2022 Sony Open odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2022 Sony Open, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

The PGA’s Hawaii swing continues with the tour heading to Waialae Country Club in Honolulu for the Sony Open. It’s not a star-filled field like last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions invitation-only event, but there’s plenty of firepower at this event. Below, we look at the 2022 Sony Open odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

Last week’s winner, Cameron Smith, headlines the field. He’s the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings teeing it up at Waialae this week, coming in at fifth. Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im and Hideki Matsuyama are also in the field, though they all rank outside the top 10 in Golfweek’s poll. Kevin Na is the defending champion and returns in an effort to capture back-to-back victories at the event.

Waialae Country Club has hosted this event since 1965 and typically yields some low scores, although not as low as last week’s historic finish in Maui. We’re going from a par 73 last week to a par 70 at Waialae, with the course playing at 7,044 yards, so it’s not a terribly long track at all. The elevation change isn’t nearly as drastic as Kapalua either, playing much flatter but less wide-open than last week’s course.

2022 Sony Open picks – Favorite

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Marc Leishman (+2000)

It’s really tough not to go with Smith here after he won last week and finished first at the 2020 Sony Open, but Leishman is a better value at +2000. Leishman has had similar success at Waialae Country Club with a T-4 last year, T-28 in 2020 and T-3 in 2019.

He has finished T-19 or better in four of his last five starts and is fresh off a T-10 at the loaded Tournament of Champions. He’s not only in great form but is also comfortable on this track.

2022 Sony Open picks – Contender

Seamus Power (+5000)

Power has missed the cut twice but has finished no worse than T-21 in the other five appearances across his last seven events. He’s been on a roll lately, ranking 26th in scoring average this season and 51st in Strokes Gained: Approach.

He’s a mid-tier pick at +5000 and would be a good value to finish top-10 at +400. He should contend in a field not nearly as loaded as the Tournament of Champions where he finished T-15 last week.

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2022 Sony Open picks – Long shot

Patton Kizzire (+10000)

Kizzire hasn’t been playing well to start this season, but he could kick things into gear at Waialae. He won here in 2018 with a 17-under finish and tied for 13th two years ago.

None of his season stats are impressive and his best finish since September is a T-28 at the Fortinet Championship, but Kizzire fits well on this course and could make some noise as a long shot.

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2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

The 2022 portion of the PGA Tour’s wraparound schedule begins at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, Thursday after taking a few weeks off for the holidays. The champions from last season will tee it up at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, a spectacular venue to open 2022 on tour. Below, we look at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

The field is made up of 38 PGA Tour winners from last season, including Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Rory McIlroy did not commit to the event this year, but Xander Schauffele was invited after winning a gold medal at the summer Olympics, so the field stands at 39 total players. There is no cut this week given the small field.

The Plantation Course plays to a par 73 and spans 7,596 yards, but the fairways are wide and easy to hit. There’s a ton of elevation change being on the west coast of Maui, which is one of the few challenges of this course. The pros typically tear this track up with low numbers, as evidenced by Harris English going 25-under to win it last year.

2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions picks – Favorite

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Bryson DeChambeau (+1200)

This course doesn’t require much accuracy off the tee with the wide fairways, and that gives DeChambeau an edge with his length. He’s the type of player who can really attack the pins with shorter irons and the greens being so soft.

It’s possible that some players will be rusty after taking a break from the game with it being the first event after the holidays. That’s unlikely to be the case for DeChambeau, who’s constantly working and fiddling with his game to improve. I like him at +1200 this week.

2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions picks – Contender

Patrick Reed (+3000)

Reed won here in 2015, finished T-2 here in 2020 after a playoff with Schauffele and Thomas and ended up T-21 last year. He has a good track record at this course and was playing well at the end of 2021 with a T-3 finish at the Hero World Challenge heading into the break.

His short game will be valuable on the Plantation Course, as will his ball-striking into these greens. He’s a good value at +3000 as a mid-tier contender.

