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2021 Farmers Insurance Open Odds: Rahm on Top

When it comes to Farmers Insurance Open Odds, Jon Rahm is the betting favorite.

The PGA Tour continues its California trek this week with a star-studded field at the Farmers Insurance Open taking place at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

At Bovada, Jon Rahm is the +700 favorite, with Rory McIlroy (+800), Xander Schauffele (+1200), Tony Finau (+2000), Harris English (+2500), Matthew Wolff (+2500), Patrick Reed (+2500), Hideki Matsuyama (+2800), Sungjae Im (+2800) and Adam Scott (+3300) accompanying him at the top of the oddsboard.

Here’s a look at the golfers with the likeliest odds to emerge triumphant this week:

Who is Favored to Win the Farmers Insurance Open?

2021 Farmers Insurance Open Odds
GolferOdds
Jon Rahm+700
Rory McIlroy+800
Xander Schauffele+1200
Tony Finau+2000
Harris English+2500
Hideki Matsuyama+2500
Patrick Reed+2500
Sungjae Im+2800
Hideki Matsuyama+2800
Adam Scott+3300
Brooks Koepka+3300
Jason Day+3300
Marc Leishman+3300
Scottie Scheffler+3300
Viktor Hovland+3300
Bubba Watson+4000
Si Woo Kim+4000
Cameron Davis+5000
Cameron Smith+5000
Gary Woodland+5000

Odds as of January 28 at Bovada

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Course and Tournament Information

  • Courses: Torrey Pines Golf Club (South) & Torrey Pines Golf Club (North)
  • Location: La Jolla, California
  • Dates: January 28-31, 2021
  • Par: 72 (South Course), 72 (North Course)
  • Yardage: 7,765 yards (South Course), 7,765 yards (North Course)
  • Purse: $7.5 million

Can Leishman Go Back to Back?

Marc Leishman notched his fifth PGA Tour victory at the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open due in large part to a fantastic 65 on Sunday, tied for the round of the day at the South Course. 

The Aussie made five birdies on the front nine to pull away from the challengers, but made things interesting after bogeying the par-4 17th. Leishman knocked a wedge shot from 83 yards to just six feet on the 72nd hole and drained the birdie to pull ahead of Rahm. 

Leishman will be looking to become the event’s fourth back-to-back winner. Only Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and J.C. Snead have accomplished the feat.

Two-time Farmers Insurance Open champion Brandt Snedeker finished T-3 alongside McIlroy a year ago, with Tom Hoge placing fifth. The North Course is used for the first two rounds of the event, while the South Course hosts the final two.

Plenty of Talent Descending on Torrey Pines

Woods, a seven-time winner at the Farmers Insurance Open, won’t be teeing it up this week while recovering from back surgery, but there’s no shortage of big names in the field. 

Jason Day and McIlroy are making their calendar debuts this week, with Jordan Spieth also making his first start of 2021. Spieth hasn’t won on the tour since 2017 and is seeking to get back to the form he displayed when he came on the professional scene. 

After withdrawing from the American Express last week with a tweaked back, Rahm is set to return to action at Torrey Pines. The Spaniard won the Farmers in 2017. Three golfers in the top 10 of the FedExCup standings will be in attendance.

Farmers Insurance Open Picks

Patrick Reed +2500

Betting on Reed is the definition of a boom-or-bust option. He’s either going to be in contention on Sunday or missing the cut entirely. If you pick your spots with him, though, it can lead to profitable results.

That’s the spot the American is in this week. Reed has placed in the top 15 at the Farmers Insurance Open each of the last two years. He missed the cut at the American Express, but I’m expecting a solid bounce-back showing this week at a course that suits him.

Ryan Palmer +5000

Palmer has played 14 rounds at Torrey Pines South and is averaging a stroke gained on the field per approach, the most of any player at the South Course outside of Leishman. 

Palmer is in fantastic form right now and has been especially hot with the putter. Since mid-October, he has posted T-34, T-17, T-4, T-10, 4th and T-41. A poor performance in the final round of the Sony Open might deter some bettors, but the value is certainly there at +5000.


Props

Golf is unique for many reasons, but one of them is the significant number of betting props available at weekly tournaments. The Farmers Insurance Open is no different.

Sportsbooks are offering odds on things like whether there will be a hole-in-one, OVER/UNDERs on the winning score for the eventual champion and odds on which players from specific countries will have the lowest score, to name a few.

Like other sports, betting on props is a fun and unique way to enhance your golf gambling experience.

Live Betting

Live Betting is arguably one of the most exciting ways to bet on golf. If the player you placed a pre-tournament bet on is out of the running at any point during the Farmers Insurance Open, you can bet on another golfer as the days go by and have another stake in the game.

If there are only a few men in the hunt on the final day, the odds likely won’t be significantly high, but your chances of winning are. We’ve seen this happen multiple times in the PGA Tour’s Return to Golf, as multiple tournaments have gone to a playoff.

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