The PGA Tour begins its five-event West Coast swing this week with the 2019 Desert Classic at the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, California. The field for this week’s event is light on star power, but who is the favorite in terms of betting odds?
World No. 7 Jon Rahm, the defending champion of the event, returns to the Desert Classic as the odds-on favorite to win the tournament for a second straight season. Rahm, who finished tied for eighth earlier this month at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in his last appearance on the Tour, enters with 7/1 odds. His latest victory came at the Hero World Challenge last month.
The field will also feature World No. 1 Justin Rose, who has the second-highest odds at 8/1 behind Rahm. Rose’s last appearance came at Hero, where he finished third. His most recent win was achieved at the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour this past November.
Patrick Cantlay enters with 16/1 odds, followed closely behind by Charles Howell III at 20/1 and Adam Hadwin at 25/1. Then, six players sit at 30/1 odds to round out the top 10 favorites at PGA West. One of those listed at 30/1 is Phil Mickelson, who was last seen playing golf at The Match with Tiger Woods. His last appearance on Tour came at the Safeway Open this past October, but his most recent victory came almost a year ago at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
You can see a full list of betting odds for the Desert Classic below, via golfodds.com.
Desert Classic Betting Odds
Charles Howell III-20/1
Si Woo Kim-60/1
Harold Varner III-60/1