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Bet Golf! Mike Kern picks the Grand Canyon University Championship, where Calum Hill is the favorite, but he has others to look at as well

I don’t know a whole lot about this minor-league stuff, other than that you can make an investment. And for many, that’s enough.

Mike Kern

Mike Kern

Next up on the golf events you can bet on is the Grand Canyon University Championship, from Phoenix, which is being co-hosted by the Golden State and Outlaw Tours.

Got that?

As we’ve said before, I don’t know a whole lot about this minor-league stuff, other than that you can make an investment. And for many, that’s enough. So, this is what the Parx SportsBook is offering this week, and if you’re so inclined it will have to suffice.

Calum Hill is the favorite, at plus $750. As he probably should be, since he’s fifth on the Korn Ferry Tour money list, which is obviously a level above this. But these days, players play wherever and whenever they can for the most part.

Dylan Wu is next, at 8-1. He finished sixth last week, as the fave.

John Spaun, who has full-time status on the PGA Tour but hasn’t been playing well there, is 9-1. But in terms of class, he might be the tops in this field, which is actually stronger than usual. If you believe what you read.

Did we mention that the 54-hole tournament starts Tuesday? So, don’t wait too long to form some opinions and maybe back a few or even many of them up.

Mark Anguiano, who has won three times in the past two years on the Challenge Tour and is now part of the European Tour, is 11-1.

KK Limbhasut, of Thailand, is 12-1. He was third last week, his third top three finish in four starts on the Outlaw circuit.

Nicolo Galletti is 14-1. He won last week, but from what I’m researching not many guys ever go back-to-back at this level.

Some other blokes that might be noteworthy:

Jimmy Gunn is 22-1, Andrew Yun 25-1. Both have gone off at lower odds recently, so they might represent some good value. Never something to overlook.

Steven Alker is 25-1. He’s ranked 650th in the world. A few weeks ago Alex Cejka won as No. 595. Just saying.

Twins Jeremy and Yannik, who usually play well, are both 18-1. Maybe you can take both and hope one gets it done. Hey, I’ve done stranger stuff.

Jake Staiano is 50-1. He won in December, won again in early March and was seventh three weeks ago. So that seems like a bit of a high number.

Kaleb Gorbahn is 60-1. He also won in December and was sixth a week ago.

Two other names that appear to generate a bunch of interest on social media are Derek Bayley, at 25-1, and Riley Wheeldon, who checks in at 40-1.

In case you’re one of those folks who puts a buck or two down on the longest shot just because, there are 22 who would get you 500-1 back. You could take them all and pretend it’s a lottery, which in some ways it is.

I can’t wait for the PGA Tour to get back, whenever that actually happens. Until then you do what you do and hope that maybe the golf gods are on your side. They have to be on somebody’s side. Why not one of us?

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