Desert Classic Golf Betting Tips

The PGA Tour is in California this week, who will win the shootout?

Desert Classic Golf Betting Tips
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Roll up, roll up get your birdies here! The PGA Tour is in the very scoring friendly conditions of California, check out these Desert Classic Golf Betting Tips

Desert Classic Golf Betting Tips

The PGA tour are on their West Coast swing from this week with the slightly confusingly named Desert Classic being played over three courses in the La Quinta area of California – it is the 60th running of this event that has held many different names over the years.

Jon Rahm won the event last year and is the favourite to win again in 2019 at 7/1. World Number One Justin Rose is in the field this week and is well fancied at 8/1.

The event is a shootout with sub 70 rounds a must – so players with course and tournament knowledge is a must.

To keep up to date with how the GM Tipster is performing this year go tour our golf betting tips homepage.

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Desert Classic Golf Betting Tips Advised Bets

Charles Howell III 4 points each way at 25/1 with Sportnation.bet – This time of year is Howell time, and with another top 10 last week I am not going to discount him this week either. Has a decent record in the event with top 20s the last three years.

Scott Piercy 2 points each way at 40/1 with Sportnation.bet – Three top 10s in his last five starts, plus was 8th in this event in 2018 – loves playing desert golf as he lives in Las Vegas.

Ryan Palmer 2 points each way at 50/1 with Sportnation.bet – The Texan has the birdie ability to win this event, but yet has failed to do so. Has had seven top 20s in the event which makes him the 6th all-time money winner in the tournaments history. Really like him at these odds.

Bill Haas 2 points each way at 80/1 with Sportnation.bet – The two-time winner (and also once runner-up) of the event is another player who needs to always be considered at this event, and especially at this price. After a tricky 18 months or so he looks to be playing a bit better with a top 10 recently at the Safeway Open.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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