Barbasol Championship Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

For those players that didn’t make it into this week’s Genesis Scottish Open, they have still get a PGA Tour event to play in, the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club. Obviously, none of the top golfers in the world will be in action in this event, but there are still some recognizable names. Kevin Streelman is listed as the favorite, with Adam Svensson and Christopher Gotterup listed as co-second choices.


This event also will include a number of DP World Tour players, as there are 50 spots for those players who didn’t qualify to play in Scotland. Let’s look at Barbasol Championship picks.


Venue: The Championship Trace Course at Keene Trace Golf Club is a par 72 that measures 7,328 yards. It will be hosting a PGA Tour event for the fourth time. The course is laid out in the hills of central Kentucky and its signature hole is the 18th hole which is a par 4 that was built around the edge of a lake.


Last Year: Seamus Power won this event a year ago in a six-hole playoff against J.T. Poston. Power is in the midst of a strong season this year and Poston won last week’s John Deere Classic. Anirban Lahiri and Sam Ryder tied for third, while six golfers tied for fifth.


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Barbasol Championship Odds

Kevin Streelman    +1400

Christopher Gotterup    +2100

Adam Svensson    +2100

Mark Hubbard    +2200

Patton Kizzire    +2800

Taylor Pendrith    +2800

Chesson Hadley    +3100

Hayden Buckley    +3100

Sam Ryder    +3100

Hank Lebioda    +3400

Josh Teater    +3400

John Huh    +3400

Taylor Moore    +3400

Kelly Kraft    +3400

Ryan Moore    +4000

Tyler Duncan    +4000

Lee Hodges    +4000

James Hahn    +4200

Ryan Armour    +4200

Michael Gligic    +4500

Greyson Sigg    +5000

Michael Kim    +5000

Austin Cook    +5000

Vaughn Taylor    +5000

Julien Brun    +5000

Michael Thompson    +5500

Austin Smotherman    +5500

Jacob Bridgeman     +6000

Marcel Schneider    +6000

George Coetzee    +6000

Niklas Norgaard Moller    +6000

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia    +6000

Hurly Long    +6000

Dale Whitnell    +6500

David Lingmerth    +6500

Kramer Hickok    +6500

Justin Lower    +6500

Jim Herman    +6500

Brice Garnett    +6500

Bo Hoag    +7500

Santiago Tarrio    +7500

Chase Seiffert    +7500

Scott Brown    +7500

Andrew Novak    +7500

Tom Lewis    +7500

Brandt Snedeker    +7500

Vince Whaley    +7500

Grayson Murray    +9500

Yannik Paul    +9500

Matthias Schmid    +9500

Justin Walters    +9500

Espen Kofstad    +9500

Kevin Chappell    +9500

Bill Haas    +9500

Ben Martin    +9500


All other players are listed with odds of 100-1 or more


Caesars Sportsbook ReviewFavorite

Kevin Streelman +1400

We know that golf favorites simply don’t win that often and that immediately makes taking Streelman a risky proposition. Obviously, the field is not that strong for this event, but it is hard to make a case for taking Streelman as a favorite.


Value Picks

Patton Kizzire +2800

Last week it didn’t quite come together for Kizzire, but he still finished in a tie for 16th place. The field this week is not very strong and we know that when Kizzire gets into contention he can win. He has two PGA Tour wins and when he gets near the top of the leaderboard he usually does well. I’ll take Kizzire at odds of 28-1.


Taylor Pendrith +2800

Pendrith played well at THE PLAYERS with a tie for 13th and then it was discovered he had a broken rib. He was ready to return last week at the John Deere Classic and then tested positive for COVID. He is ready to roll this week and it would not surprise me if he gets this win.


Josh Teater +3400

Teater is a Kentucky Native who should know this course well. He is getting into this week’s event on a sponsor exemption. Stranger things have happened than a golfer winning on a sponsor exemption so don’t overlook Teater on a course he knows really well.


Jim Herman +6500

Herman is another player who knows how to win, as he has three PGA Tour victories in his career. He won this event in 2019 when he shot a tourney record 26-under par. Herman hasn’t been in the best of form, but we know he can win on this course and this field is weak.


Check out the latest Barbasol Championship odds at SugarHouse.