2021 3M Open Betting Market Report: Matthew Wolff Returns as Popular Play
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Matthew Wolff has only appeared in three PGA TOUR tournaments since April, but a return to the 3M Championship has bettors backing the former champion.
Wolff won the tournament in 2019 — the first year it existed — and is back near the top of the leaderboard once again. Bettors have apparently seen enough in his last three starts to get behind him winning again.
After almost two months off of competition, Wolff returned to the U.S. Open in June with an impressive T15 finish. A week later, an opening-round 76 led him to a missed cut at the Travelers Championship. A week after that, he finished T58 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
His odds have shifted from the opening +3300 number to +2500 at BetMGM, where Wolff is the biggest liability. He’s taken he third-most bets and second-most money at the book.
It’s a lot of the same at PointsBet, where Wolff is the third-biggest liability. He’s second in total bets, and no golfer has taken more money to win than he has.
The consensus name joining him on these lists is a bit of a surprise, but bettors are ready and willing to ride the hot streak of Hank Lebioda.
Lebioda has seen his odds drop from +6600 to +4000 at BetMGM, where he’s the second-biggest liability thanks to ranking third in total handle at the book.
He’s even more popular at PointsBet, holding the most bets and fourth-most handle, resulting in the second-biggest liability on the board.
The biggest liability at PointsBet? That belongs to Rickie Fowler at +5000. Fowler is still searching for his first outright win since the 2019 Waste Management Open. He has one top-10 finish this season.
Another golfer trying to break a drought is Bubba Watson. It’s been since 2018 that Watson has lifted a trophy, although he did win three that season. He’s a top-five liability at both PointsBet and BetMGM.
The two favorites aren’t being ignored despite the long trek from the British Open. Dustin Johnson (+750) is top-five in handle at both sportsbooks. Louis Oosthuizen, fresh off another Sunday disappointment, is second in bets at BetMGM.