2013 Puerto Rico Open Betting Odds + Event Info, Tee Times, Coverage

The top players in the world will be on display in Doral at TPC Blue Monster for the World Golf Championship event. However, those PGA Tour players who do not qualify will still be able to play in the 2013 Puerto Rico Open down at Trump International in Puerto Rico, Rio Grande.

The 2013 Puerto Rico Open will tee off on Thursday March 7th and is slated to conclude by Sunday, March 10th barring inclement weather (not likely). Golf Channel will have full coverage of the event Thursday through Sunday though it will not be live. You can see the action beginning at 6:30pm ET, Thursday through Saturday and beginning at 7:30pm ET on Sunday.

The Puerto Rico Open

The Puerto Rico Open gives players on the PGA Tour the opportunity to play and earn FedEx Cup points and money on a week in which the WGC-Cadillac Championship is being played in Miami. Because the field is limited for a World Golf Championships event, there are a lot of good players left out which means the Puerto Rico Open benefits.

But these players get the chance to travel to Puerto Rico and play one of the great new courses around in Trump International. The course plays quite long, at over 7,500 yards for the tournament as a Par-72. Trump International has only been around since 2008, but offers some great scenery to the fans.

Because of the field, the full allotment of FedEx Cup points are not awarded to the winner. There are 250 points given out to the victor, which are half of the points awarded for a standard PGA Tour win.

What Happened In 2012?

It was George McNeill who played his way to a victory in the 2012 Puerto Rico Open at Trump International last season. McNeil fired three rounds in the 60s en route to finishing 16-under par during the four day stretch. It was a two-shot win over Ryo Ishikawa, and three shots over Boo Weekley and Henrik Stenson. It was McNeil's only win on the PGA Tour in 2012.

2013 Puerto Rico Open

The top-ranked players in the world will be on hand at Doral playing TPC Blue Monster in the 2013 WGC Cadillac Championship. But a bit further south down in Puerto Rico, one of the great courses in the world will be the site of the Puerto Rico Open. While the biggest names in the game won't be in attendance, you can still expect there to be some great golf played during the four days at Trump International Golf Club.

Vegas Odds For The 2013 Puerto Rico Open

Bovada Sportsbook has released their weekly betting odds for the PGA Tour, and at the top of the list of favorites to win the 2013 Puerto Rico Open are five different players all knotted at 20 to 1.

Among them are a couple of past PLAYERS Championship winners, and some young up-and-coming talent that makes the future of the PGA Tour look quite promising.

Henrik Stenson and K.J Choi each have experience winning on the biggest stages in golf, highlighted by the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Stenson won in 2009, with Choi two year later in 2011. Both players will be trying to get back into the winner's circle, with their first victory in 2013 at Trump International.

Jeff Overton has been hot and cold in his PGA Tour career. He is coming off of a T-37 finish at the Honda Classic this past week. His best finish in 2013 is the Sony Open, when he finished 8th. Overton has only missed one cut this season in six tournament appearances.

Luke Guthrie was probably an unfamiliar name until this past weekend, when he challenged for the Honda Classic title, only to finish in third. The former University of Illinois standout is at the top of the list of favorites this week, as oddsmakers expect him to remain hot.

Patrick Cantlay was once the No.1 ranked amateur in the world, and since turning professional has endured his fair share of struggles. But he won on the Web.com Tour last week and is in the field for the Puerto Rico Open when odds favor him to be a top contender, at 20/1.

2013 Puerto Rico Open Betting Odds - lines found at Bovada on 3/5/2013

Free Picks For The Puerto Rico Open

Winner Pick - Graham Delaet had a great Honda Classic tournament, finishing T-9 at 2-under. In fact, had it not been for a poor back-nine on Sunday, he was right there over the course of the first 13 holes in the final round. We think he learns from that experience, and puts together a winning combination at Trump International. A wager on Delaet is paying out 28/1.

Darkhorse Value Bet - The golf world keeps waiting for Ryo Ishikawa to break through with a big win on the PGA Tour, and it just hasn't happened yet. But he is still very young, and contended here well last year, finishing runner-up. A wager on Ishikawa is paying out 80 to 1 to start the week.

Notable Pairings

Like we said earlier, the field at the Puerto Rico Open will be determined by who makes the field for the Cadillac Championship. Once that info is known, organizers for this event can then finalize the field, put them into groups and set the tees times for the Puerto Rico Open. Please check back before the event.