2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds: Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy Among the Favorites at TPC Scottsdale

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After a wild tournament at Torrey Pines the PGA TOUR heads to TPC Scottsdale for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

While a few big names, such as Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed, won’t make the trip to Arizona, we’ve got a world-class field ready to tee it up at “The People’s Open” with five of the top-10 players in the world and 21 of the top-50 are set to participate.

Just like at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open, Jon Rahm is the betting favorite at this year’s WMPO. Rahm, who opened at +600 ($10 bet wins $60), is coming off a T7 at Torrey Pines, though he would probably be a bit disappointed with how he played on the weekend. The World No. 2 shot even par on Saturday and Sunday, losing any chance he had of putting some pressure on Reed at the top of the leaderboard. Even so, the former Arizona State Sun Devil looks in great form as he’s now finished inside the top-10 (including three straight T7’s) in his last four events and has finished outside the top-20 just once in his last 10 starts.

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Rahm is one of three golfers listed in the single-digits this week, along with Justin Thomas (+750), who is coming off a missed cut at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship two weeks ago, and Xander Schauffele (+800), who just finished T2 at Torrey Pines.

Rory McIlroy is next at +1100. Like Rahm, Rory sputtered out over the weekend at Torrey Pines and finished T16, but the Northern Irishman seems to have put things together over the brief offseason. McIlroy finished third in Dubai in his first 2021 start and then was able to shake off the jet lag to hang around the leaderboard at the Farmers, where he ranked eighth in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green.

Defending champion Webb Simpson rounds out the top-five at +1400. Webb most recently posted a T4 at the Sony Open, but he’s also in the middle of a purple patch of form with 10 top-20 finishes in his last 12 tournaments.

Daniel Berger (+1600), Hideki Matsuyama (+2200) and Harris English (+2500) are the only other golfers currently priced shorter than +3000.

As is quite often the case at tournaments like this, the middle of the betting board provides plenty of intrigue. There are 13 players listed between +3300 and +6600 and you could make a decent argument for each of them.

This will be Sungjae Im‘s fifth tournament of 2021 as the 22-year-old South Korean continues to live up to his reputation as the TOUR’s iron man. Im, who is +3300 to win the WMPO, has traded a couple of impressive results with some pedestrian ones so far this year but he hasn’t missed a cut since the RSM Classic in November.

Although he never really popped on the leaderboard, Will Zalatoris continued his impressive ascendance with a T7 at Torrey Pines. Per Justin Ray, it was Zalatoris’ 14th top-10 finish worldwide since the beginning of 2020, giving him the most of any player in that span. It seems like a matter of time before Zalatoris ends up in the winner’s circle and he’s +4500 to get there this week, putting him ahead of some big names:

  • Brooks Koepka +5000
  • Rickie Fowler +5000
  • Bubba Watson +5000
  • Matthew Wolff +5000
  • Gary Woodland +6600
  • Jason Day +8000

Zalatoris isn’t the only recent Korn Ferry standout who could get some betting support this week as Davis Riley will also be in the field. Riley, who is a big longshot at +50000, will definitely have some support at those long odds but he also figures to be a chalky DFS play near the bottom of the board.

Another longshot that will likely get some hype is Henrik Norlander at +10000. Not only did the Swede finish T2 at Torrey Pines, but he was T12 at The Sony Open the week before.

Like Norlander, Sam Burns (+8000) could be a trendy punt at TPC Scottsdale. Burns is always a popular play when his price is long, so don’t be surprised to hear his name a bit after his top-20 performance at Torrey Pines.

Check out the full betting odds for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open below:

2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open Odds

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Player Odds
Jon Rahm +600
Justin Thomas +750
Xander Schauffele +800
Rory McIlroy +1100
Webb Simpson +1400
Daniel Berger +1600
Hideki Matsuyama +2200
Harris English +2500
Sungjae Im +3300
Billy Horschel +4000
Louis Oosthuizen +4000
Ryan Palmer +4000
Scottie Scheffler +4500
Will Zalatoris +4500
Rickie Fowler +5000
Brooks Koepka +5000
Matthew Wolff +5000
Bubba Watson +5000
Si Woo Kim +5500
Russell Henley +6600
Gary Woodland +6600
Sam Burns +8000
Corey Conners +8000
Byeong-hun An +8000
Jason Day +8000
Brian Harman +8000
Cameron Champ +9000
Emiliano Grillo +9000
Adam Hadwin +9000
Zach Johnson +9000
Ryan Moore +9000
Rory Sabbatini +9000
Lucas Glover +10000
Talor Gooch +10000
Charley Hoffman +10000
Max Homa +10000
John Huh +10000
Chris Kirk +10000
Russell Knox +10000
Luke List +10000
Matt Kuchar +10000
Henrik Norlander +10000
Carlos Ortiz +10000
Brendan Steele +10000
Kevin Streelman +10000
James Hahn +12500
Matt Jones +12500
Jordan Spieth +12500
Brendon Todd +12500
Cameron Tringale +12500
Stewart Cink +15000
Wyndham Clark +15000
Joel Dahmen +15000
Dylan Frittelli +15000
Bo Hoag +15000
Patton Kizzire +15000
Martin Laird +15000
Adam Long +15000
Sebastian Munoz +15000
J.T. Poston +15000
Chez Reavie +15000
Charl Schwartzel +15000
Kyle Stanley +15000
Sepp Straka +15000
Nick Taylor +15000
Michael Thompson +15000
Harold Varner III +15000
Aaron Wise +15000
Erik Van Rooyen +15000
Richy Werenski +17500
Keegan Bradley +20000
Austin Cook +20000
Harry Higgs +20000
Mark Hubbard +20000
Denny McCarthy +20000
Troy Merritt +20000
Doc Redman +20000
Sam Ryder +20000
Adam Schenk +20000
Scott Stallings +20000
C.T. Pan +25000
Tyler Duncan +25000
Tom Hoge +25000
Danny Lee +25000
Tom Lewis +25000
Keith Mitchell +25000
Matthew NeSmith +25000
Pat Perez +25000
Patrick Rodgers +25000
Brian Stuard +25000
Ryan Armour +35000
Will Gordon +35000
J.B Holmes +35000
Beau Hossler +35000
Nate Lashley +35000
Andrew Putnam +35000
Steve Stricker +35000
Vaughn Taylor +35000
Xinjun Zhang +35000
Robby Shelton +35000
John Augenstein +50000
Scott Brown +50000
Luke Donald +50000
Jason Dufner +50000
Brice Garnett +50000
Brian Day +50000
Padraig Harrington +50000
Scott Harrington +50000
John Kelly +50000
Satoshi Kodaira +50000
Kyoung-hoon Lee +50000
Jamie Lovemark +50000
William McGirt +50000
Sean O’Hair +50000
Ted Potter Jr. +50000
Davis Riley +50000
Robert Streb +50000
Sung Kang +50000
Hudson Swafford +50000
Kevin Tway +50000
Camilo Villegas +50000
Jimmy Walker +50000
Michael Kim +10000
Hunter Mahan +10000
Jesse Mueller +10000
Grayson Murray +10000
Kevin Stadler +10000
Martin Trainer +10000
Bo Van Pelt +10000