Wells Fargo Championship Odds 2017: Sleepers & Best Value Bets

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith took advantage of the new team format at the Zurich Classic to capture their third and first PGA Tour victories, respectively. It was an fun new wrinkle that helped with what can sometimes be a monotonous season, but now it's time to return to individual golf at the Wells Fargo Championship.

The big news this week will be the return of Dustin Johnson, whose three-tournament winning streak was momentarily halted when he suffered a back injury and was forced to miss the Masters. Even after the month-long layoff, though, he comes to Eagle Point Golf Club as the oddsmakers' clear favorite inside a decently strong field. Here's a look at the odds board, per Bovada:

Dustin Johnson: 9/2

Jon Rahm: 12/1

Adam Scott: 18/1

Paul Casey: 18/1

Phil Mickelson: 20/1

Kevin Kisner: 25/1

Bill Haas: 33/1

Daniel Berger: 33/1

Webb Simpson: 33/1

Wesley Bryan: 33/1

Louis Oosthuizen: 35/1

William McGirt: 35/1

Francesco Molinari: 40/1

J.B. Holmes: 40/1

Patrick Reed: 40/1

Alexander Noren: 50/1

Bud Cauley: 50/1

Cameron Smith: 50/1

Emiliano Grillo: 50/1

Rafael Cabrera Bello: 50/1

Hudson Swafford: 55/1

Kevin Na: 55/1

Byeong-Hun An: 66/1

Graeme McDowell: 66/1

Lucas Glover: 66/1

Luke List: 66/1

Martin Laird: 66/1

Pat Perez: 66/1

Zach Johnson: 66/1

Brian Harman: 70/1

Brian Gay: 80/1

Harris English: 80/1

Jim Furyk: 80/1

Kyle Stanley: 80/1

Nick Watney: 80/1

Shane Lowry: 80/1

Soren Kjeldsen: 80/1

One important note: Because Quail Hollow, the normal course for this tournament, will host the PGA Championship this year, Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina, will fill in for the Wells Fargo Championship.

As such, course history goes out the window and betting becomes a little less predictable. Nevertheless, DJ's status as an overwhelming favorite opens up a lot of value throughout the field. With that in mind, you can click through the gallery for my favorite sleepers and value picks. (Getty)


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