2019 Sony Open ratings: surprising choices from an advanced computer model that has allowed four golfers to stand out


The Wai'alae County Club in Honolulu is hosting the 2019 Sony Open, which will open Thursday at noon ET and mark the first PGA event in 2019 open to the entire circuit. Although rain is possible on Friday, Thursday's Sony Open forecasts predict temperatures in the 70s and light winds. The band is an impressive mix of proven names, like Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, who compete with stars like Abraham Ancer and Patton Kizzire. According to the latest Sony Open 2019 odds, Thomas is Vegas' favorite at 13-2, with Bryson DeChambeau (10-1), Gary Woodland (14-1), Spieth (14-1) and Marc Leishman (16-1) . listed less than 20-1. Before choosing one of your choices among the 2019 Sony Open or participating in a DFS PGA tournament on sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the PGA predictions on the part of the team. SportsLine team.

SportsLine's prediction model, built by DFS professional Mike McClure, has allowed four of the last eight majors to engage 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 start of the 2018-19 PGA season. Everyone was Jon Rahm (12-1) at the Hero World Challenge 2018, projected from the start as one of the best candidates. 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 Sony Open 2019 field is locked, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times and the results have been surprising. At the Sony Open 2019, the model calls for a shock: Jordan Spieth, three-time major champion and one of Vegas's favorites, stumbles and finishes away from the top five.

Up until here in the 2018-2019 PGA season, Spieth finished 55th at the Children's Shiners Hospitals Open and then missed the cup of the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Spieth failed to win a tournament last season and finished in the top 10 once in his last 15 starts on the PGA Tour. There are much better values ​​to have in this loaded Sony Open 2019 in Hawaii.

Another surprise: Hideki Matsuyama, 28-1, managed to stand out atop the Sony Open standings. It is a target for anyone looking for a big salary.

A fourth round, 75, was right for Matsuyama at the Hero World Challenge, his last event, but he still finished in the top 20 and shot 68 points in the second round. If he can organize several races like this one in Hawaii, he will have a strong chance to argue.

The average distance traveled by Matsuyama (302 yards) should be extremely useful on this par-70 course and if he is able to bet on a regularized greens percentage of 70% compared to last season, expect that he is in contention this weekend. In fact, the model says that it will end comfortably in the top 10.

In addition, the model indicates that four additional golfers with a rating of 25-1 or higher qualify well for the title of the Sony Open in Hawaii 2019. Anyone who bets on these outsiders can hit hard.

So who wins the Sony Open 2019? And what long shots are dizzying the world of golf? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to view the full projection leaderboard of the Sony Open 2019 model that has enabled the winners of four major golfers.

Justin Thomas 13-2
Bryson DeChambeau 10-1
Gary Woodland 14-1
Jordan Spieth 14-1
Marc Leishman 16-1
Patrick Reed 25-1
Cameron Field 28-1
Cameron Smith 28-1
Hideki Matsuyama 28-1
Charles Howell III 33-1
Emiliano Grillo 33-1
Kevin Kisner 33-1
Kyle Stanley 33-1
Paul Casey 33-1
Abraham Ancer 40-1
Brandt Snedeker 40-1
Bubba Watson 40-1
Matt Kuchar 40-1
Zach Johnson 40-1