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Women’s Olympic Golf Odds: Nelly Korda Given 20.8% Chance To Win Gold Following Round 1 Performance

American Nelly Korda is already a Major Champion on the LPGA Tour. Now, the latest women's Olympic golf odds have her heavily favored to add a gold medal to her trophy case at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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Women’s Olympic Golf Odds: Nelly Korda Given 20.8% Chance To Win Gold Following Round 1 Performance

  • Women's Olympic golf odds
  • Nelly Korda favored to win gold at +380
  • Women's Olympic golf leaderboard

Coming into the women’s Olympic golf tournament, American Nelly Korda was the overwhelming favorite with +700 odds to win gold. And, after Nelly Korda’s almost perfect start to the tournament on Tuesday, those odds have been almost cut in half.

Nelly Korda shot a 4-under par on Tuesday, tying her for second place. Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom was the only golfer to go lower than Norda, finishing 5-under par and in sole possession of first place after Round 1.

Korda, who just turned 23 years old a few days ago, is already a Major Champion on the LPGA Tour, winning the Women’s PGA Championship earlier this year. Now, she’s looking to add an Olympic gold medal to her trophy case.

American Xander Schauffele got Team USA off to a hot start in the men’s competition, winning the gold medal. Now, Korda is looking to make it a clean sweep for the Americans.

But, she isn’t the only golfer whose Olympic gold medal odds severely shortened.

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Women’s Olympic Golf Leaderboard

1M. Sagström-518-5
2N. Korda-418-4
2A. Ashok-418-4
4M. Castren-318-3
4J.Y. Ko-318-3
4C. Ciganda-318-3
7B. Pagdanganan-218-2
7I. Park-218-2
7K. Spilková-218-2
7N. Madsen-218-2
7W.L. Hsu-218-2
7A. Muñoz-218-2
7D. Kang-218-2
7S.Y. Kim-218-2
7M. Lee-218-2
16M. Inami-118-1
16N. Hataoka-118-1
16L. Ko-118-1
16S. Nuutinen-118-1
16E. Pedersen-118-1
16H.J. Kim-118-1
16P. Delacour-118-1
23A. Valenzuela0180
23L. Maguire0180
23C. Masson0180
23M. de Roey0180
23C. Wolf0180
23X. Lin0180
23J. Korda0180
23G. López0180
23M. Lee0180
23P. Tavatanakit0180
23S. Popov0180
23H. Green0180
23P. Babnik0180
36A. Nordqvist1181
36L. Thompson1181
36M. Haddioui1181
36D. Darquea1181
36S. Meadow1181
41M. Fassi2182
41K. Tan2182
41M. Reid2182
41M. Torres2182
41C. Boutier2182
41M. Uribe2182
47A. Sharp3183
47A. van Dam3183
47B. Henderson3183
47Y. Saso3183
47S. Feng3183
47J. Ewart Shadoff3183
47K. Metraux3183
54L. Rosso4184
54G. Molinaro4184
56M. Simmermacher5185
56D. Dagar5185
58T. Chan6186
58A. Jutanugarn6186
60T. Daffinrud101810

Women’s Olympic Golf Course Information

The Olympic Golf course the women play on is the same one we saw Xander Schauffele win gold on last week, but it will play around 800 yards shorter for the women.

Golf Course: Kasumigaseki Country Club – East Course

Location: Kawagoe City, Saitama

Yardage: 6,648 yards

Par: 71

Women’s Olympic Golf Odds: Nelly Korda Still Favored After Round 1

Nelly Korda’s odds to win gold at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo have always been short, but they were slashed even further on Wednesday following her amazing start to the women’s Olympic golf tournament.

After Korda shot a 4-under par in Tuesday’s opening round, her odds to win a gold medal this year went from +700 to +380. At +700, her implied probability to win a gold medal was 12.5%. Now, at +380, Nelly Korda has a 20.8% chance to win gold.

The leader of the women’s tournament after day 1, Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, sits at +1400. Sagstrom is the 75th ranked golfer in the world.

South Korea’s Jin Young Ko is the second favorite. She finished Round 1 at 3-under par, tied for fourth, and currently has +650 odds to win gold.

GolferOddsImplied Probability
Nelly Korda+38020.8%
Jin Young Ko+65013.3%
Inbee Park+85010.5%
Sei Young Kim+9509.5%
Danielle Kang+12007.7%
Sei Young Kim+12007.7%
Lydia Ko+14006.7%
Madelene Sagstrom+14006.7%
Hyo Joo Kim+15006.3%
Matilda Castrem+20004.8%

Women’s Olympic Golf Schedule

The women’s Olympic golf tournament, which has been dealing with high temperatures so far in Japan, is scheduled for three more rounds.

Round 2 – August 4, 6:30 pm ET

Round 3 – August 5, 6:30 pm ET

Round 4 – August 6, 6:30 pm ET


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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