This under-the-radar duo is our long-shot pick to win: 2023 Zurich Classic odds

Joel Dahmen and Denny McCarthy at 2018 Zurich Classic

Joel Dahmen and Denny McCarthy previously teamed up at the 2018 Zurich Classic.

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The 2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans is the only team event on the PGA Tour, and we’re putting our long-shot money on a duo that’s competed here together before. Here’s our pick, the Zurich Classic betting favorites and everything else you need to know for the week.

Zurich Classic odds: Long-shot bet

Despite the very real prize money on the line, this week’s PGA Tour event is all about fun, too. And given the difficulties of predicting which teams will perform best in such a rare format, betting on the Zurich Classic should be about fun as well.

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We have our eyes on the duo of Joel Dahmen and Denny McCarthy as our long-shot picks. Dahmen and McCarthy start the week with +4000 odds to win.

Each player is having a solid season, and both have shown incredible consistency in becoming cut-making machines. Out of 32 total starts between them this season, they’ve only recorded a combined seven missed cuts to go against five top-10s.

And not only do both players have extensive experience playing this event, they already teamed up with each other back at the 2018 Zurich Classic, where they finished 25th.

If you put $10 on Dahmen and McCarthy to pull off the victory this week and they do it, you’ll earn $400.

How last week’s long shot fared

Tom Kim came into the RBC Heritage playing well and ready to add to his PGA Tour win total. But with odds to win of +3500, he was a long shot, and his performance proved why.

Kim struggled to an even-par round on Day 1 that saw many players go low, then followed it up with a one-under 70 in the second round to fall one shot short of the cutline and produce our third long-shot MC of the season.


2023 RBC Heritage: Tom Kim (Odds: +3500; Finish: MC)
2023 Masters: Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: +6600; Finish: 33)
2023 Valspar Championship: David Lingmerth (Odds: +12500; Finish: T27)
2023 Players Championship: Corey Conners (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Billy Horschel (Odds: +10000; Finish: MC)
2023 Honda Classic: Sepp Straka (Odds: +5000; Finish: T5)
2023 Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott (Odds: +5500; Finish: 65)
2023 WM Phoenix Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +8000; Finish: T10)
2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Beau Hossler (Odds +8000; Finish: T11)
2023 Farmers Insurance Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +10000; Finish: T11)
2023 Sony Open in Hawaii: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +5000; Finish: T73)
2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Ryan Brehm (Odds: +75000; Finish: T35)

Zurich Classic odds: The favorites

The team leading the way as the betting favorites for the Zurich Classic is made up of two elite players coming off near-wins at the RBC Heritage: Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, whose pre-tournament odds to win sit at +350.

Coming in second on the favorites list at +700 is the team of Collin Morikawa and Max Homa, another high-octane duo with impressive individual success. In third place is the team of Billy Horschel and Sam Burns at +1000.

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

2023 Zurich Classic betting odds (Top 10 and ties)

Cantlay/Schauffele (+350)
Morikawa/Homa (+700)
Horschel/Burns (+1000)
Im/Mitchell (+1200)
S.W. Kim/ T. Kim (+1400)
Theegala/Suh (+2200)
Clark/Hossler (+2800)
Kitayama/Montgomery (+2800)
Moore/NeSmith (+2800)
Lipsky/Rai (+3300)
N. Taylor/Hadwin (+3300)
Riley/Hardy (+3300)
Spaun/Buckley (+3300)

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