A 5dimes.com review of the AT&T National would show that big names have usually come out on top in this tournament; K.J. Choi, Anthony Kim, tournament host Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Nick Watney have emerged as the champions at this event, which was held at venerable Congressional in Maryland for the first three years. Then it moved to Aronimink in Pennsylvania before returning to Congressional this year, and here are five golfers worth a wager.
Tiger Woods (+550): Woods was the last person to win his tournament at Congressional in 2009, and many players that use price per head bookie equipment have seen a marked improvement in his game, even though he stumbled to a T-21 at the U.S. Open. He still has two wins this season, and if he manages to hit a few putts, watch out, because that is the only thing holding the 14-time major champion back.
Hunter Mahan (+1200): Mahan shot a 61 in the final round to shoot T-11 at the Travelers, and he has a solid record in this event at Congressional with a T-8 in 2007, a T-2008 and a solo second in 2009. Mahan is one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour and he also has a pair of wins in 2012, so he could be a decent wager at the best sports betting sites.
Dustin Johnson (+1400): Johnson missed almost three months with a back injury, and then finished in the top 20 at the Memorial before winning the St. Jude Classic. He did finish T-23 at the U.S. Open at Congressional in 2011, which will be remembered for Rory McIlroy’s -16 romp over the field, and Johnson is always a threat in your online betting book because of his insane length off the tee.
Jim Furyk (+1800): Furyk has been on a roll with seven finishes in the top 15 in his last nine outings, although it still has to sting a little that he gave up the lead at the U.S. Open a couple of weeks ago. Still, Furyk looks more like the guy that teed it up before struggling last year and his steady tee-to-green game is well suited for Congressional, where he finished in the top 10 in all three AT&T National starts here.
Robert Garrigus (+5000): Garrigus is the darkhorse to watch as he finished T-3 at the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, and he has five top-20s so far in 2012. He missed the cut at the U.S. Open, but Garrigus could be buoyed by the memories of his last trip to Congressional, and that could be a major factor in making him a pick in your sportsbooks (click here for more sportsbook lines).