Zurich Classic Preview, Betting Tips And Enhanced Odds

Betting preview, tips and enhanced odds for the Zurich Classic.

David Kristiansen

The PGA Tour continues this weekend from the TPC Louisiana and the Zurich Classic with a format that gives a welcome break from the 72-hole stroke play. FansBet golf expert David Kristiansen returns with his betting preview and tips for the Zurich Classic and if you are after some value then head over to our FanBoosts section and check out our enhanced odds available.

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What Happened At The RBC Heritage

The big news Sunday night was that DJ couldn’t hold on to his 54-hole lead making his win record when leading entering the final round 5 of 9. This is actually the 3rd time he has shot 77 or worse when leading on a Sunday, but it’s worth nothing that the last time this happened (2017 WGC-HSBC) he followed it up by winning in his next PGA TOUR start so I’m sure the world number 1 will be just fine going forward.

With his first victory on TOUR C.T Pan extended an interesting trend at the Heritage; he is now the 7th straight winner not leading heading in to Sunday. From a betting perspective this should lead us to scale back on our pre-tournament wagers and instead look to back more people in running when we head back to Harbour Town in a years’ time.

Finally, my picks last week were atrocious with everyone missing the cut, this is a first for me and underlining my point of the Heritage as a candidate for live betting. This week we are looking for a bounce back birdie after hitting two balls out of bounce and walking off with a quad last week.

Round Four Highlights From The RBC Heritage

 

Zurich Classic Format

80 teams of 2 golfers

Top 35 teams and ties makes the cut after round 2

Best ball: Thursday and Saturday

Alternate shot: Friday and Sunday

 

About TPC Louisiana

For the 3rd straight year The Zurich Classic is a welcomed break from the standard 72-hole stroke play format with 2-man teams alternating between best ball and alternate shot format throughout the week. TPC Louisiana is one of the easier courses on TOUR with more fairways and greens hit than the average course and substantial fewer three putts. Seeing as we don’t have much data to rely on when it comes to his format except that you need to go low (the winning scores the last 2 years were -27 and -22), here are some things I will be looking at/for;

  • Good form on at least one of the golfers
  • Birdie or better %
  • Par 5 scoring
  • Par 3 scoring on 200-225 yards (all 4 par 3s fall in this range)
  • Bermuda putting
  • Track record on Pete Dye courses

I am also staying away from the top of the board since in my opinion this is an even more volatile format than regular stroke play. The first two winning teams of the event were 45,00 (Piercy and Horschel in 2018) and 90,00 (Blixt and Smith in 2017) pre-tournament.

PGA Tour Zurich Classic Preview

 

Zurich Classic Betting Tips

Kisner/Brown 

The playoff losers from 2017 is back as a team for the 3rd straight year, they were firmly in contention last year as well before a last round 77 saw them fall to a tie for 15th. This year Pete Dye specialist Kisner comes in on the back of a win at the Dell Match Play (Pete Dye design) and otherwise remarkable consistent play throughout the season. Even though Brown is a lesser golfer he does have 3 top 20s this season including a T7 two weeks ago at the Valero. He also really seems to step his game up at this event each year so I expect we will see the pair with a chance of winning for the 3rd straight year come Sunday.

34,00 1pt EW (1/4 the odds 5 places)

 

Vegas/Ancer  

The two Spanish speaking players should make a comfortable pairing. They both do their best putting on Bermuda, they can get hot and rally of birdies and both showed that they can perform on Pete Dye courses finishing 3rd (Vegas) and 12th (Ancer) at the PLAYERS a month ago.

41,00 1pt EW (1/4 the odds 5 places)

 

Kokrak/Stroud 

Kokrak continues to impress with his play this season, after a T16 last week he has now finished in the top 20 in 8 of his last 10 starts and has yet to mis a cut in 2019.  Stroud is the opposite where he has missed the cut in 4 of his last 8 events, but the 4 made cuts has led to 3 top 10s. If Kokrak continues his stable play and Stroud has an on week the duo can be a steal at this price.

52,00 0,75pts EW (1/4 the odds 5 places)

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