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2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for the Plantation Course at Kapalua

Xander Schauffele offers good value this week at 10-1 odds to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Dustin Johnson rates as a 6-1 favorite, but Xander Schauffele offers a solid history at Kapalua, so he's worth a look at 10-1 odds

The new year has finally arrived and so has a clean slate for the Morning Read betting corner. 2020 certainly was strange, but it brought us five winners and 20 top-10 picks, so we hope to continue finding value for our loyal followers in 2021.

We arrive in Hawaii for the normal two-week stint beginning with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. Last year, each contestant needed a PGA Tour victory from the previous year to qualify for the limited-field event. This year, those winners will be joined by the top-30 qualifiers for the Tour Championship after the COVID-19 pandemic stopped play for three months.

According to William Hill, Dustin Johnson, the world No. 1 and reigning Masters champion who is making his first start since claiming the green jacket, was the favorite, at 6-1. Next up, defending champion Justin Thomas rated a 13-2 pick. No. 2 Jon Rahm was listed at 15-2, and Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau rounded out the top tier at 10-1.

For our favorite, we must look at Schauffele at 10-1. Just last year at the Plantation Course, he lost in an epic shootout with eventual champion Thomas and Patrick Reed. Even though Schauffele did not win on the PGA Tour last year, he shot the lowest four-round total at the Tour Championship and looks primed to find the winner’s circle again this year. Take the value on Schauffele.

For a sleeper, we’re going with another “non-winner” in Abraham Ancer, at 40-1. He must break through at some point, right? Ancer missed only three cuts in 20 events last season and has three top-15 finishes in his past five starts. Ancer is one of the cleanest ball-strikers on Tour and should thrive from the wide fairways at Kapalua. We’ll be taking fliers on Ancer all year.

2021 picks scoreboard:

Winners:
Top 10s:
Top 20s:
Misses:

Here are some notable odds, according to William Hill:

Dustin Johnson 6-1
Justin Thomas 13-2
Jon Rahm 15-2
Xander Schauffele 10-1
Bryson DeChambeau 10-1
Patrick Reed 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 18-1
Patrick Cantlay 18-1
Viktor Hovland 20-1
Webb Simpson 20-1
Collin Morikawa 25-1
Tony Finau 25-1
Daniel Berger 25-1
Harris English 30-1
Joaquin Niemann 35-1
Sungjae Im 35-1
Abraham Ancer 40-1
Adam Scott 40-1
Scottie Scheffler 40-1
Cameron Smith 40-1
Cameron Champ 45-1
Sergio Garcia 60-1
Kevin Kisner 60-1
Billy Horschel 66-1
Marc Leishman 66-1
Jason Kokrak 66-1
Carlos Ortiz 80-1
Brendon Todd 80-1
Ryan Palmer 80-1
Kevin Na 90-1
Lanto Griffin 100-1
Mackenzie Hughes 100-1
Sabastian Munoz 100-1
Stewart Cink 125-1
Martin Laird 150-1
Robert Streb 200-1
Andrew Landry 200-1
Michael Thompson 200-1
Hudson Swafford 250-1
Richy Werenski 250-1
Brian Gay 250-1
Nick Taylor 250-1

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