Betting Picks for the 2021 Insperity Invitational

| April 27, 2021 10:05 am PDT

Both Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker were originally slated to tee it up at the Valspar Championship this week. Lefty is now in Palm Harbor trying his hand at the “Snake Pit,” while Stricker WD’d on Monday.

What does this mean for those making PGA Tour Champions picks?

It means that Jim Furyk’s name has leaped to the top of the betting sheet and is sitting at an unpalatable +450.

After assessing the Champions Tour odds, here are my Insperity Invitational predictions.

Best Bets for the 2021 Insperity Invitational

Don’t limit yourself to simply trying to pinpoint a winner. In fact, attacking the head-to-head matchup selection is my preferred method of betting golf online.

Scouring the sportsbooks allows you to find some juicy numbers floating around in the top-10 market as well.

Kevin Sutherland (+104) to Beat Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk is a phenomenal player and deserves to be among the favorites this week at The Woodlands Country Club. On the other hand, Jim’s gone four straight starts on the “50 and over circuit” without logging anything better than a T9.

He finished T17 in his last start (Cologuard Classic), not to mention, his form on the PGA Tour has dwindled. 

Case in point, Furyk made three starts on the “Big Stage” across the last two months – each resulting in missed cuts.

As for what Kevin Sutherland has accomplished the last four times he’s teed it up on the PGA Tour Champions?


I’d run out of room if I listed all the categories Sutherland leads the Champions Tour in this season, but I’ll leave you with a few.

  • 2020-2021 Charles Schwab Points List
  • Ball-Striking
  • GIR
  • Scoring Average (actual)
  • Par-breakers

I won’t be passing on Sutherland at +104 versus Furyk, will you?

Miguel Angel Jimenez to Finish Inside the Top 10 (+150)

Those who like scooping up value know that Miguel Angel Jimenez and Robert Karlsson are evenly matched head-to-head. However, the Swede is hanging out at -110 to crack the top-10, while the Spaniard sits at +150.

The betting value is apparent, so how about recent form and course history?

Jimenez has shot under par in nine consecutive rounds on the Champions Tour – racking up back-to-back top-10s in the process.

In terms of being a fan of this venue, Miguel finished 7th, 10th, and 20th in three previous trips to this event. 9 of his 10 rounds at The Woodlands CC have been under par.

Stacking everything up, “The Mechanic” landing inside the top-10 is one of my top Insperity Invitational picks.

Now for the ultimate PGA Tour Champions prediction.

2021 Insperity Invitational Pick to Win

I would get a little fancy here and hope that Tim Petrovic parlays his success from the Chubb Classic. But why do that when MyBookie is letting us snag Bernhard Langer at +800?

Langer’s first victory on the Champions Tour came right here at this event in 2007. Those who want to scream out that ’07 was the final year that this tournament was held at Augusta Pines GC, hang on a second.

Bernhard won the Insperity Invitational again in 2008, 2014, and 2018. Langer’s won this event four times; nobody has won this event more than once.

Arriving with 10 straight showings of T14 or better, the 63-year-old German is hot on Kevin Sutherland’s trail for the top spot in the Charles Schwab Cup Standings.

Speaking of the top spot, Langer tops the Champions Tour in birdie average and putting average.

The best part is he’s showing absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon.

  • Bernhard Langer

Recent Results of the Insperity Invitational

Here’s a quick frame of reference displaying who’s won this event in recent years.

Insperity Invitational Winners and Winning Scores Since 2014
Year Winner Winning Score
2019 Scott McCarron 199 (-17)
2018 Bernhard Langer 205 (-11)
2017 John Daly 202 (-14)
2016 Jesper Parnevik 204 (-12)
2015 Ian Woosnam 205 (-11)
2014 Bernhard Langer 205 (-11)

The Woodlands Country Club – a lush layout just north of Space City, has been the home of the Insperity Invitational since 2008 (no tournament in 2020). It hosted the PGA Tour’s Houston Open from 1985-2002.

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