Patrick Reed Withdraws from Sony Open: Updated Odds Move Harris English Up
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The Sony Open oddsboard will look a little different at the top with Patrick Reed officially withdrawing from the tournament on Monday.
Reed opened as the second-favorite in the outright market at DraftKings with a 12-1 price behind only Webb Simpson (11-1).
Reed finished last week’s Tournament of Champions in tie for 21st, 10 strokes behind Harris English and Joaquin Niemann. English won the tournament in a playoff.
Expectations would’ve been high for Reed in Hawaii this week. He finished T-10 at the Masters in November and third at the DP World Tour Championship in December prior to the TOC. Reed missed the cut at last year’s Sony Open.
Michael Gellerman replaced Reed in the field.
English now becomes the second-favorite on the board behind Simpson. English originally opened at 14-1 but got a small bump to 13-1 on Monday afternoon.
Simpson and English are slightly ahead of Daniel Berger and Collin Morikawa, who are each 15-1 to win. Morikawa finished T-7 last week after entering the final round trailing by just one stroke.
Sungjae Im (20-1) and Hideki Matsuyama (22-1) are next, with Matsuyama looking for forget last week’s T-41. Abraham Ancer (25-1) is on Josh Perry’s betting card this week. Niemann comes in at 28-1 after his playoff loss to English.
Defending champion Cameron Smith is 30-1 at DraftKings as of Monday afternoon.
Viktor Hovland is another player to withdraw this week, making his decision on Sunday night. Aaron Baddeley took Hovland’s spot in the tournament.
Sean O’Hair, Steve Stricker and Sebastian Cappelen are the other three players to pull out of the field.