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2021 US PGA Tournament of Champions Golf Preview, Analysis and Betting Tips

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2021 US PGA Tournament of Champions Golf

2021 US PGA Tournament of Champions – US professional golf action begins this week with the 2021 edition of the Tournament of Champions. The event tees off on Thursday, January 7, at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii. The 42-man field consists of winners from the previous season and Top 30 golfers from the FedEx rankings. The coronavirus disease pandemic affected the said event. As a result, the organizers decided to add Tour Championship qualifiers to the winners-only field. American parbuster Justin Thomas will defend the title against the best shotmakers in the world. Golf picks and parlays favor Masters Tournament winner and world number one Dustin Johnson to tame the par-73 layout and take home the title in a star-studded field.

Betting on 2021 US PGA Tournament of Champions Golf Viewing Information

When: January 7-10, 2021
Where: Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii
TV: Golf TV
Livestream: PGATour.com

The Tournament

The PGA Tournament of Champions is the initial salvo of world-class golf action as it held every first week of January. Since 1999, the event has taken place at the Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort, Hawaii. Unlike most golf courses, it is a par-73 layout. Initially, Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada was the tournament’s venue. From 1953-1966, the event took place on the said golf course. In 1967, the venue changed to Stardust Country Club until 1968. Starting 1969, La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California played host for 30 years. It was in 1999 that the event took place in Maui and it stayed there since.

Jack Nicklaus took home the most titles (5) in the tournament with five. The succeeding golfers are three-time winners Gene Little, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Stuart Appleby. Two-time winners include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Don January, Tom Kite and Geoff Ogilvy. Others include Gary Player, Steve Elkington, Frank Beard, Lanny Watkins, Thomas and Johnson. Ernie Els holds the record for the best strokeplay score in the tournament at 31-under 261 that he established in the 2003 edition while Gene Littler won the 1955 event by 13 strokes, which is the largest margin ever in the golf tourney.

Betting on Golf at the 2021 US PGA Tournament of Champions

The field consists of 42 parbusters which is a record in the tournament. Due to the two-month coronavirus-induced layoff, the event allowed golfers who reach last season’s Tour Championship and event winners. Aside from Johnson and Thomas, US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau, Spanish sensation Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Viktor Hovland, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay are also listed to compete in the event.

Other golfers taking part in the tournnament are Tony Finau, Harris English, Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Abraham Ancer, Cameron Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Adam Scott, Abraham Ancer, Cameron Champ, Stewart Cink, Harris English, Sergio Garcia, Brian Gay, Lanto Griffin, Billy Horschel, Mackenzie Hughes, Kevin Kisner, Jason, Kokrak, Martin Laird, Andrew Landry, Marc Leishman, Sebastian Muñoz, Kevin Na, Carlos Ortiz, Ryan Palmer, Cameron Smith, Robert Streb, Hudson Swafford, Nick Taylor, Michael Thompson, Brendon Todd and Richy Werenski. Initial odds pick Johnson to win the tournament as he has a +600 odds. Thomas and Rahm are second and third likely to win the event with a +700 and +800 odds, respectively. Other parbusters range from +1,000 to +5,000. Despite the high odds, it’s anybody’s ballgame as they know how it takes to be a champion.

Betting on Golf at the 2021 US PGA Tournament of Champions

The field consists of 42 parbusters which is a record in the tournament. Due to the two-month coronavirus-induced layoff, the event allowed golfers who reach last season’s Tour Championship and event winners. Aside from Johnson and Thomas, US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau, Spanish sensation Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Viktor Hovland, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay are also listed to compete in the event.

Other golfers taking part in the tournnament are Tony Finau, Harris English, Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Abraham Ancer, Cameron Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Adam Scott, Abraham Ancer, Cameron Champ, Stewart Cink, Harris English, Sergio Garcia, Brian Gay, Lanto Griffin, Billy Horschel, Mackenzie Hughes, Kevin Kisner, Jason, Kokrak, Martin Laird, Andrew Landry, Marc Leishman, Sebastian Muñoz, Kevin Na, Carlos Ortiz, Ryan Palmer, Cameron Smith, Robert Streb, Hudson Swafford, Nick Taylor, Michael Thompson, Brendon Todd and Richy Werenski. Initial odds pick Johnson to win the tournament as he has a +600 odds. Thomas and Rahm are second and third likely to win the event with a +700 and +800 odds, respectively. Other parbusters range from +1,000 to +5,000 but despite the high odds, it is still considered anybody’s ballgame as they know how it takes to be a champion.

Pick

Online golf betting odds favor the chances of Masters champion Dustin Johnson to win the tournament. He will use his world-class skills to tame the course and administer a golf clinic in the event. However, he will be challenged by Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm. Expect a tight showdown during the weekend as the quartet will zoom atop the leaderboard and deliver a performance that everyone will never forget.

favor the chances of Masters champion Dustin Johnson to win the tournament. He will use his world-class skills to tame the course and administer a golf clinic in the event. However, he will be challenged by Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm. Expect a tight showdown during the weekend as the quartet will zoom atop the leaderboard and deliver a performance that everyone will never forget.