Home Golf 2021 Palmetto Championship Betting Odds & Picks

2021 Palmetto Championship Betting Odds & Picks

The Palmetto Championship is a one-time replacement to the RBC Canadian Open, but if the course in Gillisonville, South Carolina is received well by the players and the fans, we could see the PGA Tour make a spot for Congaree Golf Club on the calendar.

COVID-19 restrictions prevent the players from heading up to Canada without ample quarantine time, so that opened the door for this new event down in the Palmetto State. Not much is known publicly about Congaree Golf Club, so this will be a new look for the players and also the PGA Tour.

As the last event before the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, we have a few big names, but this is a pretty weak field overall that will play in the heat and humidity of the south and then fly west to San Diego.

Odds are from MyBookie Sportsbook at the bottom of the article for the first Palmetto Championship.

Palmetto Championship Field & Betting Odds

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka are the +800 co-favorites for the Palmetto Championship. DJ isn’t in very good form, but he’s a South Carolina guy and has maybe had some level of exposure to this course. Koepka came out of seemingly nowhere in his third start since knee surgery to finish runner-up at the PGA Championship. It makes sense that he would test his knee and shake off the rust this week.

Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Tommy Fleetwood are all in the field, ranging from +1600 to +2000. Sungjae Im is also +2000. Otherwise, you’re getting guys like Branden Grace, Harris English, Patton Kizzire, Ian Poulter, Alex Noren, Keith Mitchell, and Garrick Higgo in the 28/1 to 33/1 range.

This will be a tough handicap, especially if you don’t like playing chalk.

Congaree Golf Club Profile

This is a long course that will play as a par 71. It is going to play over 7,650 yards in length and is short one par 5. There are two 500-yard par 4s on the course. It is entirely possible that this week is a trial run for a Presidents Cup down the line, so the course should be at its best.

The aerial views of the course show a lot of different and challenging hole formats. Some holes are tree-lined and pretty narrow. Others are wide open, but with a lot of waste areas with all the dirt and pine of the south. The bunkers are like flat swaths of land, so they don’t have high faces or anything like that.

It will be hot, humid, and probably pretty buggy at the course. There is a chance of rain every day in the forecast. If it happens, the course will play very long. If it doesn’t, fairways will hard and the green complexes will be fast and firm. The weather will play a big role this week.

Yay or Neigh?

Our Horse for Course section usually has past results of players at a given event. This week, we have no course history. This course is about a half hour north of Savannah, GA, so it’s fair to assume that some of the local residents of SC/GA have played here at least a time or two.

There are some Clemson golfers like Doc Redman, Lucas Glover, and Bryson Nimmer that have probably seen the course. Glover has played there a lot.

JT Poston’s swing coach has a lot to do with the charity events at the course as the Director of Golf for the Congaree Foundation. Poston is regarded as a really good putter, but the other parts of his game are major question marks.

The obvious comparisons to make to Congaree would be places like Harbour Town at Hilton Head, Kiawah Island, Sea Island, etc. It has also been described as being a lot like courses in Australia or South Africa.

Recent Form

DJ has not been in very good form. He’s only played one event in the last five weeks and missed the cut at the PGA Championship. He’s been outside the top 10 in his last four events. Koepka missed cuts at The Masters and the AT&T Byron Nelson before his stunning runner-up at the PGA.

The top players really aren’t in good form. Ty Hatton was 38th at the PGA, his only event in the last six weeks. Matt Fitzpatrick was 23rd at the PGA and has missed two cuts otherwise, including last week, in the last two months. Sungjae Im has missed three of the last four cuts. Harris English has one finish inside the top 15 in his last four events. Tommy Fleetwood has missed two of the last three cuts. Kevin Kisner missed five cuts in a row before finishing 40th at the Charles Schwab.

How about some good news? Garrick Higgo has two wins and two other top-eight finishes in his last four events, but those weren’t PGA Tour events. Ian Poulter was third two weeks ago and 30th at the PGA Championship. He might be a good look this week.

Charley Hoffman was 57th last week after finishing in the top 20 in six straight events and seven of eight. Branden Grace was fourth last week. Lucas Glover was eighth two weeks ago.

There really aren’t a lot of guys in great form here and this is a pretty weak field.

Palmetto Championship Picks

Lucas Glover gets the call here at 45/1. He had a good season last year from a ball-striking standpoint and seems to be getting into a new form cycle. Glover also knows the course well and has played a lot of similar courses throughout his career down in the southeast.

Rory Sabbatini isn’t in great form, but at +9000, this seems like a decent course fit for him. This course is a lot like flat, drier courses we’ve seen on the European Tour, in Australia, or in South Africa.

It’s a tough handicap. Look to bet some matchups on the weekend.

Coverage of the Palmetto Championship will be on Golf Channel and CBS.

