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2020 PGA Tour Sony Open Odds & Picks; Justin Thomas the +550 Favorite

Justin Thomas at Kapalua
Justin Thomas is coming off his 12th career PGA Tour victory. Photo from @GolfDigest (Twitter)
  • The Sony Open in Hawaii tees off Thursday, January 9th
  • Justin Thomas competing after winning Sentry Tournament of Champions
  • See the golfers with the best value to emerge victorious

Two of the three combatants in one of the more bizarre playoff scenarios you’ll ever see are competing yet again with champion Justin Thomas and runner-up Patrick Reed taking on the first full field event on the calendar in 2020.

On Sunday at Kapalua, Thomas seemingly had choked away the tournament on the 72nd hole, only to wind up bouncing back to defeat Reed on the third playoff hole for his 12th PGA Tour title.

Not only does JT come in hot, having secured his third victory in his last seven starts, but he also has tasted success on this very golf course, having shot a 59 en route to the W in 2017 at Waialae.

2020 Sony Open in Hawaii Odds

Golfer Odds at BetOnline
Justin Thomas +550
Patrick Reed +1200
Webb Simpson +1200
Hideki Matsuyama +1400
Collin Morikawa +2000
Matt Kuchar +2500
Sungjae Im +2800
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Marc Leishman +4000
Brandt Snedeker +4000

Odds taken January 6th

Can Justin Thomas Even Be Stopped?

Normally a golfer featuring such low odds as +550 would immediately be a red flag to wager on simply because there is just no value on betting them at all – but Justin Thomas is not normal as he continues to rack up victories at historic rates.

Thomas enters this week off an emotional roller coaster victory at Kapalua and he has good vibes on this course too, having won it in 2017. With three wins in his last seven starts (and nothing worse than 17th place in his last eleven starts), wagering on JT is an absolute no brainer this week despite the very low odds.

Past Five Sony Open Winners

Year Winner
2019 Matt Kuchar
2018 Patton Kizzire
2017 Justin Thomas
2016 Fabian Gomez
2015 Jimmy Walker

2020 Sony Open in Hawaii Best Value Picks

  1. Matt Kuchar (+2500): Quality odds for a defending champion of this tournament. Has finished 14th in three of his last four starts. Historically has been really solid at Waialae, with T-13, T-3 and T-5 results the three prior times teeing it up before tasting victory in 2019.
  2. Brendon Todd (+5000): Has two wins in his last four starts, and he nearly made it three with the 54-hole lead at the RSM Classic that evaporated before winding up in fourth place. Incredibly hot play comes on the heels of being absolutely brutal in recent years so you never know for sure what you’ll get from Todd.
  3. Sebastian Munoz (+6600): Won for the first time on tour in the fall at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Two starts ago finished just a shot out of the RSM Classic playoff and followed that up with a decent T-17th showing in his first start of 2020 at the Sentry TOC. T-10th in tourney debut last year.
  4. Jimmy Walker (+10000): Coming into this event cold, missing five straight cuts worldwide, thus the long odds. However, he won this tournament in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015. Something to be said for horses for courses, so you could do much worse than this long-shot dart throw than Jimmy Walker.
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