Betting Preview for the 2021 Puerto Rico Open With Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets
The world’s best players have gathered in Bradenton, FL, to compete for the first WGC event in the year, but let’s not forget about the action in Rio Grande. Several familiar faces from the European and Korn Ferry Tours will be fighting for FedEx Cup points and a coveted PGA Tour title. And who’s to say that a victory at Grand Reserve Country Club can’t kickstart a player’s professional career.
Viktor Hovland took home the title in 2020 and is now firmly entrenched as a top-15 player in the world.
Let’s sift through the odds and start landing on some Puerto Rico Open picks.
2021 Puerto Rico Open Odds
Not all of the best golf betting sites are seeing eye to eye at the top of the price sheet. While they all agree that Thomas Pieters deserves to be the favorite, the oddsmakers at BetUS must really not want to soak up action on the long-hitting Belgian. They installed Pieters at +900 despite him being listed at +1400 nearly everywhere else.
At the same time, it’s important you don’t completely disregard BetUS when you’re betting on the Puerto Rico Open online. More on that in a bit.
Puerto Rico Open Past Results
Viktor Hovland picked up his first PGA Tour win at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. It was the sixth time in the last seven Puerto Rico Opens that a first-time winner was born.
|Winners of the Puerto Rico Open Since 2013|
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Of these recent winners, D.A. Points is the only player who had tasted victory before. With that being said, six of these seven players haven’t won since their maiden triumph in the Caribbean (Hovland won the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic).
The 2018 Puerto Rico Open was converted into an unofficial pro-am event, won by George McNeil and Cheyenne Woods.
Now that we’ve addressed the recent winners let’s get to some Puerto Rico Open predictions.
Puerto Rico Open Pick to Win
Back to why it’s important to not let BetUS’s odds for the Puerto Rico Open out of your sight. Instead of backing Will Gordon at +4500 at one of the other reputable sportsbooks, we can nab the Vanderbilt product at +5000 at BetUS.
Gordon was just two off the pace going into the weekend at Torrey Pines, and he opened with a bogey-free 66 at Spyglass Hill en route to a T21 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Clocking in 4th on the PGA Tour in clubhead speed and 9th in driving distance, Will is a fierce competitor who led the PGA Tour in bounce back % (31.33%) in 2019-20. T20 in the 2020 Puerto Rico Open means he returns to the “Island of Enchantment” with plenty of positive vibes.
Best Bets for the Puerto Rico Open in 2021
A couple of Stanford alum (Patrick Rodgers and Brandon Wu) piqued my interest, but I’m browsing for extreme value when I’m studying the prop markets. After a bit of scouring, here are two more betting picks for the Puerto Rico Open.
Justin Suh to Finish Top 10
Still scrambling for full-time status, Justin Suh is making the most out of his opportunities. T14 and T8 in his first two starts of the PGA Tour season, plus a respectable T37 against a stellar field in San Diego.
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The former standout at USC is simply too talented to not continue surfacing on the big stage. All signs are pointing toward a breakthrough performance being on the horizon. Sooner rather than later.
Greyson Sigg to Finish Top 20
No KFT victories on his resume yet, but 15 top 25s in 21 Korn Ferry starts this season hints at his consistency. Among a laundry list of former Georgia Bulldogs primed for success, Sigg is coming off a T7 last week at the LECOM Suncoast Classic. That included hitting 81.94% of his greens and signing a clean card on Sunday.
Lock in these Puerto Rico Open predictions and move straight into the festivities taking place at The Concession.