Boeing Classic Odds Favor Jim Furyk Over Jerry Kelly

The 2021 PGA TOUR Champions continues this week as golf’s best players over 50 will duke it out at the 2021 Boeing Classic. Fans are more excited than usual about the tournament considering the 2020 edition of it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event will be held from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22 and will take place at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Washington.

Jim Furyk will enter this year’s Boeing Classic as the favorite to win it all at +400 odds, according to BetOnline. Having just turned 50 years old last year, Furyk is relatively new to the PGA TOUR Champions with his debut coming back in August 2020. Nevertheless, has looked great so far. Of the 17 events he’s competed in, Furyk has placed top 10 in 10 different contests. More notably, he’s also won three tournaments on the tour, with his most recent being when he captured the 2021 U.S. Senior Open Championship last month.

All in all, it’s hard to doubt Furyk’s chances of success. He hasn’t finished worse than T-19th on the current tour, which shows how consistent he’s been. Nobody is playing better than him and unless there’s a major shock, Furyk should be in the fight for the Boeing Classic right until the end.

2021 Boeing Classic Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • Jim Furyk (+400)
  • Jerry Kelly (+900)
  • Fred Couples (+1000)
  • Bernhard Langer (+1100)
  • Kevin Sutherland (+1100)
  • Mike Weir (+1200)
  • Ernie Els (+1800)
  • Alex Cejka (+2200)
  • Brandt Jobe (+2500)
  • David Toms (+2500)
  • Doug Barron (+2500)
  • Rod Pampling (+2500)
  • Darren Clarke (+3300)
  • Robert Karlsson (+3300)
  • Scott Parel (+3300)

Complete odds list available at BetOnline.ag.

Kelly Enters Snoqualmie with Second-Best Odds

At +900 odds, 54-year-old Jerry Kelly has the second-best shot at winning the 2021 Boeing Classic. He’s no stranger when it comes to golfing in Snoqualmie. After all, Kelly has competed at the Boeing Classic three times in the past, having won it all back in 2017 when he shot 19 under par. While he hasn’t won it since, he did place 11th and 3rd at the last two events, respectively.

Kelly is also someone who is riding some momentum from the current tour into the Boeing Classic this week. He’s placed top 25 in 21 out of the 27 events that he’s competed in and has won two of those tournaments. Considering how he’s also finished inside of the top 10 in each of his last four competitions, odds are pretty good that Kelly will remain competitive throughout the upcoming tournament. Only time will tell if it’s enough to join Bernhard Langer and Tom Kite as the only other golfers to win it twice.

Brandt Jobe Boeing Classic Odds

In 2019, Freddy Couples (+1000), who hails from Seattle, looked like he was going to win the Boeing Classic in front of a hometown crowd. Unfortunately for him, Brandt Jobe had other plans. Jobe scored a 63 in the final round of the tournament to win it all, beating out Couples by three strokes.

Fast forward to this year’s event and Jobe has just +2500 odds to win again. While those odds are tied for ninth-best, the 56-year-old has yet to win a tournament this year. His best finish came when he tied for third at last week’s Shaw Charity Classic, so it will be interesting to see how he carries that momentum over to the Boeing Classic. No other golfer has won the event twice in a row before, so perhaps the idea of creating history will be enough to give Jobe an extra boost.

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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.