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Date: January 13-19, 2014
Location: PGA West; La Quinta CC, La Quinta, Calif.
PGA Tour Golf Betting Odds: If you're looking for the best advice for PGA betting, you've certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook, we're previewing the Humana Challenge, which will be held from Thursday, January 16th through Sunday, January 19th, 2014, at PGA West in La Quinta, California, featuring Phil Mickelson, Brian Gay, Brandt Snedeker and Charles Howell III.
Brian Gay will look to defend his championship at the Humana Challenge when it is held from January 16th through 19th, 2014, at PGA West in La Quinta, California. Gay captured a playoff last season. The field is usually impressive, as Phil Mickelson has won here twice and other top players are in the field yearly in PGA betting.
Brian Gay shot a 25-under in the 2013 event to tie with David Lingmerth and Charles Howell III atop the leaderboard. Lingmerth was eliminated on the first playoff hole and Gay birdied the second to outlast Howell. The course record was set by Joe Durant in 2001 when he shot a 36-under 324. The scores have traditionally been very low so it will take a nice collection of birdies and eagles for a golfer to be in contention.
Phil Mickelson has won here in 2002 and 2004, one of six golfers to win the Humana Challenge two times. Arnold Palmer is the only golfer to win it more than twice, holding the record with five career victories at the tournament. Mark Wilson was the 2012 winner, while Jhonnatan Vegas (2011), Bill Haas (2010), Pat Perez (2009), D.J. Trahan (2008) and Charley Hoffman (2007) are some of the other recent champions in PGA betting.
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How to bet on Humana Challenge
The odds of a golfer to win the Humana Challenge will generally look something like:
- Tiger Woods + 150
- Phil Mickelson + 250
- Steve Stricker + 300
- Jeff Overton + 700
- Ernie Els + 700
- Field + 600
These betting odds will be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets.
A player would have to bet $10 to win $150 that Tiger Woods will win the Humana Challenge, while the bettor wagering on Jeff Overton stands to win $70 on their $10 wager.
Another commonly placed bet in PGA golf is head-to-head finish between two players. With this bet, a player doesn't really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.
A head-to-head betting line for the Humana Challenge will look something like:
- Tiger Woods - 190 Steve Stricker + 150
In this bet, players wagering on Woods to finish higher than Stricker will be asked to risk $19 to win $10, while bettors believing that Stricker will finish higher than Woods will bet $10 to win $15.
Those familiar with sports betting will have no trouble making the transition to PGA golf wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of PGA golf betting without to much trouble.
2014 Humana Challenge Winner - Patrick Reed Wins 2014 Humana Challenge
Patrick Reed lost his putting touch for a few hours in the final round of the Humana Challenge. He found it when things were getting interesting.
After shooting three straight 9-under 63s to open a seven-stroke lead, Reed had a 1-under 71 on Sunday at PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to beat Ryan Palmer by two strokes.
Finally resembling the guy who talked Saturday about being in a ''putting coma,'' Reed ran in an 18-footer for birdie on the par-3 15th to push his advantage to three strokes and parred the final three holes. He completed the wire-to-wire victory at 28-under 260.
2013 Humana Challenge Winner - Brian Gay has won the 2013 Humana Challenge after a two hole play-off.
Brian Gay finished tied in 1st place with David Lingmerth and Charles Howell III through the regulation 4 rounds at 25 under par. David Lingmerth was eliminated from the play-off after the 1st hole hitting a 6 on the 18th to Charles Howell III and Brian Gay’s 4. The second play-off hole was played on the 10th and Brian Gay’s birdie 3 was more than enough to secure the victory as Charles Howell III holed out with 5.
2012 Humana Challenge Winner - Wilson holds off field to win Humana Challenge
Although Mark Wilson is off to another fast start to a PGA Tour season, he won the Humana Challenge with a remarkable feat of endurance.
Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to clinch his fifth career victory Sunday, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner by two strokes in a dramatic dusk finish to the wind-delayed tournament.
Wilson's day started before sunrise and ended after sunset. In between, he finished his third round, got his kids ready for daycare at his in-laws' house, and then held off several hard-charging contenders during the final round amid the growing dark and desert chill in the Coachella Valley.
Wilson closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 24 under, taking the $1,008,000 winner's share of the $5.6 million purse despite the conditions. While most everybody else pulled on sweaters for the final holes, the Wisconsin native stayed in his polo shirt out of superstition and familiarity.
2011 Bob Hope Classic Winner - Many Winners in 2011 Bob Hope Classic at La Quinta
Jhonattan Vegas, a 26 year-old PGA Player, won his first championship and $900,000 after five days and replaying the 18th hole twice more to break a three-way tie. Vegas left Venezuela at 17, moving to Houston to study golf and English before playing at the University of Texas, according to PGA press information.
Fewer ranked PGA Players have participated at this La Quinta, California event in recent years. Now younger players are jumping at the opportunity to collect a championship. Last year's win by Bill Haas was his first of two career wins. Bill Haas and 26 year-old Gary Woodman tied in regulation and competed in the playoff rounds.
Bob Antin, Sal Palermo, and Paul McComb were the overall amateur/celebrity team winners. The top three teams of four fields received crystal and the top ten teams received Bob Hope Classic golf bags at a Winners Reception and Trophy Presentation on Saturday night.
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