Bet Golf! Kern breaks down the Legacy Shootout in Phoenix, part of the Outlaw Tour, where Dylan Wu is the favorite
Last week the favorite, former PGA Tour veteran Alex Cejka, won as the favorite at a little higher odds than those on Dylan Wu.
OK, my friends, it’s back to the Outlaw Tour out in Arizona. Mostly because, well, that’s all we’ve got right now as far as golf goes. And I presume that’s better than nothing. Maybe it all depends on if you can come up with a winner or not.
On Tuesday and Wednesday in Phoenix they’re holding the Legacy Shootout, on a resort course that should yield low scoring. We’ll see. Here’s a rundown on some of the blokes who will be teeing it up. After that you’re on your own. Hey, I’m doing the best I can under the circumstances. The PGA Tour can’t get back soon enough. But I’m sure you already figured that out.
In the 57-man field, the favorite on the Parx Sportsbook is Dylan Wu, at plus $360. Last week the favorite, former PGA Tour veteran Alex Cejka, won as the fave at a little higher odds than that. Don’t know what that means, but I’m passing along as much info as I can. Unlike the last few events, this is a 36-holes with no cut
Wu is fifth on the Korn Ferry money list, so this is a step down in class. On that circuit he’s had three top seven finishes. He played two Outlaw tourneys in December, with a 16th and sixth. He has three top sevens on the Korn Ferry.
Jimmy Gunn is 7-1, along with KK Limbhaust. Gunn has two seconds and a third in six starts. Limbhaust has top threes in two of his last three.
Jeremy Paul is 11-1. As is his twin brother, Yannik. Jeremy tied for fourth last week, and has three seconds in seven appearances. Yannik was seventh a week ago. Carson Roberts and Riley Wheeldon are next, at 12-1. Wheeldon has eight top 10s and is your money leader.
There are four at 16-1: Wil Bateman, Derek Bayley, Daniel Miernicki and Colton Yates. Yates tied for third two weeks back in his lone start. Miernick was third in October in his only start. Bayley leads the tour in first-round scoring average, at 66, which this week might come even more into play.
Among the others, Matt Gurska (20-1) has two wins. Both came in 36-hole events. Ryan Porch (25-1) is fifth on the money list and has five top 10s. George Markham (40-1) led after the first-round last week.
Wish I could give you more, or even throw out some advice. But it would be purely guesswork. Still, if you just want something to keep you at least a little occupied pick out a couple of names and put something on them. Like I always say, you never know.
And just in case you were wondering, Rio Hovel and Zachary Frye have the highest number, at 500-1. I don’t know if that’s worth researching or not. But as usual, good luck out there. Only two more months until the real thing is tentatively scheduled to return. We can only hope. In the meantime, please stay safe.