Honda Classic 2020: Best Picks, Sleepers and Latest Odds for PGA Tour Event

Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood are the bookmakers' favorites to win the Honda Classic at the PGA National's Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

According to Oddschecker, both players start as 12/1 favorite, followed by Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland at 14/1 and 22/1 respectively.

Following a knee injury that kept him out from October, Koepka returned to action last month. He is yet to finish in the top 10 in three starts this year.

The four-time major winner has slipped to No. 3 in the world rankings and finished second behind Keith Mitchell at the Honda Classic last year.

Fleetwood, meanwhile, finished fourth in 2018, his lone prior appearance at Palm Beach.

The Englishman has three top-20 finishes in four PGA Tour starts since October and won the Nedbank Golf Championship in South Africa in November, which he followed up with second and 11th place finishes at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last month.

Fowler, meanwhile, started the year with two top-10 finishes, but missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and finished tied for 37th at the Phoenix Open earlier this month.

The 31-year-old opted to sit out the Genesis Invitational and the WGC-Mexico Championship, and it will be intriguing to see whether he can rediscover last month's form after a short break.

The PGA National's Champion Course holds fond memories for the California native, who won the Honda Classic in 2017 and finished tied-second alongside Koepka 12 months ago.

Fourth-favorite at 22/1, Woodland finished tied for 12th at the WCG-Mexico Championship last week, his second top-12 finish in four starts.

The 2019 U.S. Open champion is among the best in finding the fairway from the tee, which could be even more important than usual this week, given the nature of the course.

A host of water hazards and 67 bunkers makes the Champion Course a testing ground for the players, while thick Bermuda rough makes hitting fairways and greens crucial.

Billy Horschel and Justin Rose follow at 25/1, with the latter making his first Honda Classic start in five years.

In a relatively sub-par field—world No. 1 and No. 2 Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm are both missing, as are Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth among others—Rose could seize the opportunity to clinch a first PGA Tour win since January last year.

The Englishman skipped last week's event in Mexico and, like Woodland, could thrive on a course that rewards precise ball striking.

South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen is a 40/1 outsider but can't be discounted after finishing tied for third at the WCG-Mexico Championship last week.

Among the long shots, Ryan Palmer is at 60/1 after racking up a 17th, fourth and 21st finish last month.

The American missed the cut at the Phoenix Open and finished 67th at the Genesis Invitational two weeks ago, but has two top-finishes at the Honda Classic in his last six appearances.

Meanwhile, Lucas Glover is a sleeper worth considering at 66/1. The South Carolina native has just one top-10 finish in his last eight PGA Tour starts, but has made the cut in all but one occasion.

Glover has finished tied for fourth, tied for 17th and tied for 21st in his last three appearances at the Honda Classic and could be a dark horse should his putting game come together.

Finally, Mitchell is 70/1 to defend the title he won last year, but the 28-year-old arrives in Florida still looking for his first top-10 finish this season.

Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka
Tommy Fleetwood of England reacts on the 18th green as Brooks Koepka of the United States looks on during Day Two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 17, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Warren Little/Getty
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