Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is home to many things, but this time it will be exclusively for the Honda Classic. For viewing and betting purposes, you have to overlook the fact that the field is not as strong as it has been lately.
Many players have opted for other upcoming events and decided to take this event off. After some shuffling around, this event now goes first during this stretch of the year and allows for more quality players to compete.
Also important to note that most events leading up to this have been modest to high scoring. You will not see that here, with this course being quite challenging and many of the best golfers will be challenged.
Date: Feb 24–27, 2022
Course: PGA National Resort & Spa – The Champion Course
Catch this on: GOLF, NBC
Odds for Honda Classic
The market has changed quite a bit on who they think is the top 10 to have the best chance to win this event. DraftKings has the following updated odds currently placed at:
Sung-Jae Im +1000
Tommy Fleetwood +1400
Louis Oosthuizen +1600
Billy Horschel +1800
Daniel Berger +1800
Joaquin Niemann +1800
Shane Lowry +2200
Brooks Koepka +2200
Cameron Tringale +2500
Matthew Wolff +3500.
*odds could change at any time
Golfers That Have a Shot
Tommy Fleetwood has a slightly higher price tag than some other top golfers on this list. He has competed in this event twice, with a fourth-place finish in 2018 and a third-place finish in 2020.
He looks good on paper, too, with four top 10 finishes and seven top 25 finishes over his last ten global starts. However, only two of those have been with PGA Tour events.
Billy Horschel is an excellent choice to throw some money on. He has not done poorly on the West coast, with several top 10 and 20 finishes this year.
Now that he is back in his home state, Horschel has a chance to shine against a weaker field. His best performances here were a T-8 in 2016 and T-4 in 2017, but he has missed the cut every other time.
You never quite know where Brooks Koepka’s head is at from a competitive standpoint. Yes, he will try, but against a weaker field, will he remain competitive if things do not go his way?
Giving Louis Oosthuizen the benefit of doubt here that he might have a great week. As one of the better-ranked golfers on the list, 13th, he has to shine at some point. Given the weaker field and some success here in the past, he might have a chance.
Potential Winning Golfer
Sung-Jae Im won the Honda Classic back in 2020. He narrowly escaped with a victory after finishing with a -6, but in the final round, he roared back with a -4.
Im has solid ball striking and consistent iron play to achieve another victory. He has a great shot at repeating his success from 2020.