After a few weeks off following the Tour Championship, the PGA Tour is back with the Fortinet Championship, Sept. 14-17, from the Silverado Resort in Napa, California.
For some players, it’s their first event in almost a month, including Sahith Theegala, who finished No. 31 in the FedEx Cup standings, thus barely missing the Tour Championship.
The 25-year-old may have a little extra motivation this week, which could be good news for bettors at the BetMGM online sportsbook, who like Theegala heading into the event.
As of Wednesday, Theegala, who is +1600 to win, is pulling in the second-most handle (15.5%) on the third-most tickets (9.1%).
In his two FedEx Cup Playoff events, he finished inside the top 20 and also has course history on his side this week.
Theegala is a perfect 3-for-3 at the Silverado Resort, including finishing T-6 a year ago.
The other most popular player is Max Homa, which isn’t much of a surprise given he’s won the event two years in a row.
Homa is drawing the highest handle (24.8%) on the second-most tickets (10.1%). He has the best odds in the field at +750.
Theegala and Homa are the only two players in the field drawing double-digit handle percentages.
Those two players, along with Akshay Bhatia (+4500), are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.
Current Handle & Tickets
- Max Homa – 24.8%
- Sahith Theegala – 15.5%
- Cam Davis – 8.4%
- Justin Thomas – 6.5%
- Stephan Jaeger – 6.2%
- Justin Thomas – 10.9%
- Max Homa – 10.1%
- Sahith Theegala – 9.1%
- Cam Davis – 6.4%
- Akshay Bhatia – 6%
After missing out on the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Thomas (+1600) is making his first start in well over a month as he gears up for the Ryder Cup.
Although he has the most tickets, his handle only represents 6.5% of the total.
Davis (+2000) enters the tournament with three straight top-10 finishes.