The 2022 PGA Tour Champions season rolls on this week as the Mitsubishi Electric Championship is on the horizon. Some of the tour’s best golfers will take to the Hualalai Golf Course in Kaupulehu, Hawaii to compete in the event, which starts on Thursday, January 20 before concluding on Saturday, January 22.
Last year’s 72-par event was won by North Ireland’s Darren Clarke, who defeated Retief Goosen by two strokes for the victory. However, sportsbooks like BetOnline aren’t favoring Clarke to repeat as champion. Instead, that honor goes to Jim Furyk, who has +450 odds to win the Mitsubishi Electric Championship this week.
This year marks Furyk’s second time competing at the Hualalai Golf Course. The 51-year-old made his debut last year, placing ninth after shooting 11-under-par. While it wasn’t enough to win, it showed that the veteran didn’t need prior experience to compete with the best of the field.
Furyk went on to have a tremendous 2021 tour, resulting in three victories, as well as finishing inside of the top-25 in each of his 26 outings. It’s just hard to find anyone who’s as consistent as him, which is why he’s a threat to win the 2022 Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
He’ll also be looking to rebound following a T-42nd performance at the PGA TOUR’s Sony Open last weekend. Nevertheless, he did have a hole-in-one at the event, so it'll be interesting to see if he can build off that moment.
Steven Alker Mitsubishi Electric Championship Odds
One golfer who’ll be making his Mitsubishi Electric Championship debut is none other than Steven Alker. Despite his lack of experience at the event, BetOnline has given him the second-best odds (+650) to win it all.
Known for his work on the Korn Ferry Tour, the 50-year-old first made his PGA Tour Champions debut last year. He competed in a total of 10 events, placing 10th or better in nine of them. However, none of his performances was better than when he won the TimberTech Championship back in November.
Alker has yet to compete hasn’t competed at an event in around two months, so only time will tell how he looks this week. Keeping that in mind, he’s already shown that he has the potential to dominate any given PGA Tour Champions tournament and that’ll be put to the test in just over 24 hours.
Miguel Angel Jimenez Odds
Spanish golfing icon Miguel Angel Jimenez is another veteran competing for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship this week. Unlike his fellow competitors, Jimenez actually has won the tournament twice in the past.
The 58-year-old first won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in 2015, finishing two strokes ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer (+900). Jimenez then went on to win the tournament for a second time in 2020, defeating Fred Couples and Ernie Els in a three-way playoff. Aside from those victories, Jimenez has never finished worse than 25th in his seven outings to the Hualalai Golf Course.
Now, Jimenez has a chance to enter the history books. If he’s victorious this week, he’ll join Langer as the only other golfer in Mitsubishi Electric Championship history to win the event three times. With such a big accolade on the line, don’t be surprised if Jimenez is in it right until the end.
2022 Mitsubishi Electric Championship Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Wednesday, January 19
- Jim Furyk (+450)
- Steven Alker (+650)
- Miguel Angel Jimenez (+800)
- Bernhard Langer (+900)
- Ernie Els (+1200)
- Retief Goosen (+1600)
- David Toms (+1800)
- K.J. Choi (+1800)
- Darren Clarke (+1800)
- Doug Barron (+2000)
- Alex Cejka (+2000)
- Jerry Kelly (+2000)
- Mike Weir (+2800)
- Scott Parel (+3000)
- Rod Pampling (+3500)
- Vijay Singh (+4000)
- Stephen Ames (+4500)
- Paul Broadhurst (+5000)
- Ken Tanigawa (+6600)
- Joe Durant (+6600)
- Tom Lehman (+6600)
The complete and most up-to-date odds list is available on BetOnline.ag.