Odds To Win: The Honda Classic

Rickie Fowler

The PGA Tour tees it up this week at PGA National for the 46th edition of The Honda Classic.

The tournament that debuted in 1972 as Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary Classic is the first in a series of three events in the Sunshine State that spans a four-week stretch. The field in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is loaded with some of the biggest names in the game – none bigger than Tiger Woods.

The 144-player field at PGA National also includes defending champion Rickie Fowler, along with superstars Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia – all of whom are the four top favorites this week.

The bookmakers have made Fowler the slight favorite this week. The 29-year old star has been given odds of 8-1 to win his second-straight title at PGA National’s Champions course.

The other aforementioned stars are listed as the next three favs, including Thomas (10-1), McIlroy (11-1), and Garcia (16-1). No one else in the field has odds better than 25-1.

A pair of top-ranked Englishman, Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton, are next at 25-1. Recent Phoenix winner, Garry Woodland, is offered at 33-1, along with Farmers runner-up Alex Noren and top-5 machine Brian Harman.

Our payoff pick this week is Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 66-1. The 28-year old Thai has a world ranking of 37 (15th best in the field) and is entering The Honda off a win on the European Tour. The shorter PGA National layout should set up well for Aphibarnrat who’s known as a great ball striker.


Tournament: The Honda Classic
Dates: Feb. 22-25, 2018
Where: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Course: PGA National (Champions)
Distance: Par 70/7140 yards
Architect: George and Tom Fazio (1980)
Redesign: Jack Nicklaus (1990, 2002)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $6,600,000
Winning Share: $1,188,000
Points: 500 (FedExCup), 54 (OWGR)
Hashtag: #HondaClassic
Defending Champion: Rickie Fowler


Rickie Fowler8-1
Justin Thomas10-1
Rory McIlroy11-1
Sergio Garcia16-1
Tyrrell Hatton25-1
Tommy Fleetwood25-1
Gary Woodland33-1
Alex Noren33-1
Brian Harman33-1
Patrick Reed40-1
Russell Knox40-1
Daniel Berger40-1
Adam Scott50-1
Brandt Snedeker50-1
Byeong Hun An50-1
Chesson Hadley50-1
Dylan Frittelli50-1
Jason Dufner50-1
Kevin Kisner50-1
Ollie Schniederjans50-1
Patton Kizzire50-1
Rafael Cabrera Bello50-1
Russell Henley50-1
Scott Stallings50-1
Webb Simpson50-1
Tiger Woods50-1
Charles Howell III66-1
Chris Kirk66-1
Graeme McDowell66-1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat66-1
Louis Oosthuizen66-1
Martin Kaymer66-1
Ryan Moore66-1
Scott Piercy66-1
Thomas Pieters66-1
Bernd Wiesberger80-1
Bronson Burgoon80-1
Bud Cauley80-1
Emiliano Grillo80-1
Grayson Murray80-1
Ian Poulter80-1
J.B. Holmes80-1
Keegan Bradley80-1
Luke List80-1
Patrick Rodgers80-1
Ryan Palmer80-1
Anirban Lahiri100-1
Billy Horschel100-1
Jamie Lovemark100-1
Jhonattan Vegas100-1
Jimmy Walker100-1
John Huh100-1
Peter Uihlein100-1
Shane Lowry100-1
Sung Kang100-1
William McGirt100-1
Ben Martin125-1
Brian Gay125-1
Harris English125-1
Luke Donald125-1
Nick Watney125-1
Vaughn Taylor125-1
Hudson Swafford150-1
J J Spaun150-1
Lucas Glover150-1
Sean OHair150-1
Stewart Cink150-1
Talor Gooch150-1
Ted Potter Jr.150-1
Tom Hoge150-1
Wesley Bryan150-1
Troy Merritt150-1
Aaron Wise200-1
Blayne Barber200-1
Brian Stuard200-1
Chris Stroud200-1
Cody Gribble200-1
Corey Conners200-1
David Lingmerth200-1
Derek Fathauer200-1
Harold Varner III200-1
Jim Furyk200-1
Martin Flores200-1
Padraig Harrington200-1
Retief Goosen200-1
Robert Garrigus200-1
Rory Sabbatini200-1
Ryan Armour200-1
Sam Burns200-1
Tyrone Van Aswegen200-1
Alex Cejka250-1
Andrew Landry250-1
Ben Silverman250-1
Brice Garnett250-1
Camilo Villegas250-1
Chad Campbell250-1
Danny Lee250-1
Dominic Bozzelli250-1
Kevin Tway250-1
Michael Thompson250-1
Rob Oppenheim250-1
Robert Streb250-1
Ryan Blaum250-1
Scott Brown250-1
Cameron Tringale300-1
Abraham Ancer300-1
Ben Crane300-1
Kelly Kraft300-1
Mackenzie Hughes300-1
Martin Piller300-1
Michael Kim300-1
Morgan Hoffmann300-1
Richy Werenski300-1
Stephan Jaeger300-1
Adam Schenk500-1
Billy Hurley III500-1
Fabian Gomez500-1
Greg Chalmers500-1
J J Henry500-1
Joel Dahmen500-1
Jonathan Randolph500-1
Matt Every500-1
Nicholas Lindheim500-1
Peter Malnati500-1
Shawn Stefani500-1
Smylie Kaufman500-1
Tyler Duncan500-1
Xinjun Zhang500-1
Andrew Filbert1000-1
Bob Estes1000-1
Jon Curran1000-1
Lanto Griffin5000-1

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