2021 Tour Championship Odds: Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm Favored To Win Tour Championship

The 2021 Tour Championship odds give you a ton of ways to bet on the event. But, when it comes to who will be crowned Tour champion, there are two clear favorites.
Brian Good
Mon, August 30, 10:59 AM EDT

2021 Tour Championship Odds & Betting 

What an unbelievable finish we got this past week at the BMW Championship. It looked as though the event was Bryson DeChambeau's for the taking, but Patrick Cantlay battled and stayed with him, eventually winning in a lengthy playoff.

Now, we head to the final stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Tour Championship.

One of the best parts about the Tour Championship odds is there are so many different ways to bet them. You can play them with the season-long standings handicap, or you can play the 72 holes this weekend straight up.

Either way you play it, we're getting the 30 best golfers on Tour this year in an event with no cuts and millions of dollars on the line. Do some people dislike the Tour Championship format? Yes, it's far from perfect. But, it sets up for good drama and great golf.

If you don't know how the Tour Championship works, the winner of this weekend's event is crowned Tour champion, but unlike other events, the golfers don't start on an equal playing field. Each golfer is given starting strokes based on their current FedEx Cup points standings. First place starts 10-under par, second place starts 8-under par, third place gets -7 and so on.

Read on below for a full 2021 Tour Championship odds, starting strokes and course breakdown.

2021 Tour Championship Starting Strokes

Golfer Starting Strokes
Patrick Cantlay -10
Tony Finau -8
Bryson DeChambeau -7
Jon Rahm -6
Cameron Smith -5
Justin Thomas -4
Harris English -4
Abraham Ancer -4
Jordan Spieth -4
Sam Burns -4
Collin Morikawa -3
Sungjae Im -3
Viktor Hovland -3
Louis Oosthuizen -3
Dustin Johnson -3
Rory McIlroy -2
Xander Schauffele -2
Jason Kokrak -2
Kevin Na -2
Brooks Koepka -2
Corey Conners -1
Hideki Matsuyama -1
Stewart Cink -1
Joaquinn Niemann -1
Scottie Scheffler -1
Daniel Berger E
Erik van Rooyen E
Sergio Garcia E
Billy Horschel E
Patrick Reed E

The Latest 2021 Tour Championship Odds - With Starting Strokes

Golfer Tour Championship Odds
Jon Rahm +400
Patrick Cantlay +400
Bryson DeChambeau +550
Tony Finau +750
Justin Thomas +1800
Dustin Johnson +2500
Rory McIlroy +2500
Cam Smith +2800
Jordan Spieth +2800
Abe Ancer +3400
Xander Schauffele +3500
Harris English +4000
Sam Burns +4000
Viktor Hovland +4200
Louis Oosthuizen +5000
Sungjae Im +5000
Collin Morikawa +5500
Brooks Koepka +6000
Hideki Matsuyama +12000
Jason Kokrak +12500

See the full Tour Championship odds market with strokes here

See the full Tour Championship odds market without strokes here

2021 Tour Championship Course Breakdown 

  • Course: East Lake Golf Club
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Date: Sep. 2-5, 2021
  • Par: 70 / Yardage 7,346
  • Greens: Bermudagrass
  • TV: Golf Channel and NBC (Sat-Sun)
  • Live Streaming: NBCSports.com/live, NBC Sports App and PGA Tour Live

If you're a PGA Tour fan you're familiar with East Lake Golf Course. East Lake has been the permanent home of the Tour Championship for 16 years now, starting with the 2005 Tour Championship. Before that, it was hosted at East Lake on a few occasions, starting in 1998.

Last year, it was Dustin Johnson who came into the Tour Championship at -10 and won it by holding off the rest of the field. This year, Patrick Cantlay, fresh off his BMW Championship, will try and do the same for his first Tour title.

2021 Tour Championship Predictions & Betting Picks 

If you're looking from picks from the likes of Geoff Fienberg and Rick Gehman, check back on Tuesday for their Tour Championship picks video. Remember to check out their full betting preview here. 

But, I've got a few bets, with the starting strokes, that I like when it comes to this weekend's Tour Championship predictions. I'll be backing:

- Jordan Spieth

- Dustin Johnson

- Harris English

2021 FedEx Cup Standings

Rank Last Week's Rank Pgolfer Events Points Wins Top-10s Points Back
1 4 Patrick Cantlay 23 4,302 3 6 0
2 1 Tony Finau 26 3,564 1 8 738
3 9 Bryson DeChambeau 21 3,189 2 8 1,113
4 2 Jon Rahm 21 3,063 1 14 1,239
5 3 Cameron Smith 23 2,821 1 8 1,481
6 5 Justin Thomas 22 2,371 1 6 1,931
7 8 Harris English 25 2,248 2 8 2,054
8 10 Abraham Ancer 26 2,241 1 8 2,061
9 7 Jordan Spieth 24 2,232 1 9 2,070
10 12 Sam Burns 25 2,214 1 8 2,088
11 6 Collin Morikawa 22 2,188 2 8 2,114
12 25 Sungjae Im 34 2,141 0 5 2,161
13 14 Viktor Hovland 23 1,951 1 6 2,351
14 11 Louis Oosthuizen 20 1,935 0 8 2,367
15 22 Dustin Johnson 20 1,890 1 8 2,412
16 28 Rory McIlroy 20 1,878 1 7 2,424
17 13 Xander Schauffele 21 1,854 0 7 2,448
18 17 Jason Kokrak 26 1,847 2 5 2,455
19 18 Kevin Na 25 1,816 1 4 2,486
20 15 Brooks Koepka 19 1,793 1 8 2,509
21 20 Corey Conners 28 1,684 0 8 2,618
22 16 Hideki Matsuyama 26 1,681 1 3 2,621
23 19 Stewart Cink 25 1,656 2 3 2,646
24 21 Joaquin Niemann 26 1,629 0 5 2,673
25 24 Scottie Scheffler 28 1,608 0 8 2,694
26 23 Daniel Berger 22 1,594 1 8 2,708
27 45 Erik van Rooyen 26 1,448 1 5 2,854
28 44 Sergio Garcia 23 1,400 1 4 2,902
29 27 Billy Horschel 24 1,397 1 5 2,905
30 26 Patrick Reed 22 1,381 1 6 2,921
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