Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's a Numbers Game

Wondering who might win this years American Century Celebrity Golf Championship? Your answer might be as close as the casino sports book odds sheet.

Former MLB All-Star Pitcher Rick Rhoden is the odds on favorite at 9/5, which comes as no surprise since he's won this tournament a record seven times. NFL All-Pro QB Tony Romo, in only his second appearance, is favored at 3/1 with Former NHL Center Dan Quinn, former NFL Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver and NHL Hall of Fame goalie Grant Fuhr all at 5/1 odds. Quinn has won this tournament three times and Tolliver is a two time champion making them both safe bets.

Longer odds players who have a real chance to be in the hunt on Sunday are actor Jack Wagner (7/1) and Former NHL All-Stars Pierre Larouche (10/1) and Brett Hull (15/1). All three finished tied for 5th place in 2008, only six points behind Rhoden's winning score of 68 points.

On the other hand if you have money to burn and believe in miracles place your bets on comedian/actor Ray Romano (200/1), NFL All-Time Rushing Leader Emmitt Smith (200/1) or actor Kevin Nealon (500/1). Charles Barkley's opening line was 500/1 but dropped to 499/1 as of July 15. After months of training with renowned golf coach Hank Haney, many thought Barkley might find his game before this years tournament. It seems the sports handicappers aren't so optimistic.

All odds listed above are subject to change.

Stan Bautista


EJ said...

Well. If no practice round scores are
posted, how would I know who to bet on ?

tmoore25 said...

I call Emmitt, I heard he has been practicing a lot lately in preparation for the celebrity challenge at the sports legends challenge this fall.

Estanislao said...


They don't keep scores on practice rounds. They'll hit two off the tee, practice putts from different places on the green and take advice which is all against the rules of golf during competitive play.

EJ said...

How would I have known if you didn't tell me ?


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