World Wide Technology Championship Odds Favor Justin Thomas

The 2021 World Wide Technology Championship is the next event on the 2022 PGA TOUR schedule. First introduced in 2007, the tournament will once again be played from Thursday, November 4 to Sunday, November 7 at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Last year’s event was won by Viktor Hovland, who finished one stroke ahead of Aaron Wise for the win.

While Hovland will be competing this year, he’s not the favorite to win. Instead, that honor goes to Justin Thomas, who sits at +1400 odds, according to BetOnline.

Thomas has competed at the World Wide Technology Championship twice in his career. The first occurred in 2014 when he finished 23rd. He competed again in last year’s edition, placing 12th while going 14-under-par. The one thing that held Thomas back from finishing higher last year was that he shot a 72 in Round 1 compared to a 67, 62 and 69 in the following three rounds. Assuming he can get off to a better start this week, he should remain in competition for the championship.

The 2022 season has been quiet for Thomas, though. After helping Team USA win the Ryder Cup, he placed T-18th at the CJ Cup just over two weeks ago. He hasn’t won a tournament since he was victorious at THE PLAYERS Championship back in March, so you could say that he has a win coming. Only time will tell if it’ll be the World Wide Technology Championship that snaps his drought.

2021 World Wide Technology Championship Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, November 2

  • Justin Thomas (+1400)
  • Viktor Hovland (+1800)
  • Abraham Ancer (+1800)
  • Tony Finau (+2500)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (+2800)
  • Billy Horschel (+2800)
  • Brooks Koepka (+3300)
  • Scottie Scheffler (+3300)
  • Aaron Wise (+3300)
  • Patrick Reed (+3300)

The complete odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.

Hovland, Ancer Share Second-Best Odds

The returning champion Viktor Hovland and Abraham Ancer both share the second-best odds (+1800) to win this week’s World Wide Technology Championship.

As mentioned before, Hovland has already proven that he can win the tournament. If he’s victorious, he’ll become the first man to win the event twice in its history. The one thing people may be wondering, though, is whether or not his victory was a fluke. After all, Hovland had competed at the El Camaleon Golf Club twice before last year’s win, failing to make the cut in either outing. It’s understandable if some are hesitant to pick him to win.

Nevertheless, Hovland proved that he could be consistent with 14 Top-25 finishes in 24 outings last season. He hasn’t won since the last World Wide Technology Championship, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can prove any doubters wrong.

Meanwhile, Ancer was raised in Mexico, so this is somewhat of a homecoming for him. While he’s never won the World Technology Championship, he has competed in the event six times. Although his first two outings weren’t exactly noteworthy (cut and 55th), he’s finished 12th or better in three of his last four outings. His best finish came when he placed 8th in 2019, so it remains to be seen if he can build off that.

Ancer has also had an up-and-down start to the 2022 season. He began the current tour by getting cut from the Shriners Children’s Open, however, he followed it up with a T-14th performance at the CJ Cup. He hasn’t competed since then, but things are looking promising for the 30-year-old when you combine his previous tournament history with the “hometown” advantage. Sometimes that’s all it takes to pull off a surprising win.

World Wide Technology Championship FAQ

What other markets are available for the tournament?

Aside from futures, you can wager on things like prop bets, head-to-head matchups and round leader predictions.

Are these odds set in stone? Or can they change?

While the odds won’t change too much before the tournament begins, there are factors that can adjust them. From injuries to people pulling out of the event and everything in between, odds aren’t usually static. That’s why it’s important to research and stay up to date with the latest odds.

Can I wager on other sports?

Of course! Sportsbooks are filled with a variety of options, whether you’re looking for other golf markets or want to shake things up with an entirely different sport.

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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.