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
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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