WM Phoenix Open 2022 odds, key stats, best bets and PGA Tour picks

After an interesting week on the Monterey Peninsula, which included Jordan Spieth nearly fell 100 feet to his deaththe PGA Tour is heading to the desert for the 2022 WM Phoenix Open.

Rowdy crowds in Scottsdale, Arizona are blessed this week with one of the best fields ever compiled for a non-major event. World No. 1 Jon Rahm is joined by Justin Thomas, the aforementioned Spieth and defending champion Brooks Koepka.

In total, six of the world’s top 10 players are on the pitch. Stacked.

Before jumping into some pieces I love for the week, let’s cover some course info.

Golf field

TPC Scottsdale (stadium course)
By 71
7,261 yards

Weather

I was going to do my normal weather chart for the week, however, it’s the desert. Zero percent chance of rain each tournament day with nothing but sunshine. Here.

Key statistics

Strokes won: Off the tee: Having length and precision around this track is important, guys won’t want to play desert all week.

150-200 approach: Nearly 50% of the approach shots made at TPC Scottsdale in recent seasons have come from this range. All in all, we’ll be targeting studs from tee to green this week and hopefully hitting a hot putter.

Data Golf Information

Price adjustment (compares golf courses based on the extent to which different golfer attributes – such as driving distance – to predict who performs well on each course – DataGolf): 1. Annandale Golf Club, 2. Southern Hills Country Club, 3. Silverado Resort and Spa

Tendency: 1. Patrick Cantlay (Last three starts: 4, 9, T-4), 2. Viktor Hovland (T-30, T-4, 1), 3. Justin Thomas (T-5, T-5, T- 20)

Percentage chance of winning (based on price history, adjustment, trends, etc.): 1. Jon Rahm (10.8%), 2. Patrick Cantlay (7.1%), 3. Justin Thomas (5.7 %)

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Betting odds

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Betting Odds a complete list.

Player

odds

Jon Rahm

(+750)

Justin Thomas

(+1200)

Patrick Canlay

(+1500)

Hideki Matsuyama

(+2000)

Jordan Spieth

(+2000)

Victor Hovland

(+2000)

Xander Schauele

(+2000)

Brooks Koepka

(+3000)

Daniel Berger

(+3000)

Scottie Scheffler

(+3000)

Betting card for the WM Phoenix Open 2022

Last Week’s Results (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am)

The only bet we cashed was Christiaan Bezuidenhout for the South African Top at +180. Down 3.2 units last week. It’s time to bounce back.

+7.54 units in 2022.

Bubba Watson – Top 20 (+175)

Bubba Watson of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the first round of the QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club on December 10, 2021 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Watson finished second to Harold Varner III at last week’s Saudi International.

The two-time Masters champion hasn’t made an official PGA Tour debut this season, but has played well at the WMPO in recent years. He’s finished in the top five in two of the past three seasons.

Xander Schauele – Top 20 (+115)

Xander Schauffele tees off on the 13th hole during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. (Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Schauffele finished T-34 at Torrey Pines a few weeks ago but is coming off a top-20 finish at Saudi International.

He’s finished in the top 20 in the last four installments of this event, including a runner-up effort against Brooks Koepka last season.

Scottie Scheffler – Top 20 (+135)

Scottie Scheffler tees off on the second hole during the third round of The Farmers Insurance Open on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 28, 2022 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

I won’t stop betting on Scottie until he wins. So he’s on the map again.

Scheffler’s last start was at Torrey and he finished tied for 20th. Last season, the Texan cashed a top 10 check at the WMPO. Come on Scottie, let’s go.

Other bets to consider

Andrew Putnam (Top 20, +320): It is moving in the right direction. His last 3 outings: T-27, T-14, T-6 (Pebble). Last season, Putnam finished 7th at the WMPO after missing the cut in two consecutive appearances there.

Luke’s List (Top 20, +240): List is coming off a win at the Farmers Insurance Open and hasn’t finished outside the Top 22 in his last four starts. He’s finished in the Top 30 at three of the last four Phoenix Opens.

* Full bet card will be activated my twitter somewhere on Wednesday February 9th.