An underdog who came in with +6,600 golf odds to win the 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge went home the winner.
Jason Kokrak shot 12-under 266 at Colonial, edging out Jordan Spieth to win his second career PGA Tour event. Kokrak became the third golfer with two PGA Tour victories this season.
Here were the odds to win the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Charles Schwab Challenge odds
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Odds courtesy of bet365 as of May 24, 2021.
Charles Schwab Challenge favorites
Spieth was the betting favorite to win the Charles Schwab Challenge at +900. Spieth had a great tournament, but stumbled late and ended up finishing as the runner-up to Kokrak at 12-under. He was coming off a T30 finish at the PGA Championship, but had three straight Top-10 finishes before that, including a win at the Valero Texas Open and a T3 at the Masters.
Second on the odds board was Justin Thomas (+1,100), the No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Thomas placed a disappointing T40 a week after a missed cut at Kiawah Island, and has placed outside of the Top 10 in six consecutive events.
Collin Morikawa entered the tournament at third on the odds board +1,400, a year after losing in a playoff to Daniel Berger, who was fourth at +1,600. Abraham Ancer, Tony Finau, and Patrick Reed were tied for fifth at +1,800. Morikawa and Ancer had the best showings out of this group, both finishing at T14.
2021 Charles Schwab Challenge course
The Charles Schwab Challenge is the longest-running non-major on the PGA Tour to be held at the same course — Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Colonial is a 7,209-yard par 70 with a slope rating of 138 and was designed by John Bredemus and Perry Maxwell. The fairways at Colonial are bermudagrass and the greens are bentgrass.
Charles Schwab Challenge 2020 winner
Daniel Berger won last year's event as a +5,000 long shot. Berger finished at -15 and edged out Collin Morikawa in a playoff.
2021 Charles Schwab Challenge payout
The total purse for the Charles Schwab Challenge in 2021 was $7.5 million, with Kokrak receiving $1.35 million for his victory.
How to bet on PGA Tour odds
The most popular way to bet on golf is by simply picking the winner, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, however. Some of the more popular markets include head-to-head betting, where sportsbooks pair up two golfers and you simply choose who you think will have the lower score over the course of the weekend or for one round only. Similarly, there are also 3-way betting markets (choose the best golfer among three choices) and group betting (choose the best golfer amongst a group of players).
Other ways to wager include Top-5/Top-10/Top-20 finish, top golfer by nationality, to make the cut/to not make the cut, and the leader after each round. Then, of course, there's the popular prop bet of whether or not there will be a hole in one at the tournament.
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