2013 McGladrey Classic - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
A full 500 FedEx Cup points will be on the line for the first time during the 2013 McGladrey Classic. The adjustment that the Tour decided to make with the opening schedule now allows for players in the field to compete for more than just the purse. The Seaside Course in Sea Island, Georgia is the host course for this event. This Tom Fazio design opened in 1929, but has kept up with the times and still presents some unique challenges to players.
The Seaside Course will play as a Par-70 so the par-5 scoring opportunities will be limited. But with that being said it's not a long golf course, so players can expect to have mid-irons and short-irons in their hands.
The first round of the 2013 McGladrey Classic will begin on Thursday November 7th and end on Sunday November 10th. Golf Channel will air the coverage of the four rounds.
Seaside Course - Seaside GC, Sea Island, GA.
The Seaside course at Seaside Golf Club—located in Sea Island, Georgia—is nothing if not prestigious. The course has been in operation since 1929, making it one of America's truly classic golfing destinations. The course is designed to resemble some of history's truly great golf courses, specifically referencing the breathtaking ocean views one associates with the St. Andrews tradition. Today, it remains an impressive course, challenging in its gameplay just as it is dazzling in its beautiful beachside scenery.
With a course par value of 70 and yardage totaling 7,055, the course was designed by Colt & Alison, and in terms of its beauty and its challenge to players, it is remarkable. The Seaside offers a leisurely yet treacherous amble through marshland and scenic forests, keeping players on their toes as it changes in its geography.
The host venue for the famed McGladrey Classic, the Seaside Course has hosted some of the greatest players in the history of the sport, among them Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus.
Those who are looking to bet on this event can expect lines to be formed for the 2013 McGladrey Classic shortly after the conclusion of the 2013 HSBC Champions event in China. With the overall tournament odds expected to be out the Monday of tournament week, that will give bettors ample time to check out the payouts, do your research, and lay down a wager. We'll have a complete write up on the betting odds, including a spotlight on the top-five favorites for the week.
A complete table of betting lines for the 2013 McGladrey Classic will be made and produced right here for you to see as well. The top favorites down to the largest underdogs will all be listed.
Top-5 Favorites To Win McGladrey Classic
FedEx Cup points will be on the line this year in 2013, so there is plenty of incentive for players to participate. Betting odds to win the 2013 McGladrey Classic were released on Monday and when looking at them it's clear to see that oddsmakers favor 3 players significantly over the rest of the field.
Webb Simpson 10/1 (+1000) - Simpson already has a win in the young 2013 PGA Tour season, which certainly gives him momentum from oddsmakers. He is installed as the lead favorite this week, going off at 10/1. Simpson has been hitting the ball very well of late, and has always been a good putter which is something needed at Sea Island.
Matt Kuchar 12/1 (+1200) - Kuchar is the highest-ranked player in the field and actually it is a bit surprising that he is not the top favorite this week. Due to Simpson's win a couple of weeks ago that gives him the edge. But expect Kuchar to be up among the leaders in contention on Sunday. He is remarkably consistent and doesn't miss cuts.
Zach Johnson 12/1 (+1200) - Johnson is set with the same betting line as Kuchar. After these top-three players the payouts start to double. Johnson is a very consistent ball striker as well and is very methodical on the golf course. He has success on golf course like demand accuracy like Sea Island. This should be a good week for him.
Charles Howell III 25/1 (+2500) - Howell owns the course record at Sea Island, shooting a 62 back in 2010. He is one of the longer hitters on the PGA Tour despite his relatively small stature. For Howell it will come down to whether or not he can make putts. It's really that simple for as good as he hits it.
Harris English 25/1 (+2500) - English has played twice on the new 2013-14 PGA Tour, with his latest finish a T7 at the CIMB Classic. English got his first win on the PGA Tour last season and looks to translate that into more victories. He comes in picked among the players to beat at the start of the week.
The Winner - We won't stray too far from the box in this on by selecting Matt Kuchar as our winner. Kuchar's consistency is what wins out here and because of that we think he will get it done. It's not a very strong field relative to some other PGA Tour events, which is another reason that Kuchar can play his way to a victory. To do so though, the scores will have to be low. Four rounds in the 60s somewhere should be right there. At +1200, he is near the top of this week's PGA betting odds but that is solid money on one of the World's best golfers.
Darkhorse Value Bet - Defending champion Tommy Gainey is our value pick of the week. We like players who have a good history with a golf course and it doesn't get better than winning the year before. At 125/1 on the payout also, there is a huge margin of profit to be made only with a small wager; if Gainey wins, every dollar wagered on him returns $125 plus the original dollar wagered... $10 risked could bring a $1,250 return.
Can't Miss Pick Of The Week - Sticking with our pick to win, if you want a sure thing this week at the 2013 McGladrey Classic, bet on Kuchar finishing in the top-10. With the relatively low quality of field, a payout on Kuchar finishing in the top-10 is set +125 on the moneyline. That means every $1 wagered profits $1.25. The margin of profit isn't very high, but then again that's because he is the second favorite to finish in the top-10. Still even at +125, better than 1 to 1, betting on Kooch to finish top-10 will top the payout found on any NFL or college football spread you could bet on this week.
Get the first and second round pairings for some of the notable groups here in this section once they have been announced. Furthermore, 3-ball betting odds will be set for groupings as well, which will be detailed. A complete list of every tee time for the day's play will be listed in the table below and updated automatically through each round.
2012 McGladrey Classic
Tommy Gainey first burst onto the scene as a participant in the Golf Channel series 'Big Break', where he held the nickname 'Tommy Two-Gloves'. Well, Gainey proved that he can compete on the biggest stage, winning on the PGA Tour at Sea Island in 2012, thanks to a course-record 60 on the final day. Gainey found himself seven shots back of the lead entering the final round. That didn't matter, as he orchestrated one of the best final rounds on PGA Tour all season long.
Gainey finished more than two hours ahead of the final groupings, which is something that a winner of a PGA Tour event doesn't often do. He finished one shot ahead of David Toms, who fired a 63 on Sunday, and two shots ahead of 54-hole leader Jim Furyk, who recorded a 69. Gainey's charge up the leader board was the largest comeback of the entire season on the 2013 PGA Tour.
2012 McGladrey Classic - Leaderboard
- Tommy Gainey -16 (264)
- David Toms -15 (265)
- Jim Furyk -14 (266)
- Brandon de Jonge -12 (268)
- D.J. Trahan -12 (268)