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PGA Tour Golf Betting: Bob Hope Classic Picks

Just In time The PGA Tour golf season is in full flow now and no. 3 on the schedule is the Bob Hope Classic Pro-Am which is played across 4 courses. Top of the Bob Hope Classic betting for Nic's Value Picks will be Justin Rose who finished last week in style, catching form just in time for a tournament he enjoys. Rose has course form and has the type of game to do well here. The Bob Hope classic will be played over 4 courses on 5 days and is an annual birdie fest so golf betting tips this week for the Bob hope will be taking that into account. La Quinta, Silver Rock, PGA West(Niclaus course) and PGA West(Palmer course) will be where the pros and celebs will be teeing it up and the final round(pros only) will be played at the Palmer course. 3 of the 4 courses play at about 7,000 yards but the big hitters can overpower them, so accuracy is not a premium ..... Stay tuned for expert Bob Hope Classic expert golf value betting tips / picks.......

As mentioned, these courses are an absolute shootout where aggressive players who attack pins will thrive. News coming in that the weather will be quite wet, making the scoring conditions even easier.

Nic's Picks man to beat - Justin rose

Expert Bob Hope Value Picks

-1pt E/W Justin Rose @ 25/1(Betfred) Rose has a very high ball flight and that's perfect for this week. 3rd in this event in his last start and finished last week on fire.

-1pt E/W John Merrick @ 70/1 (Bet365) 2nd here last year and I remember he looked very much in control of what he was doing. Only a fantastic performance from Perez stopped him winning. Good early season form.

-1pt E/W Chad Campbell @ 25/1 (general)Another who has the advantage of competitive action already this year and game looked in good shape in Hawaii

Sleeper Watch

-0.5pts E/W Rickie Fowler @ 50/1(general) Bad performance last week but that wasn't the rookie's type of course. With birdies being the objective, this is more his style. His aggressive play could see him right up there this week.

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Please note that player attribute ratings are derived from the official PGA Tour and European Tour golf stats, and updated with a rolling average each golf betting year for precision.


Bryan Nicholson is the pioneer of the progressive form and course fit ratings for golf betting, with the associated progressive form model and course fit profiling model. Bryan is the author of the increasingly popular annual course fit profiling manual and #1 golf betting book Angles & Edges and runs the Sharp Sports Bettors Blog.

What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Bryan also pioneered the concept of Expected Strokes Gained Course Fit (xSGF) in golf betting. xSGF can be predicted using my model below. For prospective golf betting tips it projects ahead of time how many shots a player is expected to pick up per round on average on a particular golf course. It's weighed against a neutral golf course of the same rating. For example: Sam Horsfield at Celtic Manor vs TPC Southwind. This number will also portray ability level in terms of strokes gained total. Click "find out more" under the course fit golf betting model for info.

Golf Betting Tips Model

Note: all the most accurate up to date player and course data to input into this interactive golf betting model is in the NicsPicks Course Fit Manual 2022


My course fit profiling model for golf betting tips uses highly evolved golf nuance and betting intuition, precise parameters and inputs based on Bayesian analysis, plus years of empirical evidence through observing, betting and documenting golf and stats... find out more

What is Progressive Form in Golf Betting?

Progressive form in golf betting differs from current form in that players are showing a trend in the right direction in their recent scoring. Trending form has a high predictive value in golf betting and can also catch players under the radar at an inflated price vs their true betting odds. For example - a player shows form of T40 - 24 - 24, but last week he was in the leading PGA Tour group on Sunday with Tiger Woods and had a bad round due to nerves. His finishing position may not fully capture his actual form... See more with our calculators and betting tools

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To check the latest player finishing positions for golf betting tips see the official world golf rankings and search/click a golfer. Input these numbers into the interactive golf model above, following the guide.

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Ross McGowan 400/80 to 1 (place), Tony Finau 50/1, Cam Champ 125/1, Cam Davis 125/1, Matt Jones 80/1 and FRL, Max Homa 60/1, Dean Burmester 55/1, Sam Burns 80/1, KH Lee 200/1, Sergio Garcia 70/1 (FRL), Thorbjorn Olesen 45/1 (FRL), Stewart Cink 150/1, Lucas Herbert 175/1 and 60/1

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