It’s not every day that golf enthusiasts get to witness a new tournament being played. Fortunately, they’ll get a chance to experience the feeling during this week’s Palmetto Championship. The one-time event is replacing the RBC Canadian Open this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting border travel. Nevertheless, it should still be an exciting tournament.
The Palmetto Championship will take place from Thursday, June 10 to Sunday, June 13. It will be held at the Congaree Golf Club in Gillisonville, South Carolina and par will be 71 for the event. With that being said, fans are wondering who’ll end up as the tournament’s first and only winner.
As it stands, both Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson are the favorites to win the Palmetto Championship at +800 odds apiece, according to BetOnline. On one hand, you have Koepka who’s coming off of a 2nd-place finish at the 2021 PGA Championship on May 23. Not only that, but he has three top-3 finishes in his last six events, including when he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. At the same time, you could also point out that Koepka hasn’t made the cut in two of his last three tournaments, so it could possibly go either way in Gillisonville.
On the other hand, Johnson may surprise some people as a favorite. He only has one top-25 finish in his last seven events and hasn’t finished in the top-10 since February. He also failed to make the cut at the PGA Championship, so it’s not like he has momentum. Then again, it’s also likely because there aren’t a lot of high-end golfers in the tournament. Nevertheless, all cold streaks eventually do come to an end and Johnson has a chance to stop his at the first-ever Palmetto Championship.
2021 Palmetto Championship Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, June 8
- Brooks Koepka (+800)
- Dustin Johnson (+800)
- Tyrrell Hatton (+1200)
- Matt Fitzpatrick (+1400)
- Sungjae Im (+2000)
- Tommy Fleetwood (+2200)
- Harris English (+3000)
- Alex Noren (+3500)
Complete odds list available at BetOnline.ag.
Hatton Next Best Odds
At +1200, Tyrrell Hatton has the third-best odds to win the 2021 Palmetto Championship. The 29-year-old English golfer has been having a decent time on the 2021 PGA Tour. While he has yet to win a tournament this year, Hatton does have seven top-25 finishes in the 14 events that he’s competed in. He’s also shown that he can have some big performances when needed, having finished tied for 18th at the 2021 Masters Tournament and T-8th at the Zurich Class of New Orleans at the end of April. Without most of the more well-known names playing in South Carolina this week, this could be one of Hatton’s best opportunities to pick up his first win of the season.
Palmetto Championship Odds: Fitzpatrick Rounds Out Top-4
Matt Fitzpatrick (+1400) is another name to keep your eye on at the Palmetto Championship. The 26-year-old has competed in 15 events so far on the current tour, resulting in four top-10 finishes. Much like it is for Hatton, this week’s tournament is Fitzpatrick’s best opportunity to get his first win of the season. After being cut for last week’s Memorial Tournament, he’ll be looking to rebound in a big way at the Congaree Golf Club.