LIV Golf Tucson Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

LIV Golf heads to Tucson this week where Cameron Smith is listed as the golf betting favorite. This will be the second event of the 2023 LIV Golf season and it was a big underdog winning the first event, as Charles Howell III shocked everyone and won in Mayakoba. It has been a mixture of favorites and underdogs in past LIV Golf events and longshots have definitely been worth considering. We’ll definitely consider the favorite this week and also look for some value in terms of LIV Golf picks.


Venue: The Gallery Golf Club (South) in Marana, Arizona is a par 71 that measures 7,469 yards. It is considered one of the top 100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest. The South Course has large fairways and mounded greens.


Last Year: Inaugural Event


TV Coverage: CW Network


LIV Golf Tucson Odds

Cameron Smith        +900

Dustin Johnson      +1100

Joaquin Niemann   +1100

Paul Casey              +1200

Abraham Ancer      +1400

Talor Gooch            +1600

Charles Howell III  +2000

Mito Pereira           +2000

Patrick Reed          +2000

Carlos Ortiz           +2200

Matthew Wolff      +2200

Sergio Garcia        +2200

Branden Grace      +2500

Brendan Steele      +2800

Peter Uihlein          +2800

Thomas Pieters     +2800

Sebastian Munoz  +3000

Anirban Lahiri        +3500

Brooks Koepka      +3500

Henrik Stenson      +3500

Jason Kokrak         +3500

Harold Varner III    +4000

Dean Burmester    +4500

Louis Oosthuizen  +4500

Ian Poulter             +5000

Marc Leishman     +5000

DeChambeau         +5500

Kevin Na                 +5500

Pat Perez                +5500

Lopez-Chacarra     +6000

Bernd Wiesberger  +7000

Danny Lee              +7500

Cameron Tringale +8000

Richard Bland        +8000

Bubba Watson       +9000

Lee Westwood       +9000

All other players are listed with odds of +10000 or more.




Cameron Smith +900


I normally don’t back the favorite in golf betting but we haven’t seen enough of the LIV Golf Tour to really know if favorites are always a losing proposition. I almost never take favorites on the PGA Tour, but with LIV Golf we only have 48 players in the field and some of them have very little chance to contend. I think Smith is worth playing this week, as he is by far the top ranked player in the field and he may want to send a message in advance of the Masters.


Value Picks


Paul Casey +1200


Case played his college golf at Arizona State so he is very familiar with desert golf. He also lives in the state, so he has played many times in Tucson. He played well last time out with a fourth at Mayakoba. I will go with Casey as one of my top golf picks this week.


Talor Gooch +1600


I don’t think Gooch played up to his potential in Mayakoba and he was still in the mix. He has been driving the ball well and hitting his irons well, but his putter has been a bit cold. If he gets it going this week, I think he has a decent chance to win and we get 16-1 golf betting odds at top online sportsbooks.


Peter Uihlein +2800


There is a ton of value on Uihlein who is getting close to a win. He has three runner-up finishes in the last four LIV Golf regular events. Keep in mind that Uihlein nearly won in the desert of Juddah last year. I will take a shot with him at odds of 28-1.


Brooks Koepka +3500


We know that Kopeka excels in the desert, as he has two wins in Phoenix and he won last year’s LIV event in Jeddah. I know that Koepka has not been close to winning of late, but his past desert history can’t be ignored and we sure get a big price on him this week at odds of 35-1.


Phil Mickelson +16000


I know that Mickelson hasn’t looked anything like the player he used to be, but he actually played really well in the final round at Mayakoba and there is no denying Phil loves playing in the desert. I don’t throw many huge bombs in there, but we just need to hit one to make the entire year worthwhile and Phil is not without a chance at odds of 160-1.


Check out LIV Golf Tucson odds at BetRivers.