2022 Zurich Classic odds: The Masters champ is back and a no-brainer pick in New Orleans

Defending champion Ryan Palmer and Masters champ Scottie Scheffler are teaming up in New Orleans this week.

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The PGA Tour hits the Big Easy this week for the 2022 Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event. Masters champ Scottie Scheffler makes his return and is joining forces with the 2019 Zurich champion, but, according to the Zurich Classic odds via BetMGM, they aren’t the favorites. Here’s what you need to know.

2022 Zurich Classic odds: This week’s favorites

Thursday will see the first round by World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler since his Masters triumph, but it won’t be your typical round. Since 2017, the Zurich Classic has been a two-player team event, and Scheffler is teaming up with Ryan Palmer, who happens to be the 2019 Zurich champion. His winning partner that year? The last World No. 1, Jon Rahm. Team Palmer/Rahm returned in 2021 and finished seventh in their title defense.

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Despite their formidable resumes, Scheffler and Palmer come in fifth in odds-to-win at +1100. The two teams tied as favorites are understandable (Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland/Collin Morikawa at +800), but the team of Sam Burns and Billy Horschel also rank above Scheffler/Palmer in terms of odds to win at +1000. To be fair, Horschel won the Zurich Classic in 2018 alongside Scott Piercy and in 2014 before it was a team event.

2022 Zurich Classic odds: Long shot of the week

For this week’s long shot, why not go to the team with longest odds of them all? In New Orleans, the family duo of Bill and Jay Haas share that honor at +75000.

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For those not in the know, Bill is a 39-year-old six-time PGA Tour winner who captured the FedEx Cup title in 2011. Jay is Bill’s dad, but he’s also a nine-time Tour champion and an 18-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions. If the Haas men ride some family magic to an unlikely victory, you can turn a $100 bet into $75,000.

You can check out the top 10 in Zurich Classic betting odds as of Tuesday morning below, or head over to BetMGM to see the full list of odds and bets for this week.

2022 Zurich Classic betting odds (top 10 and ties)

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele (+800)
Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa (+800)
Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith (+900)
Sam Burns and Billy Horschel (+1000)
Ryan Palmer and Scottie Scheffler (+1100)
Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia (+1600)
Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter (+2000)
Joaquin Niemman and Mito Pereira (+2000)
Talor Gooch and Max Homa (+2500)
Harold Varner III and Bubba Watson (+2500)

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