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2021 The Palmetto Championship at Congaree: Preview, Betting Picks and Favorites

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2021 The Palmetto Championship at Congaree Preview Betting Picks and Favorites

2021 The Palmetto Championship at Congaree – Top-class golf action is back in the US state of South Carolina with this year’s edition of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree on June 10-13. This is the third time in the 2020-21 season that the US PGA is staging its tournament in South Carolina. It is the first time the event will take place at the Congaree Golf Club in Gillisonville. The one-time tournament was a replacement for the 2021 RBC Canadian Open. The said event was canceled due to logistical challenges related to the coronavirus disease pandemic. More than 150 parbusters will try to tame the par-71, 7,515-yard course. One can only take home vital FedEx Cup points for the season.

The Palmetto Championship at Congaree is sort of a prelude to the US Open. This event will happen on the following week at Torrey Pines. NBC Sports Gold and Golf TV will broadcast the stroke-by-stroke account on television. Golf Channel will feature the event via live stream. A stacked field will give US PGA golf betting enthusiasts more options to choose from but PGA Championship runner-up and four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is highly favored by experts to continue his splendid run and win the tournament.

Betting on 2021 The Palmetto Championship at Congaree Viewing Information

When: June 10-13, 2021
Where: Congaree Golf Club, Gillisonville, South Carolina, USA
TV: NBC Sports Gold
Livestream: Golf Channel

The Event

This 72-hole stroke play is a one-time tournament. It was inserted into the US PGA calendar after officials struck out the RBC Canadian Open. It was due to logistical issues brought by the coronavirus disease pandemic. The world’s top parbusters will try to tame the Tom Fazio-designed course. This is in a bid to gain 500 FedEx Cup points. The event opens one week before the prestigious US Open. It offers a purse of USD7.3 million. The proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Congaree Foundation. They seek to positively impact the youth by providing educational and vocational opportunities through golf. Its pet program is the Congaree Global Golf Initiative. It provides deserving high school students who aspire to play high-level golf in the collegiate ranks.

Betting on Golf at 2021 The Palmetto Championship at Congaree

More than 150 golfers will tee off in the event that brings in some of the top professional players in the world. Among the parbusters who signified their commitment to compete in the tournament are world number one Dustin Johnson, world number seven and PGA Championship runner-up Brooks Koepka, three-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Kisner, world number 10 Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter.

Former Masters titleholder Danny Willett, PGA Championship winner Padraig Harrington, six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan, ex-world number one Luke Donald and The Players Championship winner Kim Si-woo are also joining the event. The balanced lineup also features international stars such as Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello, Indian Anirban Lahiri, South Korean Byeong Hun An and former Masters runner-up Jonas Blixt of Sweden. For some, the event will be their final tuneup for the US Open and for others, the tournament is to gain valuable points to qualify into the season-ending Tour Championship.

Pick

Online sportsbooks favor Brooks Koepka to gain a morale-boosting victory in the pre-US Open event. He came close to victory in the previous major, so expect him to be fiercer and hungrier as he will be aggressive and determined to win the event. However, the likes of Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner, Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett and Tommy Fleetwood will make Koepka earn the title. There is also an element of surprise in this sport wherein an unheralded parbuster pulls off a big surprise or an unexpected golfer gets hot in time to win the event.