The 2020-21 PGA Tour season enters its second act with the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Hawaii hosting the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Below, we’ll look for the best value bets in the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions betting odds with tournament matchups, placings and first-round leader (FRL) predictions.
2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Matchup bets
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Bryson DeChambeau vs. Xander Schauffele (-110)
DeChambeau’s added length won’t provide his new-found advantage at the 7,596-yard, par-73 Plantation Course, which remains too long even for him to reach par 4s in one or some par 5s in two.
Schauffele won here in 2019 and has averaged 2.59 strokes gained per round across 12 rounds played, according to Data Golf. He’s a strong value as the underdog in this matchup bet.
Viktor Hovland vs. Tony Finau (+105)
Hovland ended the 2020 portion of the season with a victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and a third-place finish in Dubai. It has made for excellent plus-money value on Finau in this matchup. Finau finished ninth here in 2017 and had nine top-10 results in 22 PGA Tour events last year. He’s also the superior putter.
2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Placing bets
Top 5: Collin Morikawa (+450)
Morikawa comes into the new year at No. 7 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but he’s just 12th by the odds for a top-5 finish at the TOC, even after debuting with a seventh-place finish last year.
Top 10: Martin Laird (+1000)
Laird will play this event for just the second time since a runner-up finish in 2012. The veteran Scotsman returned to the winner’s circle last year at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and will look to recapture some of that form at a course where he has had success before.
Thomas, Rahm and Schauffele all to finish top 10 (+320)
This bet, found under “Special Bets” parlays the No. 3, 4 and 5 golfers from the Sagarin/Golfweek world rankings for top-10 finishes. They individually carry odds of -145 or lower and have combined for seven top-10 finishes in this event in the last three years.
2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions: First-round leader bet
Bryson DeChambeau (+1400)
DeChambeau has the lowest first-round scoring average of anyone with at least three events played on the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. In three events, including the US Open and Masters, he has opened with a 69, 62 and 70. He has played here twice before so he has the experience, and is just +1000 to win the tournament.
Ryan Palmer (+4000)
Palmer has made 75 birdies over 252 holes played to begin the 2020-21 season for a higher Birdie or Better Percentage than all but Patrick Reed. Palmer has played 16 rounds here to largely unimpressive results in the loaded fields, but BetMGM is offering nice value for Palmer to lead after the first 18 holes. We don’t need to worry about what happens after Thursday.
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