2021 Honda Classic Betting Guide: Berger Favored to Win Tournament

After the conclusion of this year’s Players Championship, PGA bettors are turning their attention to the next tournament: the 2021 Honda Classic. As usual, golfers will head to the Champion Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Gardens, Florida for the 15th straight year.

With the 2021 Honda Classic being only days away, sports bettors are turning their attention to who has the best odds to win it all. Daniel Berger is favored to win the tournament, according to Bovada. The sportsbook is listing him at +1000 to win.

Sungjae Im won the 2020 Honda Classic and enters the tournament at +1200. Some other notable odds include Joaquin Niemann (+1600), Adam Scott (+2500), and Doug Ghim (+5000).

2021 Honda Classic Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Tuesday, March 16

  • Daniel Berger +1000
  • Sungjae Im +1200
  • Joaquin Niemann +1600
  • Lee Westwood +2000
  • Adam Scott +2500
  • Shane Lowry +2500
  • Russell Henley +2800
  • Talor Gooch +2800
  • Chris Kirk +3300
  • Brendan Steele +4000
  • Cameron Davis +4000
  • Cameron Tringale +4000
  • Byeong-Hun An +5000
  • Doug Ghim +5000
  • Dylan Frittelli +5000
  • J.T. Poston +5000
  • Keegan Bradley +5000
  • Martin Kaymer +5000
  • Matt Wallace +5000
  • Rickie Fowler +5000
  • Chez Reavie +6600

2021 Honda Classic General Information

As mentioned before, this is the 15th time that The Honda Classic will be played on the Champion Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa. The course includes the infamous “Bear Trap,” the name given to holes 15 to 17. Some experts call the “Bear Trap” one of the hardest three-hole stretches on the PGA Tour. Many golfers have fallen victim to sand traps and water hazards.

The 2021 Honda Classic begins on Thursday, March 18 and concludes on Sunday, March 21. It’s also one of the last chances for golfers to pick up momentum heading into next month’s Masters Tournament.

2021 Honda Classic Preview: A Look at the Odds

At +1000, Daniel Berger is the favorite to win the 2021 Honda Classic. He’s been playing well as of late, winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am back in February. Just last week he finished 9th at the Players Championship and will look to continue his momentum. However, despite him being the favorite this week, that doesn’t mean Berger is a lock to win.

Berger has been playing with a rib injury as of late. After competing at the PLAYERS, he said that he was “kind of struggling” with his injury. He even went as far as saying that he was surprised he finished the tournament. Berger had an MRI for his injury on March 15, so keep that in mind before wagering on him.

While Sungjae Im (+1200) has the second-best odds to win the 2021 Honda Classic, keep in mind that he’s been inconsistent this season. He’s competed in 16 events in the 2021 PGA Season, finishing above 17th-place just four times. Yes, he may have won the tournament last year, but that won’t mean anything if he continues playing as he has as of late.

Adam Scott (+2500) is another interesting option. Bovada has given him top-5 odds to win the 2021 Honda Classic even though he hasn’t played well this season. In nine events, Scott has only finished in the top-10 once and has seven finishes at 32nd or worse.

2021 Honda Classic Betting Information

If wagering on the 2021 Honda Classic seems right for you, it’s time to sign up for a sportsbook if you don’t have one. Once you have an account, you may run into some terms you’re unfamiliar with. Below is a breakdown of the types of PGA bets you may run into.

Futures

A future bet is when you’re wagering on something that is days, weeks or months away from happening. In this case, choosing is the winner of the Honda Classic is a future bet. The important thing to remember is that future odds can change each day, so make sure you stay up to date.

Point Spread

A point spread bet is another popular market for golf bettors. Usually, it has to do with a number of strokes. For example, a golfer may be favored to win a match-up by 2.5 strokes. To “cover the spread,” they need to win by three strokes or more. If you don’t think they can do that, you would choose the other golfer.

Moneyline

A moneyline bet is simple: all you have to do is choose the outright winner in a scenario.

Prop Bets

A prop bet is a type of market that doesn’t always deal with the outcome of an event or match-up. Prop bets can range from choosing the nationality of the 2021 Honda Classic winner to guessing how many holes in one will happen at a tournament.

Live Bets

What a live bet looks like can vary depending on which sportsbook you’re using, but one thing remains the same: it’s live. That means, if living betting is for you, you’ll be wagering on different scenarios while The Honda Classic is happening.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.