Vegas Odds: Rory, DJ Clear Favorites at WGC-HSBC Champions


As is the case with World Golf Championship events, this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions is limited to a field of only 78. But what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality, as the field in Shanghai, China will feature some of the world’s very best players – highlighted by eight of the Top 10 in the current world rankings.

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who finished 1-2 in the FedEx Cup playoffs, respectively, are listed as the clear favorites by Vegas Insiders – with McIlroy (9/2) pegged as an ever-so slight pick over DJ (5/1).

The 28-year-old McIlroy rebounded from a mediocre (by his standards) regular season to capture the FedEx Cup title with playoff wins in Boston and at East Lake. McIlroy has played well in his only two starts in Shanghai – a T11 last year and a T6 during the 2013-14 season.

DJ is coming off his best season as a Tour pro, and was recently named the Player of the Year. The 32-year-old, and World No. 2, won three events last season – one in each of the 3 elite series on Tour (WGCs, Majors, Playoffs). DJ has also played well in China with a win in 2014-15 and a T5 last year.

Rounding out the Top 5, but quite a bit behind, are Hideki Matsuyama (18/1), Henrik Stenson (20/1), and Paul Casey (20/1).

WGC-HSBC Champions Odds

Top 10

Rory McIlroy, 9/2
Dustin Johnson, 5/1
Hideki Matsuyama, 18/1
Henrik Stenson, 20/1
Paul Casey, 20/1
Adam Scott, 22/1
Justin Thomas, 24/1
Sergio Garcia, 28/1
Martin Kaymer, 30/1
Patrick Reed, 30/1
Rickie Fowler, 30/1

Second Tier

Brooks Koepka, 35/1
Bubba Watson, 35/1
Russell Knox, 40/1
Thomas Pieters, 40/1
Bernd Wiesberger, 45/1
Ryan Moore, 45/1
Alex Noren, 50/1
Charl Schwartzel, 55/1
Emiliano Grillo, 55/1
Francesco Molinari, 55/1
Matt Kuchar, 55/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello, 55/1

Good Payouts

Daniel Berger, 60/1
Louis Oosthuizen, 60/1
Alexander Levy, 65/1
Branden Grace, 65/1
Kevin Chappell, 65/1
Ross Fisher, 65/1
Scott Piercy, 65/1
Tyrrell Hatton, 65/1
Kevin Kisner, 70/1
Si Woo Kim, 70/1
Byeong Hun An, 85/1
Danny Willett, 85/1
Gary Woodland, 85/1
Jimmy Walker, 85/1
Kevin Na, 85/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick, 90/1

Long Shots

J B Holmes, 100/1
Lee Westwood, 100/1
Scott Hend, 110/1
Shane Lowry, 110/1
Richard Sterne, 120/1
Roberto Castro, 120/1
Andrew Johnston, 130/1
Bill Haas, 130/1
Chris Wood, 130/1
Jhonattan Vegas, 150/1

The Rest

Joost Luiten, 150/1
Soren Kjeldsen, 160/1
Jason Kokrak, 170/1
Richard Bland, 180/1
Haotong Li, 200/1
Thongchai Jaidee, 200/1
George Coetzee, 240/1
Gregory Bourdy, 250/1
Sean O’ Hair, 250/1
Hideto Tanihara, 300/1
Bradley Dredge, 350/1
K.T. Kim, 400/1
Marcus Fraser, 400/1
Rikard Karlberg, 400/1
Younghan Song, 400/1
Jeunghun Wang, 500/1
Soomin Lee, 500/1
Dean Burmester, 600/1
Shih-Chang Chan, 600/1
Miguel Tabuena, 650/1
Ashun Wu, 750/1
Hui-Lin Zhang, 750/1
Jacques Blaauw, 750/1
Jordan Zunic, 750/1
Matthew Millar, 750/1
Nathan Holman, 750/1
Wenchong Liang, 750/1
Xinjun Zhang, 750/1
Zecheng Dou, 750/1


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