Well down the odds leaderboard entering the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, the youthful Collin Morikawa didn't let that faze him.
The 24-year-old shot 18-under in a masterful performance to win the tournament by three strokes and capture his fourth career PGA Tour victory. Morikawa, who entered at +4,650 odds to win, edged out Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka, and Billy Horschel, a trio that finished in a three-way tie behind him at 15-under.
Let's take a look at who the favorites were and the betting odds for the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, which ran from February 25-28.
Who was the favorite to win the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession?
Dustin Johnson was a +525 favorite to win the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession. Johnson, the OWGR No. 1, was once again atop the betting leaderboards after placing tied for eighth a week earlier at the PGA Tour's Genesis Open. Johnson struggled at The Concession, placing T54 out of 71 golfers who finished the event.
Rounding out the Top 5 favorites were John Rahm (+850), Xander Schauffele (+1,100), Patrick Cantlay (+1,400), and Tony Finau (+1,600). Finau had the best tournament of this group, finishing T14 at 9-under a week after losing a playoff to Genesis Open winner Max Homa.
Odds to win the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
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Odds courtesy DraftKings Sportsbook.
Where was the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession being played?
The 2021 WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession was played at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. The 550-acre course was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin and opened in 2006. The course, a 7,474-yard, par-72, got its name from Nicklaus' gesture at the 1969 Ryder Cup, when the golf legend conceded a putt to Jacklin to lead to the first tie in the event's history. The move was known as "the concession."
Who won the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in 2020?
There wasn't a WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in 2020. This year's event replaced the WGC-Mexico Championship, which was won last year by Patrick Reed, who shot 18-under. The event was relocated from Mexico as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What was the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession payout in 2021?
The WGC Workday Championship purse was $10.5 million, and Morikawa pocketed $1.82 million for his victory. It was the same amount Reed took home for winning the 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship.
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.
Where can I bet on PGA Tour odds?
With PGA betting growing in popularity, most online sportsbooks and casinos will offer golf odds for the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what PGA Tour odds they have available.