Rory McIlroy is all the rage with PGA Tour Wells Fargo odds and he could return to winning form at TPC Potomac.
However, the field for the Wells Fargo Championship includes a number of superstar golfers such as Tony Finau and major winner Gary Woodland.
Finau comes off a second-place finish at the Mexico Championship and he could upset the apple cart this week.
McIlroy Could Firm
There is solid early betting support for Rory McIlroy at +800 and we think those odds could shorten significantly throughout the week.
The 32-year-old is the dominant favorite in the PGA Wells Fargo field and rightfully so. He has the most impressive record of any golfer in the field and the four-time major winner is getting close to his best.
McIlroy comes off a terrific performance at the Masters, finishing second behind Scottie Scheffler, and that should give him confidence going forward.
His personal life has taken more importance over the last few years, but he’s still hungry to notch a win.
“When I try to soften the blow of not playing my best golf or not getting a win, it’s like: I’m already winning. I’ve got this great life, and I’ve got this wonderful family, and I’ve made all this money,” McIlroy said in December on the No Laying Up podcast.
“I started to use all that as a crutch, and I had to realize that that’s my life and that’s wonderful, but you can’t separate these two things.”
His PGA Tour Wells Fargo odds could shorten to around +600, so he’s worth locking in at the value price. All he needs to do is roll in a handful of putts and he should be near the top of the leaderboard.
McIlroy has the class edge and he could run away and hide from the chasing pack on Sunday.
Patrick Reeding Greens Well
The final round of the Mexico Championship didn’t go as planned for Patrick Reed, but his form with the putter has returned.
The controversial and often-maligned pro has steadily gotten back to his best and it all starts with reading the greens. The putter hasn’t been Reed’s friend over the last few years, but the nine-time professional winner can’t be overlooked.
Reed now ranks 23rd on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting, which is easily the best part of his game this season. He ranks outside the top 190 in strokes gained off the tee, approaching the green and tee to green, and 175th in total strokes gained.
Bettors should overlook most of those statistics and keep the faith with the American ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship.
He’s paying a handy price of +4000 to win and he’s one of our top Wells Fargo Championship picks.
Kitayama Getting Stronger
Form isn’t always temporary on the PGA Tour and Kurt Kitayama could carry his momentum into the Wells Fargo Championship.
The 29-year-old from California is trying to break back into the world’s top 100 and finishing T2 at the Mexico Championship takes him a long way.
He also owns a third-place finish in the Honda Classic, so he’s getting close to his first PGA Tour victory and we think it could come in 2022.
The University of Las Vegas alum owns three professional victories, so he’s used to winning and his PGA Tour Wells Fargo odds of +9000 is exceptional value.
Following his performance in Mexico last week, we thought his odds would have firmed considerably. We rated him a +5000 chance to win the Wells Fargo Championship, so bettors should lock in the price and have him on your ticket.Follow us on Twitter