3 Dark Horse Bets to win the PGA Sentry Tournament of Champions

Joel Dahmen enters the Sentry Tournament of Champions ranked in the top 9 for strokes gained off-the-tee, and top 10 in overall ball striking.
Joel Dahmen enters the Sentry Tournament of Champions ranked in the top 9 for strokes gained off-the-tee, and top 10 in overall ball striking. / Eric Shelton/Clarion Ledger / USA TODAY

At the start of the week, BetSided's Iain MacMillan set the scene for the Sentry Tournament of Champions along with sharing his three best bets to win outright.

However, part of the fun of betting on golf is taking a swing on a longshot or two and sweating it out over a four day period.

In this year's tournament, we have a much smaller field compared to traditional tournaments. Only 38 players are participating in a no-cut tournament; with the winner earning just under $1.5 million from an $8.2 million purse. Every golfer participating won an event in 2021 on Tour.

Here are three longshots I like with odds at 40/1 or greater at WynnBET Sportsbook. It's also a good practice to have some exposure to plays like this for a top five or 10 finish as well.

3 Longshots to Win the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions

  • Talor Gooch +4000
  • Joel Dahmen +12500
  • Cameron Davis +12500

Talor Gooch +4000

Via Fantasy National, only Jon Rahm has been better in overall strokes gained: total than Talor Gooch over his last 24 rounds. He's also in the top seven in strokes gained: tee-to-green, top six in overall approach, and top three around-the-green.

His only real weakness right now is off the tee, where he ranks 31of 39 in the field. However, despite losing half a stroke at the RSM Classic in mid-November, Gooch still found a way to finish in first place, gaining an absurd 18.4 strokes total in the tournament.

Joel Dahmen +12500

Dahmen is almost the antithesis of Gooch. He's struggled around the green with chipping and in his short game, but has been excellent off the tee; ranking ninth in the field in strokes gained: off-the-tee, 11th in approach, and 14th in strokes gained: total.

Via the great Rick Gehman, Dahmen is sixth-best on Tour in ball striking and off-the-tee over his last 20 rounds.

The winner at the Corales at Puntacana back in late March is also coming off a T5 at the Houston Open back in mid-November, and has three top 30 finishes in his last four events.

Cameron Davis +12500

Davis is the ultimate wild card play, and at odds of 125/1, you can understand why.

He's missed cuts in his last two events, and other than his first place finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, his numbers have been all over the place. But when he gets hot, he's in contention with the best of them and becomes a birdie machine.

At the start of the year, Davis finished T3 at the American Express, 14th at the AT&T Pro-AM, and was completely locked in with his ability both to go tee-to-green, as well as with his irons, gaining 11 strokes with his approach game during a three tournament stretch.

I think he can hand around this week mostly due to his improved iron and short game numbers. Despite missing the cut, he still finished in the green for strokes gained: approach and around-the-green. If he gets his tee shots to go his way, which he does when he's in contention, I think Davis could be this week's stunner.