds are also listed with comments explaining the reasons why.
Good luck to all the PGA golfers this week and especially the bettors at the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans!
1. Jason Day – 5 to 1 odds
At odds of 5 to 1, Jason Day is the relatively heavy betting favorite to win the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. After winning the Arnold Palmer and WGC Match Play in back to back weeks and then tying for 10th in the Masters and tying for 23rd in the RBC Heritage, Jason Day did not play last week. If he comes back here in the form he showed a month ago this tournament is his to lose. Day now has 9 PGA Tour wins and he finished 4th in this tournament last year.
2. Justin Rose – 8 to 1
Justin Rose is the defending champion in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and he is the second betting choice to repeat as champ at odds of 8 to 1. Rose has not played since he tied for 10th at the Masters. He has seven PGA wins and six more separate wins on the European Tour with his last win coming at the 2015 Hong Kong Open in October.
3. Rickie Fowler – 12 to 1
After spending last week jumping off hotel balconies into water with pals like Jordan Spieth in the Bahamas, Rickie Fowler is back on tour and he’s 12 to 1 odds to win this week. Fowler missed the cut at the Masters in his last start. While Rickie Fowler has a ton of talent he still only has three PGA Tour wins in 162 career starts.
T-4. Charley Hoffman – 18 to 1
After winning last week at the Valero Texas Open for his fourth career PGA win, Charley Hoffman is 18 to 1 odds to win again this week in New Orleans. To this PGA fan, Charley Hoffman is a tough bet this week as he’s unlikely to be able to deal with the emotion of his $1.116 million win last week and win again this week.
T-4. Billy Horschel – 18 to 1
Billy Horschel tied for 4th place last week in Texas and now he’s the co-fourth choice to win this week at 18 to 1 odds. Despite his play last week Horschel is also a tough bet this week as he’s won just three times on tour in 141 starts. That is better than Rickie Fowler, though, and one of Horschel’s wins was at this tournament in 2013.
6. Daniel Berger – 25 to 1
Speaking of tough bets, Daniel Berger tied for 10th in his last start at the Masters. Daniel Berger has yet to win a PGA event in 45 tries. He did have two 2nd place finishes in 2015, though.
7. Chris Kirk – 33 to 1
Chris Kirk tied for 13th place last week in Texas. Kirk is 30 years old and he has four PGA Tour wins with his last win coming last May at Colonial. Kirk broke his hand about 10 months ago but he’s fully recovered now and might be ready to win again.
T-8. Marc Leishman – 40 to 1
Marc Leishman tied for 30th place at the RBC Heritage two weeks ago in his last start. Leishman won the 2012 Travelers Open for his lone win on tour in 185 starts. Did he win the 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge last December for his lone European Tour win.
T-8. Smylie Kaufman – 40 to 1
Smylie Kaufman was another of the golfers hanging out in the Bahamas last week with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. Smylie tied for 29th in his last start at the Masters. At age 24, Smylie Kaufman has one win on tour which came last October in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
T-10. Charles Howell, Danny Lee, Cameron Tringale – 50 to 1 odds each
Charles Howell has two wins on tour in 464 starts with his last win coming in 2007 but he has earned $30.3 million on tour. Being a golfer is such a tough life. Danny Lee missed the cut two weeks ago in his last start and he has one win on tour in 121 starts. Cameron Tringale has yet to win on tour at age 28 but he came in 2nd place last year in this tournament losing by just a stroke to Justin Rose.
T-14. Jamie Lovemark, Patton Kizzire, Russell Henley, Byeong-Hun An – 55 to 1 odds each
Don’t get the odds here for Lovemark as he;s never won on tour at age 28 and he missed the cut in his last start. Patton Kizzire is 30 and he’s yet to win on tour but this will only be his 19th PGA start and he did come in 2nd place once this season. Russell Henley missed the cut last week. e has two career wins in 92 starts and his last win was in 2014. Byeong-Hun An missed the cut at the Masters in his last start. At age 24 ye’s looking for his first PGA win but he did win the 2015 BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour last May.
- Boo Weekley – 80 to 1odds
Boo Weekley has three wins on tour with his last win coming in 2013 but he did finish in 3rd place in this tournament last year only two shots behind Justin Rose. So he likes the course and could play well this week at high odds.
- K.J. Choi – 100 to 1 odds
K.J. Choi won this tournament back in 2002. Choi has eight career PGA Tour wins but his last win was way back in 2011.
- Jerry Kelly – 125 to 1 odds
Jerry Kelly won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2009. That was the last of his three PGA Tour wins.
- Seung-Yul Noh – 125 to 1 odds
Seung-Yul Noh from South Korea is 24 years old and he won this tournament in 2014 for his only PGA Tour win to date. He also has one win on the European Tour.
- Jason Bohn – 150 to 1
Jason Bohn won this tournament in 2010 which was the last of his two PGA Tour wins. Bohn suffered a heart attack back in February playing at the Honda Classic but he’s back on tour.
- David Toms – 150 to 1
David Toms won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2001.Toms has 13 career wins on the PGA Tour including a major at the 2001 PGA Championship but he’s not won tour since 2011.
- Andres Romero – 175 to 1 odds
Andres Romero from Argentina won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2008 for his only win on tour. Romero also has a win on the European Tour and he’s won 15 other tournaments mostly in South America.
- Vijay Singh – 200 to 1 odds
Vijay Singh recorded one of his career 34 PGA Tour wins at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2004. Vijay won three majors in his career and he is one of the most prolific winners ever on the PGA Tour but he’s not won since 2008.