Because of John Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau being disqualified, Summer Olympics betting golf dynamics have changed. Rahm and DeChambeau failed their COVID-19 tests. Thus, Collin Morikawa is the new betting favorite for Olympic gold. But with a loaded field of the best players in the world, there are plenty of choices.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics features a 72-hole individual stroke play event. Each player will play all four rounds as there are not cuts in Olympic golf. Kasumigaseki Country Club East Course is the Men’sOlympic Golf venue. It is 7466 yards in length with a par 71.
When and Where to Watch The Olympic Championship
Men’s Olympic Golf will take place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club East Course is the venue. It is 7466 yards in length with a par 71. The event runs from Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, July 31. Live coverage is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. each day, with television coverage on the Golf Channel.
Odds to Win the Men’s Olympic Golf Championship
Collin Morikawa 7/1
Xander Schauffele 9/1
Justin Thomas 9/1
Rory McIlroy 11/1
Hideki Matsuyama 12/1
Viktor Hovland 12/1
Paul Casey 16/1
Patrick Reed 18/1
Cameron Smith 20/1
Shane Lowry 20/1
Joaquin Niemann 20/1
Corey Conners 22/1
Abraham Ancer 22/1
Christian Bezuidenhout 28/1
Sungjae Im 28/1
Tommy Fleetwood 28/1
March Leishman 28/1
All Other Players 45/1 or Higher
(Odds courtesy of BookMaker.eu as of 8:58 am ET)
There will be plenty of name-brand firepower in this event. Collin Morikawa is fresh on everyone’s mind as the recent winner of The Open. Morikawa has developed a reputation with gamblers as a big game hunter after winning the PGA Championship last year.
Meanwhile, Xander Schauffele is one of the biggest names on the board. Gamblers appreciate his remarkable consistency through the years. The same can be said for Justin Thomas, who carries plenty of name recognition for casual bettors.
Few golfers are as popular or a bigger brand than Rory McIlroy. He is one of the players in the Olympic Golf field that nearly everyone has heard of, even if they don’t regularly bet on golf.
Perhaps the sentimental favorite for gamblers will be Japan’s own Hideki Matsuyama. Then 2021 Masters champion will be playing as Japan’s favorite son.
Collin Morikawa is third on the Official World Golf Ranking. Of course, his win at 149th Open in July makes him an instant favorite. Morikawa has been idle since winning the second major tournament of his career. Last year he won the PGA Championship for his first-ever major title. Morikawa is in good form, with finishes of 4th place or better in three of his more recent four events.
Fifth on the Official World Golf Ranking is Xander Schauffele. Late on, Schauffele has finished 11th or higher in three of his previous four events. Schauffele’s most recent win was the TOUR Championship – 72 Hole Scores.
Entering the Tokyo Games, Justin Thomas is ranked 4th on the Official World Golf Ranking. Thomas bombed out at The Open with a 40th place finish. In fact, Thomas is mired in a horrible Online betting slump. Only one of his last ten tournaments ended in a top ten finish. Thomas last won at THE PLAYERS Championship.
Another big-name golfer that is struggling for consistency is Rory McIlroy. Concurrently, McIlroy is ranked 13th on the Official World Golf Ranking. In his last ten tournaments, McIlroy has only two top-10 finishes. By contrast, McIlroy did win the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this year.
And then there is the homeland hero Hideki Matsuyama. Japan’s favorite son has a current 20th place on the Official World Golf Ranking. Most important of all, Matsuyama won the Masters Tournament in April. But Matsuyama is suffering from a Green Jacket Hangover. His best finish was 23rd in the five tournaments that followed. In fact, the Masters win was likely a fluke. That was Matsuyama’s only top 13 finish in over a year.
Viktor Hovland enters the Olympics ranked 11th on the Official World Golf Ranking. He was the winner of the BMW International Open on June 27.
Men’s Olympic Golf Prediction
Our pick: Collin Morikawa 7/1
Collin Morikawa is in the best form for the Summer Olympic Games odds. Counter to that is a remaining field that is largely inconsistent in recent events.
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