2024 PGA TOUR Golf Bets: Zurich Classic Final Thoughts, Betting Card, OAD

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
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The 2024 PGA TOUR golf season continues, with TPC Louisiana next on tap to host the Zurich Classic in Avondale, Louisiana, beginning Thursday. Xander Schauffele with Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy with Shane Lowry headline among Zurich Classic team bets this week, as John Haslbauer provides his favorite picks among all the golf odds for this tourney. Below, you’ll find the best odds across betting sites for each player.

It’s a tough act to follow after back-to-back star-studded Signature events at The Masters and RBC Heritage, but the 2024 Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana will try its best. It may not be the most exciting week to watch or bet, but there’s still plenty of value across the markets out there to be exploited in this unique Team Stroke Play format. Plus, Scottie Scheffler is at home this week, so the rest of the mere mortals we love to bet each week on the PGA TOUR actually stand a chance to contend!

Let’s get to my final Zurich Classic bets. Click the odds anywhere in this article to place Zurich Classic bets. For a full breakdown of the tournament and course, visit my Zurich Classic preview


Click on any of Zurich Classic odds below for the best available prices across sportsbooks in your state. Navigate to my longshots post for more golf DFS picks and considerations.


I am committing to the team chemistry narrative this week, as I believe familiarity amongst partners can be the x-factor to separate in this quirky format. The list of contenders over the first six years of this event has proven that first-time partners and debutants do not have the best track record for this event, so I’ve found the most value in identifying the most well-rounded pairings who’ve displayed strong prior results at this event.

With this ultimately being a birdie fest prone to the randomness of diversifying your best and worst holes from your partner’s, I’m not afraid to fade the prohibitive favorites in Schauffele & Cantlay and McIlroy & Lowry and spread my exposure across a longer card of contenders.

From a unit allocation standpoint, it’s back to business as usual for my weekly stake at the 2024 Zurich Classic.

  • Outrights – 3.5U in to pay 25U each
  • FRL – 0.5U in to pay out 10U+ each
  • Props – 2.5U in to pay out 3U+ each

Zurich Classic BETS: OUTRIGHTS (3.5 UNITS)

Adam Hadwin & Nick Taylor

My Bet: +4000

Beginning my card with this Canadian duo sets the tone for what I expect to be a very volatile tournament in which a long list of well-rounded teams who carry proven prior event history can contend.

Hadwin and Taylor are both in the midst of excellent 2024 seasons, looking to improve on their runner-up finish together here last year, with both players motivated to prove themselves worthy of a Presidents Cup nod later this fall.

Thomas Detry & Robert MacIntyre

My Bet: +5000

You never know which version of Robert MacIntyre you’re going to get week to week on the PGA TOUR, but when it comes to Match Play, he’s been far more reliable. he advanced through the first two rounds of the WGC Dell Match Plan in his 2021 debut, and impressed at the 2023 Ryder Cup as well, going 2-0-1 for Team Europe.

Alongside partner Thomas Detry, this pairing is poised to hole plenty of putts, and carries one of the highest ceilings of any group priced 50-1 odds or longer.

Beau Hossler & Sam Ryder

My Bet: +5000

Similar to Detry & MacIntyre, this sets up well to make putts under pressure, while both also rank above-average to the field in SG: Ball Striking. While playing together for the first time at the Zurich Classic, both have already found previous success at this event, both finishing T3 with other partners in 2023 and 2022.

Davis Thompson & Andrew Novak

My Bet: +5500

Riding the hot hand with two trending players leading into this week, Thompson and Novak are great candidates with Bermuda-grass ties who project well to play complimentary golf in the team play format. Both players rank top-50 in terms of SG: TOT over the last 36 rounds, creating a high baseline with no clear weak link on this team.

Garrick Higgo & Ryan Fox

My Bet: +6600

My featured spotlight pairing from earlier in the week, I was pleased to see such a talented duo slip back this far down the board. Their length will be an advantage at TPC Louisiana, and I expect a little gamesmanship between these cross-country rivals to bring the best out of both of these accomplished winners on the DP World Tour.

