Prediction and bets on 2022 Honda Classic, February 24 – February 27, 2022
The 2022 Honda Classic began on Thursday, February 24 (lasts until Sunday, February 27), at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger, and Im Sung-jae are expected to lead the PGA Tour field. The Honda Classic is the opening event of the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing, and Matt Jones will be looking to make it 2 in a row after winning the Honda last year. After claiming the Genesis Invitational last week, Joaquín Niemann is looking for his second straight PGA Tour victory.
Im, who won his first PGA Tour tournament two years ago in Palm Beach Gardens, is the biggest favorite looking at the current 2022 Honda Classic golf odds of sportsbooks with deposit bonuses. Koepka, Berger, Niemann, and Louis Oosthuizen are among the other strong title candidates in the 2022 Honda Classic field. But, before you place any bets on the 2022 Honda Classic or make any PGA Tour predictions, make sure what we have to say. We’ve broken down the field and gave our top Honda Classic choices below. You’ll want to check who we’re backing based on our track record.
This is how Im’s win in 2020 looked like. He was dormant that year after a fantastic 2019 in which he won Florida and Bermuda. However, the South Korean, who was 21 at the time, went out and fired two rounds of 66, one of which was on the final day. He started the final round with 4 birdies in the first 5 holes, then came back with 2 more over the next 4 holes to hold off McKenzie Hughes.
Koepka has the game to succeed on a course like PGA National, despite his unpredictability. He tied for second at the Honda in 2019, but didn’t make the cut in 2020, and had to withdraw last year due to a knee ailment. He’s been plagued by injuries in recent years, but he’s a 4-time major winner with 15 career victories on the international stage. This season, he ranks 22nd in driving distance (311 yards) and 21st in birdie average (4.63 per round), but his other metrics have been terrible. He tied for third in Phoenix but didn’t make the cut the following week.
It may come as a surprise to many, but we’re heavily backing Niemann, who has attracted the attention of oddsmakers following his win last week. We’re, of course, well aware that he had a far better week hitting greens than is typical of the Chilean great. Some say Niemann is unlikely to duplicate his feat, especially because, for the season, he is ranked 87th in greens in regulation (he was tied for 14th last week; in 5 of his 9 competitions this season, Niemann has finished outside the top 25), but we advise you to stay on this path.
Doing this, you’ll be betting on a long shot with odds of 21.00 at PointsBet. Last year, Niemann had a solid weekend finish in this event. He also had a strong finish last weekend at Riviera, and Niemann could surprise everyone by winning at PGA Honda Classic. Anyone who backs this underdog stands to profit handsomely.