Most attention will be focused on Austin for the WGC – Match Play but the opposite field event in the Dominican Republic offers plenty of betting opportunities.
Vincent Whaley ($81)
Whaley is a darling of the analytics gurus and looks to get a perfect opportunity to break through on the PGA Tour this week.
Whaley ranks 18th in Putting Average on Tour but the key guide is his form on the correlation courses. Form at the Mayakoba, Puerto Rico Open and Sony Open are the best guides. Whaley has Top 25 finishes in the last two at Puerto Rico, the most recent Sony Open and the 2020 Mayakoba.
Austin Smotherman ($61)
SMU product Austin Smotherman has won on both the Latinoamerica and Korn Ferry Tours and is a major runner to break through on the PGA Tour.
He is playing well with two Top 25 finishes in his last five starts. Definitely sneaking under the radar this week.
Kelly Kraft ($126)
Veteran who is looking for his first PGA Tour win with three runner-up finishes his best showing.
Since 2018, only Joel Dahmen, Kramer Hickok and Hudson Swafford have a lower scoring average in this event with three Top 14 finishes in the last four stagings.
Kraft ranks 12th in Strokes Gained: Putting, a great guide for here.
Top Australian Player – Cameron Percy ($2.50)
Underrated Australian who stands out as the best Aussie hope this week. Ranks Top 10 in Proximity and did finish 7th at the last Puerto Rico Open. Only has three others to roll.