Let's go for a real score. Shoot for the big money. Aim straight for the hole!
Forget about Rory McIlroy at 12 to 1.
Never mind Justin Thomas at 15-1.
Skip over Justin Rose at 30 to 1.
Yeah, they're all playing at the top of their games, right now. But hey – this is 2020, which has been a very strange year. Nothing in life it seems, even in sports, is going according to prediction.
One of this weekend's most attractive wagers appears to be Adam Hadwin, a Canadian golfer not as well-known by betting markets who is nicely positioned to pull off a major upset at the RBC Heritage. He's listed at 100-to-1 according to the latest odds at Spreads.ca. Opening round tees-off this Thursday, June 18th, at Hilton Head Island, SC. The pride and joy of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan looks like an ideal spoiler and a possible shocker.
While McIlroy and the other odds-on favorites will attract the most money, we're strictly looking at spots largely invisible to the mainstream betting public.
Hadwin is perfectly positioned to pull off a surprise upset here. Keep in mind the RBS Heritage tourney was originally scheduled for back in April, but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Now, players find themselves rushing from Fort Worth, TX, the site of last week's Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, for the Atlantic Coast. Some would-be contenders are skipping this week.
Most encouraging of all, Hadwin looks to be in solid form.
After shooting a blistering first-round of 65, good enough to make the leaderboard, Hadwin gradually faded and rounded out the field by shooting par the rest of the way with a 43rd-place finish at Colonial. That's still an impressive breakout performance after shedding three months of rust due to the unplanned layoff. This season, Hadwin has teed-off nine times, made the cut on eight occasions, and finished in the top-10 twice. His last PGA tour win was 2017, so he's certainly hungry for a victory.
Speaking of a hungry appetite, if Hadwin doesn't tempt you and you want a real flyer, another Canadian golfer might also be worth a look. Check out Mackenzie Hughes, who's listed at the bargain basement price of 300-to-1. Hughes has similar career results to Hadwin, but hasn't fared as well recently, which accounts for his dark horse price. Nonetheless, if there's validity to the supposition that the 2020 sporting landscape will be filled with shocking results and many surprises, either of these two talented Canadians may be in contention at the RBC Heritage's final round, coming this Sunday.
Accordingly, this weekend's longshot is Adam Hadwin, accompanied by Mackenzie Hughes, and two very attractive prices.
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