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2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions picks – Long shot

Joel Dahmen (+10000)

Dahmen is tied for the third-longest odds in the field, so he’s not someone you’re going to lay a very big wager on. However, he’s 47th in strokes gained: off the tee and 34th in SG: approach the green so far this season. He’s also gaining the 41st most strokes on the greens, so he’s top-50 in all three categories.

That sets him up well at Kapalua. He finished 2021 strong with back-to-back top-30 finishes at the Houston Open and RSM Classic, including a T-5 in Houston.

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2021 Hero World Challenge odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 Hero World Challenge, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

After a week off during Thanksgiving, many of the tour’s top players will head to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge this week. It’s a limited field with just 20 players teeing it up at Albany Golf Club. The tournament will get underway Thursday and feature 72 holes of stroke play with no cut. Below, we look at the 2021 Hero World Challenge odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

It’s obviously a strong field, reserved for the top players in the Official World Golf Ranking. The No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, Jordan Spieth, will be among those competing this week in Albany, as will Viktor Hovland, who’s No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa will also be in the field this week, as well as Xander Schauffele.

Albany Golf Club is hosting the Hero World Challenge for the sixth time and will play at about 7,300 yards as a par 72. Bubba Watson holds the 72-hole scoring record for the Hero World Challenge at Albany with a total of 263 back in 2015. The tournament was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So this will be the players’ first time back since 2019.

2021 Hero World Challenge picks – Favorite

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Justin Thomas (odds +1000)

Thomas has been sharp as of late, finishing T-18 at the CJ Cup and third at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. He also played well at the Ryder Cup in Team USA’s victory, coming into this week in great form. Not to mention, he tied for fifth here two years ago and is playing a course that fits his game nicely. I’m looking past the favorites, Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa, in favor of Thomas, who can heat up in a hurry.

2021 Hero World Challenge picks – Contender

Sam Burns (+1500)

Burns has the fifth-highest birdie average on tour this season and in a field this talented, it’s likely the winning score will be around 20-under par. Burns hasn’t finished worse than T-14 since October, winning the Sanderson Farms Championship and finishing T-7 most recently at the HP Enterprise Houston Open. At +1500, he’s a great value and someone who can legitimately contend among the stars this week in Albany.

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2021 Hero World Challenge picks – Long shot

Matt Fitzpatrick (+2000)

At the DP World Championship on the European Tour, Fitzpatrick fired a final-round 66 (6-under) to finish tied for second – three off the pace set by the champion Morikawa. He’s coming into this event playing well and as a streaky player, now is the time to get him at +2000 while he’s hot.

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2021 RSM Classic odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 RSM Classic, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

The PGA Tour will head to Sea Island Resort for the RSM Classic, the final tournament of the fall schedule. While several stars will be playing the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship, the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Matthew Wolff and Harris English will be in the field at Sea Island. Below, we look at the 2021 RSM Classic odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

One of the top players in the field this week is Louis Oosthuizen, who is ranked fourth in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. He’s the only player in the top 10, though Cameron Smith and Scheffler are also in the top 20 and will tee it up at Sea Island.

Sea Island Resort is a shorter course and plays to a par 70. It’s a 7,005-yard track that requires accuracy off the tee and good ball-striking into greens because length won’t necessarily be rewarded. Robert Streb won the RSM Classic here last year in a playoff over Kevin Kisner.

2021 RSM Classic picks – Favorite

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Kevin Kisner (+3000)

Kisner lost to Streb in a playoff here last year, finishing the week 19-under par. He’s been hitting a ton of fairways (73.8%) and greens (76.9%) this season, so his ball-striking is where it needs to be.

If Kisner’s putter can get hot, he can put together a really good week on a course where he’s comfortable after also finishing T-7 three years ago.

He’s a solid value at +3000 this week.

2021 RSM Classic picks – Contender

Robert Streb (+7000)

Last year’s champion, Streb is +7000 to win this week. He’s a two-time champ in this event, also claiming the victory in 2014 after erasing a five-shot deficit to win.

He’s made the cut in his last four starts, including two top-10s in the last three. As a player in the second tier this week, Streb feels like a good bet with his accuracy off the tee (ninth on tour) and putting (28th in SG: putting).

