Golf Traders Tips: Take a bite of 12/1 Tiger at Torrey Pines

Though the origins of San Diego remain obscure to some, there's one indisputable fact about its Torrey Pines course - Tiger Woods loves playing there....


Farmers Insurance Open

The PGA tour makes its annual stop in Ron Burgundy country for the Farmers Insurance Open. Torrey Pines, San Diego is the location, where the players will tackle two courses, North and South.

This is certainly one of the tougher stops on the PGA schedule. The South course is the longest the players will face all year, so good quality driving is key. The in-form Jon Rahm heads our betting at 9/1, at the location where he gained his first PGA tour success in 2017, but we’re looking elsewhere for value:

Tiger Woods – 12/1

It’s impossible to mention the words Torrey Pines without talking about the GOAT, so I’m proud of myself for making it this far! Tiger makes his 2019 debut at Torrey, fresh off a Tour Championship victory, and a fine 2nd place finish in “The Match”.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JANUARY 27: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the third tee during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South on January 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Snare Tiger at 12/1 on

This is a course he’s won at eight times, including the 2008 US Open, where he took the crown after playing 91 holes over 5 days with no ligament in his knee, and a broken leg. He finished in a tie for 23rd last year here, while still just easing himself back into playing competitive golf.

In truth, a fully fit and ready Tiger has never finished outside the top 10 at Torrey, so the 12/1 available, with eight each-way places on, looks well worth a nibble.

Cameron Champ – 28/1

The big hitter Champ has acquitted himself remarkably well since making the transition from the tour, winning once, and going close in others on courses that on paper shouldn’t suit him.

He’ll relish the length here and looks good at 28/1 to us.

    *All odds correct at time of posting
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