Sony Open Betting Market Report: Abraham Ancer, Marc Leishman & Corey Conners Among Public’s Favorite Bets in Hawaii
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The PGA TOUR stays one more week in Hawaii where the betting public hopes Abraham Ancer can find success in the Sony Open.
Ancer is coming off a T35 in a 38-player field at the Tournament of Champions, but that hasn’t scared the public away.
According to data released by BetMGM on Wednesday, no golfer has taken more bets or money to win the Sony Open outright than Ancer at +3300.
Ancer shot 10-under at the ToC, 24 shots behind the winner Cam Smith, who is the betting favorite at the Sony. He missed the cut last year at this event and finished T29 in 2019. But Ancer was a popular play among bettors in 2021, cashing his first career win on the TOUR in August at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
While Ancer’s course history isn’t ideal, Leishman’s is a big reason why bettors are backing the Australian. Leishman (+2000) finished T4 in 2021, T28 in 2020 and T3 in 2019. He also played last week’s Tournament of Champions, finishing T10.
Leishman is second this week in total bets and total dollars in the outright market.
Keeping with the international flavor, Canadian Corey Conners is the third-most bet golfer this week. Conners, the No. 38-ranked player in the world, finished the 2020-21 season with three top-15 results in his last six events. Conners is +2200 to win the tournament.
Conners is fourth in dollars wagered, behind Kevin Kisner. The action on Kisner (+3300) makes him the third-biggest liability to BetMGM. Kisner was T4 in 2020, finishing two shots back of the sudden-death pairing of Smith and Brendan Steele.
Rounding out the top-10 for most bets to win the Sony Open at BetMGM are Hideki Matsuyama (+1400), Smith (+900), Sungjae Im (+1600), Kevin Na (+2500), Webb Simpson (+1200) and Matt Jones (+4000).