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2021 RSM Classic picks – Long shot

Andrew Landry (+10000)

Landry is an ultra-long shot this week at +10000, but he’s worth a small wager – or a bet to finish in the top 20, at least.

Last year at the RSM Classic, Landry finished T-4 thanks to a 65-64 weekend in the final two rounds. Landry has alternated missed cuts and top-10 finishes in his last four events, missing the cut at the Houston Open last week.

Perhaps he’ll continue that pattern and play well this week after struggling in Houston.

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2021 Houston Open odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 Houston Open, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

Coming off of Viktor Hovland’s win at Mayakoba, the PGA Tour heads to Texas for the 2021 Houston Open. Defending champion Carlos Ortiz will be in the field, as will stars such as Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau. Below, we look at the 2021 Houston Open odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

It’s not the strongest field of the year but there are still plenty of recognizable names teeing it up in Houston this week. Sam Burns is the betting favorite and is 14th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, while 23rd ranked Scottie Scheffler is also in the field. Koepka, Burns, Finau and Tyrell Hatton are the only players in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings who will be playing this week.

The Houston Open will be played at Memorial Park Golf Course, which plays as a par 70 at 7,412 yards. It’s not a track that demands tremendous length, but it does require good ball-striking on approach to the green. Ortiz set the 72-hole scoring record last year with a total of 267 after the four rounds.

2021 Houston Open picks – Favorite

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Talor Gooch (+3000)

Gooch finished fourth at the Houston Open last year after firing a final-round 63 to pull within four shots of the eventual champion Ortiz. He’s in excellent form coming into this week, too, finishing in the top 11 in all four events so far this season.

He’s not great off the tee, hitting just 57.59% of his fairways, but he ranks sixth on tour in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green and sixth in SG: Around-the-Green, so he more than makes up for his struggles with the driver. He’s an excellent value at +3000.

2021 Houston Open picks – Contender

Harold Varner III (+7000)

Varner missed the cut at the World Wide Technology Championship this past week but had three top-35 finishes, including two top 16 finishes, in the three events prior. Varner’s final-round 65 helped him tie for 15th at the Houston Open last year as he climbed 13 spots Sunday.

He’s often overlooked as a mid-tier contender but this could be the week that he puts it all together and claims his first PGA Tour win.

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2021 Houston Open picks – Long shot

C.T. Pan (+10000)

Pan has tapered off after a strong start at the Fortinet Championship and Sanderson Farms, finishing T-57 and T-45 in his last two starts. He wasn’t helped by an opening-round 76 at the ZOZO and a final-round 72 at the WWTC last week, so it’s more a matter of staying consistent because he can go low.

His ball-striking from the fairway will give him a chance in Houston.

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2021 World Wide Technology Championship odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

Many of the biggest names in golf will be back in the field this week at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. It’s still early in the 2021-2022 season, but the stars are beginning to build up their schedule this fall. Below, we look at the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

Justin Thomas headlines the field this week, coming in at No. 10 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Viktor Hovland, the defending champion and Golfweek/Sagarin’s No. 3 golfer, is also back in the field at the WWTC. Other notable players include Shane Lowry, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka.

The tour will set up shop at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón Golf Course. At 7,017 yards it’s another shorter course for the second straight week, emphasizing the importance of hitting fairways and greens with long-bombers not gaining as much of an advantage as they do on longer tracks.

2021 World Wide Technology Championship picks – Favorite

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Viktor Hovland (+2000)

Hovland plotted his way around this very course last season as he secured his victory with a 20-under finish. He shot under 70 in all four rounds, including a Sunday score of 65 to hold off Aaron Wise. Hovland is excellent off the tee and is one of the best ball-strikers in the world, so he’s a perfect fit for this tricky course.

I like Hovland to win this event in back-to-back years, especially after playing well at the CJ Cup a couple of weeks ago.

2021 World Wide Technology Championship picks – Contender

Brendon Todd (+8000)

Todd hasn’t exactly played well yet in the early part of this wraparound schedule but he’s a good fit for this course. He’s not a long hitter but is a great putter, capitalizing when given birdie chances. Todd should have plenty of short irons and wedges into greens, which will hopefully lead to a bunch of birdie chances.

