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News // Rufus Peabody on his golf betting system (golfweek.usatoday.com)

As the PGA Tour’s Florida leg opened Thursday with the Honda Classic, prognosticators pointed to Floridians Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger as favorites due to their proximity to the event.

Joaquin Niemann, who won last week in Los Angeles, and hot-starting Sungjae Im were also drawing experts’ attention.

But professional sports bettor Rufus Peabody analyzed his simulated data and stayed quiet.

“I keep my head down,” Peabody told USA Today Sports+ this week. “The people who talk publicly, selling their picks, I don’t pay any attention to that. Think about it. Why would you sell your picks?”

Peabody, a professional gambler since 2009, devised a quantitative model that runs 250,000 simulations on the Honda Classic, factoring in a multitude of conditions like weather and player skill, along with hole and course difficulty.

With those outcomes, he set out to wager as robustly as possible at domestic and foreign sportsbooks. When Peabody takes action, it often…

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