World’s hottest golfers playing half a world away from each other

By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports

The winning streak extends to two weeks, thanks to a stellar performance at the first DP World Tour event of the season.

Back to the links for PGA Tour and DP World Tour. 

As far as the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines, remember it begins this morning. Get your bets in early.

I am vigorously against betting short favorites in golf, but Rory McIlroy has plenty of reasons to dust the field in Dubai, especially since Jon Rahm is dominating in the States in his quest to claim Rory’s top spot in the world rankings.


All bets are measured in units. For instance, if your normal bet on a game is $100, that is one unit. If the bet is listed as .2 units, it’s a $20 bet.

Best line (as of Tuesday) is listed in parenthesis. Find the best price — one key to being a successful sports bettor! Shop around! Remember this is a VALUE-based system, so don’t settle for a price significantly less than the one listed. And jump on better prices!

 Sportsbook legend

CAE: Caesar’s

FD: Fan Duel


DK: DraftKings

BS: Barstool

BR: BetRivers


Last week: +.74 units

2023 season: -1.2 units

2022 season: +101 units 



Farmers Open 

Top 20 bets

Jhonattan Vegas, 1.2 units, +450 (CAE)

Scott Stallings, .7 units, +360 (CAE)

Matthew NeSmith, .5 units, +550 (DK)

Caleb Surratt, .5 units, +1790 (DK)

Samuel Stevens, .4 units, +1200 (DK)

DP World Tour 

Hero Dubai Desert Classic 

Win bets

Rory McIlroy, 1.6 units, +340 (FD)

Thomas Pieters, .1 unit, +3500 (MGM)

Ludvig Aberg, .1 unit, +19900 (MGM)

Top 20 bets

Thomas Pieters, 1.3 units, +162 (CAE)

Ludvig Aberg, 1.1 units, +550 (CAE)

Jordan Smith, 1 unit, +200 (CAE)

Paul Waring, .7 units, +650 (CAE)

Louis De Jager, .5 units, +700 (DK)

Hennie Du Plessis, .4 units, +600 (CAE)

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