Golf Tips: Best bets for Honda Classic and Kenya Open

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Sungjae Im on the 16th hole at the Honda Classic
Sungjae Im on 16th hole at last year's Honda Classic

Get our golf experts' best bets on everything from first round leaders to outright winners for this week's Honda Classic and the Magical Kenya Open...

"The weather forecast should hopefully play into Johnson's hands. He is an expert in blowy conditions and will cope better than most."

Back Zach Johnson E/W @ 66/1

Honda Classic: Rejuvenated Kirk fits the bill

The PGA Tour moves on to Palm Beach Gardens this week for the fourth and final event in the Florida Swing - the Honda Classic - so read Steve Rawlings' comprehensive preview.

He says: "I was a little surprised to get matched at 60.059/1 on the Sony Open runner-up, Chris Kirk, who was well-supported last week at not too much bigger after his top-ten finish in the Arnold Palmer. He's back in form after troubles away form golf and he contended until Sunday at Sawgrass."

Chris Kirk @ 60.059/1 to win the Honda Classic

The Honda Classic First-Round Leader Tips: Zach can get off to a flyer

Who's got the game to make a strong start on Thursday? Dave Tindall has three each-way picks to be First Round Leader at PGA National.

He says: "As a man who won an Open that was briefly halted by high winds - the 2015 edition at St Andrews - the weather forecast should hopefully play into his hands. Johnson is an expert in blowy conditions and will cope better than most."

Back Zach Johnson E/W @ 66/1

The Honda Classic Each-Way Tips: Frittelli can flourish in Florida

Next Dave has three each-way selections for The Honda Classic at PGA National with eight places paid on the Betfair Sportsbook.

He says: "After losing a combined six strokes Tee to Green across the events at Riviera and Bay Hill, Frittelli gained 8.639 strokes at Sawgrass. He ranked 7th T2G and 17th on Approach."

Back Dylan Frittelli E/W @ 51.050/1

Find Me a 100 Winner: Prolific Catlin worth chancing

After a near miss at Sawgrass with Lee Westwood, Steve's back with three off the tee again this week as he attempts once more to snag a monster-price winner.

He says: "I'd much rather play an in-and-out of form prolific winner than a consistent non-winner and, around a course that should suit him, Catlin looks worth risking."

Back John Catlin 1 ½ u @ 130.0129/1 Place order to lay 10u @ 10.09/1 & 10u @ 2.01/1

Honda Classic Tips: A quintet of three-ball picks for the opening round at PGA National

Paul Krishnamurty recommends five selections for Thursday's opening round from PGA National including an American who may have the ideal game for the course.

He says: "Russell Henley is very much on my shortlist for an event where long game excellence is required around a tough course."

Back Russell Henley 4u @ 11/10 (vs Varner, Ventura) (Starts 13:04)

Honda Classic 2021: Form stats and course guide

The course at Palm Beach Gardens is one of the the PGA Tour's toughest layouts says Andy Swales in his course and form guide.

He says: "One in-form golfer chasing a maiden PGA Tour title is 29-year-old Talor Gooch who was fifth at Sawgrass at the weekend and is now a career-high No 64 in the world."

Talor Gooch @ 42.041/1 to win the Honda Classic

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Kenya Open: Strong in-play trends point to a patient approach before the off

The European Tour moves from Qatar to Kenya and to the delightful Karen Golf Course just outside Nairobi. Read Steve' comprehensive preview ahead of Thursday's start here..

He says: "This is a wide open and very tricky tournament but the in-running trends are very strong, so it makes no sense to go ploughing in before the off. I've had a very small bet on Sam Horsfield, who lost his form last year after winning twice."

Sam Horsfield @ 60.059/1 to win the Kenya Open

Kenya Open Each-Way Tips: Rai can conjure another Nairobi trick

The European Tour's Magical Kenyan Open returns to Karen CC after last year's cancellation and Matt Cooper has three each-way selections with the Betfair Sportsbook paying seven places.

He says: "Something about a desert/resort test really doesn't suit his game, but this week's tight, tree-lined, traditional examination is far more to his liking."

Back Aaron Rai E/W @ 29.028/1

Magical Kenya Open 2021: Form stats for this week's European Tour event

Before placing your bets on this week's Magical Kenya Open check out our course and current form stats, compiled by Andy Swales.

He says: "Van Tonder must certainly be given some serious thought. The world No 134 has won four Sunshine Tour events during the past seven months, and lost a play-off in the African Players Championship on Sunday. All four of the 30-year-old's appearances at Karen have yielded top-12 finishes."

Daniel van Tonder @ 44.043/1 to win the Magical Kenya Open

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