5 sensible picks from an expert gambler

Collin Morikawa is an effective guess this week.

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Scottie Scheffler’s Masters win doubled as a windfall for anybody who went with Erick Lindgren’s knowledge. Scheffler was Lindgren’s high pre-tournament choose, a 16-to 1 payout that marked the seventh time in lower than 12 months that GOLF.com’s professional prognosticator has accurately referred to as a winner on this area.

Now it’s on the RBC Heritage, at Harbour City Golf Hyperlinks, in Hilton Head, S.C., a heralded Pete Dye design maybe greatest recognized to followers for the landmark lighthouse behind 18. The fairways are cosy, the greens are small and our phrases with Lindgren are the identical as ever. We give him a $1,000 playing finances (simply play cash) and he offers us along with his 5 favourite picks.

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Collin Morikawa to win, +1,400 (wager: $300)

One of many recreation’s high iron gamers on a course that prizes accuracy from tee to inexperienced. Morikawa positioned seventh right here final yr, and Lindgren is on the lookout for a good stronger exhibiting. “He’s most likely the man who makes me most uneasy week to week to not have in my lineup,” Lindgren says. “I’m pleased to take the worth right here as I feel he’s one of the best participant within the discipline on a course that must be good for him.”

Jordan Spieth to win, +4,000 (wager: $100)

After lacking the reduce on the Masters for the primary time in his profession, Spieth would possibly appear to be a counterintuitive choose. That’s partly the purpose. “Jordan is a really feel participant and I feel handicapping him is identical,” Lindgren says. “I really feel we get double the trouble we’d usually get from him, and that would simply be adequate to get him within the winner’s circle.”

Matt Kuchar, high 5, +900 (wager: $200)

It’s been an extended dry spell for Kuchar, however, Lindgren says, “he’s flashed some type of late.” No higher place for him to catch hearth than on a course the place he has received earlier than.

Brandt Snedeker, high 10, +1,000 (wager: $200)

One other previous winner at Harbour City, Snedeker struck it superbly in his final Tour begin, on the Valero, however he struggled with the flat-stick, an off-brand efficiency for one of many recreation’s nice putters. “I’m assured he addressed that in his week off,” Lindgren says.

Scott Piercy, high 20, +1000 (wager: $200)

You’ve heard of horses for programs. How about horses for architects? Don’t let his undoing on the seventeenth at Sawgrass this yr idiot you, Lindgren says. Piercy performs properly on Dye designs. “He additionally is aware of it’s time to start out racking up Fed Ex Cup factors,” Lindgren says, which ought to add spark to the motivational hearth.

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A golf, meals and journey author, Josh Sens has been a GOLF Journal contributor since 2004 and now contributes throughout all of GOLF’s platforms. His work has been anthologized in The Finest American Sportswriting. He’s additionally the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Having Any Enjoyable But: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.