Farmers Insurance Open Matchups


By Tom Wilkinson

A solid field is assembled this week for the Farmers Insurance Open which actually begins on Wednesday and concludes on Saturday. World No. 1 Jon Rahm headlines the field, but he is not alone as a number of other top players are in the field including Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, among others. Torrey Pines is the site for the Farmers Insurance Open and the last time we saw Torrey Pines was when Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open. I am coming off another good week, as I went 4-1-1 with the matchups at The American Express. Let’s look at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open Matchups.

Defending Champion: Patrick Reed


Farmers Insurance Open Matchup Odds

Jon Rahm -148 vs. Justin Thomas

Jon Rahm -152 vs. Dustin Johnson

Justin Thomas -122 vs. Dustin Johnson

Xander Schauffele -122 vs. Tony Finau

Luke List -148 vs. Joseph Bramlett

Aaron Wise -148 vs. Matthew NeSmith

Kevin Streelman -122 vs. Wyndham Clark

Mackenzie Hughes -152 vs. Camilo Villegas

Billy Horschel -129 vs. Matt Jones

Sam Burns -152 vs. Charley Hoffman

Si Woo Kim -132 vs. Joel Dahmen

Hideki Matsuyama -152 vs. Joaquin Niemann

Sungjae Im -175 vs. Cameron Davis

Marc Leishman -117 vs Patrick Reed

Daniel Berger -136 vs. Brooks Koepka

Bryson DeChambeau -136 vs. Jordan Spieth

Talor Gooch -148 vs. Carlos Ortiz

Corey Conners -148 vs. Gary Woodland

Alexander Noren -129 vs. Henrik Norlander

Patrick Rodgers -117 vs. Doug Ghim

Justin Rose -195 vs. Kevin Tway

Adam Long -117 vs. Sebastian Munoz

Ryan Palmer -117 vs. Francesco Molinari

Scottie Scheffler -136 vs. Lanto Griffin

Keegan Bradley -117 vs. Cameron Tringale


Golf Picks

Xander Schauffele -122 vs. Tony Finau

I went against Finau last week and will do so again this week. Schauffele is a local native and has played Torrey Pines plenty of times and he finally seems to have gotten over his aversion to playing in front of family and friends. He tied for second in this tournament last year and he tied for 7th at the U.S. Open last year at Torrey Pines. Finau has played well in this event through the years, but his form this season is nothing special and right now Schauffele is the better player. I will lay the small price and take Schauffele in this matchup.


Bryson DeChambeau -136 vs. Jordan Spieth

The length of DeChambeau should do well on the South Course and we know he can play this course well, as he was tied for fourth last year at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines before fading to a tie for 26th. You never know what you are going to get from Spieth, so this is a bit of a gamble, but DeChambeau has the edge off the tee and I’ll take him in this matchup.


Sam Burns -152 vs. Charley Hoffman

One of the players I will be targeting this season is Burns who is now getting into the elite of golf players. He tied for 18th in this event a year ago and his game is good for all courses. Hoffman is now nowhere near the golfer he was some years ago and can be put into the journeyman category. I will lay the price and take Burns in this matchup.


Ryan Palmer -117 vs. Francesco Molinari

I know that Molinari played well last week, but he will have to do more than have one good finish to sell me on his form. His best finish before last week’s tie for 6th was a tie for 13th at the U.S. Open. Palmer has played well in this event with four top 25 finishes including a tie for second last year.


Aaron Wise -148 vs. Matthew NeSmith

Wise is having a solid season as he ranks seventh in total strokes gained. He has already has two top 10 finishes this season. We don’t see much of NeSmith and he would do well to make the cut this week. I will lay the price and take Wise in this matchup.

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