The CJ Cup Byron Nelson: GolfMagic Editor Betting Tips

Check out GolfMagic's best two bets for the PGA Tour's CJ Cup Byron Nelson.

Si Woo Kim looks great value this week
Si Woo Kim looks great value this week

After two successful winning picks in the last three weeks on the PGA Tour courtesy of Scottie Scheffler, the GolfMagic Betting Tips is on something of a roll as we head into this week's CJ Cup Byron Nelson

Okay, we may have missed out on making it three on the bounce at last week's Zurich Classic, but let's be honest, that team event is typically a tough one to call given its fourballs and foursomes format. 

But after a brief stumble we are ready to get back in the saddle at TPC Craig Ranch in Texas this week with two very confident picks, which you can check out in more detail below. 

Related: How much are they all playing for at The CJ Cup Byron Nelson?

Let's start by taking a look at the leading contenders for The CJ Cup Byron Nelson...

The CJ Cup Byron Nelson: Top 20 players in the betting market

  • Jordan Spieth -14/1
  • Jason Day - 18/1 
  • Si Woo Kim - 22/1
  • Will Zalatoris - 22/1
  • Sungjae Im - 25/1
  • Alex Noren - 25/1
  • Adam Scott - 25/1
  • Min Woo Lee - 28/1
  • Ben An - 30/1
  • Tom Kim - 33/1
  • Stephan Jaeger - 33/1
  • Thomas Detry - 40/1
  • Tom Hoge - 40/1
  • Keith Mitchell - 40/1
  • Mackenzie Hughes - 50/1
  • Patrick Rodgers - 50/1
  • KH Lee - 50/1
  • Beau Hossler - 55/1
  • Adam Schenk - 55/1
  • Aaron Rai - 55/1


So which players does GolfMagic Editor Andy Roberts like for the 2024 CJ Cup Byron Nelson?

The CJ Cup Byron Nelson: GolfMagic Betting Tips

Si Woo Kim
Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim - 22/1

My top pick for the W this week is local resident Si Woo Kim, who arrives here this week with some solid recent form and course form in the book. 

The South Korean, who cites Texas as his ‘second home town’, is also a CJ ambassador so I believe he will certainly want to put on a show for his sponsor at TPC Craig Ranch. 

Kim, available at 22/1 before the first round, has pleasingly not missed a cut in 11 starts on the PGA Tour this year.

Although he's not managed to pick up a win so far this season, he has notched five top-20 finishes including a solid T6 at the PGA Tour's flagship Players Championship, which he won in 2017. 

Kim is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and his last victory came back at the 2023 Sony Open, so that is a fair while ago now. 

But I am confident a fifth win on the circuit is just around the corner for this talented South Korean, especially if he can start warming things up with the flatstick. 

While he is currently 10th in strokes-gained total on the PGA Tour this season, as well as 11th off the tee and 29th in approach the green, Kim is ranked a lowly 141st in putting. 

Similarly to Scheffler earlier this season, the putter has been the one club holding him back from success.

Yes, the putting is somewhat of a concern, but in what is a fairly weak PGA Tour field, I do fancy Kim to put in an average putting week and take the spoils. 

The rest of his game is in tip-top order, and with this course placing a premium on solid ball striking, I think we've got the frontrunner in the field despite the fact an out-of-form Jordan Spieth is the favourite at 14/1. 

Spieth has missed three of the last five cuts, for those of you considering backing him. 

I also like the fact Kim finished T2 in this tournament 12 months ago, so he clearly fancies himself around this golf course. 

Jason Day
Jason Day

Jason Day - 18/1

My second pick for the W this week is defending champion Jason Day, who pipped Kim and Austin Eckroat to the title by one shot last season. 

Day has been hot and cold so far in 2024 with three top-10 finishes thrown in among two missed cuts and a handful of top 40s. 

But after last year's success in this tournament, which saw him win for the first time in five years on the PGA Tour, I think Day will be relishing the prospect of doing exactly what KH Lee did in 2022 by defending the title. 

Day is already a two-time winner of this event having also won it back in 2010, albeit on a different course at TPC Four Seasons Resort. 

If there is one area of the game that Day can brush up this season, it's with his irons and wedges as he ranks a lowly 152nd in strokes-gained approach the green. 

But after a week's rest, similarly to Kim, I fancy the former World No.1 to be right there come Sunday to defend his title. 

At odds of 18/1 in what is a fairly weak field as I say, I think Day represents more than a bit of value should he bring his A-game to Dallas. 

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