Barracuda Championship Odds and Picks

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PUBLISHED: Monday, July 27th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 01:18 pm, Mon, July 27, 2020

Barracuda Championship Odds and Picks
The alternate event on the PGA Tour this week is the Barracuda Championship. . Russell Henley is the betting favorite, while Brendan Steele, Ryan Moore and Alex Noren are co-second choices. Let’s look at this week’s Barracuda Championship and golf picks.

Location
Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood)
Media Coverage
Golf Channel

The alternate event on the PGA Tour this week is the Barracuda Championship. This event is for players who did not qualify for the WGC St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. There are some recognizable names in the field, but there is no clear cut top choice in terms of the betting odds. The favorite this week is actually listed at odds of 18-1.  Russell Henley is the current betting favorite, while Brendan Steele, Ryan Moore and Alex Noren are co-second choices. Let’s look at this week’s Barracuda Championship and golf picks.

Course: Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood)

The course for this event is a par 71 that measures 7,390 yards. It was designed by Jack Nicklaus and replaces the Blue Course at Montreux Golf and Country Club for the host course.

Format

I don’t mention format for golf tournaments that often, but I have to mention it for the Barracuda Championship because the event uses the Modified Stableford format. Eagles are worth five points, birdies are worth two points and pars are worth zero. Bogeys are minus one, while double bogeys and worse are minus three. The last three winners of this event, and 11 overall, made this event their first PGA Tour win.

Defending Champion: Collin Morikawa

TV Coverage: Golf Channel

Barracuda Championship Odds

Russell Henley 18-1

Brendan Steele 22-1

Ryan Moore 22-1

Alex Noren 22-1

Sam Burns 28-1

Patrick Rodgers 28-1

Emiliano Grillo 30-1

Lanto Griffin 30-1

Kurt Kitayama 30-1

Richy Werenski 32-1

Martin Kaymer 32-1

Matthias Schwab 35-1

Will Gordon 35-1

Cameron Tringale 40-1

Talor Gooch 40-1

Jhonattan Vegas 40-1

Pat Perez 45-1

Ryan Armour 45-1

Troy Merritt 45-1

Scott Stallings 45-1

Kristoffer Ventura 50-1

Kyle Stanley 50-1

Si Woo Kim 50-1

Bud Cauley 50-1

Branden Grace 55-1

Maverick McNealy 55-1

Charley Hoffman 55-1

Cameron Davis 60-1

Adam Schenk 60-1

Sam Ryder 65-1

Ben Martin 65-1

Wyndham Clark 65-1

Brian Stuard 70-1

Nick Watney 80-1

Chase Seiffert 80-1

Denny McCarthy 80-1

Vaughn Taylor 80-1

Bronson Burgoon 80-1

Kyoung Hoon Lee 80-1

Russell Knox 80-1

Peter Uihlein 80-1

Aaron Wise 80-1

Brandon Hagy 80-1

Chesson Hadley 90-1

Austin Cook 90-1

Matthew Nesmith 90-1

Joseph Bramlett 90-1

All other players are listed at odds of 100-1 or more or they are part of the field.

Favorite

Russell Henley 18-1

We know from recent history that a lot of players have made this event their first PGA Tour win so that would take out Henley. It would also take out Moore and Steele who have previously won on the PGA Tour. I rarely take favorites and I won’t be taking Henley this week.

Value Plays

Alex Noren 22-1

The player with the lowest odds who has not yet won a PGA Tour event is Noren. I also think you can make a case he is playing as well as anyone in this event. Noren played really well last week, as he tied for third in the 3M Open. Noren has been playing consistently on the PGA Tour of late and I see no reason he can’t win this week and we get favorable odds of 22-1.

Sam Burns 28-1

This week it is all about going with players who are looking for their first PGA Tour win. I noted that Noren had the lowest odds of any non-winner and then it is Burns. He played pretty well a week ago, finishing in the top 35 and now he gets to play in a much weaker field. I’ll take Burns at 28-1.

Patrick Rodgers 28-1

Keeping with the theme of non-winners I will go with Rodgers at 28-1. He has shown up on leaderboards all year and it could be that this is the week he is at the top.

Troy Merritt 45-1

My one pick who has a previous PGA Tour win is Merritt. Last year it was Merritt who led this event after 54 holes but he couldn’t close things out and was caught by Morikawa. He is very capable of closing things out this time around and look at the juicy odds we get of 45-1.

Maverick McNealy 55-1

The last of my picks this week is McNealy. He is a rookie on the PGA Tour, but he has been on leaderboards all season. It would not be a surprise to see him get his first win this week.

Check out the latest Barracuda Championship odds at the online sportsbook.