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8 Best Bets For The 2018 PGA Fort Werth Invitational

The PGA Tour will make its way to Fort Werth, Texas and the Colonial Country Club for this week’s Fort Werth Invitational. This tournament has been a fan favorite since it was first staged in 1946. In addition to the prize money pool, the winners of this event are given a plaid tartan jacket and their names are etched on the to a Wall of Champions directly adjacent to the first tee. We took the time to break down another impressive cast of contenders to come up with a list of the top betting options for this week’s Fort PGA event. Here is a look at the best bets for this year’s Fort Werth Invitational. Betting odds are courtesy of BetDSI Sportsbook.

Event Details

Event: Fort Werth Invitational

Category: PGA

Date: May 24th-May 27th

Location: Colonial Country Club, Fort Werth, Texas

Past Five Winners

2017: Kevin Kisner

2016: Jordan Spieth

2015: Chris Kirk

2014: Adam Scott

2013: Boo Weekley

Jordan Spieth +800

Spieth has struggled throughout this season but perhaps this is the week that he turns it around with a win. Spieth, who is the sports betting favorite to win this tournament at +800 odds, won this event in 2016 when he delivered one of the most memorable final rounds of his career including a chip-in birdie on 17 and a monster birdie putt on 18. He knows this course well and he has the skill set to excel here. He is the sports betting favorite to win for a reason and should be a popular pick this week.

Jon Rahm +1200

Rahm is another golfer that hasn’t shown his best form of late but could turn it around this week. A year ago, Rahm turned a number of heads when he finished third here on his debut at the age of 22. Does he have what it takes to best that result and challenge for the outright win? At +1200 odds, some people will consider his odds to short. That said, Rahm has the talent it takes to contend for the win and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he delivered for those that took a chance on him this week.

Rickie Fowler +1800

Fowler hasn’t exactly excelled in his last two start at this tournament but he did finish fifth here back in 2012. Fowler will be playing with a sense of urgency after missing the cut in his last start at THE PLAYERS Championship. He has shown flashes of his immense talent this season including a runner-up finish at The Masters. While he might be flying under the radar somewhat this week, Fowler is a decent betting option to contend for the victory this week.

Justin Rose +1800

Rose hasn’t produced a top-10 finish since he placed third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational back in March. However, Rose did record five top-10 finishes in his first six starts of the season so it seems like it’s only a matter of time before he bounces back sooner or later. Rose is available at the same price as Fowler, so he might even fly under the radar somewhat this week as a capable contender in the Fort Werth Invitational.

Adam Scott +2800

Scott is another former champion here having won this event back in 2014. Scott is still hitting the ball great. If he can perform a little better on the greens, he might contend for the win this week. At +2800 odds, Scott has the potential to be a sneaky good value play at this tournament.

Matt Kuchar +3000

Speaking of value, the fact that Kuchar is available at +3000 odds alone should make him an excellent betting option this week. Kuchar has finished T-26th or better in seven of his 10 starts at this tournament including a runner-up finish here in 2013 and a sixth place finish here in 2016. Based on his immense upside, Kuchar should be a popular sleeper pick to win the Fort Werth Invitational this week.

Kevin Kisner +4000

The fact that Kisner is listed at +4000 odds to win the same tournament he won a year ago should be a signal to consider betting on him this week. Kisner was outstanding here in 2017 when he lingered in the top-10 through all four rounds and made a strong push on Sunday to take the victory. At long odds, Kisner is another strong sleeper value pick.

Chez Reavie +8000

One final name that you should consider this week is Reavie, who has registered excellent numbers that should factor heavily in to his outcome at the Colonial Country Club including Par 4 Performance, Strokes Gained: Approach and Scrambling. Reavie finished 11th here in 2013 and T-5th here in 2011. He has shown he can contend at this tournament in the past. Is this the year he puts it all together and contends for the outright win? At +8000 odds, Reavie might be worth considering as a sleeper pick to win the Fort Werth Invitational this week.

About Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey has been setting his fantasy rosters since his days in the womb, just don't ask him how he used to get his waiver-wire reports back then. He's a lifelong fan of sports, especially the fantasy and betting aspects.

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