While professional sports leagues around the globe are itching to return, the Outlaw Tour is in full swing. More than $48,000 is up for grabs this week at the TPC Champions Classic, and getting in on the action is just a couple of clicks away.
This week’s Outlaw Tour odds are displayed below, and my TPC Champions Classic prediction is featured at the bottom of this page. I’ll also highlight an Outlaw Tour sleeper and unveil a couple of value plays.
It’s up to you to ultimately pull the trigger.
TPC Champions Classic Odds to Win
Juan Diego Fernandez+8000
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The field at the TPC Champions Classic isn’t as stacked as the one we saw last week at Talking Stick, but make no mistake — Dylan Wu and KK Limbhasut fine young players. Nicolo Galletti has been playing lights out, and Jeremy Paul is no stranger to shooting low numbers in the desert.
Yannik Paul is getting closer and closer to breaking through with a victory. The 26-year-old German (twin brother of Jeremy Paul) has finished 9th-4th-2nd during his last three starts on the Outlaw Tour, and he played wonderfully last week at the Scottsdale AZ Open. Just four bogeys across 54 holes led to producing rounds of 70-65-66, marking the third consecutive event Yannik has closed with a 66.
Another golfer lurking at +1400 to win the TPC Champions Classic is Nick Mason. The longtime veteran on the mini-tour scene won three times last year and is in the midst of playing some superb golf. Mason finished 3rd at the Orange Tree Classic (68-66-66) and 5th at the Arrowhead Classic (62-68-72), plus tallied a top-3 at the Parker Open (67-71-66) at the end of April.
Nick held his own last week while playing alongside Joel Dahmen and Nate Lashley at the O’odham Course and should be hungry to get into contention.
Outlaw Tour Sleeper This Week
Is this guy really an Outlaw Tour sleeper? Because his +4000 odds don’t seem justified.
Currently slotted second on the 2019/2020 Outlaw Tour money list, Sam Triplett can thrust himself into the top spot with a victory this week. The venue — the sister course of the acclaimed TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course — is a track that has been friendly to Sam in the past.
At the Outlaw Tour’s TPC Champions Classic back in September on this same layout, Triplett fired rounds of 67-70-67 and tied for third. Sam hasn’t played on the Outlaw Tour since mid-March, but he has played six competitive rounds on the Golden State Tour over the last three weeks.
The Northwestern grad and longtime resident of the Scottsdale area should be primed for a big week and offers a good chunk of value at +4000.
My Outlaw Tour Pick Is In
Fading Dylan Wu isn’t easy. Sam Triplett’s former teammate at Northwestern is the most accomplished player in this entire field and has displayed exquisite form as of late. At +3300, Eddie Olson is another name that piques my interest quite a bit.
With that being said, my Outlaw Tour prediction is that Patrick Flavin visits the winner’s circle at TPC Scottsdale.
The 24-year-old product of Miami University (Ohio) isn’t going to intimidate anyone with his 5’8” 150-pound stature. However, the winner on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica last season shot 66-68-67 last week at Talking Stick en route to tying for 13th. And he loves the Scottsdale area.
In fact, Patrick Monday qualified into the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year at nearby McCormick Ranch Golf Club.
Of all the incredible golfers who have come through the state of Illinois, Flavin is the only player to win the Illinois State Amateur and Illinois State Open in the same year (2017).
Those planning on betting the Outlaw Tour online, go ahead and take a stab on Patrick at +1400. I bet you’ll be in for a sweat come Thursday.
As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.
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