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Date: February 24 - March 2, 2014

Location: PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Honda Classic Golf Betting OddsGolf Betting Online: If you're looking for the best advice for golf wagering, you've certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook, we're previewing the Honda Classic, which will be held from Thursday, February 27th through March 2nd, 2014, at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, featuring Adam Scott, Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley and Charl Schwartzel.

Tiger Woods hasn't had great success the past two years at the Honda Classic, but that won't stop him from being the favorite if he elects to return in 2014. The tournament will be held from Thursday, February 27th through March 2nd, 2014, at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Woods has returned to form in the past couple years and is again the best player on tour, so he should be the golfer to beat in PGA wagering.

Tiger Woods lives just 20 minutes away from the course, which is why most expect him to again participate in the event. Woods shot a 4-over 284 last year, finishing in a tie for 37rd place. He has never won the Honda Classic but can turn that around quickly with a good performance. Michael Thompson is the defending champion after he shot a 9-under 271 to capture the 2013 title. Rory McIlroy won in 2012 with a 12-under 268, and while he's had his share of troubles since, he has the talent to contend again.

Three golfers have won the Honda Classic two times. Jack Nicklaus did so in 1977 and 1978, Johnny Miller in 1980 and 1983 and, most recently, Mark Calcavecchia pulled the feat with titles in 1987 and 1998. Geoff Ogilvy finished two strokes back for second place last year, while Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel and Keegan Bradley are some of the other top names from last year who could be among the favorites if they play in the 2014 Honda Classic in PGA wagering.

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How to bet on Honda Classic

The odds of a golfer to win the Honda Classic 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 Honda Classic, 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 Honda Classic 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 Honda Classic Winner - Russell Henley takes it in playoff

In what NBC's Johnny Miller described as "a group of players basically just flailing," the Honda Classic went in multiple different unexpected directions at PGA National, where Russell Henley was the last man standing through extra holes.

A wild Honda Classic final round that included an implosion, injury, and withdrawal by Tiger Woods finished late Sunday night with four players -- Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer, Russell Henley, and Russell Knox -- barely hanging on through some atrocious play to get to a playoff. In the end, it was Henley who emerged and took advantage of all the bad shots around him, drilling a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole for his second win in as many seasons on Tour.

2013 Honda Classic Winner - Michael Thompson wins the 2013 Honda Classic

Michael Thompson felt some pressure from Geoff Ogilvy late on Sunday, but he held onto his lead and won the 2013 Honda Classic without any major drama. It's the first PGA Tour victory of Thompson's career.

Thompson carried a one-stroke lead into the par-5 18th, and a good chip from off the green put him in easy birdie range. It effectively locked up the tournament for him -- he only needed a par to win. Ogilvy finished in second place at 7-under, followed by Luke Guthrie in third at 5-under.

2012 Honda Classic Winner - Rory McIlroy wins Honda Classic to take No. 1 ranking

Rory McIlroy stood firm against the gale-force momentum of a classic Tiger Woods charge Sunday to win both the Honda Classic and, for the first time in his young and suddenly dominant career, the world's No. 1 ranking, too.

Safe to say that winning this tournament has never meant so much to a champion, and that no Honda finale has ever sparkled with such superstar drama.

Tiger surely captured millions of television viewers with a scintillating 62, the lowest final-round score of his PGA Tour career. McIlroy then kept them all tuned to the drama at PGA National by scrambling through the Bear Trap for a pair of sandy par saves, locking down a two-stroke victory that is suitable for framing next to some of Tiger's earliest and burliest achievements.

Rory is 22, the youngest No. 1 player since Tiger did the trick at 21. McIlroy already has a major championship in his pocket, winning the U.S. Open by eight shots last summer, and that's enough to bring Jack Nicklaus into the conversation, too. The Golden Bear's record run of 18 major titles began, after all, when he was just 22.

2011 Honda Classic Winner

Rory Sabbatini took a five-stroke lead into the final round of the 2011 Honda Classic, walking away with a one-stroke victory. Y.E. Yang made a late charge, scoring birdies on five Sunday holes, but came up just short.

Though the round was interrupted by a brief lightning delay at one point, Sabbatini hit a two-foot putt on hole 18 to seal up the victory. Those two things are not related, but have you ever tried to make a two-foot putt after sitting through a lightning delay? You probably have not.

Rounding out the top 10, Ricky Barnes shot 4-under; Tommy Gainey shot 3-under; Graeme McDowell, Jeff Overton, Matt Bettencourt, and Gary Woodland shot 2-under, and another small crowd came in one under par.

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