Fortinet Championship 2021 Odds: Jon Rahm Opens With Price Not Seen Since Tiger Woods

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Rahm.

Jon Rahm has been the betting favorite every tournament he’s played since the PGA Championship in May, but at this week’s Fortinet Championship he’s reached Tiger Woods level of odds.

At DraftKings, Rahm opened at +300 to win this week in a field that includes Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Na and Will Zalatoris. While other top players prepare for the Ryder Cup or rest after the FedExCup Playoffs, Rahm will play close to home in Scottsdale, Az., at the tournament formerly known as the Safeway Open.

The +300 odds are so rare in full PGA TOUR fields that we haven’t seen it since Tiger Woods was in his prime.

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According to Westgate SuperBook sportsbook VP of Risk Management Jeff Sherman, who archives his betting odds at his website GolfOdds.com, it hasn’t been since 2013 we’ve seen a number this low. Woods was +275 to win the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational. It wasn’t low enough, with Woods going on to win the tournament anyway.

Woods was that low multiple times in his career, including +275 at the Farmers Insurance Open in 2011. It should be noted Phil Mickelson won in his PGA TOUR Champions debut this year as the +200 favorite.

For comparison, Rahm was +600 to win the BMW Championship, which was a limited field although the top players in the world were included. He was +900 at The Open Championship and +800 at the Byron Nelson.

Sherman hasn’t opened Rahm quite as low as DraftKings and others in the market, but he’s still +400 at Westgate. Sherman’s also posting Rahm vs. the Field, which you can take at -500 odds.

“We tend to see larger wagers on short favorites like this, so people don’t shy away from low odds,” Sherman said. 

Next after Rahm is Simpson at +1400, with Na third on the board at +1600 odds. Matsuyama and Zalatoris are currently at +2200. Cameron Tringale rounds out the golfers under +3000 right on the number.

Opening Odds to win Fortinet Championship

Odds via DraftKings

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +300
Webb Simpson +1400
Kevin Na +1600
Hideki Matsuyama +2200
Will Zalatoris +2200
Cameron Tringale +3000
Charley Hoffman +3500
Harold Varner +4000
Emiliano Grillo +5000
Si Woo Kim +5000
Sebastian Munoz +5000
Marc Leishman +5000
Mito Pereira +5000
Cameron Champ +5000
Pat Perez +6000
Maverick McNealy +6000
Talor Gooch +6500
Max Homa +6500
Brendon Todd +6500
Stephan Jaeger +7000
Chad Ramey +7000
Chez Reavie +7000
Brandt Snedeker +7000
Taylor Moore +7000
Lanto Griffin +8000
Adam Hadwin +8000
Patton Kizzire +8000
Aaron Rai +8000
Charles Howell +8000
Lucas Herbert +8000
Roger Sloan +8000
Greyson Sigg +8000
Phil Mickelson +8000
Doug Ghim +9000
Taylor Pendrith +9000
Sahith Theegala +10000
Harry Higgs +10000
Cheng-Tsung Pan +10000
Brendan Steele +10000
Adam Schenk +11000
Troy Merritt +11000
Patrick Rodgers +11000
Ryan Moore +11000
Brian Stuard +11000
Hank Lebioda +11000
Alex Smalley +11000
Hudson Swafford +13000
Joseph Bramlett +13000
Dylan Frittelli +13000
Nick Taylor +13000
Tom Hoge +13000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +13000
J.T Poston +13000
Lee Hodges +15000
Bo Hoag +15000
Joshua Creel +15000
Hayden Buckley +15000
Mark Hubbard +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Russell Knox +15000
Danny Willett +15000
John Huh +15000
Kyle Stanley +15000
Sepp Straka +15000
Nick Hardy +15000
Doc Redman +15000
Vincent Whaley +15000
Luke List +15000
Scott Stallings +15000
Adam Svensson +15000
Peter Uihlein +15000
Michael Thompson +15000
Scott Piercy +15000
Brandon Hagy +20000
Callum Tarren +20000
Turk Pettit +20000
Dylan Wu +20000
David Lipsky +20000
Sam Ryder +20000
Dawie Van Der Walt +20000
Ben Kohles +20000
Brice Garnett +20000
Ryan Armour +20000
David Skinns +20000
Cameron Young +20000
Kevin Yu +20000
Chesson Hadley +20000
Kevin Tway +20000
Andrew Novak +20000
Cameron Percy +20000
Jason Dufner +20000
Scott Gutschewski +25000
Bo Van Pelt +25000
Justin Lower +25000
Adam Long +25000
Max McGreevy +25000
Matthew NeSmith +25000
Bronson Burgoon +25000
Kurt Kitayama +25000
Davis Riley +25000
Kramer Hickok +25000
Beau Hossler +25000
Seth Reeves +25000
Austin Smotherman +25000
James Hahn +25000
Brett Drewitt +25000
Andrew Putnam +25000
Jim Herman +25000
Sean O’Hair +25000
Denny McCarthy +25000
Danny Lee +25000
Brandon Wu +25000
Kevin Chappell +25000
Tyler Duncan +30000
Jamie Lovemark +30000
Curtis Thompson +30000
Bill Haas +30000
J.J Spaun +30000
Ben Martin +30000
Chris Stroud +30000
Trey Mullinax +30000
Trevor Werbylo +30000
Austin Cook +30000
Nate Lashley +30000
Quade Cummins +30000
Andrew Landry +30000
Tyler McCumber +30000
Michael Gligic +30000
Kelly Kraft +40000
Peter Malnati +40000
Scott Brown +40000
Paul Barjon +40000
Sunghoon Kang +40000
Aaron Baddeley +40000
David Hearn +40000
Wyndham Clark +40000
Jonathan Byrd +40000
Seung-Yul Noh +40000
William McGirt +40000
Nick Watney +40000
Jared Wolfe +40000
John Augenstein +40000
Vaughn Taylor +40000
J.B Holmes +40000
Chase Seiffert +40000
D.J. Trahan +40000
Michael Duncan +50000
Jim Knous +50000
Jonas Blixt +50000
Martin Trainer +50000
Ted Potter +50000
Kevin Stadler +50000

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