Golf Free Picks, Predictions, Odds

GOLF FREE Picks return in 2023 as our VegasInsider betting experts will provide winning predictions and other popular wagers for seasonal events, including the four "Major" tournaments.


Our VI Golf betting experts have compiled their Best Bets for The Tour Championship taking place on Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27.

  • Sepp Straka Top 20 Finish (+120)
  • Si Woo Kim Yop 20 Finish (-175)
  • Viktor Hovland to Win Tournament (+550)

The Tour Championship Free Picks

Pick: Sepp Straka Top 20 Finish (+120)

There are just 30 guys in the field, so a Top 20 finish isn't a lofty expectation. The Austrian golfer is a good value play for a Top 20, as he is solid in the Strokes Gained: Putting department, as well as hitting his Par 4s well.

Those are two key areas of focus at East Lake GC for the final event of the 2023 PGA Tour season.

The 30-year-old also is solid in the SG: Approach to Green area, ranking 17th on the PGA Tour, one of the reasons he is in the TOUR Championship.

Accuracy off the tee is key, too, as you don't necessarily have to be a bomber from the tee box to have success at East Lake.

Straka ranks 23rd in Driving Accuracy Percentage, hitting 64.82% of his fairways, ranking 24th in Driving Efficiency. He is also a closer, ranking 29th in Round 4 scoring.

Sepp Straka worth a look at plus-money for a Top 20 finish.

The Tour Championship Free Picks

Pick: Si Woo Kim Yop 20 Finish (-175)

Si Woo Kim is worth a look for a Top 20 finish this weekend, as he is tremendous from the tee box, hitting 67.87% of his fairways.

Accuracy is key at East Lake GC for the TOUR Championship, as accuracy, not necessarily brawn, wins the day in suburban Atlanta on the Donald Ross designed course.

The South Korean also ranks well in Strokes Gained: Approach, ranking 23rd, as well as SG: Off-the-Tee, checking in 25th. If there is an area of concern, it's his putter, which sees him well below the field average, ranking 148th on tour.

If he can at least be somewhat average on the dance floor, he should be able to place inside the Top 20. He is accurate nearly everywhere else.

The Tour Championship Free Picks

Pick: Viktor Hovland to Win Tournament (+550)

Coming off an incredible win last week at the BMW Championship in which he shot 18-under and broke a course record, we look to back Hovland to climb out of a the three hole deficit at +550.

Hovland has made all 14 cuts this season and has posted six top-10 finishes.

From the jump, he will have to make up a three holes, but his short game has been great coming into this tournament, and being able to grab him at +550 is all value.

Hovland to win.


Tournament winner markets are the most commonly wagered in golf betting, simply selecting a golfer to win the event for very good value. Because the value is so high, many bettors will wager on anywhere from one to five golfers in a single event. VegasInsider provides golf Free Picks for each event, picking winners for golfers that are favored, given mid-range odds or long shots to consider.


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From group bets to nationality winners, even winning stroke margins, there are ample golf prop bets to select from. Our VegasInsider golf experts go through the various prior markets for each event, to find you the best value in exotic wagers. 

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