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2021 TOUR Championship Odds & Starting Positions: Cantlay Tops Leaderboard But Rahm is Betting Favorite

2021 TOUR Championship Odds & Starting Positions: Cantlay Tops Leaderboard But Rahm is Betting Favorite article feature image

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay

2021 TOUR Championship Odds

Odds as of Monday via DraftKings

Jon Rahm+350
Patrick Cantlay+400
Bryson DeChambeau+550
Tony Finau+700
Justin Thomas+1400
Jordan Spieth+1800
Dustin Johnson+2000
Rory McIlroy+2500
Xander Schauffele+2500
Cameron Smith+2800
Harris English+2800
Abraham Ancer+2800
Louis Oosthuizen+3500
Collin Morikawa+3500
Sam Burns+4000
Viktor Hovland+4000
Sungjae Im+4500
Brooks Koepka+5000
Scottie Scheffler+6500
Daniel Berger+10000
Jason Kokrak+10000
Hideki Matsuyama+11000
Corey Conners+13000
Kevin Na+13000
Joaquin Niemann+18000
Sergio Garcia+20000
Billy Horschel+20000
Stewart Cink+40000
Erik Van Rooyen+40000

The final event of the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Playoff is here with a champion waiting to be crowned and a $15 million top prize up for grabs at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

For those golf fans just getting into betting this season, this week will be a different look than past tournaments. It's a no-cut field of just the top-30 players in the FedEx Cup standings. It will be a staggered scoring start with top-ranked player Patrick Cantlay starting on top at 10-under par all the way down to Erik Van Rooyen at even par.

That makes wagering a little harder to figure out. The winner won't necessarily be the player who was the best this week. That player needs to also catch up on the starting strokes — or in Cantlay's case, be at least two strokes better than everyone else.

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Even with the lead, Cantlay isn't the betting favorite. That honor belongs to — who else? — Jon Rahm at +350. Rahm will begin the tournament four strokes back of Cantlay at 6-under. Cantlay is right behind on the oddsboard at +400.

Bryson DeChambeau finished behind Cantlay at the BMW Championship following an epic playoff, and he starts there on the oddsboard this week at +550. He'll be three strokes back at -7 when play begins Thursday.

Tony Finau starts in second place two strokes back at -8 and is +700 to win the tournament.

Those are the only four golfers in single-digits this week.

Justin Thomas leads the double-digit golfers at +1400, just ahead of Jordan Spieth at +1800. Both players begin 4-under.

Despite beginning alone in fifth to start, Cameron Smith is 10th on the oddsboard at +2800. He trails Dustin Johnson (+2000), Rory McIlroy (+2500) and Xander Schauffele (+2800).

As tee-off gets closer on Thursday, other markets will open up. That likely includes the winner without starting strokes, which will see odds more similar to what we're used to, although the format still could make that trickier to follow.

Johnson is the defending TOUR Championship and FedEx Cup winner with a winning score of 21-under. He started that tournament on top at 10-under.

TOUR Championship Starting Strokes

PlayerStarting Strokes
Patrick Cantlay-10
Tony Finau-8
Bryson DeChambeau-7
Jon Rahm-6
Cameron Smith-5
Justin Thomas-4
Harris English-4
Abraham Ancer-4
Jordan Spieth-4
Sam Burns-4
Collin Morikawa-3
Sungjae Im-3
Viktor Hovland-3
Louis Oosthuizen-3
Dustin Johnson-3
Rory McIlroy-2
Xander Schauffele-2
Jason Kokrak-2
Kevin Na-2
Brooks Koepka-2
Corey Conners-1
Hideki Matsuyama-1
Stewart Cink-1
Joaquin Niemann-1
Scottie Scheffler-1
Daniel BergerE
Erik Van RooyenE
Sergio GarciaE
Billy HorschelE
Patrick ReedE

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