Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after puttingt

July 16, 2022; St. Andrews, TBS; Bryson DeChambeau reacts after putting on the 15th green during the third round of the 150th Open Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher – USA TODAY Sports

  • LIV Golf’s third event kicks off Thursday, July 28 at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey
  • Bryson DeChambeau is an outright value at +1400
  • See LIV Golf Bedminster’s odds, analysis and best bets to win the event below

The third leg of the LIV Golf Tour schedule kicks off this week in New Jersey, and for the second straight event, the field is considerably stronger than the previous tournament.

Longtime PGA Tour players Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak will make their LIV debuts this week, as will multiple European Ryder Cup teammates Paul Casey and Henrik Stenson. The ladder was actually meant to be captain of the European Ryder Cup 2023 team, but that duty was lost once Stenson signed with LIV.

This week’s stop is Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, a giant 7,600 Par-72, which hosted the 2017 US Women’s Open.

2022 LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster Odds

Golfers Odds of winning
Dustin Johnson +500
Talor Gooch +1000
Abraham Ancer +1200
Louis Oosthuizen +1200
Bryson De Chambeau +1400
Brooks Koepka +1800
Patrick Roseau +1800
Kevin Na +1800
Sergio Garcia +2000
Branden Grace +2000
Paul Casey +2000
Jason Kokrak +2200
Charles Howell III +2500
carlos ortiz +3000
Bernd Wiesberger +3500
Pat Perez +3500
Matthew Wolff +3500
Sam Horsfield +4000
Ian Poulter +4000
matt jones +4500
Charles Schwartzel +4500
Lee Westwood +4500
Henri du Plessis +4500
Justin Harding +5000
Henrik Stenson +6500
Peter Uihlein +6500
Laurie Canter +6500
Graeme McDowell +7000

Odds as of July 24 on DraftKings Sportsbook.

A course of this length will prioritize driving distance, which sets up perfectly for Bryson DeChambeau. The 2020 US Open champion has displayed solid form since joining the LIV Tour, including a stellar performance at the British Open earlier this month.

Buy Bryson at the top

DeChambeau clocked a 66th final round to tie for eighth at St. Andrews. The round was highlighted by a stunning 5-under back nine, which puts him one stroke behind this week’s favorite Dustin Johnson.

At +1400, we’re getting a much better number on Bryson this week than DJ, and the two present a very similar profile. Each is elite off the tee, with DeChambeau holding the edge at bay, while Johnson is slightly more accurate. Neither is considered an elite approach player and earns roughly the same rating over the last 50 rounds thanks to above-average putters.

Not too long ago, Bryson was one of the top five players in the world and after battling numerous injuries, he is finally healthy. The British Open performance was perhaps just the start, and given his pedigree, he should be rated just behind DJ instead of longer than some lesser talents like Talor Gooch and Abraham Ancer.

DeChambeau has 10 world victories under his belt, and his first win at LIV Golf is definitely on the horizon.

Pick: Bryson DeChambeau to win (+1400)

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LIV Golf Champions 2022

Event Winner
Portland Brendan Grace
London Charles Schwartzel

LIV Golf Invitational Portland 2022 Best Value Pick

  1. Paul Casey (+2000): Another player who recovered from injury, Casey looked healthy at the British Open in his first full tournament since The Players Championship. One of the best ball strikers in the world, Casey led the PGA Tour in strokes gained in the last 50 rounds before his departure. Putting is still his biggest problem, but he should benefit from the bentgrass greens at Bedminster. Casey has actually been a positive putter on bentgrass greens for the past 12 months, and if he’s positive with the flatstick this week, he’s bound to struggle.
  2. Matthew Wolff (+3500): Finished eighth in his debut at LIV Golf in Portland, leading the pack in driving distance and ranking seventh on greens in regulation. He fought hard to overcome his mental health issues, and let’s not forget what a promising golf prospect he was. He was a prolific winner in college, earned his third career PGA Tour start and finished in the top five in each of his first two major appearances. When he’s right, he’s one of the game’s top scorers and certainly worth a flyer at +3500 in a 48-man field.

Chris Amberly

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