Caddie Line: Best Bets, Tips, Golf Gambling Predictions For Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship

The Caddie Network’s John Rathouz has spent 16 years as a PGA Tour caddie. Now, he’s applying that golf insider knowledge to help you make picks each week with his best bets and predictions. This week, he has picks for the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky., and the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.

Shout out to Diane Knox Balas, last week’s guest picker, for correctly predicting a J.T. Poston win at the John Deere Classic. That is the eighth time this season that Caddie Line has picked a winner. Who does Rathouz like to win the birdiefests this week in Scotland and Kentucky? Complete golf gambling analysis in quick two-minute video above and here are a few highlights:

Scottish Open

  • The top pick is Jon Rahm, going off at 12-1, because he excels at links golf and is ready to get finish atop the leaderboard like he did in Mexico in May.
  • Long odds for Jordan Spieth (30-1) is a bit of a steal for a guy who loves the links and is a national championship trophy hunter.
  • Tommy Fleetwood (50-1) returns home in good form and gets another crack at a place he nearly won a few years ago.
  • Don’t overlook Lucas Herbert (60-1) who has a couple top-5s at Renaissance on his résumé.

Quick Picks For Barbasol

  • Chris Gotterup: 22-1
  • Mark Hubbard: 25-1
  • Adam Svensson: 25-1
  • Chesson Hadley: 35-1

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  1. Was 1st tour caddie to win the u.s. open. 1976 with Jerry Pate at Atlanta Athletic Club. I enjoy reading Caddie Network keep up the good work.

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