Everyone loves a good long shot bet.
We were close to hitting one last week, as I had Jhonnatan Vegas at 90/1 who was T2 heading into the final round of the Houston Open. Unfortunately he fell apart on Sunday, but the rush of having money on a dark horse in a PGA Tour event was worth the bet.
I've already given my event betting preview and top picks for this week's RSM Classic, so let's break down three long shot bets that I like for this week. As always, remember that these golfers have long odds for a reason, so bet accordingly.
All odds listed are via WynnBET Sportsbook.
Dark Horse Bets to Win the RSM Classic
Emiliano Grillo +10000
Not many golfers on the PGA Tour have competed as often as Emiliano Grillo has this season. He's entered in six different events, and he's made the cut in four of them with his best finishing coming at the CJ Cup with a T18.
He's always been known as one of the best ball strikers on Tour that just needs to dial in his short game. We've seen time and time again that any golfer can get hot with their putter on any given week, and if it's Grillo's time to shine with the flat stick, he'll be in contention on Sunday.
He ranks 40th in strokes gained: total heading into the week, so with this event sporting a weak field, he's worth a sprinkle at 100/1.
Lucas Glover +12500
The seasoned veteran and former US Open champion, Lucas Glover, proved that he can still win on Tour when he took home the John Deere Classic this past July. Much like Grillo, he's been solid from tee-to-green this season, ranking 39th on the PGA Tour in that stat, but he's struggled with his putting.
He's a fantastic long shot bet this week based on his results at the event alone. He's made the cut here in sevens straight starts, and he has finished of 15th, 11th, 9th, and a 23rd place finish last year. At 125/1, he's certainly worth a small bet.
Rory Sabbatini +12500
Another veteran golfer at 125/1 that I love as a dark horse this week. Rory Sabbatini has three starts this season, and one of them resulted in a T3 finish at the Shriners Children Open. He's also third on the PGA Tour this season in strokes gained: tee-to-green and sixth in strokes gained: total, so he's by far the best value bet on the board if you want to wager on a long shot.
He's also had solid results at the RSM Classic. He's made the cut in six of his seven starts here, and he had his best career placing at the event last year when he finished 12th. At 125/1, I'm in.