He tied for 8th at this event last year so this could be the perfect time to take a flier on Todd at Mayakoba.

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2021 World Wide Technology Championship picks – Long shot

Tom Hoge (+10000)

Hoge was among the players to fire sub-70 rounds on all four days in the World Wide Technology Championship last year, going on to finish tied for third. He should be in good form after playing five events already this season, most recently finishing 17th at the ZOZO Championship.

Hoge is a long shot, but as he searches for his first career win on tour he’s a nice target at +10000.

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2021 Bermuda Championship matchups and PGA Tour prop bets picks

Assessing the PGA Tour odds for the 2021 Bermuda Championship, with golf picks and predictions for the top matchups and prop bets.

The PGA Tour returns to the British overseas territory of Bermuda for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Club in Southampton, Bermuda. Below, we’ll look for the best value prop bets in the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship odds, with matchups, placings and first-round leader PGA Tour picks and predictions.

We have 132 players heading to the island, with 65 players playing into the weekend after the cut. Port Royal GC is one of the shortest layouts on the PGA Tour at just 6,826 yards, so big hitters aren’t necessarily the big dogs here. Those with accuracy off the tee reign supreme. With the short length and rather easy approaches, expect plenty of low scores.

Focus on players with strong putting ability as those who fare well on the TifEagle-Bermuda putting surfaces will make a big difference on the leaderboard.

Brian Gay who’s ranked No. 418 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, is the defending champion in Bermuda. Wyndham Clark was second (No. 192) and Ollie Schniederjans was third (No. 456) at this event last season, proving that anybody has a chance.

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While it isn’t a great sample size, Stephan Jaeger has averaged 26.63 putts per round to date, while Nick Taylor averages 27.30. In 2020, Patrick Reed was second on the Tour with 27.81 putts per round, a much bigger sample size. Peter Malnati was tied for 10th in putts per round at 28.25 last season.

2021 Bermuda Championship picks: Placings

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Top 20: Stephan Jaeger (+230)

As mentioned above, Jaeger is a very good putter. I think he’ll be able to challenge for a spot in the top 20 due to his work on the greens. The only concern for me is his lack of driving accuracy so far this season. Still, I like the Korn Ferry Tour overall points leader and Player of the Year candidate to make some noise in Bermuda.

Top 20: Brian Stuard (+280)

Stuard is amazingly accurate off the tee, ranking third last season hitting 1,063 of a possible 1,450 fairways, good for a 73.31 percentage. While he missed the cut at this event last year, he posted a first-round 67, so he showed he has the tools to succeed at this course.

In addition, Stuard is due. He has missed the cut in four consecutive events, but this short course with skinny fairways will be the elixir to cure his ills.

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Top American: Patrick Reed (+1000)

Reed is one of the biggest names in this field, and he is fantastic with the putter. His work on the greens will really cut down the strokes and lead to some low scores. He and Matthew Fitzpatrick are the only golfers ranked inside the top 30 of the OWGR, checking in 21st. He should get off to a hot start.

2021 Bermuda Championship picks: First-round leader

Adam Hadwin (+4000)

Hadwin is a strong play to lead after the opening round. He is tied for 11th on the PGA Tour in first-round scoring average at 66.67. He tends to fire out of the box in tournaments and should have similar success on the shorter course at Port Royal.

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2021 Bermuda Championship odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

The PGA Tour will head from Japan to Bermuda this week to visit Port Royal Golf Club for the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship. The first round begins Thursday as the 2021-2022 season continues. Below, we look at the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

It’s a weaker field this week with many of the top names in golf still taking a break from the action. Matthew Fitzpatrick is among the best players teeing it up this week, although he only ranks 40th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Patrick Reed, Adam Hadwin and Christiaan Bezuidenhout are also in the field in Bermuda.

Port Royal GC plays to 6,828 yards and is a par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones. Brian Gay will return to defend his title from 2020 as the tournament is being played at Port Royal for the third year. Scottie Scheffler and Brendon Todd hold the 18-hole scoring records with scores of 62.

