The SportsLine prediction model, built by DFS professional Mike McClure, has allowed four of the last eight major to get involved in the weekend and has called Tiger Woods' deep race into the PGA Championship, despite a long shot of 25-1. The model was also developed at the beginning of the 2018-19 season of the PGA Tour. He was everywhere Rahm (12-1) at the Hero World Challenge 2018, projecting it from the start. He also correctly predicted the victory of Brooks Koepka (9-1) at the 2018 World Cup earlier this season. Whoever followed the model is great.
Now that the pitch for the 2019 Farmers Insurance is locked, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times and the results have been surprising. The model calls for a shock: Woods, eight-time winner at Torrey Pines and one of Vegas favorites, stumbles this week and does not even sniff the top 10.
Woods made his debut this week in the PGA Tour's 2019 Torrey Pines circuit, which he has won eight times, most notably at the 2008 US Open. The seven-time champion of the Farmers Insurance Open is making his debut on the PGA Tour this week as the number 13 golfer in the official golf world rankings, after an extremely successful campaign in 2018 that allowed him to break seven top-10 records, including his 80th career PGA Tour victory at the Tour Championship.
However, Woods' last win in the Farmers Insurance Open was in 2013. He also finished last season in 82nd place in regulation percentage (67.40) and 127th in percentage of driving accuracy (59.35), which could be a problem for Torrey this week. Pins. It's not a good choice to win everything and Farmers Insurance Open's field of agronomists offers much better values than the 14-1 premium it commands.
Another surprise: Marc Leishman, long shooter, 20-1, made a strong performance in the title. It is a target for all those looking for a big salary.
Leishman is playing as well as anyone on the PGA tour right now. He earned his fourth career PGA victory earlier this season at the CIMB Classic after shooting at 26 under par. He also finished in the top 10 at the Sentry Champions Tournament and the Sony Open. These results propelled Leishman into third place in the FedEx Cup standings and he enters this week's tournament with an official ranking in 16th place worldwide.
Last year, at this event, Leishman shot three rounds under par by finishing in eighth place. Leishman's regular play this season also places him in the PGA Tour's top 10 in terms of average (69.367) and birdie (5.38), which will allow him to quickly climb the rankings of the Farmers Insurance Open,
In addition, the model indicates that four additional golfers with odds of 20-1 or higher from the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open represent a strong performance in the title. Anyone who bets on these outsiders can hit hard.
So who wins the Open Farm Insurance 2019? And what long shots are dizzying the world of golf? Check out the odds below and Visit SportsLine to see the full ranking of the Farmers Insurance Open project from the model that allowed the winners of four major golfers.
Jon Rahm 10-1
Rory McIlroy 12-1
Jason Day 14-1
Justin Rose 14-1
Tiger Woods 14-1
Tony Finau 18-1
Marc Leishman 20-1
Xander Schauffele 20-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Rickie Fowler 25-1
Charles Howell III 28-1
Gary Woodland 28-1
Jordan Spieth 33-1