GET A 100% DEPOSIT MATCH BONUS FROM MYBOOKIE SPORTSBOOK

DUSTIN JOHNSON +800
BROOKS KOEPKA +800
TYRRELL HATTON +1600
MATT FITZPATRICK +1800
TOMMY FLEETWOOD +2000
SUNGJAE IM +2000
BRANDEN GRACE +2800
HARRIS ENGLISH +2800
PATTON KIZZIRE +3300
IAN POULTER +3300
ALEX NOREN +3300
KEITH MITCHELL +3300
GARRICK HIGGO +3300
BRANDT SNEDEKER +4500
LUCAS GLOVER +4500
HAROLD VARNER III +5000
JHONATTAN VEGAS +5000
RUSSELL KNOX +6000
KEVIN KISNER +6000
BEN MARTIN +6000
C.T. PAN +6000
DANNY WILLETT +6000
RAFAEL CABRERA BELLO +6600
DOC REDMAN +6600
MARTIN LAIRD +6600
PAT PEREZ +6600
SCOTT STALLINGS +7000
LUKE LIST +7500
VINCENT WHALEY +7500
MATTHEW NESMITH +8000
ERIK VAN ROOYEN +8000
CAMILO VILLEGAS +8000
RORY SABBATINI +9000
BO HOAG +9000
SEPP STRAKA +10000
SEAMUS POWER +10000
BYEONG-HUN AN +10000
RICHY WERENSKI +11000
DAVID LIPSKY +11000
SCOTT PIERCY +11000
JASON DUFNER +11000
PATRICK RODGERS +11000
TOM LEWIS +12500
WILCO NIENABER +12500
SUNG KANG +12500
J.T. POSTON +12500
HANK LEBIODA +12500
PETER UIHLEIN +12500
ADAM SCHENK +12500
BRIAN STUARD +12500
BRONSON BURGOON +12500
JOHN PAK +12500
SATOSHI KODAIRA +12500
BRICE GARNETT +12500
DAVID THOMPSON +14000
PADRAIG HARRINGTON +14000
NATE LASHLEY +14000
ANDREW PUTNAM +14000
VAUGHN TAYLOR +15000
JOSEPH BRAMLETT +15000
JAMES HAHN +15000
NICK TAYLOR +15000
HENRIK NORLANDER +15000
JOHN HUH +16000
KEVIN CHAPPELL +16000
ROBBY SHELTON +16000
DANNY LEE +17500
MARK HUBBARD +17500
KRAMER HICKOK +17500
J.J. SPAUN +17500
ROGER SLOAN +17500
CHASE SEIFFERT +17500
SAM RYDER +20000
COLE HAMMER +20000
CAMERON PERCY +20000
LUKE DONALD +20000
TYLER MCCUMBER +20000
TED POTTER JR +20000
CHESSON HADLEY +20000
SEAN OHAIR +20000
ANIRBAN LAHIRI +20000
BEAU HOSSLER +20000
XINJUN ZHANG +22500
CHEZ REAVIE +22500
SCOTT BROWN +22500
MICHAEL GLIGIC +22500
RAFAEL CAMPOS +25000
J.B. HOLMES +25000
WILL GORDON +25000
WES ROACH +25000
D.J. TRAHAN +25000
ROB OPPENHEIM +27500
PETER MALNATI +27500
GRAYSON MURRAY +27500
TYLER DUNCAN +30000
AARON BADDELEY +30000
ROBERTO CASTRO +30000
FABIAN GOMEZ +30000
KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT +30000
BRIAN GAY +30000
JOSH TEATER +30000
KRIS VENTURA +30000
NELSON LEDESMA +30000
RYAN ARMOUR +30000
HUDSON SWAFFORD +30000
BO VAN PELT +30000
DAVID LINGMERTH +35000
KEVIN TWAY +35000
AUSTIN COOK +35000
BRYSON NIMMER +35000
DAVID HEARN +35000
JOHNSON WAGNER +35000
ZACK SUCHER +35000
MARK ANDERSON +40000
SCOTT HARRINGTON +40000
LUCAS BJERREGAARD +40000
GREG CHALMERS +40000
RHEIN GIBSON +40000
RYAN BREHM +40000
JONAS BLIXT +50000
RYAN BLAUM +50000
BILL HAAS +50000
ANDRES ROMERO +50000
SEBASTIAN CAPPELEN +50000
SHAWN STEFANI +50000
CODY BLICK +60000
JONATHAN BYRD +60000
HUNTER MAHAN +60000
NICK WATNEY +75000
MICHAEL GELLERMAN +75000
SMYLIE KAUFMAN +75000
GEORGE MCNEILL +75000
BEN TAYLOR +75000
ARJUN ATWAL +75000
MICHAEL KIM +75000
KEVIN STADLER +75000
JIM KNOUS +100000
ROBERT GARRIGUS +100000
DEREK ERNST +100000
WILLIAM MCGIRT +100000
D.A. POINTS +100000
MATT EVERY +100000
CHARLIE BELJAN +100000
BRANT PEAPER +100000
BROC EVERETT +100000
CHRIS BAKER +100000
TAIN LEE +100000
DOMINIC BOZZELLI +100000
MARTIN TRAINER +100000
RICKY BARNES +100000
RICHARD JOHNSON +150000
JOHN ROLLINS +150000
PARKER MCLACHLIN +150000
KELLY MITCHUM +150000
J.J. HENRY +150000
HARRISON FRAZAR +150000

 

Related Stories

Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox