PGA TOUR Golf: 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic Tournament Preview, Odds, Bets

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
myrtle beach classic odds

For the first time in PGA TOUR history, we are heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is set to host this week’s brand-new event. If price-gouged, 68-man Signature Event fields aren’t your cup of tee from a betting perspective, there’s still a great edge to be had for those who want to extend their exposure from the Wells Fargo Championship to 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic odds.

There’s a great deal of mystery behind how this course will play for the first time, especially with group of unproven players running opposite the Signature Event in Charlotte. With that said, there’s always an edge to be had with just a little bit of research. That’s where we come in! Ahead, we’ll go through a quick tournament preview, key stats and comp courses, and my outright bets from Myrtle Beach Classic odds.

Myrtle Beach Classic Odds

Scroll to the bottom for a full odds board in order to compare across sportsbooks and bet the best price available in your state. Here are the two favorites at shorter than 20-1.

INTRODUCTION TO the dunes golf and beach club

The Dunes Beach and Golf Club is set to make its PGA TOUR debut this week, and has all the makings of a venue that should challenge the field with an emphasis on control off-the-tee and precise mid-to-ling iron play. Unlike other resort courses we’ve seen play host to these opposite-field events like Grand Reserve, Corales, and Port Royal, driving accuracy is a skill set that should be rewarded at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

Standing 7,347 yards as a par-71 with three par-5s, this course looks more challenging than the stock yardage may suggest. With its firm and fast terrain, players will need to create the right angles on narrow fairway landing areas. With each green heavily bunkered, many pin locations will only be accessible from the fairway, especially if coastal winds pick up.

Like other Plantation style courses in this region of the country, there are ample hazards looming for wayward misses off the tee. With three par-3s listed over 195 yards and the signature par-5 13th hole standing over 620 yards, birdie opportunities will not be easy to come by. In short, we should expect moderate scoring conditions that favor control off-the-tee, mid-to-long iron play, and comfortability around Bermuda greens.

The dunes golf and beach club COURSE SPECS

  • Yards: 7,347
  • Par: 71 (4x 3s / 10x 4s / 4x 5s)
  • Greens: Bermuda
  • Average Green Size: 6,000 Sq. Ft. (Above-Average)
  • Fairway Width: 20-25 yards
  • Rough: 2″ Rye Overseed (Light)
  • Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
  • Comp Courses: Sea Island Resort (Seaside), Waialae CC, PGA National, Innisbrook Resort, Sedgefield CC, Congaree Golf Club
  • Hole-by-hole Breakdown:

Myrtle Beach Classic: Analyzing comp courses

It remains to be seen how The Dunes Golf and Beach Club will ultimately stand up against PGA TOUR competition for the first time, but initial course research, overhead flyovers, and hole-by-hole descriptions begin to paint a clearer picture of how we should expect this course to play.

While there does not seem to be a perfect 1:1 comp for The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, a few PGA TOUR venues come close. Sea Island Resort (Seaside) most closely resembles the same firm and fast, coastal layout with moderate scoring on firm and fast Bermuda greens. By comparison, however, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is considerably longer, and will skew more towards benefitting players with a little extra driving distance.

A cross between PGA National and Waialae CC may tell a better comp story to how The Dunes Golf and Beach Club will ultimately play, as it features similar tight Bermuda runoffs and constant water hazards to PGA National, but should surrender more birdie opportunities for skilled approach players like we’ve seen at Waialae CC. Innisbrook Resort, Sedgefield CC, and Congaree Golf Club round out a list of tertiary positional comps that feature similar Bermuda agronomy and coastal conditions in this part of the country.

Myrtle Beach classic KEY STATES & MODEL FAVORITES

  • SG: APP / Prox: 150-200
  • Driving Accuracy
  • SG: ARG / Scrambling
  • SG: Putting (L36, Bermuda)
  • Comp Course History

Model Favorites

Three is no true consensus favorite this week, but Ben Griffin finds himself towards the top of the odds board this week and is the No. 1 player in my Myrtle Beach Classic model. Still in search of his first career win, Griffin enters in good form coming off of back to back top-15s, and has looked his best on short Bermuda venues with four of his six career top-12 finishes coming on comp coastal Bermuda venues.

After Griffin, my model’s top 10 is rounded out by Daniel Berger, Ryo Hisatsune, Kelly Kraft, Chandler Phillips, Russell Knox, Ryan Moore, CT Pan, Victor Perez, and Greyson Sigg.

MY BETTING CARD: HOW I BUILT MY Myrtle Beach Classic BETS

It’s a bit of a leap of faith estimating how this course will play for the first time, but I’ll be leaning primarily on players with a proven track record on positional Bermuda resort venues to round out my outright card.

From a unit exposure standpoint, I’ve built a full card of outright bets, risking the usual 3.5U to pay our 25U each.

Here is a quick breakdown of the bets I landed on for the 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic. Best of luck with your bets this week!

Myrtle Beach classic BETS: OUTRIGHTS (3.5 UNITS)

Ben Griffin

My Bet: +2500

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If I’ve gone through the trouble of constructing a model for this fledgling event, it would be irresponsible of me not to back the No. 1 player in said model. Griffin has come close on several occasions to picking up his first win on short, positional, and coastal Bermuda layouts and enters in great form following back-to-back top-15 finishes.

Justin Lower

My Bet: +4000

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Like Griffin, Lower has had many close calls and a fair share of podium finishes in his early career. He’s a bona fide birdie maker and is well equipped for courses like this, which reward keeping the ball in play off the tee. He’s posted two top-4 finishes over his last 10 starts, both coming on coastal resort courses.

Ryo Hisatsune

My Bet: +4000

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Hisatsune earned a special PGA TOUR membership after a breakout rookie season on the DP World Tour in 2023. That breakthrough included a win at the Cazoo Open de France and a total of seven top-15 finishes, so the 21-year-old from Japan has quickly built up an impressive international resume. Driving Accuracy is the greatest strength of his game, which should be rewarded at this firm and fast positional venue.

Andrew Novak

My Bet: +4500

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It’s not much of a stretch to say that no one in this field is playing better golf at the moment than Andrew Novak. With just one missed cut since January and six top-30s over that stretch, there’s much to like about Novak’s form. He’s very comfortable on Bermuda greens as demonstrated by his T9 finish at PGA National in March, one of the top comp courses to The Dunes Golf and Beach Club from my research.

Kelly Kraft

My Bet: +7500

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From a tee-to-green standpoint, Kelly Kraft played well enough to win last week’s CJ Cup Byron Nelson, but a cold putter resorted him to a modest T13 finish. Even still, that makes for back-to-back top-15 finishes leading into this week, which is a bargain at these odds. A T19 at the RSM Classic four starts ago is further justification of Kraft’s fit for a positional Bermuda course like this.

Ryan Moore

My Bet: +10000

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If positioning off-the-tee and accurate approach play truly are the name of the game at the Myrtle Beach Classic, then Moore looks to be a steal at these odds. He ranks top-10 in Driving Accuracy, SG: APP, and Comp Course History, which is good for No. 7 overall in my model this week.

Myrtle Beach classic BETS

Best of luck with your Myrtle Beach Classic bets! See you next week for the PGA Championship Tournament Preview.

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