LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster is the site for this week’s LIV Golf tournament. South African players have won the first two events of the new LIV Golf league, as Charl Schwartzel won in London while Branden Grace won in Portland. Dustin Johnson is favored to win this week’s event, the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster. LIV Golf continues to pick up marquee names, and this week the biggest newcomer will be Paul Casey.


This week’s event in New Jersey should be interesting, as not only will some protesters be there to heckle the LIV golfers, but they will also be there to heckle Donald Trump. Let’s take a look at LIV Bedminster matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Inaugural Event

Course Note: It is all about distance off the tee this week, as this course can play as long as 7,700 yards.


LIV Bedminster Matchups

Dustin Johnson -176 vs. Abraham Ancer

Bryson DeChambeau -120 vs. Abraham Ancer

Bryson DeChambeau -165 vs. Patrick Reed

Paul Casey -120 vs. Kevin Na

Branden Grace -140 vs. Jason Kokrak

Brooks Koepka -115 vs. Patrick Reed

Louis Oosthuizen -115 vs. Talor Gooch

Carlos Ortiz -115 vs. Sergio Garcia

Ian Poulter -130 vs. Charl Schwartzel

Matt Jones -134 vs. Sam Horsfield

Brooks Koepka -128 vs. Branden Grace

Jason Kokrak -161 vs. Kevin Na

Paul Casey -137 vs. Sergio Garcia

Matthew Wolff -135 vs. Pat Perez

Charles Howell III -170 vs. Carlos Ortiz

Charl Schwartzel -145 vs. Hennie du Plessis

Justin Harding -115 vs. Laurie Canter

Bernd Wiesberger -145 vs. Henrik Stenson

Peter Uihlein -140 vs. Richard Bland

Martin Kaymer -140 vs. Graeme McDowell

Scott Vincent -115 vs. Hudson Swafford

Sadom Kaewkanjana -130 vs. Yuki Inamori

Ryosuke Kinoshita -200 vs. Hideto Tanihara

Shaun Norris -135 vs. Jinichiro Kozuma

Phil Mickelson -145 vs. Wade Ormsby


Golf Picks

Dustin Johnson -176 vs. Abraham Ancer

I don’t play favorites in terms of betting them to win the overall tournament, but I will take them in matchups from time to time. It worked last week with Finau and this week, I am taking Dustin Johnson in this matchup against Ancer. This course is all about distance off the tee and Johnson should thrive while Ancer is likely to struggle. I like Ancer’s game, but he is going to have to be really good to make up for his lack of distance on this course. I’ll take Johnson here in this matchup against Ancer.


Caesars Sportsbook ReviewBryson DeChambeau -165 vs. Patrick Reed

It is all about the bombers this week for me, and we know that DeChambeau can hit the ball a ton. I have also not been impressed with Reed at all this season, as his game is just off. DeChambeau seems to be finding his game again, and it would not surprise me to see him win this week. I’ll take him in this matchup against Reed.


Hennie du Plessis +115 vs. Charl Schwartzel

One of my picks to win this week in the odds preview was du Plessis, and I like him in this matchup against Schwartzel. Du Plessis ranks 9th on the DP World Tour in driving distance, and I see him having a good week. I’ll take du Plessis at the plus price in this matchup against Schwartzel.


Laurie Canter -115 vs. Justin Harding

Another player who is long off the tee that you may not know that well is Canter. He ranks 11th on the DP World Tour in driving distance. Canter and Harding are both coming over from the DP World Tour, and on this course, I think Canter has the edge. I’ll take Canter at the short price.


Jason Kokrak -161 vs. Kevin Na

I had to look and see just how good Kokrak was in terms of driving distance and he is tied for 23rd in driving distance on the PGA Tour. I have watched Na for years and he has a very solid game tee to green but he is not long off the tee. Kokrak should do well on this course, so I will lay the price and take him in this matchup against Na.


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