The Ally Challenge Odds Favor Steve Stricker Over Jim Furyk

It’s another week, which means the 2021 PGA TOUR Champions continues after Rod Pampling won the Boening Classic over the weekend. Now, golfers will turn their attention to the next stop on the tour: the 2021 Ally Challenge. This is the fourth installment of the tournament and it’ll be held at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan from Friday, August 27 to Sunday, August 29.

BetOnline has released odds for The Ally Challenge and they’re currently favoring 54-year-old Steve Stricker to win it all at +400 odds. It’s hard to find someone who has been playing better on the current tour than Stricker has. He’s competed in 11 events so far this season, placing top-10 in nine of them — which isn’t even to mention his five top-3 finishes. He’s also won two tournaments this year, with the most recent being the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship back on June 27.

This week will be Stricker’s first time competing at The Ally Challenge, however, he likely has more momentum than anyone else who’ll be competing. It’s just hard to doubt the two-time PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year in any tournament that he enters and this one is no exception.

2021 The Ally Challenge Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 23

  • Steve Stricker (+400)
  • Jim Furyk (+550)
  • Jerry Kelly (+1100)
  • Retief Goosen (+1100)
  • Bernhard Langer (+1600)
  • Ernie Els (+1800)
  • Fred Couples (+1800)
  • Kevin Sutherland (+1800)
  • Rod Pampling (+1800)
  • Mike Weir (+2200)
  • Brandt Jobe (+2800)
  • David Toms (+2800)
  • Woody Austin (+3300)

Complete odds are available at BetOnline.ag.

Jim Furyk Searching for Second Tournament Victory

Last year, Jim Furyk made his PGA TOUR Champions debut, which included winning the third installment of The Ally Challenge — his first professional victory in five years at the time. He finished the event going 14-under par and winning it all by two strokes. Now, Furyk will attempt to become the first competitor to win the tournament twice in its short history.

Like Stricker, Furyk has been one of the best golfers on the current tour. He’s already won three events this season, which makes him one of the few competitors to win multiple tournaments in the past calendar year. Furyk is also riding a steady wave of momentum, having won the U.S. Senior Open Championship back in July and tying for second in last week’s Boeing Classic. There’s a good chance that he’ll have another solid showing if his victory at The Ally Challenge last year is anything to go by. Nevertheless, nothing is guaranteed in the world of sports, which is why watching this week’s tournament will be that much more entertaining.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will The Ally Challenge odds change leading up to the event?

Betting odds can always change, whether that’s because of players withdrawing from the tournament or if someone has suffered an injury. That’s why it’s always good to stay up to date with the latest odds.

Are there different markets to wager on?

Yes. As The Ally Challenge nears, sportsbooks will be releasing different markets for it. Whether it’s choosing who’ll finish Top 5 or different head-to-head matchups, there are usually more options than picking a tournament winner.

When should I place my wager?

Sportsbooks typically accept wagers right up until the event begins. Regardless of what you’re wagering on, betting options usually list the cutoff time, so be mindful of that.

Can I only wager on The Ally Challenge?

No! Regardless of what sportsbook you’re using, you can wager on whichever sports and markets you’d like. If you want to stick with golf, you can, however, you can also wager on football, tennis, hockey and much more.

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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.