SAS Championship Predictions – PGA Tour Champions Betting Picks
Phil Mickelson proved me wrong and made it three out of four on the PGA Tour Champions. Lefty joins Jim Furyk and Darren Clarke as the only three-time winners this season, although Furyk and Clarke have played in 22 and 28 tournaments, respectively. Mickelson’s teed it up on this circuit just four times.
In a league of his own, Phil’s absence this week opens the door for the rest of the field.
As for who’s best prepared to step through and seize the opportunity, let’s start diving in. I’ll start with my top SAS Championship picks.
Best Betting Picks for the SAS Championship
I’ll begin with three names who firmly expect to be on the hunt for the trophy come Sunday afternoon.
Steven Alker (+1200)
Forgive me for sounding like a broken record when describing Steven Alker’s form; the dude is simply on fire. A relative newbie to the circuit, Alker turned 50 on July 28th, just three days after finishing 5th on the Korn Ferry Tour (Utah Championship).
Since celebrating the milestone, Alker has taken the Champions Tour by storm.
|Steven Alker’s PGA Tour Champions Results|
|8/29/21||The Ally Challenge||3|
|9/12/21||Ascension Charity Classic||T9|
|9/26/21||PURE Insurance Championship||T5|
|10/10/21||Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS||T7|
He’s leading the PGA Tour Champions in driving accuracy and boasts a snazzy 68.44 scoring average. Installed third on the betting sheet behind just Furyk and Jimenez, the best sites for golf betting are finally catching on that this Kiwi is for real.
Ernie Els (+1600)
Ernie Els holed a 40-foot bomb on the final hole of the 2020 SAS Championship that ultimately secured the victory. And yet, the shot I remember most from Els’ triumph at Prestonwood Country Club last fall was this remarkable hook through a gap in the trees on the 13th hole in the first round.
Point being, the Big Easy enjoys this layout and has fond memories from his last trip here.
Also boding in Ernie’s favor is the fact that his game is trending in a positive direction. Els followed his T13 at Pebble Beach with a T4 last week in Jacksonville. Notably, Ernie hit over 74% of the greens at Timuquana CC and ranked 7th in putts per GIR.
Some wholesome content: Ernie Els holing out from the fairway. pic.twitter.com/e0SNH9KReV— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 10, 2021
David Toms (+2200)
The sun rises in the east. Kids eat candy on Halloween. David Toms plays well at the SAS Championship. Any other certainties in life you want to go over?
Seriously, David was eligible for this event after turning 50 in early 2017. He’s made the trip to Cary, NC each year since and is yet to finish outside of the top 10.
|David Toms – By the Numbers at the SAS Championship|
Toms has shot under par in each of his 12 rounds at Prestonwood CC, and let’s not forget that he won a month ago in St. Louis.
Two SAS Championship Sleepers
Now for a couple of PGA Tour Champions predictions that are a little more under the radar. These are guys who are soaked in upside at all of the top sportsbooks.
Scott Parel (+5500)
22nd or better in each of the last four SAS Championships, Scott Parel is yet another “horse for this course.” Parel was the runner-up here in 2017 and placed 9th in 2020; he’s coming off a decent week in Jacksonville (T19).
While the 56-year-old Georgia resident hasn’t been lighting it up as of late, he has landed 23rd or better in four straight starts over the last month. What makes him one of the more captivating PGA Tour Champions picks is his ability to drive it on a string.
He’s also 6th in scrambling and 8th in overall putting average.
Vijay Singh (+6000)
Lurking at +5000 to win at lots of the best sites, head to BetUS, where the decorated Fijian is priced at +6000.
Like David Toms and Scott Parel, Vijay has participated in each of the last four PGA Tour Champions events at Prestonwood CC. And like Toms and Parel, Singh has performed quite favorably at this tournament (2nd-16th-28th-3rd).
As for his recent form, Vijay’s coming off a T11 at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS – his third top-11 in his last six starts. Singh heated up on Saturday and Sunday at Timuquana CC, carding 10 birdies and two eagles during the final two rounds.
Ready to lock in these SAS Championship predictions?