DeChambeau Has Sportsbooks Adjusting Odds
Golf remains one of the only live sports that has resumed in the United States, and sportsbooks are seeing plenty of betting action for each event. Sportsbooks throughout the country have future odds listed for each of the three majors set to be played this season, and these odds have been changing quickly.
Bryson DeChambeau just won the Rocket Mortgage Classic this past weekend, and he did so in convincing fashion. DeChambeau has been on fire since the PGA Tour resumed, and that has sportsbooks around the country changing the odds for the young golfer.
DeChambeau has climbed up to No. 7 in the World Golf Rankings, and he is now seen as a favorite to contend in each of the Major tournaments set to be played this year. Some sportsbooks now list DeChambeau as the favorite to win each of the majors, replacing Rory McIlroy, who was the leader.
The Open Championship will not be played this year, but the three major tournaments set to take place in the US will be played this fall. Sportsbooks are trying to lower their liability by changing the odds in an effort to draw some betting attention away from DeChambeau.
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New-Look DeChambeau Changing the Game
During the PGA Tour suspension, DeChambeau used that time to change his body, and in turn, change the way he plays. DeChambeau added 40 pounds to his frame during the suspension, and it has allowed him to add plenty of distance to his driving average.
DeChambeau is shortening each course that he has played at by routinely hitting drives over 340 yards. He leads the PGA Tour in average driving distance since the return, and that has helped him put up some great scores.
The young golfer is a combined -69 under par in the four tournaments that he has played in since the PGA Tour came back. His worst finish was a tie for eighth place, but he is averaging 66.43 strokes per round.
DeChambeau still has some work to do in other parts of his game, but his new style of play should give him a great chance in the three major tournaments.
Rory McIlroy will be looking for a win at the 2020 Masters to complete the career Grand Slam. McIlroy has already won four major tournaments but has yet to come out on top at Augusta National.
Phil Mickelson is also looking to complete the career Grand Slam with a victory at the US Open. Mickelson blew a late lead in the last US Open held at Winged Foot back in 2006, and he will be looking for some revenge.
DeChambeau might be considered one of the best in the game at this time, but he has struggled at major tournaments throughout his career. DeChambeau has made the cut just eight times in his 14 career starts at a major, and has zero top-10 finishes.
FanDuel Odds For Each Major
Even though DeChambeau is now listed as a favorite at some sportsbooks, FanDuel still does not have him listed as a favorite in any of the upcoming major tournaments. Rory McIlroy is still considered to be the favorite, although the odds for DeChambeau have jumped of late.
Here are the top five golfers for each of the upcoming majors.
- Rory McIlroy +700
- Bryson DeChambeau +1100
- Brooks Koepka +1200
- Dustin Johnson +1200
- Jon Rahm +1200
- Justin Thomas +1200
- Rory McIlroy +900
- Brooks Koepka +1000
- Dustin Johnson +1000
- Bryson DeChambeau +1400
- Tiger Woods +1400
- Rory McIlroy +600
- Jon Rahm +1100
- Brooks Koepka +1200
- Bryson DeChambeau +1200
- Tiger Woods +1200