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CareerBuilder Challenge 2017 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Jamie Lovemark (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Bet365
Luke List (ew)Tournament Winner55/1Bet365
David Lingmerth (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Paddy Power

Venue

This week’s PGA Tour event is the CareerBuilder Challenge, which takes place across 3 Californian courses – La Quinta Country Club and the Stadium and Palmer Courses at PGA West, with the Stadium course hosting Sunday’s final round. Formerly known as the Humana Challenge and before that the Bob Hope Classic, this tournament is the first U.S. mainland event of 2017 and the defending champion is Jason Dufner – who beat David Lingmerth in a play-off last year. Bill Haas won for the second time in 2015 and was T9 here last year, while Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed won it in 2014.

Favourites

With only three members of the world’s top 30 in attendance, headed by world no.8 and 2014 champion Patrick Reed, the market has a more open feel than usual – and this tournament presents a great opportunity for some of the lesser known players to make their mark. Reed heads the betting at best odds of 18/1 with Sky Bet, while Haas is available at 22/1 to win a third title here. The rejuvenated Francesco Molinari can be backed at stand-out odds of 28/1 with BetVictor (as short as 18/1 elsewhere).

Tips

Jamie-LovemarkJAMIE LOVEMARK has made some decent money from his last two outings, with back-to-back top 10s at the RSM Classic and the Sony Open, and he can maintain his good run here – just as he did last season, arriving here on the back of top 10s at the same two events and finishing T6 with a score of 20-under. The 27-year-old has has taken time to make an impression on the PGA Tour but ended last season in the top 50 in the FedEx Cup and is currently ranked 17th.

Luke-ListAt the age of 32, LUKE LIST is another late developer who has yet to make a name for himself after two years on the PGA Tour. But, if he can continue the form he has shown in the early part of this season there is a chance that this could be his breakthrough year. He was runner-up at the Sanderson Farms Championship and has since recorded results of 15-7-13-13. He shared that sixth position at this event last year and is worth an interest at 55/1 with Bet365.

David_LingmerthDAVID LINGMERTH could be forgiven for wanting no part in this tournament – but in spite of losing two play-offs in the last three years he is back for another shot and he’s hard to ignore at odds of 80/1 with Paddy Power who are offering 7 places for each-way bets on this event. The Swede may have made a slow start to the season, but he is a combined total of 75-under for his 16 rounds over these 3 courses and that price is set to come under pressure.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Jamie Lovemark (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Bet365
Luke List (ew)Tournament Winner55/1Bet365
David Lingmerth (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Paddy Power