At 18 under, Harris English holds a two-shot lead heading into Sunday’s finale of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
The 32-year-old Georgia native’s odds to win are +125 with Bryson DeChambeau, who’s two shots back, at +250.
Cameron Smith who’s tied for second with DeChambeau is offered at +350. And after that the odds are longer but the payoffs are much better.
Abraham Ancer was just two back of DeChambeau and Smith but is listed at a nice +1400 while Scottie Scheffler was five back and +1600.
Even better was Ian Poulter, who’s listed at +4000 despite being tied with Scheffler for fifth place and just five back.
Now Poulter is clearly a longshot – having to overcome four guys, all ranked inside the world top 30, but we always look for the best payout among those within five (5) shots of the lead.
So we’re betting $100 on Poulter for a longshot win to bank $4,000 and then we’re taking the Englishman in a 2-ball against Scheffler for +145 to offset the longshot wager. We’re also wagering $100 on DeChambeau to win $250 as secondary insurance.
Why We Like Poulter:
- WGC History: he’s won three times on the PGA Tour and two have been World Golf Championships.
- Momentum Factor: he birdied two of his final three holes which means he will sleep on some good vibes.
- Incentive Burn: at 45, time is running out and so he’s hungry for a win which would mean more to him (security wise) than anyone else near the top of the leaderboard.
- Seems Due: he hasn’t won since Houston three years ago and just seems due for a win.
- Ryder Cup: he lives for the biennial matches and a win would essentially lock up a spot.