Olympic Golf Odds: Collin Morikawa & Hideki Matsuyama Popular With Bettors

Following the withdrawal of Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, the betting markets have had a shake up in the Olympics Golf
Tom Dodd
Mon, July 26, 6:33 AM EDT

Olympic Golf Odds: Collin Morikawa New Betting Favorite Following Jon Rahm Withdrawal

The Olympic golf odds market has seen a shake-up! In the last two days we’ve lost the betting favorite Jon Rahm and the big-hitting American Bryson DeChambeau due to both testing positive for COVID-19. As such we’ve seen the addition of Patrick Reed to Team USA and a new betting favorite has emerged.

That new favorite in the Olympic golf odds market is British Open champion Collin Morikawa. Morikawa can now be found at the top of the board, with odds of +700 with books such as FanDuel Sportsbook and Bet365. Dual major champion Collin Morikawa was the second favorite in the field before Rahm’s arrival and could have been backed at 10/1, but with the Spaniard having to withdraw he’s now been promoted to betting favorite.

Next in the betting is the best of Team USA, with Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas priced at +950 and +1100 respectively in the Olympic golf odds market. 

Olympic Golf Odds

Player Olympic Golf Odds
Collin Morikawa +700
Xander Schauffele +950
Justin Thomas +1100
Rory McIlroy +1200
Viktor Hovland +1200
Hideki Matsuyama +1400
Paul Casey +1600
Shane Lowry +2200
Abraham Ancer +2500

View the full Olympic golf odds betting market here.

Olympic Golf Odds: Collin Morikawa & Hideki Matsuyama Popular With Bettors

Coming into the Olympic golf off the back of a major championship win and a ball-striking display for the ages sees Collin Morikawa the betting favorite to win Olympic gold. Unsurprisingly, he has also been the most wagered on player in the field in the past 24 hours.

Following the withdrawal of Rahm and DeChambeau, the Olympic golf odds betting market saw a dramatic reshuffle in odds up and down the board, but one thing that stayed constant was the number of wagers being placed on Morikawa. He was the best backed player last week and he still is now. In the past day, since the withdrawal news broke, Morikawa has accounted for 17.79% of total bets placed on the Olympic golf odds market. 

Next in line, is perhaps a slightly surprising name and that’s the hometown hero and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama. Normally you might expect another American or even perhaps Rory McIlroy to be popular with bettors, but the public are putting their faith in Hideki creating a fairytale win with gold in his native Japan.

The following golfers have been the most backed in the past 24 hours in the Olympic golf odds market:

Collin Morikawa 17.79%

Hideki Matsuyama 13.88%

Xander Schauffele 4.98%

Jazz Janewattananond 4.98%

Joaquinn Niemann 3.91%

Justin Thomas 3.91%

Olympic Golf Predictions: Listen To Geoff Fienberg & Rick Gehman Break It Down

Want expert Olympic golf predictions? You’ve come to the right site. Every single week, analysts Rick Gehman and Geoff Fienberg break down their latest PGA Tour picks on OddsChecker for you. It’s the only website where you can find these two guys collaborating for picks and this week is no different. Geoff and Rick team up to produce a 22 minute video show previewing the Olympic golf and provide their predictions. You’ll be able to find the preview show and their Olympic golf predictions here on Monday lunchtime ET.

When Is The Olympic Golf?

The Olympic golf gets underway on Wednesday July 28 at 6.30pm ET. The tournament will run for the usual 4 days with the action finishing in the early hours of Sunday morning for US viewers.

Olympic Golf: Course Breakdown

Course: Kasumigaseki Country Club

Location: Kawagoe City, Saitama

Yardage: 7466 yards

Par: 72

How To Watch The Olympic Golf

Round 1: Wednesday July 28

Start time: 6.30pm ET

TV Channel: Golf Channel

Live Stream: NBCOlympics

Round 2: Thursday July 29

Start time: 6.30pm ET

TV Channel: Golf Channel

Live Stream: NBCOlympics

Round 3: Friday July 30

Start time: 6.30pm ET

TV Channel: Golf Channel

Live Stream: NBCOlympics

Round 4: Saturday July 31

Start time: 6.30pm ET

TV Channel: Golf Channel

Live Stream: NBCOlympics

How To Bet On The Olympics Golf Odds

Similar to betting on any Olympic sporting event, it’s really easy to bet on the Olympic golf odds. Nearly every sportsbook is offering odds on the Olympic golf, but the way to really make money betting on the Olympics is taking up the exclusive welcome offers for new customers.

This time, it’s from the king of promos; DraftKings Sportsbook. DraftKings are offering new users a $100 bonus if Team USA get one medal at the Olympic games. Yes, you read that right, if you wager $1 on any Olympic event, you’ll win $100 when the US next wins a medal. It’s essentially a free $100.

Here’s how to claim:

1. Sign up for DraftKings using the exclusive OddsChecker offer button below

2. Make a deposit in your DraftKings account of at least $5

3. Bet at least $1 on any Olympic event as your first wager on DraftKings

4. Win $100 if/when the United States win ANY medal in the Olympics

That's it, you've qualified for the offer

Secondly, if you don't like that offer. We have another one for you. FanDuel Sportsbook are offering all new users that bet $20 on the Olympics a $200 bonus! It doesn’t matter what happens to your $20 wager, you’ll get a $200 bonus either way. Here’s how to claim:

1. Click the exclusive link below to ensure you qualify for the promotion

2. Register with FanDuel Sportsbook - this will take just two minutes

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4. Place any $20 bet on the Olympics - this has to be your first bet

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It really is that easy to get a $200 bonus for the Olympic golf!

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