2020 Safeway Open Picks

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And just like that the 2020-2021 PGA Tour season begins! The Safeway Open kicks off the 2020-2021 PGA Tour season on Sept 10th. What a ride it’s been the last few months and with the Tour Championship just ending last week and the 2020 US Open teeing off next week, this week the Safeway Open for bettors will require a lot of research to figure out the players that have a shot at winning.

Safeway Open
Sep 10th to 13th

Defending Champion
Cameron Champ (-17)

Silverado Country Club
Par: 72, Yardage: 7166 yds

Best Course History
Hideki Matsuyama
Ryan Moore
Martin Laird

There will be many players that take the week off to prep for the US Open so the golfers that you will get to pick from are PGA Tour players wanting to get an early start on the new season and were the top 125 on the money list from the previous season. Unlike previous years, there won’t be a new crop of Korn Ferry grads to look at as early sleeper picks but they will get in some playing time later in the year.

The early betting favorites for the Safeway Open will be some of the big names that have committed to play such as Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson. These are the guys that everyone will look at to pick to win but history has shown that no favorite or big name player has ever won the Safeway Open in its 13+ years as a tournament. 

Admittedly we have had a hard time making betting picks this week but we will also look at Golfstats for making our betting picks when the tournament starts. Try them out for this PGA Tour year, there are 50 PGA Tour events on the schedule and you can get your money’s worth by joining Golfstats this week for a full year!


Favorite Betting Picks for the 2020 Safeway Open

Phil Mickelson

A brand ambassador for the Safeway Open he’s had a solid career at the Silverado golf course and although he had a spotty end to his PGA Tour season he went out and won his first Champions Tour event winning the 2020 Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. In a weak field and trying to prep for next week’s US Open this could be an interesting betting pick to make as an outright winner for the Safeway Open.

Safeway Open Sleeper Picks

Emiliano Grillo

His first and only PGA Tour victory was at the Safeway Open (then called the Frys.com Open). Grillo to me used to be a star to count on as a fantasy golf pick at DraftKings but in recent years he’s been too spotty to pick and as a bet I only use him for twosome and threesome plays on rare occasions. He finished the year off OK a few weeks ago and I am taking a bit of a flier on him in a weak field on a course that he has played the last 5 years on.

Doc Redman

Redman played well down the stretch of the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season and gets to start off his new season at the Safeway Open where he missed the cut in his only ever event at Silverado. A lot has happened since last year’s MC and I am looking at a different golfer to consider making an outright bet on this week to win.

Other Safeway Open Bets Worth A Look

Brendan Steele

A two time back-to-back winner of the Safeway Open, Steele almost made it to last week’s Tour Championship just missing out by three positions in the FedEx standings. Since his wins at Silverado he’s had mediocre showings at the Safeway tournament but could have a rebound week with many has-been’s dotting the field this week.

Brandt Snedeker

On the downside of his PGA Tour career but Snedeker has played well at Silverado in the past and I am betting on the notion that he can pop up the leader board and make a run at things. He is probably more of a Sleeper Pick this week and I will look more at him for daily prop bets but I may still drop a few bucks on him to win outright at the right odds.

2019 Safeway Open Results

1 Cameron Champ
2 Adam Hadwin
3 Marc Leishman
T4 Charles Howell III
T4 Justin Thomas
T4 Zac Blair
T7 Cameron Percy
T7 Dylan Frittelli
T7 Xinjun Zhang
T10 Nick Taylor
T10 Nick Watney
T10 Collin Morikawa
T13 Roger Sloan
T13 Mark Hubbard
T13 Corey Conners
T13 Bryson DeChambeau
T17 Jim Furyk
T17 Adam Scott
T17 Brandt Snedeker
T17 Brian Stuard
T17 Lanto Griffin
T17 Harold Varner III
T23 Brian Gay
T23 Francesco Molinari
T23 Scott Harrington
T23 Brice Garnett
T23 Michael Thompson
T23 Andrew Landry
T23 Harry Higgs
T23 Chesson Hadley
T23 Adam Long
T23 Daniel Berger
T33 Aaron Baddeley
T33 Chez Reavie
T33 Rafael Campos
T33 Rhein Gibson
T33 Harris English
T33 Sebastian Munoz
T33 Isaiah Salinda

T40 Kevin Chappell
T40 Carlos Ortiz
T40 Patrick Cantlay
T40 John Oda
T44 Cameron Tringale
T44 Bo Hoag
T44 Bud Cauley
T44 Patrick Rodgers
T44 Hank Lebioda
T49 Michael Gligic
T49 Si Woo Kim
T49 Sungjae Im
T52 David Hearn
T52 Rob Oppenheim
T52 Robby Shelton
T52 Maverick McNealy
T56 Jhonattan Vegas
T56 Fabian Gomez
T56 Tyler Duncan
T56 Talor Gooch
T60 Vaughn Taylor
T60 Brendan Steele
T62 Bo Van Pelt
T62 Ricky Barnes
T62 Kristoffer Ventura
T62 Max Homa
66 Tyler McCumber
67 Scott Piercy
MC Kevin Na
MC Sung Kang
MC Nate Lashley
MC Anirban Lahiri
MC Emiliano Grillo
MC Kevin Tway
MC Chris Baker
MC Morgan Hoffmann
MC Joel Dahmen
MC John Huh
MC Nelson Ledesma

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