The next PGA event kicks off a string of East coast action, with the 2022 Honda Classic taking stage. Last year at this event, the field was arguably much weaker due to scheduling conflicts with players trying to decide what event to play due to the upcoming Palmer and The Players events after.
Now, the tournament has been repositioned to allow more competitive names to play. It is a shame to see a drop in big names, but the tournament is doing the best it can.
We should be in for a close and exciting golf tournament! Below you will see what favorites are headlining this event.
Date: Feb 24–27, 2022
Course: PGA National Resort & Spa – The Champion Course
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Top 10 Favorites to Win
The market believes this top 10 has the best chance to win this event. Many players have a decent record at this challenging golf course, which could play into their odds. Courtesy of DraftKings, the following odds are currently at:
- Sungjae Im +1400
- Daniel Berger +1600
- Joaquin Niemann +1600
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Louis Oosthuizen +2000
- Tommy Fleetwood +2000
- Shane Lowry +2200
- Billy Horschel +2700
- Matt Jones +2900
- Cameron Tringale +3100
*odds could change at any time
Favorites That Could Win
Daniel Berger is currently ranked the 21st best golfer in the world, which is slightly lower than it was previously. He has a solid history at this event, with a T4 finish back in 2020. His best performance so far this year was a T5 finish at the Tournament of Champions, which could allow him some momentum.
Joaquin Niemann will have a lot of attention on him since he just won the Genesis Invitational by a few strokes. Opening that event with consecutive 63’s allowed him to take the victory by storm and never looked back. He slightly bumped his world ranking to 20th after this win.
Louis Oosthuizen is the highest-ranked golfer in this field, currently at 13th in the world. Back in 2013, his ranking was his best ever at fourth. He has not had much action this year, but his most recent solid performance was a T14 at the Waste Management Open a few events ago.
Brooks Koepka is the second-best ranked golfer in this event, behind Oosthuizen at 15th in the world. He is coming off of mixed results this year but was able to pull off a third-place tie at the Waste Management Open. In addition, he recently missed the cut at the Genesis Invitational, so hopefully, he can be competitive for this one.
Potential Winning Favorite
Sungjae Im has the second-best strokes per round in this event compared to the field. The 24th best golfer in the world is not the highest-ranked in the field but has quality history at this event and excellent value.
Im has a steady reputation of good ball-striking and iron play. These will be key in succeeding at this difficult golf course.