Honda Classic Preview: Koepka's the Favorite by Default
Honda Classic Preview: Koepka's the Favorite by Default

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to Palm Beach Gardens this week as the annual Florida swing tees off. Interestingly, last season saw one PGA Tour rookie and three Euro's take the four Florida titles, but the way this season is going, I'm going to assume we might see something different. 

The Honda Classic has seen its share of big-name winners throughout the years, but there are also some lesser known names sprinkled in. In other words, this doesn't have to be a chalk week, but there's certainly reason to a top golfer will win. 

There are some big names in the field, but compared to the last two weeks, this isn't the strongest field we'll see this season. Noticeably absent is Rory McIlroy, who has a tremendous track record at this event, but Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose are competing. There's plenty of course history in play as well as PGA National has been the only course used for this event since 2007.  

Honda Classic – PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Last Year: Keith Mitchell shot a final-round 67 on his way to a one-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka.    

FAVORITES

Brooks Koepka (12-1)

Right out of the gate we can see the oddsmakers have no clue who is winning this week as the favorite is 12-1. Koepka tops the list because, quite frankly, there's nobody else to put there. Koepka's track record here is nothing special. He has a

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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