Palmetto Championship Handicapping Preview and PGA Betting Tips

by Earl Campbell | June 8, 2021 |

Welcome to the Spooky Express’s weekly golf breakdown, where we dive in head first to this week’s tournament and look for your best options for betting.  In this week’s article, we will take a look at the course,some recent form and many other variables that we feel will have a bearing on the outcome of this week’s tournament.  Without any further delay, let’s take a look at the Palmetto Championship.  

The pro’s of the PGA head to Ridgeland, South Carolina this week for the Palmetto Championship.  Before we talk about this week, let’s briefly go over last week at the Memorial Tournament, where we finished 2nd again!    

Once again, as crazy as it is, we finished second for the 4th time in 6 weeks.  We don’t want second, we want to win, however our luck has been down with all these 2nd place finishes.  

Corey Connors was in first place on the home stretch through the back 9 but Patrick Cantlay just was too tough.  Granted, we got the crappy end of the stick with the weather as they forced Connors to play in the heavy downpour however immediately after he took his shot, they temporarily postponed the tournament, allowing Cantlay to play in much nicer weather.  

That said, it is what it is and we lost.  No crying over spilled milk, we pick up the cards and play again.  

Palmetto Championship Tournament Details

Current Champion: First Time Tournament

Dates: June 10-13, 2021

The Palmetto Championship will take place starting Thursday, June 10 and run for 4 consecutive days until Sunday, June 13 2021.  The Palmetto Championship is being played for the first time, due to the issues in Canada with Covid-19.  

This tournament is replacing the RBC Canadian Open on this year’s schedule however it is expected that this will be the only year for this tournament with the RBC Canadian Open returning next year.    

The Course

Congaree Golf Club – Ridgeland, South Carolina

Par 71

7,655 yards

The Palmetto Championship is played at the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Congaree was designed by Tom Fazio in 2017 and has received some major accolades for being one of the best privately run courses. 

Congaree Golf Club is roughly 7,655 yards in total length so this course is more about distance than anything else.  In addition to needing some distance, you will also need to have some accuracy because from the looks of it, there is a lot of sand in the way this week.  Golfers are used to having to battle the rough but this week, there is more sand in the way and causing issues for golfers. 

For that reason, you are going to want to look for some golfers that are from the European Tour, who are playing in this week's tournament.  Reason being, they are use to playing in sandy surfaces when they hit the and surfaced golf courses in Abu Dhabi and many of the middle eastern courses.  

 The fairways here are going to be interesting.  On one hand, it may be easier on the pro golfers because they are playing on TifGrand Bermuda grass but on the other hand, if they wander off those fairways, the sand is going to play very difficult and we could see scores very low.  

The greens will be Champion Bermuda greens and will be extremely fast!  I mean were talking lightning fast if this weather holds up with speeds of the greens running 12+ feet on the stimp meter.   

Earl's Wagers for Palmetto Championship

Before I get into this week's plays, I want to put some emphasis on the fact that I absolutely LOVE Ian Poulter. It isn't very often that we play him and it isn't very frequent that we play Poulter but this week is the pink elephant in the room! This guys numbers are tremendous for what we think will play out here at this course! If all goes well, we think he will dominate this tournament and win at really strong odds!

  • Ian Poulter +4050 for 1 Unit at Bookmaker
  • Brooks Koepka +900 for 2 Units at Bookmaker
  • Tyrrell Hatton +1600 for 1.5 Units at MyBookie
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +1800 for 1.5 Units at MyBookie
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