2021 Bermuda Championship picks – Favorite

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Russell Knox (+4000)

The numbers show Knox enjoys Port Royal quite a bit. He tied for 16th last year and tied for 11th the year prior. His shorter drives off the tee won’t put him at a disadvantage as it’s not a long course, but his ball-striking will certainly give him an edge.

He’s a solid value at +4000.

2021 Bermuda Championship picks – Contender

Peter Uihlein (+6000)

Uihlein ranks 66th on tour in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, which bodes well this week. He’ll need to be more accurate than he typically is because it’s a shorter course that requires players to hit fairways, but he’s been playing relatively well as of late.

He finished tied for second at the Utah Championship in August and T-16th at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship three weeks later. Uihlein always has the firepower to put together a strong week.

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2021 Bermuda Championship picks – Long shot

Dylan Wu (+10000)

Wu is a young player to watch and despite not being terribly long or accurate off the tee, he’s still 54th on tour in SG: Off the Tee this season. He finished T-47 at the Fortinet Championship after firing three straight rounds of 70 and a final-round 73.

He’s worth a small wager as a long shot.

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2021 ZOZO Championship odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2021 ZOZO Championship, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

After spending two weeks in Las Vegas, the PGA Tour will head to Japan for the ZOZO Championship this week. The tournament was relocated to California last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so this will be the first time since 2019 that it will be played in Japan. Below, we look at the 2021 ZOZO Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions to win.

This week’s field isn’t as loaded as it was for the CJ Cup as many of the top players in the world won’t tee it up at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele enter as two of the biggest names, with Morikawa 16th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and Schauffele eighth. Japan’s own Hideki Matsuyama will be in the field as he looks to win on his home soil.

Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club is a par 70 course and will play 7,041 yards. The lowest round at the course during the 2019 event was 63, which both Keegan Bradley and Rory McIlroy fired in the second and third rounds, respectively.

2021 ZOZO Championship picks – Favorite

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Collin Morikawa (+700)

Morikawa finished second at the CJ Cup last week after shooting 62 on Sunday, making a strong run at the title with an excellent final two rounds. If not for a second-round 70, he likely would’ve unseated McIlroy for his first win of the season. He’s a perfect fit for this championship, ranking fourth on tour in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green.

He’s the second favorite behind only Schauffele, but in a weaker field now is a good time to throw some money on Morikawa to hoist the trophy Sunday.

2021 ZOZO Championship picks – Contender

Harry Higgs (+7000)

Higgs is fresh off a T-9 finish at the CJ Cup following steady play at The Summit Club with a low round of 64 on Thursday. He also finished T-27 the week prior at the Shriners Open as he has got off to a great start this season.

The 29-year-old has played well dating back to last season and could contend for his first career victory after finishing second on tour twice before.

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2021 ZOZO Championship picks – Long shot

Keita Nakajima (+20000)

Nakajima is the top-ranked amateur in the world according to the WGAR and won the Japan Amateur Championship this summer. The 21-year-old won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the top-ranked amateur in the world for 2021.

He’s still a long shot to win this week, but it would be quite the story for him to win his first PGA Tour event in Japan.

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2021 CJ Cup fantasy golf power rankings, odds and picks

2021 CJ Cup fantasy golf power rankings, with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the winner and best values.

The CJ Cup brings a strong PGA Tour field to The Summit Club in Las Vegas. There are 78 golfers in attendance for the no-cut event. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 CJ Cup, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The Summit Club is hosting the Tour for the first time after Jason Kokrak won this event at Shadow Creek last year. The course measures 7,431 yards and plays to a par of 72. Justin Thomas won two of the first three runnings of the CJ Cup when it was played at Nine Bridges in South Korea.

The CJ Cup features the strongest field of the early portion of the 2021-22 PGA Tour schedule. Four of the top-five golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings are in attendance.

Also see: 2021 CJ Cup odds, picks and predictions

2021 CJ Cup: Fantasy Golf Top 20

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Odds last updated Tuesday at 12:50 p.m. ET.

