2016 PGA: Zurich Classic Preview & Betting Tips

April 27th 2016, 4:34pm, By: Johnny Houston

2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Where: TPC Louisiana
When: Thursday 28th April (first tee 10:00pm)
Purse: $7,000,000

The PGA Tour stays in the south with TPC Louisiana hosting the 2016 Zurich Classic. There will only be three top 10 players attending this week including Jason Day, Justin Rose and Ricky Fowler. Justin Rose won this event last year with 22 under the card. In previous years 19,20 and 19 under have been the winning scores. It’s not exactly a course that the players fear.

My tactics this week are players that have a good track record in the categories of long approaches, birdie average and greens-in-regulation. A player that fits the bill is world number 5 Ricky Fowler. Although he has missed the cut in his last two tries at the Zurich Classic, his stats and results this season speak for themselves. Last week you may have seen Fowler and other PGA young guns Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman and Justin Thomas ('the rat pack') all enjoying a week off in the Bahamas. They uploaded videos and pictures to a number of social media outlets showing us a glimpse of their private lives. In my opinion it was great and showed everyone they are characters, something golf needs more of.

 

However, many people/journalists are condemning them for having fun on their week off. We all remember what Tiger Woods was getting up to off the golf course. This was just boys being boys and I don’t think it will affect their preparation for the Zurich Classic. I actually think it’s a positive. It would be great if one of these young guns like Fowler won this week in Louisiana and I think he has the game to do so.

 

Ricky Fowler

The world number 5 actually has an all-around ranking of number 1. He hits plenty of greens at 71.88% (ranked 5th) his birdie average is right up there at 4.38 (ranked 5th) with a scoring average of 69.63 (ranked 2nd) and he is also ranked high in approaches from 175+

Tip: Ricky Fowler to win outright - $13-1 at CrownBet
 

Smylie Kaufman

I actually think this course suits Smylie better than Ricky. The Alabama boy went to college at LSU just up the road so he should be very comfortable here. He stacks up in all the stats categories as well. Smylie hits the green 68.38% of the time and has a birdie average of 4.12 (ranked 13th) he can bomb it off the tee and can go very low. Already has a low round of 61 this season.

Tip: Smylie Kaufman to win outright - $34-1 at CrownBet
+ Kaufman to finish Top 20 - $2.40 at CrownBet
+ Kaufman to finish Top 10 - $4.00 at CrownBet 

 

Jason Bohn

My value pick is Jason Bohn. Bohn has already finished 2nd twice this season and a 3rd.He is ranked 19th in Greens in regulation at 69.87% and has a birdie average of 4.12 ranked 13th. He is ranked 14th in approaches from 175-200 but best of all his putting is great averaging 1.71 (ranked 3rd)

Tip: Jason Bohn to win outright- $126 at CrownBet
+ Bohn to finish Top 20 - $6.50 at CrownBet
+ Bohn to finish Top 10 - $13 at CrownBet

 

Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!

TIPS

Horse Racing Tips: Friday, December 6th

This afternoon's meetings at Mudgee and Mornington provide an opportunity to build the bank before tonight's Moonee Valley program! Luke Krahe has picked out his best bets for both meetings here. read more

2019-20 EPL: Matchday 16 Preview & Betting Tips

The 2019-20 EPL season continues this weekend with Matchday 16. We hit on all three of our best bets in the midweek round and are confident we can keep the momentum going into the weekend! read more

2019-20 A-League: Round 9 Preview & Betting Tips

The 2019-20 A-League season continues this weekend with Round 9! As always, we preview our three favourites fixtures and provide expert betting tips for them. read more

Boxing Betting Tips: Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 Preview

Andy Ruiz will defend his heavyweight titles in the rematch against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia this Sunday! We have a full preview and betting tips for the fight here read more

ARTICLES

2019-20 Big Bash League (BBL09) Squads

The 2019-20 Big Bash League season is set to be a thriller! Check out the full squads for the upcoming BBL09 here read more


Understanding Betfair Staking Plans

In the third instalment of our Betfair instructional series, we take a look at understanding staking plans and how they can be used to stay in control of your bank roll read more


Understanding the Betfair Markets

In our next strategy guide for the Betfair platform, we take a look at understanding how the Betfair markets work and what different types of backs and lays you can place with Betfair! read more


Understanding Back and Lay Betting on Betfair

Unlike your ‘normal’ betting agency where it’s you versus the Bookmaker, Betfair is a peer-to-peer wagering platform. Betfair allow you to both ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets, which gives you complete control and a totally unique betting experience. View how full guide to backing and laying here read more


BLOGS

December Highlights on Kayo

It's another busy month ahead this December at Kayo Sports! Fans of all sports are covered on Kayo this month with live NBA, NFL, UFC, NBL, Soccer, Golf and Surfing, just to name a few! Check out the December highlights here. read more


Great Odds For Melbourne Cup Punters

The Melbourne Cup has transformed from the race that stops the nation into the race that stops the world in recent years, and Palmerbet are giving punters more bang for their buck with great odds on all Melbourne Cup runners this Monday! read more


2019 Melbourne Cup Odds

The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation, but is quickly becoming the race that stops the world! There's 42 horses left in contention for the 2019 Melbourne Cup, which will be held on the first Tuesday in November. Check out the latest betting odds for the race here! read more


Cox Plate Glory Awaits

Get fantastic odds of $4.50 for Te Akau Shark to finish in the top five in Saturday's Cox Plate thanks to Palmerbet. read more


PlayUp

Palmerbet