Barbasol Championship Betting Preview: Odds and Predictions

Don't disregard alternate field events. Most of the time, they provide much better value from a wagering perspective than the big time tournaments.
Aug 1, 2020; Truckee, CA, USA; Peter Kuest hits the 6th hole tee during the third round of the
Aug 1, 2020; Truckee, CA, USA; Peter Kuest hits the 6th hole tee during the third round of the / Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

The best golfers in the world may be playing in Scotland this week, but don't overlook the Barbasol Championship.

Sure, it's a terrible field made up of golfers you've probably never heard of, but that actually means there could be some great betting value on the event. The lesser known tournaments are usually the big money makers for us bettors.

But, I understand if you don't want to dive into a ton of research of a tournament you probably don't care about outside of the betting factor. That's where I come in.

Let's take a look at the odds to win this week's alternate field event and then I'll give you my best bets.

Odds to Win the Barbasol Championship

Picks to Win the Barbasol Championship

Peter Kuest +2500

Peter Kuest is a story worth following. He entered the season with conditional Korn Ferry Tour stats. That's right, conditional status on the PGA Tour's feeder league. But, he has Monday qualified for three events and made the most of the starts he has been given, earning temporary exemption status on the PGA Tour for the rest of the season.

He did it by finishing T14, T57, T4, and T17 in his last four PGA Tour starts. Now, he enters an alternate field event in the best form of the entire group of competitors. He's all of a sudden just 25/1 to win an event on the PGA Tour, and based on how he's performed lately, I wouldn't be surprised if he pulls it off.

Ryo Hisatsune +4500

This is not just an alternate field event for the PGA Tour. It's co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour so we'll get a chance to see golfers we don't normally see on the American circuit. One of those guys you should keep an eye on is Ryo Hisatsune.

His game has trended in the right direction in Europe. Over his last three starts, he has gone T27, T15, and then T8 at last week's Made In HimmerLand. Entering this week, he's 26th in the DP World Tour's "Race to Dubai" standings, which is their version of the FedEx Cup.

If you want a dark horse who's entering the event in good form, you should consider Hisatsune.

Austin Smotherman +6500

Austin Smotherman doesn't enter this event with any level of course history or good form, but I can't help but bite on a 65/1 price tag beside one of the most talented golfers in the field. He was one of the highest touted rookies on Tour heading into last season, but he hasn't quite lived up to expectations.

Still, he has shown flashes of greatness over the past two years and now he can tee-off in the weakest field of the season. Would I bet on him if he was in the top 10 favorites? No. But, at +6500 in this field, he's absolutely worth a look.

The last time he played in a weak field was at the Mexico Open where he finished T5.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change