20. Harris English (+4000)

Started the 2021-22 season with a missed cut at the Shriners Children’s Open after recording a win and two other top-five finishes across his final seven events of last season. Finished fourth in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational against a highly comparable field.

19. Hideki Matsuyama (+4000)

The reigning Masters champ followed up a T-6 finish at the Fortinet Championship to start the season with a T-67 at the Shriners last week. He has struggled with the putter through two events but the rest of his game is in good shape.

18. Sergio Garcia (+6000)

Finished last season fourth among all golfers with 0.91 Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee per round. Will be well-suited for the long, par-72 venue.

17. Shane Lowry (+4000)

Tied for fourth against a strong field at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to open October. Has missed just two cuts through 22 international events this year.

16. Tyrrell Hatton (+4000)

Tied for second at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with opening and closing rounds of 64 and 67, respectively. He had previously missed the cut in four of six events but his strong iron play will help him navigate the unfamiliar course.

15. Scottie Scheffler (+3000)

Missed the cut last week due to awful iron and short-game play but still averaged 0.65 SG: Off-the-Tee per round over 36 holes. He averaged 1.17 SG: Tee-to-Green per round for the 2020-21 season.

14. Marc Leishman (+5000)

Started the season with a T-4 finish at the Fortinet Championship and tied for third last week with 1.88 SG: Putting per round. The hot flat stick will be a big advantage with few golfers in the field familiar with The Summit Club.

13. Jordan Spieth (+2000)

The occasionally erratic driver is still a concern at the new PGA Tour stop, but the former world No. 1 was one of the top players of the 2020-21 season with a win and eight other top-10 finishes against just one missed cut through 19 events in 2021.

12. Sungjae Im (+3000)

Last week’s winner excelled with 2.62 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.38 SG: Putting per round. He got hot with a 9-under par final round and he hasn’t missed a cut since early June.

11. Brooks Koepka (+3000)

Tied for 67th last week while losing 0.74 strokes per round on the greens. His 0.35 SG: Off-the-Tee was a strong suit that can carry over to the longer course. He cooled off at the end of last season but had a win and five other top-six finishes across a 10-event stretch in the heart of the campaign.

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10. Tony Finau (+3000)

Will play his first event of the 2021-22 season after ending the last campaign strongly. He was 13th for the 2020-21 season with 1.43 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.

9. Rory McIlroy (+2000)

Playing his first event since Team Europe’s disappointing loss at the Ryder Cup. He begins the new season at No. 21 in the Golfweek rankings.

8. Louis Oosthuizen (+2000)

Though not known as a long hitter, he excelled at lengthier venues for the PGA Championship, US Open and Open Championship. Hasn’t missed a cut through 17 international events this year.

7. Sam Burns (+3000)

Followed his win at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a disappointing T-14 at the Shriners after a final-round 72. Ranked fifth in the field with 2.04 SG: Tee-to-Green per round last week.

6. Cameron Smith (+3000)

Didn’t win last season but was the runner-up at The Northern Trust and has five other top-10 finishes on the calendar year. Finished the season 10th among all golfers with 1.71 total strokes gained on the field per round.

5. Justin Thomas (+1300)

Likely to be over picked this week based on his two wins of this event in South Korea, but if he carries over his 0.99 SG: Approach from last season it should be a big help at a new course.

4. Viktor Hovland (+3000)

Tied for 44th last week with a woeful 2.23 strokes lost around the green per round. His 1.35 SG: Off-the-Tee and 1.32 SG: Approach ranked second and eighth in the field, respectively.

3. Xander Schauffele (+1300)

Won the Olympic Golf Competition the last time the world’s best all played at a brand new venue. Was the runner-up at last year’s CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.

2. Dustin Johnson (+1200)

Started to heat up at the end of last season with four top-10 finishes in his final six events. Played arguably the best golf of his career last fall.

1. Collin Morikawa (+1500)

The 24-year-old, two-time major winner is a member of The Summit Club. He has proven himself worthy of being the betting favorite in these fields and is a value with the fourth-best odds.

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