Volunteers of America Classic 2021 Betting Picks
Take a deep breath and say it with me…NELLY! Well talk about an absolute clinic she put on, flirting with the lowest to par score major at one point. Making EIGHT birdies in a row over a two day span. This event was a run away battle with her and Lizette Salas but even she was pushed to the side coming down the stretch and it was Nelly’s time to shine. The now Major champion has been playing some of the best golf on the planet period, we’ve been talking about her all season as someone ready to take over the game of golf and she did just that.
Even though a certain twitter golf personality said she was the female Rickie. She was on the betting card as a FOMO bet but we’re claiming the whole victory regardless. Had Salas at 80/1 and sub 4% on draftkings as well so all in all a very nice week here.
Moving westward from Georgia we now head to Texas and the Old American Golf Club. This will be the fourth time the event has been held at this course since the tournaments move in 2018. We’ve seen two winners in this current event -7 and -11 with an outlier winning score of -18 in 2019. I’d expect more towards a winning score of the former. One last thing I will say is that this is an incredibly weak field compared to what we’ve seen the last handful of tournaments so expect the chance of someone literally out of nowhere winning this. In my highly sophisticated quantitative analysis of this tournament I'm gonna go ahead and say whoever golfs their ball better than the field will have the best chance to win.
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25/1 & lower
Lizette Salas - 14/1 (DK Sportsbook)
Well, I was gonna write up Nelly to go for the three peat of wins this month but as of this morning it looks like she finally WDd after her win (Her odds were atrocious anyways). Salas was her one challenger over the weekend, she has talked about how much better of a head space she is in. So I wanna say she’s flying high off last weeks result instead of sulking over it and looking to turn that into a win. If she MCs or WDs please send all complaints to @Tour_Junkies request to talk to Pat Perry, tell him proximity stats are bogus and have a nice day.
Anna Nordqvist - 28/1 (DK Sportsbook)
Anna spent the first two days up on the leaderboard last week until a rather poor weekend sent her tumbling down to 58th. With two top 10s in her last two non major starts and a 6th in her only appearance on this course. Look for her to hang around on the leaderboard a bit longer this week.
Nanna Koerstz Madsen - 40/1 (PointsBet)
Nanna had a very consistent PGA Championship leading to a 15th place finish. Never shooting over Par but in the same breath never breaking 70. Has a 33rd and 16th last two times this event has been played. Along with only missed one cut this season and that was at the U.S Open.
Cydney Clanton - 90/1 (PointsBet)
Coming off what I can probably say was one of the best tournaments of her career with the 9th place last week. Without her third round 75 she would have been in the hunt for third place (since Nelly and Salas ran away from the field) Clanton has a prior top 25 at this event.
Min-G Kim - 500/1 (DK Sportsbook)
I feel it's time for an absolute YOLO play. Usually I avoid them but in a field like this. 3 top 12’s in her last 5 starts on the Symetra tour. *Shrugs*
Marcus’ FOMO Bets
Sarah Burnham - 350/1
Marcus’ Unadvisable Doubles
Salas x Who Lit the Kiz - 539/1
Salas x Gary Woodland -839/1
Last week’s results
Inbee Park - 40th
Danielle Kang - 5th
Jennifer Kupcho - 58th
Lizette Salas - 2nd
Celine Boutier - 7th
Emily Kristine Pedersen - MC