Olympic Golf Odds: Nelly Korda Heavily Favored to Win Gold for USA
The 2016 Olympics were a largely disappointing showing for the USA Women’s golf team from an individual standpoint. The top finisher form the United States, Stacy Lewis, finished T4, falling short of a medal in the first year that golf was part of the games.
It would be hard to blame United States golfer Nelly Korda for that performance from Team USA, mainly because she was 18 years old and wasn’t even part of the LPGA Tour yet. But, for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, it is a completely different story for Korda.
At 22 years of age, Nelly Korda is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, a major champion and, according to the latest Olympic Women’s golf odds, the overwhelming favorite to win a gold medal this year.
If you don’t know about Korda now, you will by the time this year’s games are over. So, let’s take a look at Nelly Korda’s odds to win a gold medal in Tokyo this year
2021 Olympic Odds: Nelly Korda’s Gold Medal Odds
As mentioned earlier, Nelly Korda orda is the No. 1 women’s golfer in the entire world. Korda is from Bradenton, Florida and is the daughter of former professional tennis player Petr Korda.
At just age 22, she has six wins on the LPGA Tour, including a major win at this year’s Women’s PGA Championship, an event she won by three strokes.
Korda has three wins on the PGA Tour this year. So, with all those things in mind, Nelly Korda’s gold medal odds sit at +700. The next closest golfer, Inbee Park, sits at +1000.
Park is the defending Gold Medalist after winning in Brazil in 2016. She is the 3rd ranked golfer in the world.
|Nelly Korda (USA)||+700|
|Inbee Park (KOR)||+1000|
|Jin Young Ko (KOR)||+1000|
|Sei Young Kim (KOR)||+1200|
|Danielle Kang (USA)||+1400|
|Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)||+1600|
|Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR)||+1600|
|Lydia Ko (NZL)||+1600|
|Patty Tavatanakit (THA)||+1600|
|Brooke Henderson (CAN)||+1800|
US Olympic Golf Team 2021 – Women’s Team
How Many Rounds Are In Olympic Golf?
Just like most tournaments on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, Olympic Golf is four rounds, taking place over four separate days. Last year’s first-round leader in the women’s tournament, Ariya Jutanugarn, dropped to eighth by Round 3 before withdrawing with a knee injury
When Does Women’s Olympic Golf Start?
The Opening Ceremony for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are set for Friday, July 23, but the women’s golf tournament doesn’t get started for some time after. The first round of the Women’s tournament starts on August 4, with the final round concluding on August 7.
How is Olympic Golf Scored?
Just like tournaments on the PGA and LPGA Tour, the Olympics are played in a stroke play format. The golfer with the lowest score relative to par after all four days will win the gold medal. The golfer in second place wins silver and third place wins bronze.
What is the 2021 Olympic Golf Course?
Both the men’s and women’s Olympic golf tournaments will be played on the East course at Kasumigaseki Country Club, in Saitama, Japan. The course has been around since 1929 and famously hosted the 1957 World Cup, which Japan won.
Olympic Golf Course Information
Name: Kasumigaseki Country Club – East Course
Length: 7,466 Yards