Farmers Insurance Open 2022 odds: Why Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth could be popular plays at Torrey Pines
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The Farmers Insurance Open has always felt like the unofficial start of every PGA Tour season, not only because if the difficulty of the host course, Torrey Pines, but because the field is generally quite strong. This year's field might be one of the event's strongest ever, as evidenced by the fact there are 12 names ahead of Brooks Koepka's on the odds board.
Two names after Koepka's, you'll find Jordan Spieth. Despite having seven majors between them, you can get Koepka at 35-1 and Spieth at 40-1 in a major championship-type field on a major championship course. In the neverending quest for "value," you might not find more of it than there is in betting Koepka or Spieth, or both, this week.
Of course, the names ahead of that duo are there for a reason. Jon Rahm, the king of Torrey Pines, is the clear-cut favorite at +700, which has become the norm each time the reigning U.S. Open champ tees it up. Justin Thomas, who has three top-five finishes in his last four starts, is the second favorite at 12-1. Xander Schauffele (16-1) and Hideki Matsuyama (18-1) follow Rahm and Thomas at the top of the board.
After that, two more names that jump off the page are Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau, each at 18-1 along with Matsuyama. Johnson is making his first start since the CJ Cup in mid-October, which could explain the drift in his price, while DeChambeau is making his second start of 2022, having finished outside the top 20 in his first start of the year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Patrick Reed, the defending champion, checks in at a somewhat shocking 50-1 to go back-to-back.
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Here are the odds for each player in the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open field: