Barbasol Championship Picks, Predictions, Odds

There will be no golfers ranked in the Top 100 of the Official World Gold Rankings present at the Barbasol Championship this week. All of the top golfers have made the trip to Europe for the Scottish Open in preparation for The Open Championship at St. Andrews next week. However, the winner of the Barbasol Championship does earn the final spot at The Open Championship, and the winner’s share of this tournament is a cool $666,000.

The Barbasol Championship is an alternate event to the Scottish Open and is played at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. It is the only tournament played in the Bluegrass State, as the competition was moved here from Alabama in 2018. Kevin Streelman is the current favorite to win the Barbasol Championship, but the value in Streelman to win this event is gone after his odds fell from 20-1 to 14-1 in the last couple days. 


  • Date: July 7 - July 10, 2022
  • Tour: PGA
  • Venue: Keene Trace Golf Club
  • Location: Nicholasville, KY
  • Course Length: 7,081 yards
  • Course Par: 72
  • Defending Champion: Seamus Power
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  • Mark Hubbard to Win the Barbasol Championship (+2200)
  • Taylor Pendrith to Win the Barbasol Championship (+2800)
  • Michael Gligic to Win the Barbasol Championship (+4500)


The early favorite to win the Barbasol Championship was Mark Hubbard. He has made the cut in 13 of the 17 PGA Tour events he has entered this season, and that bodes well for him at this tournament given the weakened field. Hubbard has five T25 finishes, and he had a strong debut at this event last year.

In 2021, Hubbard finished six strokes behind winner Seamus Power at the Barbasol Championship. He was consistent over all four rounds, shooting no worse than a 70 and no better than a 66 on his way to a T20 finish. Hubbard doesn’t have a lot of power, but this par 72 course only tips at 7,328 yards.

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This is something of a shot in the dark considering we haven’t seen Taylor Pendrith in almost four months. Pendrith finished T13 at THE PLAYERS Championship, but he fractured a rib at TPC Sawgrass and has been sidelined since that strong performance.

Prior to the injury, Pendrith made the cut in 10 of his 15 events this season. He finished T5 at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship and was in contention to win until shooting a 76 on Sunday. Although he has yet to record a T3 finish in his career, he ranks 9th in GIR, and that bodes well for him here.


A long shot to jump on at 45-1 is Michael Gligic. He is coming off a strong showing at the John Deere Classic, earning his first T10 finish of the season. Gligic has only made the cut in 12 of his 18 events this season, but he earned a T20 finish at this tournament in 2021. The Canadian has just two T10 finishes on the PGA Tour in his career, yet there’s a lot to like about his chances at Keene Trace this week.