By Dan Kilbridge | | 10 mins
LIV Golf Boston Odds, Picks & Betting Predictions
The PGA Tour season is over and it’s LIV Golf’s time to shine. Or to pick up a few more eyeballs on YouTube, at the very least.
LIV Boston comes with the addition of several new players, including World No. 2 Cam Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Marc Leishman, Cameron Tringale and Anirban Lahiri. Those six will round out the field at The International Golf Club, with prior stops in London, Portland and Bedminster going off in smooth, if unspectacular fashion.
Betting odds were hard to come by early in the week with the field still uncertain for the Friday-Sunday event, but a few shops have since put it on the board.
Dustin Johnson is close behind with golf odds of +600, while Niemann (+900) and Talor Gooch (+1600) round out the top four.
2022 LIV Golf Boston Odds
LIV Golf Boston Expert Picks & Predictions
Marc Leishman to Win
We saw Henrik Stenson win at Bedminster in his LIV debut, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Leishman do the same. He’s one of the guys making the move in the twilight of his career, with his best golf behind him but plenty of physical ability left. Sometimes a simple confidence boost like being one of the better-ranked players in the field can make a big difference.
Leishman played well earlier this season and struggled for most of the summer, though he had a respectable T-14 at the US Open – his only top-15 since the Genesis Invitational back in February. But he played well again with a T-28 in his last appearance at the BMW Championship, and a change of scenery might help the Aussie find his A game again.
We’re on Leishman to win this week with +3300 odds.
LIV Golf Boston Betting Tips
First, a reminder that we’ll be avoiding the top of the board for all of these LIV events. There’s too much randomness with just three rounds instead of four, most of the players are seeing these courses for the first time and a small field brings everyone into play.
One might think the younger players would dominate LIV events given the number of past-their-prime participants, but that hasn’t been the case at all. The average age of LIV winners is currently 39.3 through three events, with Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and Stenson getting it done. None of the three were listed any shorter than +2500 going into the week, while Stenson was near the bottom of the board at +6500 entering the week at Bedminster.
We highly recommend continuing to fade guys like Johnson and Niemann in their current price range. We still don’t know how these events will consistently shake out or where players’ heads are at entering a new and controversial Tour. We’re not even getting into much course study. At this point, we recommend just picking solid players you believe to be underpriced in the +2500 to +5000 range.
LIV Golf Boston, Date & TV
When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4
Where: The International Golf Club, Bolton, Massachusetts