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2021 PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open Odds and Picks

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Feb 22, 2021 · 2:09 PM PST

Roger Sloan bunker shot
Roger Sloan of Canada hits the ball out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
  • The Puerto Rico Open from Grand Reserve Country Club tees off Thursday, February 25th
  • With the top golfers competing at the WGC-Workday Championship, Thomas Pieters is the betting favorite
  • We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below

While 48 of the 50 golfers in the world are teeing it up at the WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession, the PGA Tour offers those who didn’t qualify a chance for a title at the Puerto Rico Open. This tournament has been a springboard for golfers to earn their first victory, with six of the last seven champions making the Puerto Rico Open their maiden triumph.

At #55 in the official world golf rankings, Matt Wallace is the highest ranked player competing, and he’s a part of a trio of players who are tied for the second shortest odds to walk away with the trophy. Four-time European Tour champion Thomas Pieters is searching for his first win on the PGA Tour, and he’s the favorite to take home the title.

Last year, Viktor Hovland earned his first championship in dramatic fashion, but he won’t be playing as he’s competing at the WGC-Workday Championship, leaving this field completely wide open.

2021 PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open Odds

Golfer Odds
Thomas Pieters +1400
Matt Wallace +1800
Ian Poulter +1800
Emiliano Grillo +1800
Andrew Putnam +2000
Branden Grace +2200
Byeong Hun-An +2500
Patrick Rodgers +2800
Brandon Wu +3000
Lucas Glover +3300
Tom Lewis +3500
Taylor Pendrith +3500
Ollie Schniederjans +3500
Lee Hodges +3500
Greyson Sigg +3500
Roger Sloan +4400
Jhonattan Vegas +4500
Vaughn Taylor +4500
Sam Ryder +4500
Bronson Burgoon +5500

Odds taken February 22nd from DraftKings

Ollie Schniederjans Due for Breakthrough Victory

Former world number one ranked amateur Ollie Schniederjans seemed destined for stardom when he broke out onto the PGA Tour in 2017 – and he’s had a few close calls to earn that first title – though it hasn’t happened yet.

His best chance was the 2017 Wyndham Championship, where he was a runner-up, and he’s also finished third three times, most recently at the Bermuda Championship. He’s coming off a solid T-14 result in his 2021 debut on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he was first in strokes gained putting last season.

The man with the sweet head of hair posted five top ten finishes on the KFT last year, and with a great event at the Bermuda Championship under his belt this season already, could be primed for that breakthrough. His +3500 odds are enticing this week where there are no slam dunk picks to be made.

Last Five Puerto Rico Open Winners

Year Winner
2020 Viktor Hovland (-20) one shot win
2019 Martin Trainer (-15) three shot win
2017 D.A. Points (-20) two shot win
2016 Tony Finau (-12) playoff over Steve Marino
2015 Alex Cejka (-7) won five-man playoff

*No official tournament was held in 2018

Puerto Rico Open Best Value Picks

  1. Taylor Pendrith (+3500): Second on the Korn Ferry Tour points list last season, Taylor Pendrith was dynamite, racking up four runner-up finishes, including three in a row. Had a very respectable US Open in September, where he was T-23rd. Sixth in driving distance and birdie average last season.
  2. Josh Teater (+5500): Veteran Josh Teater is searching for his first win, and it very nearly came last year at this event. He was the runner-up to Viktor Hovland after a crushing lengthy birdie putt on the 72nd hole. Posted four rounds in the 60’s. Though he hasn’t had high finishes in his last three tournaments, he’s played the weekend in all of them.
  3. Scott Brown (+9000): The 2013 champion of this tournament has a great track record around this course, posting five top-10 finishes. Extremely streaky player that is coming off a decent T-30 showing at Pebble Beach two weeks ago.
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