The TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match is set to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson taking on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. The skins match structure means that real money will be up for grabs, with the prizes escalating as the match progresses. This also means that dollar values will carry over from hole to hole in the event of any ties.
McIlroy and Johnson come into the match as -186 favorites, and while they may be the more recognizable names to casual viewers, this is clearly a match that features four very well-known players to more serious golf fans. Rory and DJ are currently ranked first and fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings, while Fowler and Wolff are 27th and 110th, respectively. That disparity is fairly significant, though the format, the long layoff and the potentially more laid back nature of the event could result in some more unpredictable outcomes.
Overall, the favorites are receiving 54% of the bets and 58% of the handle on DraftKings Sportsbook. As you can see below, however, the betting on props tells the exact opposite story. DraftKings Sportsbook bettors are actually siding with the underdog tandem of McIlroy and Wolff for each of the listed prop bets, and they’re especially fond of Rickie Fowler’s chances to hit his shot nearest to the pin on the fifth hole tee shot. Here’s a look at the full breakdown of bets and handle percentages for the first six holes of the match.
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