Zurich Classic Expert Picks: Our Staff's Top Longshot Picks

Zurich Classic longshot picks and predictions for this week on the PGA Tour. Our team of golf handicappers give us their favorite longshots for the Zurich Classic. Make sure you check out which teams they're backing.
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Zurich Classic Expert Picks: Our Staff's Top Longshot Picks

We're just a day away from the opening round of the Zurich Classic, and we're bringing you our staff's favorite longshot picks for this weekend in New Orleans.

This week, Geoff Fienberg, Rick Gehman, Andy Lack, Tom Jacobs and Sam Eaton give us their longshot picks for Zurich in an event that features 160 golfers on 80 two-man teams. Who should you be backing at big odds? Find out here.

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Zurich Classic Longshot Picks

Rick Gehman: Power/McDowell @ +5000 (Bet $100 to win $5,000)

This has all the makings of a great pairing! McDowell doesn't have the skill-set that he once had but will keep you in-play off-the-tee while offering immense experience in team formats. Power has earned back-to-back Top 10 finishes at this event while McDowell has earned three straight Top 25s. Now they come together to create a very interesting longshot.

-- Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood)

Sam Eaton: Kizzire/Poston @ +6000 (Bet $100 to win $6,000)

Not going to spend much time on this event, as it’s woeful. Kizzire and Poston have had decent success at this event, with a T5 & T8 to their names.

Kizzire’s game is in good shape, gaining on average 2.2 shots on the field in approach in the last ten events, and has had three good showings with the putter recently.

Poston doesn’t come out well in many, if any, stat builds but heads into the event following a good showing at the RBC Heritage.

-- Sam Eaton (@SamEaton12)

Tom Jacobs: Mitchell/Snedeker @ +6500 (Bet $100 to win $6,500)

This pairing finished T4 in this event last year, and while Snedeker is not in great form, Mitchell is more than capable of dragging them to a top-5 finish, while also hoping Snedeker will weigh in with some of his trademark putting. Snedeker has flashed a bit of form in recent weeks, as he hit middle rounds of 66-67 at the Valero Texas Open, with a final-round 75 hindering him from finishing higher, while he also finished T14 in the Amex. Mitchell may have to shoulder the responsibility this week but let's hope one of the more in-form players among the longshots this week, can deliver for another week!

-- Tom Jacobs (@TomJacobs93)

Geoff Fienberg: McNealy/Bramlett @ +7500 (Bet $100 to win $7,500)

DraftKings is offering a 75/1 on this pairing but using the OC grid you'll see many shops offering odds as low as 40/1 on this pair.

No better way to attack the Zurich than going straight to narrative street, since it's hard to follow the data points in team-golf events. So that leads us right to this birdies-in-bunches squad (we hope) who reportedly are great pals, former roommates and even hunkered down during COVID together. But, I'm left to assume that just means Bramlett slept in one of Maverick's dad's guest houses.

All jokes aside, this team has the sort of ceiling required for me to take a chance on them at an event that has historically been kinder to the higher-ranked pairings.

-- Geoff Fienberg (@gfienberg17)

Andy Lack: NeSmith/Moore @ +9000 (Bet $100 to win $9,000)

Matthew NeSmith is playing some excellent golf right, buoyed by his elite approach play. The putter is always a concern, but over-seeded Bermuda has been far and away his best surface. Taylor Moore is a little more unproven, but five Top-25 finishes already in his first PGA Tour season shows that the talent is there. Both are strong long iron players and coming in at a more than reasonable price. 

-- Andy Lack (@adplacksports)

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Tom Jacobs is the host of the Lost Fore Words golf podcast and has been writing betting articles on golf for the past decade. Tom also co-host the DP World Tour Picks & Bets show on the Mayo Media Network, so has his finger on the pulse on the tours on both sides of the pond. A long-suffering Nottingham Forest fan, Tom also enjoys watching Soccer at the weekend, but his main passion remains golf, and every year he holds onto the hope of Lee Westwood winning his first major championship.


Andy Lack is a PGA Tour writer and podcaster from Manhattan, New York. Andy came to OddsChecker in January 2022 after previously writing for Golf Digest, GolfWRX, Rotoballer, and the Score. Andy is also the host of a golf betting and daily fantasy podcast, Inside Golf Podcast, as well as "The Scramble” with Rick Gehman, and a recurring guest on the Pat Mayo Experience. In his free time, Andy is still grinding away at his lifelong dream of qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, and if not writing, can likely be found somewhere on a golf course.


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