Last Updated Sep 20, 2022, 9:25 AM

Fortinet Championship Picks, Predictions, Odds

After a few weeks off to rest and recuperate, the PGA Tour will be back in action with the Fortinet Championship on Thursday. This is the first tournament in the 2022-23 PGA Tour season, but many of the biggest names in the sport are still enjoying their time off. That has led to Hideki Matsuyama, Max Homa, and Corey Conners being installed as the event favorites per the golf betting odds.

You couldn’t ask for a better venue to start the new season. The 2022 Fortinet Championship will be held at the North Course of Silverado Country Club in Napa, California from September 15-18. This is a par 72 that checks in at 7,166 yards.

  • Max Homa to win the Fortinet Championship (+1600)
  • Taylor Montgomery to Miss the Cut (+137)
  • Taylor Pendrith to Finish in the Top Ten (+3300)
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MAX HOMA TO WIN THE EVENT (+1600)

We saw Max Homa win the Fortinet Championship last year, beating Maverick McNealy by a single stroke. He wasn’t in great shape entering the weekend, but Homa shot back-to-back 65s on Saturday and Sunday to claim the title on his way to the best season of his career.

Homa won two tournaments and had 15 T25 finishes last season. He only missed the cut three times as he was an above average driver that ranked among the best on the PGA Tour in Shots Gained. His previous best finish on this course was a 39th place showing back in 2014 prior to last year, but Homa seemed to finally put it all together over the course of the 2021-22 season and is someone to back this weekend.

TAYLOR MONTGOMERY TO MISS THE CUT (+137)

There is a lot of buzz surrounding Taylor Montgomery after he tore up the competition on the Korn Ferry Tour last season. He was the competition’s scoring leader and finished last season with seven T10 finishes in his last eight events, but nerves might be an issue in his first PGA Tour event. Montgomery only ranked 123rd in driving percentage on the Korn Ferry Tour last year, and he could really struggle with the tighter fairways on the premier circuit. 

TAYLOR PENDRITH TOP 10 FINISH (+375)

Another Taylor could have a really strong performance this week as Taylor Pendrith has the potential to compete with the top dogs at the Fortinet Championship. Pendrith missed four months due to injury after a T13 finish at THE PLAYERS Championship, but he was a man on fire upon his return to action in July. He closed out the season with six T13 finishes in his last seven events, and he finished T8 at the BMW Championship a few weeks ago.

Pendrith ranked 10th in GIR and 12th in Shots Gained Off the Tee on the PGA Tour last season. He was only able to finish in 36th at his debut here last year, but he should post much better numbers in his second look at Silverado. The primary concern is his accuracy off the tee since the primary rough measures at three inches. 

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