Betting Preview for the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open With Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets
With the US Open set to return to Torrey Pines in June, it’s no surprise to see a stacked field hovering in La Jolla. Just don’t expect to see birdies and eagles flying around in bunches.
Playing a demanding layout at sea level is difficult in its own right – now throw in the cool and damp conditions that are a big part of the weekly forecast. The point is you won’t be able to “fake your way” around the golf course this week.
Your best bet when making Farmers Insurance Open picks is to target the premium ball-strikers who are known to excel when the going gets tough.
I’ve got a few guys in mind.
2021 Farmers Insurance Open Odds
Jon Rahm is back atop the betting sheets despite his pre-tournament withdrawal last week in the desert. There should be no serious qualms about backing the world’s second-ranked golfer after the Spaniard explained to Colt Knost on SiriusXM that his recent WD was nothing more than precautionary.
To piggyback on the idea that “Rahmbo” is poised for success, look no further than his pristine track record at this event.
|Jon Rahm – By the Numbers at the Farmers Insurance Open|
|Year||Score in Relation to Par||Finish|
Jon won here in his first attempt and owns the course record (62) on the revamped North Course. His +700 odds to win the Farmers Insurance Open aren’t nearly extreme as they appear at first glance.
Look-In at Recent Winners of the Farmers Insurance Open
On my way to locking in some Farmers Insurance Open predictions, I like to take a peek at who’s won here recently and what they shot. I’ve included each winner’s margin of victory as an added reference point.
|Winners at the Famers Insurance Open – Last 10 Years|
|Year||Winner||Scores (to par)||Margin of Victory|
|2020||Marc Leishman||68-72-68-65 (-15)||1|
|2019||Justin Rose||63-66-69-69 (-21)||2|
|2018||Jason Day||73-64-71-70 (-10)||Playoff|
|2017||Jon Rahm||72-69-69-65 (-13)||3|
|2016||Brandt Snedeker||73-70-70-69 (-6)||1|
|2015||Jason Day||73-65-71-70 (-9)||Playoff|
|2014||Scott Stallings||72-67-72-68 (-9)||1|
|2013||Tiger Woods||68-65-69-72 (-14)||4|
|2012||Brandt Snedeker||67-64-74-67 (-16)||Playoff|
|2011||Bubba Watson||71-65-69-67 (-16)||1|
Since 2000, only three times has the Farmers Insurance Open been decided by more than three shots.
- Tiger Woods in 2013 (won by 4)
- Tiger Woods in 2008 (won by 8)
- Tiger Woods in 2003 (won by 4)
Unfortunately for the fans and the city of San Diego, TW is sidelined for the foreseeable future as he recovers from a fifth back surgery.
2021 Farmers Insurance Open Pick to Win
Scottie Scheffler missed the cut last week at PGA West, and he missed the cut last year at Torrey Pines. At the same time, Scottie’s last professional win at the 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (Korn Ferry Tour) came exactly one week after missing the cut in Portland.
Rather than get too caught up with not competing this past weekend, key in on the fact that Scottie clocks in 2nd on the PGA Tour in total driving. He’s virtually eliminated the “right-miss” from his repertoire and has done everything but win at the game’s highest level.
Last year’s ROY has a 59 on his resume and has already contended at majors.
Scottie Scheffler holds the lowest 54-hole score by any player in their debut at a major.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) August 9, 2020
He’s at 202 through his first 3 career PGA Championship rounds. pic.twitter.com/oDaYlwNzMg
It’s only a matter of time until “first PGA Tour victory” gets checked off the list.
Best Bets for the Farmers Insurance Open
Predictions for the Farmers Insurance Open don’t have to stop with trying to pinpoint who hoists the hardware. Another way to make money betting golf online this week is to target the top-10 and top-20 markets.
Sungjae Im to Finish Top 10
Sungjae Im hasn’t produced stellar results here just yet, but his game figures to be tailor-made to thrive at the South Course at Torrey Pines. Im’s repeatable motion and boring ball flight translate to lots of fairways and lots of greens – exactly what you need to do to prosper at this event.
Sungjae finished T12 last week at The American Express – his third top-12 in his last 5 starts.
Jason Kokrak to Finish Top 20
Jason hits it long and has been putting beautifully, and the latter isn’t just hearsay. Kokrak ranks 4th in total, putting thanks to a steady combination of holing all the short ones and pouring in his fair share from mid-range.
If you’re thinking Torrey Pines should suit Jason’s eye, you’re definitely on the right track.
20th here in 2019, 21st in 2020.