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Johnson listed as betting favorite for WGC

by Will Gray
Updated On: February 24, 2021, 1:06 pm ET

Another week, another start as the betting favorite for world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Johnson was perceived as the man to beat last week at Riviera, both before the tournament and heading into the final round, but he faltered Sunday and fell to a T-8 finish after a closing 72. Despite that slip he's once again topping the odds list for this week's WGC-Workday Championship, which has moved from Mexico to Florida because of the pandemic.

Johnson won this event once at Doral and twice in Mexico City, meaning he has the opportunity to win the same tournament on a third different golf course. A similar opportunity awaits for defending champ Patrick Reed, who outlasted Bryson DeChambeau a year ago.

This year the tournament will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, which has not hosted a PGA Tour event before but was the site of the 2015 NCAA Championship, when DeChambeau won the individual title while at SMU.

Here's a look at some of the notable odds this week via PointsBet Sportsbook, who list Johnson ahead of world No. 2 Jon Rahm as the Tour begins a four-week stint in the Sunshine State:

Odds to win WGC-Workday Championship

+600: Dustin Johnson

+900: Jon Rahm

+1400: Xander Schauffele

+1600: Rory McIlroy

+1800: Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay

+2000: Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton

+2200: Viktor Hovland

+2500: Daniel Berger

+2800: Webb Simpson, Brooks Koepka

+3000: Patrick Reed

+3300: Sungjae Im

+4000: Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa

+5000: Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Cameron Smith, Joaquin Niemann

+6000: Louis Oosthuizen, Harris English, Will Zalatoris

+7000: Ryan Palmer

+8000: Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Marc Leishman, Shane Lowry

+9000: Kevin Kisner, Jason Kokrak, Carlos Ortiz, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Abraham Ancer, Victor Perez, Robert MacIntyre, Matthew Wolff

+10000: Kevin Na, Billy Horschel, Rasmus Hojgaard

+12500: Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Gary Woodland, Lanto Griffin, Andy Sullivan

+15000: Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Matt Kuchar, Brendon Todd, Laurie Canter, Mackenzie Hughes, Lucas Herbert, Thomas Detry, Cameron Champ

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Will Gray

Will Gray manages betting, fantasy and DFS content for NBC Sports EDGE across Golf, Soccer and NASCAR. He has covered the PGA Tour since 2013 and regularly contributes golf betting insight and analysis across multiple digital platforms. Gray has been with NBC Sports since 2007 and recently served as a writer, video analyst and podcast host for Golf Channel. You can follow him on Twitter @WillGrayGC