2021 WGC-Workday Championship Odds: Dustin Johnson the Favorite at The Concession

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It isn’t every week that you get the top-15 players in the world in one field, but that’s what we’re dealing with for the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.

Barring something crazy, Dustin Johnson (+525, $10 bet wins $52.50) will be back in his perch as the betting favorite when things get started on Thursday. After lurking around the top of the leaderboard for the first three rounds at Riviera, Johnson showed he was mortal by shooting 1-over par on Sunday. The World No. 1 still managed to finish T8, giving him his ninth top-10 finish in his last 10 starts.

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While Jon Rahm is back as the second-favorite at +850, the rest of the top-5 on the board looks a little different from last week. Xander Schauffele (+1100), Patrick Cantlay (+1400) and Tony Finau (+1600) have hopped over Rory McIlroy (+1650) and Justin Thomas (+1850) after the former three each posted a top-15 finish at Riviera; meanwhile, McIlroy and Thomas both missed the cut.

Beyond the Top 5

Bettors won’t have any real course history to go off of at The Concession, but Bryson DeChambeau (+1850) could catch a little bit of hype even despite his MC at Riviera. DeChambeau won the NCAA Championship at The Concession back in 2015.

Daniel Berger checks in next at +2200 and is one of four recent winners listed between +2200 and +3150. The other three are Tyrrell Hatton (+2250), Brooks Koepka (+3000) and Patrick Reed (+3150). All four of those golfers are capable of storming this field, but Berger and Koepka could end up as the most popular plays in this range — which includes Viktor Hovland and Webb Simpson at +2250 — because Berger and Koepka are both Florida natives.

A 7-over Saturday doomed Joaquin Niemann (+3500) at Riviera, but bookmakers saw enough out of the young Chilean on Thursday and Friday to slash his price a bit from the 50/1 we saw last weekend. Niemann kicks off the “Young Gun Range,” followed up by Sungjae Im (+4500), Collin Morikawa (+4650) and Scottie Scheffler (+4650).


The Rest of the Oddsboard

Just because there’s so much talent at the top of the board doesn’t mean we can’t see a winner descend from the nosebleeds. 

The common narrative around last week’s Genesis Invitational was that the winner would come from the top of the board. There was basically a Major-level field for the Genesis, so it made sense that most bettors thought that one of the game’s elites would come out on top.

Golf is a funny little game, though, and it was Max Homa who ended up winning and cashing tickets in the +6000 to +7000 range. We could see a similar situation shake out this week as there are plenty of big names sitting between +5000 and +10000 (including Homa at +7000).

Tommy Fleetwood has yet to replicate his European success here in the States, but +5500 is a nice price on the Merseysider — especially since he’s probably buzzing after his beloved Everton ended their decade-long drought against Liverpool over the weekend.

It was just about six weeks ago that Harris English lifted the trophy at the Tournament of Champions, putting a nice bow on a terrific stretch of golf that dated back to the summer. English has fallen off the pace a bit since then, but he should have some backers at +6150 this week.

I’d also expect that Matthew Fitzpatrick (+7000) will be pretty popular relative to his price. Fitzpatrick was lurking around the leaderboard at Riviera until a sluggish Sunday did him in. The same is true of the well-coiffed Aussie, Cam Smith, who sits at +6600 after a fourth-place finish at The Genesis.

Smith and Fitzpatrick headline a tempting section of the board that also includes Will Zalatoris (+7000), Justin Rose (+7000) and Abraham Ancer (+8000).

That brings us to the triple-digits, where you can find a few volatile stars like Bubba Watson (+11000) and Shane Lowry (+12500), as well as some ascending European Tour stars like Bobby MacIntyre (+15000) and Victor Perez (+15000).

Check out the full betting odds (via DraftKings) below:

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2021 WGC-Workday Championship Odds

Player Odds
Dustin Johnson +525
Jon Rahm +850
Xander Schauffele +1100
Patrick Cantlay +1400
Tony Finau +1600
Rory McIlroy +1650
Bryson DeChambeau +1850
Justin Thomas +1850
Daniel Berger +2200
Tyrrell Hatton +2250
Viktor Hovland +2250
Webb Simpson +2250
Brooks Koepka +3000
Patrick Reed +3150
Joaquin Niemann +3500
Sungjae Im +4500
Collin Morikawa +4650
Tommy Fleetwood +5500
Ryan Palmer +5500
Scottie Scheffler +5500
Hideki Matsuyama +6150
Adam Scott +6600
Cameron Smith +6600
Jason Day +7000
Harris English +7000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +7000
Sergio Garcia +7000
Max Homa +7000
Jason Kokrak +7000
Kevin Kisner +10000
Billy Horschel +11000
Bubba Watson +11000
Matthew Wolff +11000
Mackenzie Hughes +12500
Marc Leishman +12500
Shane Lowry +12500
Kevin Na +12500
Carlos Ortiz +12500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Robert MacIntyre +15000
Victor Perez +15000
Brendon Todd +15000
Rasmus Hojgaard +17500
Andy Sullivan +20000
Lee Westwood +20000
Bernd Wiesberger +20000
Gary Woodland +20000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +25000
Laurie Canter +25000
Cameron Champ +25000
Thomas Detry +25000
Lucas Herbert +25000
Sebastian Munoz +25000
Sami Valimaki +30000
Erik van Rooyen +30000
David Lipsky +40000
Aaron Rai +40000
Jason Scrivener +40000
Min Woo Lee +50000
Yuki Inamori +75000
Chan Kim +75000
Wade Ormsby +100000
Brad Kennedy +150000
JC Ritchie +150000
Trevor Simsby +150000
Daniel van Tonder +150000
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