Hyundai Tournament of Champions Set to Start This Week

Those that have visited Hawaii leave with a feeling that it is a world of its own.  Now the PGA tour has captured this feeling for the upcoming Hyundai Tournament of Champions.  Instead of the normal Thursday to Sunday, tournament officials have opted for a Friday to Monday slate.  The caveat is that the island is such a lure that they can do this and still get the big names.  In fact they have as there are three favorites among the field.  Apex Golf will look at them and the futures that have been placed on them in this issue.

Lower in the Top Ten but Better Suited for Kapalua

Two top ten players opted to make this early season trip but have encountered a turnabout in their perspective odds.  Bubba Watson is at #4 in the world but is a longer shot than #8 Jason Day in the futures.

  • Day + 675 to win
  • Watson +935 to win

A few factors have the drum being beat for Jason.  He gets incredible height on his ball which will translate to easier chances on the par fives.  Couple that with the seemingly natural affinity that Austrailians have for golf in Hawaii and people have bet him down to being the favorite to win here.


Another Favorite

In fact, Bubba is not the next in line in the odds to emerge victorious here.  Kuchar comes in at a head scratching +735.  This does not seem enough to cover the risk for him.  He has down well on this course averaging 67 on it.  However, he plays his best in the Eastern Time zone.  People are banking on the fact that he would like to call the island a second home after having many prolonged vacations here.

While not being a good bet to win the entire tournament, Hideki Matsuyama could come out of the first tee blasting away.  He is too up and down during the four rounds but usually posts good first numbers.  In fact, he has a great price of being only -115 over Zach Johnson in the first round.  That is our free pick for the initial going here in Hawaii.  Tune in on Friday and make sure you get those wagers in now at America’s Bookie.  Good fortune to us and we will see you next time at Apex Golf Betting.