Matthew NeSmith & Taylor Moore

My Bet: +6600

T4 finishers at the Zurich Classic in each of the last two years, it’s a bit surprising to see such long odds for one of the most accomplished teams in the field this week. NeSmith’s current form leaves plenty to be desired, but he hasn’t needed great form in past years to find success in team play.

His partner, Taylor Moore, continues to improve year-over-year and is in excellent form now, with three top-20s over his last four starts.

Ben Griffin & Taylor Montgomery

My Bet: +6600

After the fall of the 2022 PGA TOUR season, it seemed like it was going to be a two-man race for Rookie of the Year honors between these two. It’s interesting to see their paths cross again as partners two years later, with both players flashing a high ceiling of potential while still chasing their first career PGA TOUR wins. That reminds me a lot of the triumphant Hardy & Riley pairing last year, as this duo has the talent to make a similar surprise run.

Luke List & Henrik Norlander

My Bet: +9000

An unlikely partnership between two players who’ve called Augusta, Georgia home, List & Norlander are each showing enough form in 2024 to stand out as a high upside value at this price. It’s also just hard to resist backing Luke List in a format where he isn’t forced to convert all of his own putts throughout the week.

Charley Hoffman & Nick Watney

My Bet: +22500 (Each Way)

Event History matters at the Zurich Classic, and there is no better example of two players consistently mastering the ham-and-egging of team stroke play than Nick Watney and Charley Hoffman. The two have partnered up in each of the first six installments of team stroke play at the Zurich Classic, finishing inside the top 20 four times.


David Lipsky & Aaron Rai

My Bet: +5000

One of my greatest FRL heartbreaks came at this event last year, when Lispky & Rai fell one stroke short of the first round lead after failing to birdie the easy par-5 18th, only to be run down later by eagle at the last. In any case, this is a pairing that knows each other well and has plenty of proven success at TPC Louisiana.

Beau Hossler & Sam Ryder

My Bet: +5000

The man to chase down Lipsky & Rai to claim the first-round lead at this event last year was none other than Beau Hossler, alongside his partner, Wyndham Clark. While Sam Ryder is far from an upgrade over Wyndham Clark, this team has the upside to putt their way to the top of the leaderboard on Thursday.

Ben Griffin & Taylor Montgomery

My Bet: +5000

Another pairing with spike putting upside on Bermuda greens, Montgomery and Griffin have each demonstrated solid recent form leading in, particularly on comp Bermuda courses that reward an aggressive style of play to chase birdies.


Top-20 Finish: Luke List & Henrik Norlander

My Bet: +220

With the top-33 teams and ties making the cut this week, I see a lot of value in the top-20 placement market. List & Norlander are one of the more well-rounded pairings in the field this week from a recent form standpoint, and their lack of a glaring weak link makes for a promising bid to play into the weekend.

Top-10 Finish: Adam Hadwin & Nick Taylor

My Bet: +230

I have very high hopes for this Canadian duo this week. Fresh off a runner-up showing together at this event last year, I believe this is the fourth most dangerous team after Cantlay & Schauffele, McIlroy & Lowry, and Theegala & Zalatoris. That combination makes for some excellent value in the top-10 placement market.

Top-20 Finish: Charley Hoffman & Nick Watney

My Bet: +600 (+550 available at BetMGM where ties are paid out in full)

Simply referencing the course history stats, Hoffman & Watney have been an unstoppable force in this market since the Zurich Classic converted to a team play event in 2017, finishing top-20 in four of their first six appearances together. Hoffman’s game appears to be in a great place, too, as he just finished in the top five at the Corales Puntacana Championship last week.

Zurich Classic Bets: THE CARD

That’ll do it for this week’s PGA TOUR golf bets. Best of luck this week with your own RBC Heritage bets, and see you next week for the CJ Cup Byron Nelson.