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    2022 Honda Classic field, odds, predictions: Best bets and PGA Tour picks from golf insider

    Golf stats expert Sal Johnson, who knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour, offers his best bets and winners for this week's event at PGA National as the Florida Swing gets rolling
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    Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Sungjae Im are scheduled to headline the PGA Tour field this week when the 2022 Honda Classic tees off Thursday at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. It is the first event of the PGA Tour's Florida Swing, and Matt Jones will be seeking to go back-to-back after winning the Honda last year. Joaquin Niemann seeks a second consecutive PGA Tour victory after getting the second of his career at last week's Genesis Invitational.

    Caesars Sportsbook lists Im, who got his first PGA Tour event in Palm Beach Gardens two years ago, as the 14-1 favorite in its latest 2022 Honda Classic golf odds. Other top contenders in the 2022 Honda Classic field include Berger (16-1), Niemann (18-1), Koepka (20-1) and Louis Oosthuizen (20-1).

    Before you consider your bets on the 2022 Honda Classic or make any PGA Tour predictions, be sure you see what proven golf insider Sal Johnson has to say. The media legend and founder of GOLFStats.com, has broken down the field and revealed his top Honda Classic picks below. With his track record, you'll really want to see who he is backing.

    The esteemed golf insider has been around the game for many years and knows what it takes to win. He called Im's first career victory at the Honda two years ago.

    "After a great year last year, (Im) has been dormant this year," Johnson said before the 2020 tournament. "That's because he is best in Florida and on Bermuda, and I think he will be great this week as he shows us his real game."

    The South Korean, then 21, went out and shot two rounds of 66, including Sunday. He started off the final round with four birdies in five holes then came through down the stretch, getting two more over the final four to hold off McKenzie Hughes.      

    Johnson also had a strong run during the fall season. Before the Mayakoba event in Mexico, Johnson had Viktor Hovland among his players to watch, while he predicted Koepka would miss the cut. Koepka went home early, while Hovland shot 23 under to cruise to a four-stroke victory.

    Before the Zozo Championship, Johnson tabbed Hideki Matsuyama in his best bets, and he was right on the money. Matsuyama shot a final-round 65 and won by five strokes after trailing by one with eight holes to play on Sunday!  And at the Sanderson Farms, Johnson nailed Sam Burns as his winner. Anyone who has followed Johnson's advice has cashed in HUGE!

    Now Johnson, the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour" and longtime ABC Sports golf producer who worked with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, has released his highly confident 2022 Honda Classic picks. The picks from the founder of GOLFstats.com, the world's top golf stats database, will definitely surprise you. (For golf updates and news, click here)

    Shockingly, the golf expert is strongly fading Niemann, who has the attention of oddsmakers after his victory last week. But Johnson knows he had a far better week hitting greens than is typical for the Chilean star. The golf expert doesn't expect a repeat performance from Niemann, and you're much better off going a different direction

    Instead, the golf expert is backing a long shot who comes in higher than 50-1! This player finished strong over the weekend in this event last year. He also closed out with an excellent run last weekend at Riviera, and he could pull off an unexpected victory at PGA National. Anyone who backs this underdog could make a HUGE profit!

    Who wins the PGA Tour's 2022 Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens? Where do Brooks Koepka and Sungjae Im finish? And which long shot is a MUST-BACK at PGA National? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's top predictions and analysis for the 2022 Honda Classic golf tournament, all from the insider who knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour!


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