Sunday Live Bets to Win The American Express

Harold Varner could be within striking distance to make a Sunday charge at The American Express.
Harold Varner could be within striking distance to make a Sunday charge at The American Express. / Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

In case you forgot with all the exciting football being played, the PGA Tour is back in action and it's getting ready for the final round of The American Express.

You probably don't recognize many of the names atop the leaderboard heading into the final round, which could mean there's some good betting spots if you're looking to place a live wager.

Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon are tied for the lead at 18-under par heading into the final round. Tom Hoge is in third at 17-under, Seamus Power is in fourth at 16-under, and Harry Higgs, Hudson Swafford, and Lanto Griffin, Cameron Young, Francesco Molinari, and Harold Varner III are all tied for fifth at 15-under par.

Here are my three favorite live bets heading into the final round of The American Express. All odds listed are via WynnBET.

Seamus Power +600

Of all the names crammed at the top of the leaderboard, the one presenting the most value is Seamus Power. He's going to start his round two off the lead, and he has the experience and talent to close that gap in a hurry. He's been on fire this season, finishing 21st or better in six of his eight events, including a T3 finish at last week's Sony Open.

If the players above him stumble, which I think is likely, Power can overtake them with his consistent ball striking and putting.

I'm about to go mad with Power.

Patrick Cantlay +1200

For the most part, the only elite golfers that decided to compete in this event were Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay looked like he might run away with the tournament through the first two rounds, but stumbled en route to a 72 score in round three, which has set him back four strokes from the lead.

If anyone can close that gap, it's Cantlay, and now could be the event he does it. With very little winning experience above him on the leaderboard, it's certainly not outside the realm of possibility for him to make a charge today.

Harold Varner III +1600

The most promising thing about betting on Harold Varner III is that he played the Stadium Course at 5-under par yesterday. In this tournament's format, three different courses are played on in the first three days. Sunday will be a repeat of the Stadium Course, and few played it better than Varner. He sits only three shots back, and he's a tempting bet at +1600 (bet $100 to profit $1,600) to make the comeback.