With world No. 3 Justin Thomas fresh off a thrilling win at last weekend’s Player’s Championship, the PGA Tour remains in Florida for one final stop on this year’s docket. The 2021 Honda Classic gets underway on Thursday, March 18 with a modest field that features just four of the world’s Top-25 players.
Fun-filled fact. The seven highest-ranked players this week all hail from different countries. Sungjae Im, Joaquin Niemann, Daniel Berger, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Shane Lowry and Mackenzie Hughes will all be going for the momentum-boosting win with the 2021 Masters just three weeks out. Now, let’s find out which golfers are looking good against their PGA odds.
PGA Tour The 2021 Honda Classic Betting Preview
Odds To Win 2021 Honda Classic
- Daniel Berger +1100
- Sungjae Im +1200
- Joaquin Niemann +1800
- Lee Westwood +2000
- Adam Scott +3000
- Talor Gooch +3500
- Shane Lowry +2500
- Russell Henley +2800
- Chris Kirk +4000
- Brendan Steele +4500
- Cameron Tringale +5000
- Cameron Davis +5500
- Rickie Fowler +4500
- Keegan Bradley +5000
- Martin Kaymer +5500
The Top 5 Picks To Win
- Chris Kirk
76th in the official golf world rankings, Chris Kirk has recorded five Top-25 finishes in 11 events this season while recording a pair of Top-10 finishes. The 35-year-old Georgia native has finished T8 and T48 in his last two events at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and last week’s Player’s Championship. Kirk ranks an encouraging 23rd in scoring average (70.3) while ranking an identical 61st in G.I.R and driving accuracy. Kirk is playing well right now and I believe he’ll be in the mix for the win.
- Daniel Berger
In 10 events this season, the 27-year-old Floridian has recorded six Top-25 finishes and four Top-10 finishes. Berger finished T9 at last week’s Player’s Championship after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and finishing T35 in the WGC-Workday Championship in his two previous events. In his last seven appearances, Berger has recorded a stellar five, Top-10 finishes. Berger ranks 27th in greens-in-regulation, 21st in eagles (97.7), 12th in birdie average (4.58) and 15th in scoring average (70.0). Berger, who is 15th in the official golf world rankings, should easily be in the mix for the win.
- Talor Gooch
82nd in the official golf world rankings, the 29-year-old Oklahoma native finished an impressive T5 at last week’s Player’s Championship. Gooch finished T43 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and T12 at the Genesis Invitation in his two previous tournaments, so he’s playing well. In 14 events this season Gooch has recorded five Top-25 finishes and three Top-10 finishes.
Gooch has the sixth-best strokes-gained number of anyone in this field since the start of the 2021 calendar year.
- Lee Westwood
Westwood might be 47-years-old, but you’d never know it from the way he’s been playing lately. 19th in the official golf world rankings, the sweet-swinging Englishman comes into this event fresh off a pair of stunning – and identical – second place finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and last weekend’s Players’ Championship. In seven events this season, Westwood has three Top-25 finishes. Point blank, I like Westwood to really challenge for the win!
- Sungjae Im
18th in the official golf world rankings, 22-year-old Sungjae Im looks like a definite contender for the win. In a whopping 16 events this season, the South Korean has recorded eight Top-25 finishes and a pair of Top-10 finishes. Im has finished T32 or better in six straight events including a solid T17 finish at last week’s Player’s Championship. Im is 26th in birdie average (4.37) and 22nd in scoring average (70.3). Im is overdue for a win and I believe it could happen this weekend.
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