The PGA Tour returns to action this week for the first event of the inaugural FedEx Cup Fall at the 2023 Fortinet Championship. Taking to Silverado Resort in Napa, California, the Fortinet Championship once again welcomes those players with plenty on the line.
Two-time defending champion Max Homa headlines the action as the world No. 7 represents the highest-ranked player in this field and the clear cream of the crop.
He leads the betting action as the heavy favorite at +700 and is trailed by his fellow Americans Justin Thomas at +1400 and Sahith Theegala at +1800 as the only men below +2000.
Homa aims to become the first man in over a decade to successfully win a tournament three years in a row. Meanwhile, Thomas hopes to find some form after news surfaced of him splitting with his putting coach and with the Ryder Cup on the horizon.
Australian Cam Davis seeks his second career victory from +2000 while Beau Hossler, Stephan Jaeger and presumed Rookie of the Year Eric Cole all search for their first.
2023 Fortinet Championship Betting Odds
Odds as of September 12
2023 Fortinet Championship Betting Picks
With a wide-open field we have several bets to sink your teeth into.
Sahith Theegala To Win (+1800)
Theegala will feel right at home in his native state as the Pepperdine product appears keen on knocking down the door on his first career victory. Theegala ranks sixth in total strokes gained over the last three months with massive efforts both around the green and with the putter in hand.
He finished his 2023 campaign with quality outings at the St. Jude Championship and the BMW Championship and has evolved into one of the better players in this field. He is a perfect 3-for-3 around Silverado Resort making the cut with a T-14 finish in his debut appearance in 2021 and a T-6 effort in last year’s tournament.
A strong wedge player and a fiery putter, Theegala should love his chances to contend yet again if his driver cooperates.
Stephan Jaeger To Win (+2500)
There is no one flying under the radar quite like Jaeger. The German arrives leading this field in strokes gained tee to green over the last three months during which he collected nice finishes at the St. Jude Championship, Wyndham Championship, John Deere Classic and Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Jaeger hasn’t missed a weekend since the beginning of April and looks keen on putting his consistency to the test in the FedEx Cup Fall.
He possesses a mixed bag of results around the par 72, but Jaeger has never arrived in Napa with form quite like this. He ranks third in total strokes gained and inside the top 25 in this field in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained approach and strokes gained around the green over the last three months.
Beau Hossler To Win (+2500)
Hossler has been close to nabbing his first career victory a number of times, but this could be the moment he finally comes through. He put together a very solid finish to his 2023 season with a top-20 finish at the St. Jude Championship and finishes of T-13 at the 3M Open and T-6 at the Barracuda Championship.
He rode not only his historically strong putter to those finishes but more importantly an adequate driver. Hossler ranks sixth in strokes gained off the tee over the last three months and inside the top 25 of this field in total strokes gained, strokes gained tee-to-green and strokes gained putting.
He comes into the Fortinet Championship having finished inside the top 25 in his three prior appearances at Silverado Resort.
J.J. Spaun To Win (+3500)
A bit of a theme is developing with our selections as Spaun checks in as another California native. The San Diego State product finished his 2023 season in Memphis with a T-24 finish where he gained in each aspect of tee-to-green and gained more than one strokes on the field per round.
This continued a strong stretch of play from the 2022 Texas Open winner as he notched a top-10 effort at the Barracuda Championship through another well-rounded performance.
That is the essence of Spaun’s game as he ranks sixth in driving accuracy, 12th in total strokes gained, sixth in strokes gained tee-to-green, 10th in strokes gained off the tee and 11th in strokes gained approach over the last three months.
The putter has been problematic, but a return to his native grass in California should quell any of those concerns as noted by his T-9 finish at this tournament in 2021.
Max Homa Top-10 Finish (+110)
Homa is far and away the most talented player in this field and should stroll to another run at contention. Winning a tournament three times in a row is hard work, so let’s instead target him to finish inside the top 10 at plus money.
Homa ranks first in this field in total strokes gained over the last three months and found a new gear to cap off his 2023 season. Automatically qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Homa rattled off six straight top-21 finishes including a weekend run at the BMW Championship where he finished inside the top five.
A winner four times in the state of California, Homa is more than comfortable in his home state and should threaten for his fifth title in the Golden State by week’s end.