Oddsmakers favor Dustin Johnson – and why not? – but Collin Morikawa has the game to prevail at punitive Winged Foot
After a less-than-stellar performance from our picks down the stretch of the FedEx Cup playoffs (congrats, Dustin Johnson), we are going to take a break from the gambling corner this week and focus on a little history lesson. The Safeway Open odds are being led by recent Champions Tour winner Phil Mickelson (20-1), so who knows what could happen this week in Napa, Calif.
Dustin Johnson will be tough to catch at East Lake, where he will start with a 2-stroke lead, but Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy and Daniel Berger might be the best bets to do it
Despite Dustin Johnson’s runaway victory in Boston, Justin Thomas rates as the best bet, with Daniel Berger adding value.
Jon Rahm, a 14-1 choice, looks like a good bet to win the PGA Tour’s playoff opener, but Patrick Reed merits some action, and Doc Redman might be the best long shot in the field