The PGA TOUR heads to the Naples, Florida this week for the Grant Thornton Invitational. The Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club will be the host, and measures as a 7,382-yard par 72 with Bermuda greens. This is a weird week, as we have a team event featuring a crossover between the PGA TOUR and LPGA TOUR. There will be 16 teams of two, with one golfer from each TOUR on a team.
Below I have outlined my two favorite bets for the week.
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It’s not exactly easy to find value in a field with only 16 teams, but I will side with Lexi Thompson’s experience in this spot. The Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club has hosted the the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship every year since 2013, a tournament that Thompson won back in 2018, and finished runner-up at in 2017.
In addition, Thompson recently played in the PGA TOUR’s Shriners Children’s Open this Fall, where she performed quite admirably, finishing at even-par for the week and missing the cut by only a couple strokes.
As for Fowler, he’s not been quite at his best of late, but this field is not very strong on the men’s side, and he’s coming off a resurgent 2023 season that saw him get back in the winner’s circle at the Rocket Mortgage Classic back in July.
The talent level of both Fowler and Thompson at 11/1 in a 16-team field is pretty enticing.
This is a real long shot based on DK Sportsbook odds, but Lilia Vu is the No. 1 women’s golfer in the world right now, which could be a pretty big advantage in this small field. Vu has a whopping four wins this season on the LPGA TOUR, and is coming off a T4 in her last start at the CME Group Tour Championship at this very course.
Dahmen has also been playing some pretty good golf himself of late, having finished T13 and T7 in two of four events this Fall. If he could hold his own this week, Vu could easily prop this team up and keep them in contention come Sunday. Only five teams have longer odds than this duo, so we are getting some pretty strong odds here.
It pays to take a shot on Dahmen/Vu in an event setup we have never seen before.
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