Zurich Classic Betting Preview: Odds, Predictions, and Picks

Apr 24, 2022; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Xander Schauffele (left) and Patrick Cantlay (right) hold up
Apr 24, 2022; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Xander Schauffele (left) and Patrick Cantlay (right) hold up / Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

The Zurich Classic is the only official team event on the PGA Tour's schedule, so this week we get to do things a little bit differently.

Golfers who are competing have paired up with a partner to compete across a four round event that consists of two rounds of alternate shot and two rounds of four ball. Alternate shot means exactly that. The two golfers on the team will alternate shots until the ball is in the hole. Four ball means they both play their own ball and the better of the two scores is the one recorded.

Let's dive into the odds to win and then I'll give you my best bets.

Odds to win Zurich Classic

Best Bet: Kitayama/Montgomery +2200

The obvious choices here are Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, but I'm going to give a pick that's a few more down the odds list. I'm going to take Kurt Kitayama and Taylor Montgomery.

In a team event like this, especially when it comes to four ball, scoring birdies is absolutely key. Well, Taylor Montgomery is fifth on the PGA Tour in birdie percentage, behind only Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young, and Tony Finau. With Rahm, Young, and Finau not competing, that means he's second in the entire field in scoring birdies.

Montgomery has yet to win as a rookie on Tour, but that's where Kitayama's experience comes in. He's the only mid-tier golfer to win an elevated event this season, so he knows how to get it done.

If you want someone other than the top two obvious teams, take a look at Kitayama and Montgomery.

Zurich Classic Top 10 odds

Zurich Classic Top 10 bet: Justin Lower/Dylan Wu +500

This will be the second year that Justin Lower and Dylan Wu will be competing at the Zurich Classic together, and last season resulted in a 10th place finish. Let's root for a repeat performance this time around.

The two golfers compliment each others game well, especially in altnerate shot. Wu has a strong approach game, ranking 66th in strokes gained: approach, while Lower is a strong putter, ranking 34th in strokes gained: putting.

Dylan Wu also enters the tournament in solid form, finished T16 at the Puntavana Championship last month, and followed it up with a respectable T39 at the Valero Texas Open.

At +500, these two golfers are worth a shot to finish in the top 10 this week.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.