The 67th edition of the Farmers Insurance Open will begin Thursday as some of the world's most talented golfers descend on the Torrey Pines Golf Course in California. The 2019 Farmers Insurance Open field is made up of 12 major champions, including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, who compete against golf stars like Xander Schauffele and Tony Finau. According to the latest odds of the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open, Jon Rahm, the youngest champion in the history of this tournament, will become Vegas's favorite at 10-1, with Woods (12-1), McIlroy (14- 1) and defending champion Jason Day (14-1) also at 14-1 or less. Before you make your own choice from the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open or participate in a DFS PGA tournament on sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the best PGA predictions from the SportsLine team.
The SportsLine prediction model, built by DFS professional Mike McClure, has allowed four of the last eight major to get involved in the weekend and has called Tiger Woods' deep race into the PGA Championship, despite a long shot of 25-1. The model was also developed at the beginning of the 2018-19 season of the PGA Tour. He was everywhere Rahm (12-1) at the Hero World Challenge 2018, projecting it from the start. He also correctly predicted the victory of Brooks Koepka (9-1) at the 2018 World Cup earlier this season. Whoever followed the model is great.
Now that the pitch for the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open is locked, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times and the results have been surprising. The model calls for a shock: Rory McIlroy, four-time major champion and one of Vegas favorites, ranks just in the top five.
So far in the 2018-19 PGA Tour season, McIlroy has finished T54 at the World Championships – HSBC Champions, then T4 earlier this month at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Although he has won 14 career victories on the PGA Tour, he has been to the top of the leaderboard only once since 2017, at the invitation of Arnold Palmer in 2018. In addition, McIlroy enters the tournament this week ranked below the top 150 of the PGA circuit score (72.284) and birdie (3.88). It is not a good choice to win everything and the values of this loaded domain are much better than the 14-1 bonus it commands.
Another surprise: Gary Woodland, shot at 28-1, made a strong performance in the title. He has a much better chance of winning than his chances imply. It is therefore a target for those looking for a huge salary.
Woodland has been extremely involved in this event in recent years. In fact, he has three top-20 finishes at the Farmers Insurance Open, which includes his 12th place finish last year. In addition, Woodland has never missed the cut at this event, achieving a perfect 9-in-9.
Despite a disappointing performance at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Woodland opened its 2018-1919 campaign with several good results. He recorded three consecutive top-10s to start the season and finished second at the Tournament of Champions, which included 34 of the 37 golfers who won a PGA tour tournament last season. With four selections in the top 10 and an average score per round of 69,865 so far this season, he has all the tools to finish at the top of the Farmers Insurance Open rankings.
In addition, the model indicates that three additional golfers with a rating of 20-1 or higher make a solid run for the title. Anyone who bets on these outsiders can hit hard.
So who wins the Open Farm Insurance 2019? And where will Tiger Woods end? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to view the entire Farmers Insurance Open's proposed ranking of the model that has enabled the winners of four major golf tournaments, and check out the result.
Jon Rahm 10-1
Tiger Woods 14-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Jason Day 14-1
Justin Rose 14-1
Tony Finau 18-1
Xander Schauffele 18-1
Marc Leishman 20-1
Patrick Cantlay 22-1
Rickie Fowler 25-1
Gary Woodland 28-1
Jordan Spieth 28-1
Cameron Field 33-1
Charles Howell III 33-1
Alex Noren 40-1
Patrick Reed 40-1
Brandt Snedeker 40-1
Hideki Matsuyama 40-1