Rahm Aims for World No. 1: Golf Odds and Tips at Torrey Pines for 2023 Farmers Insurance Open

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World No. 3 Jon Rahm has set his sights on becoming the No. 1 golfer again after winning last week’s The American Express event. Rahm’s chances are cut nearly in half this week as the prohibitive favorite to win for the second time at Torrey Pines. The 28-year-old Spaniard has three top-5 finishes in the Farmers Insurance Open since winning the tournament in 2017. Rahm also won the 2021 US Open on Torrey Pines’ South Course. His stats and results are the most dominant in California since 2017.

Jon Rahm’s current form includes four wins in his last seven global starts plus he tied for 2nd, 4th and 8th with a scoring average of 66.9.

Golf courses and chances to win Farmers Insurance Open

  • Torrey Pines South Course – 7,765 yards, Par 72 (3 rounds for those who make the cut)
  • Torrey Pines North Course – 7,258 yards, par 72 (1 round)

Golf opportunities of FanDuel Sportsbook are periodically updated and subject to change.

Leading Favorites and Contenders:

  • Jon Rahm (+390)
  • Xander Schauffele (+1100)
  • Tony Finau (+1200)
  • Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris (+1400)
  • Sungjae Im, Max Homa (+2000)
  • Jason Day (+2200)
  • Taylor Montgomery (+2600)
  • Maverick McNealy (+3100)
  • Hideki Matsuyama, Si Woo Kim (+3300)
  • Sahith Theegala (+4200)
  • Cameron Davis (+4500)
  • JJ Spaun, Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley (+5000)

Five of the top 10 and 10 of the top 25 players in the world golf rankings tee off at Torrey Pines this week.

Popular types of betting on golf

Types of bets and how to read the odds

  • Winner: Bet on who will win this week’s PGA Tour event
  • Chances final position: Bet on a golfer to finish in the top 5, top 10 or top 20 in this week’s golf tournament
  • Betting on lap leader: Golf odds on who will win the first round, second round, third round, and fourth round separately.
  • Golf Matchup Betting: Prop bets on which golfer will finish better in the tournament between the two golfers listed for each matchup.

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Notable Full Tournament Matchups: (DraftKings)

  • Tony Finau (-140) vs. Max Homa (+115)
  • Jon Rahm (-200) vs Xander Schauffele (+160)
  • Collin Morikawa (-120) vs. Sungjae Im (+100)
  • Justin Thomas (-140) vs. Maverick McNealy (+115)
  • Will Zalatoris (-140) vs. Si Woo Kim (+115)
  • Jason Day (-110) vs. Taylor Montgomery (-110)

My sharp contacts with the gambling group sent me three winners of four tournament matchups last week. This week’s full tournament games in Torrey Pines include:

  • Sebastian Munoz (-105) about Adam Svensson, now -145 at BetMGM
  • Cam Davis (+105) about Keegan Bradley, now -135 at BetMGM
  • Jon Rahm (-200) about Colin Morikawa

Not all top online sportsbooks feature select matchups. So shop and compare while considering your golf betting and understand that tournament match-up odds change faster with bets and interests.

Golf choices and statistics

While the leading favorites generate more bets and money to win, there are dozens of other contenders and dark horses capable of competing for a win and a top spot.

Fanshare Sports notes that Jon Rahm, Tony Finau, Will Zalatoris and Taylor Montgomery draw the most buzz and interest in daily fantasy golf with correlated betting interest.

Rick Gehman provides more fantasy golf picks and projections for Golf Digest with stats and correlated bets. The biggest interest includes Jon Rahm, Jason Day, Maverick McNealy, Taylor Pendrith, Nick Hardy and Kevin Yu. Players to fade or pit against in matchups, top positions and fantasy formations include Sahith Theegala, Luke List, Harris English, Rickie Fowler and Lanto Griffin.

Many others with even bigger odds and triple-digit prizes can also challenge for top spot payouts, as Davis Thompson started to finish last week before finishing solo in second by 1 shot behind Jon Rahm.

Plenty of players with multiple top 10 finishes in the Farmers Insurance Open over the past five years. Sal Johnson, founder of Golf Stats, notes those in their tournament preview and player performance charts: Jon Rahm, Ryan Palmer, Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Jason Day, Luke List, and Will Zalatoris. In addition, seven other players have multiple top-20 finishes in the same five-year span: Hideki Matsuyama, Gary Woodland, Lanto Griffin, Keegan Bradley, Max Homa, Michael Thompson and JB Holmes.

Here are some additional players and picks to win the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open from leading golf experts, analysts and handicappers.

  • PGAtour.com staff: Jon Rahm, Jason Day, Max Homa, Xander Schauffele
  • Action Network Contributors: Tony Finau, Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele
  • Ben Coley, SportingLife: Jason Day, Maverick McNealy, Cam Davis, Taylor Pendrith

Check out more player golf odds and Farmers Insurance Open tournament coverage, including tee times and pairings, as golf betting is still the most popular sport and there are more ways to win.

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