Your hockey blog is likely focusing on the playoffs right now, but the players who aren’t in the postseason may be checking out some golf to get some tips for the game that most hockey players get in on in the summer. This week’s event would be a good one to watch as the world’s best will tee it up at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, which has become one of the better non-major events on the PGA Tour. Here are five golfers worth a wager when the tournament tees off on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy (+750): McIlroy won his first PGA Tour event here in 2010 and 5dimes.com reviews would tell you that he shot a 62 on Sunday to win it. He is coming off a T-40 at the Masters, one of his worst efforts in the last year and a half, so you can bet that McIlroy will want to turn that around this week in Charlotte.
Tiger Woods (+900): Woods is also a former winner at Quail Hollow, claiming the title in 2007, and like McIlroy he finished T-40 at Augusta, so he’ll be eager to tee it up. A thorough sharp that works with price per head sports software knows that Woods has finished in the top 11 in four of five trips to Quail Hollow, and he is confident that he has worked out the kinks that bothered him at the Masters.
Jim Furyk (+2000): Furyk struggled last year, but the 2006 winner at Quail Hollow has reverted to his consistent self in 2012 with top-11s in all four starts. Furyk has three finishes inside the top seven at Quail Hollow and leads the PGA Tour in fairways hit, which is essential at this golf course as it is one of the toughest in terms of finding the short stuff.
Keegan Bradley (+3000): Last year’s PGA Championship winner is coming off his first missed cut of the year at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from him at betting sites. Bradley is one of the top tee-to-green players in the game and leads the PGA Tour in the important all-around ranking, which takes all stats into account. Watch out for Bradley and his long putter this week.
Rickie Fowler (+4000): Fowler has had success at Quail Hollow in each of the past two years, finishing solo sixth in 2010 and T-16 in 2011. Fowler has been struggling with his putting, but it came around in New Orleans last week and ended up finishing T-10. He can get on a roll as quick as anyone and isn’t afraid to take chances, so if Fowler can get hot with the flatstick, he’ll pay off for some sports betting sharps this weekend.