Justin Rose (right) and Henrik Stenson (left) are among the Zurich Classic prop bets.

Zurich Classic Prop Bets: Lean On Experience Of Rose & Stenson

With our outright wagers placed, we now turn our attention to the prop market for our expert selections for the 2022 Zurich Classic. It is always important to search for value in the top finishing markets, so remember to shop around for the best lines for your 2022 Zurich Classic prop bets as they typically differ from sportsbook to sportsbook.

Jordan Spieth skirted past the competition last week at the RBC Heritage as he commanded the clubhouse lead at 13 under. Watching his playing competitors falter down the stretch, only Patrick Cantlay was able to match Spieth’s 72-hole total.

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Playing the 18th hole in the playoff, both players found the greenside bunker with Cantlay finding his ball plugged in the sand. That about ended Cantlay’s chances as Spieth easily converted his up-and-down and captured his 13th career title on the PGA Tour.

Spieth has always been considered a roller-coaster of a golfer and this year is no different. The Texan is only missing the PGA Championship on his major championship resume with that tournament looming next month at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Spieth will not participate in the Zurich Classic this week, but that is not to say the field is a cakewalk. Top-five players Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland lead the way in this team-style event as they are -450 at [Sportsbook not available for your region] to finish inside the top 20

Our odds calculator gives the young duo an 81.82 percent chance to find the top 20 on the leaderboard. But needing to lay $450 to profit $100 on those odds, we will not only look farther down the Zurich Classic oddsboard, but also venture into the top-10 market as a limited field limits our perceived value.

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2022 Zurich Classic Betting Tips

The name of the game for the Zurich Classic is team chemistry. Duos who share friendship, previous team events, alma maters and life away from the golf course tend to perform well together as the two players will need to jell in order to find success.

At the top of the oddsboard, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele stick out as they go into the Zurich Classic as co-favorites with Morikawa and Hovland. The two Americans went into last year’s event as favorites and disappointed with rounds of 64-74-68-67. Known friends off the golf course, the two visited Wine Country ahead of the Ryder Cup this past fall and are often attached at the hip during practice rounds.

They are not alone as Europeans Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter shared a Ryder Cup experience at Whistling Straits as well. Lowry and Poulter are both fiery competitors and live for the moment on the golf course. This team is joined by Danny Willett and Tyrrell Hatton, and Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson as European squads to share chemistry.

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Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson +280 Top-10 Finish

They are a pair mentioned above and it is not without good reason as the Englishman and the Swede have shared numerous Ryder Cup moments together. Arguably the most daunting alternate-shot duo in European Ryder Cup team history, the two have displayed their propensity to play this odd format time and time again.

The two missed the cut in their debut together in 2017, but ever since they have found their footing at TPC Louisiana. After finishing in a tie for 17th their second time around, the two men decided to look in another direction and separated for a year. They came back with a vengeance in 2021, carding all four rounds under par for a T-11 finish.

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Rose and Stenson signed for rounds of 65-68-70-70 and if not for a poor third round of best ball, they likely would have found not only the top 10 but also the top five. Rose has admittedly looked poor in the early parts of 2022, especially on the East Coast, but Stenson has surprised.

He has now made three consecutive cuts, one of which included a T-18 finish at the Valero Texas Open. They may need to rely on their history together, but it is about time we stop doubting wily European veterans and it starts at the Zurich Classic.

Adam Schenk/Tyler Duncan +285 Top-10 Finish

Schenk and Duncan may not be a team that jumps off the page but the former teammates at Purdue University have vast experience in the Zurich Classic. This will be the fourth time the Indiana men will play in this tournament together and previous outings may suggest another quality outing in New Orleans.

They finished in a tie for seventh place in 2018 and for 11th last season when they came in at 15 under. Carding rounds of 64-73-63-73 last year, the two fell short in the alternate-shot format where they signed for a 36-hole total of 2 over. They should be able to remedy this situation in 2022 as they possess a potentially lethal combination of steadiness and volatility.

Schenk has held two 36-hole leads this year, topping the leaderboard at the halfway mark of both the Farmers Insurance Open and the Corales Punta Cana Championship. He has struggled to find a string of consistency like his partner, but the volatile nature of his game may be a fantastic complement.

Duncan has now connected on four of five cuts on the PGA Tour after his T-12 finish at the RBC Heritage. He continues to strike the ball well off the tee, which should allow the two to thrive in both best ball and alternate shot.

Scott Brown/Kevin Kisner +375 Top-10 Finish

Death, taxes and Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner competing in the Zurich Classic together. The two are good friends who play out of the same country club in Aiken, South Carolina, and regularly participate in money games among members. They have taken this talent and knack for playing team golf to the Zurich Classic, where they debuted together in 2017.

They played admirably, losing in a playoff to Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt and finishing at 27 under, a score that would win most weeks on the PGA Tour. The two Americans have since experienced two more close calls, finishing in a tie for 15th place in 2018 and a tie for fifth place in 2019. The two did miss the cut last year with rounds of 70-73, but given their form this season, they should have a realistic chance to bounce back in a big way.

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Kisner has experienced a very strong 2022, especially on Pete Dye designs. A top-five finisher at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, the Georgia Bulldog followed up this effort with a runner-up result at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. Brown has been bouncing between the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour but has played well as indicated by a top-10 result in the Bahamas a few months ago.

Wyndham Clark/Cameron Tringale +550 Top-10 Finish

Clark and Tringale are flying under the radar in their first Zurich Classic appearance together. Both have played in this team event, albeit with different competitors, and they have each had a rough go of things with one appearance serving as an outlier result.

Tringale has missed the cut three times but found the top five on the leaderboard in 2019 alongside fellow Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Roberto Castro. Clark missed the cut in his first two outings but teamed up with Erik van Rooyen to finish in a tie for 11th place last season.

Tringale arrives at Louisiana off a T-12 finish at the RBC Heritage after beginning his 2022 with sputtering form. His consistent iron play should pair well with Clark’s driving distance and streaky putting.

The Scottsdale transplant has now made three cuts in a row, including a tie for 22nd place at the Corales Punta Cana Championship. They possess complementary skill sets and if they can hold their own in best ball, I believe they will separate themselves in the alternate-shot format.

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