Hero World Challenge Market Report: Justin Thomas, Tony Finau & More Attract Bettors in Bahamas
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Justin Thomas.
The best golfers in the world are back in action this week, as they head to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. With just 20 players in the tournament, it is the smallest field of the PGA Tour season.
World ranking points and FedEx Cup points will still be up for grabs, as six of the world's top 10 players are in the field. Tiger Woods, the tournament host, was originally in the field but had to withdraw on Monday after developing plantar fasciitis.
There are still plenty of bettors getting in on the action.
The biggest liability for BetMGM this week is Justin Thomas, who's receiving 11.2% of the bets and 12.3% of the money. However, his odds have actually moved in the opposite direction. He has gone from +1100 to +1200 to win the tournament at BetMGM.
The other major liability is Tony Finau. One of the hottest golfers in the world is getting 9.7% of the tickets and accounts for 14.2% of the handle. Finau's odds have gone from +1000 to +900, making him the third-shortest favorite in the tournament.
Cameron Young is also seeing some significant interest from bettors. He's the third-biggest liability at BetMGM with 6.2% of the bets and 10.2% of the money.
The favorite this week is Jon Rahm at +500. He's not getting much action at BetMGM with just 6.9% of the tickets and 5.6% of the money.
The other top favorite at +700 is Scottie Scheffler, who opened this week at +750 and has received 7.7% of the bets and 4% of the money.
It should be a great week to watch the stars back in action.