The inaugural Palmetto Championship gets underway on Thursday in Ridgeland, South Carolina at the acclaimed Conagree Golf Club.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka will headline the tour’s third stop in the Palmetto State in the last two months – the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head and PGA Championship at Kiawah Island were the others.
Additional top-50 ranked contenders include Tyrrell Hatton (No. 11), Matthew Fitzpatrick (No. 21), Sungjae Im (No. 25), Harris English (26), Tommy Fleetwood (32), and Kevin Kisner (50).
2021 Palmetto Championship
Top-5 Betting Favorites
1. Brooks Koepka (8-1)
1. Dustin Johnson (8-1)
3. Tyrrell Hatton (14-1)
4. Matt Fitzpatrick (18-1)
5. Tommy Fleetwood (20-1)
Palmetto Championship Bets
Brooks Koepka (+800) – The world No. 8 arrives at Congaree possibly looking for some answers after Sunday struggles at the recent PGA Championship, where he was just one off the 54-hole lead… Brooks’ knee issues have made him difficult to predict, as his last nine starts have comprised four missed cuts and a T38, but also a win and two runner-ups… It does not get much more boom-or-bust than that. Despite more off weeks than he is accustomed to, Koepka is third on Tour in strokes gained: total, and it is difficult to see him not making out well in this event, given that he actually cares to do well in it.
Harold Varner III (+600) – The 30-year-old Akron native finished T2 at South Carolina’s RBC Heritage less than two months ago, and has done enough to sit at a respectable 79th in the OWGR, a ranking beaten by only a handful of players in this week’s field… Varner III ranks 29th on Tour in strokes gained: tee-to-green, which tends to be a strong indicator of success.
Camilo Villegas (+800) – While the 2021 season has had no shortage of feel-good stories, we still feel that it could use a Camilo Villegas victory. The 39-year-old Colombian, looking for his first Tour victory since 2014, has missed the cut or withdrawn from 10 of 19 starts, but among those nine made cuts, he has finished inside the top 25 six times… With four weekends played in his last five starts, his 11th ranked Sunday scoring average could put him in excellent position this week.
Odds To Win: 2021 Palmetto Championship
Conagree Golf Club. Ridgeland, SC. June 10-13, 2021