Mitsubishi Electric Championship Odds for 2021 – Picking a Winner at Hualalai
The PGA Tour Champions is back in action after a more than two-month hiatus – since Kevin Sutherland fended off Paul Broadhurst in a playoff at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Both Sutherland and Broadhurst are in the field this week will be joined by a slew of household names at the Hualalai Resort.
The luxurious setting on the Big Island is set to host the proceedings for the season opener on the Champions Tour for the 25th consecutive year. With the stage set for yet another thrilling finish in the Aloha State, let’s get to some Mitsubishi Electric Championship picks.
2021 Mitsubishi Electric Championship Odds
After years of being the top dog when it came to PGA Tour Champions odds, Bernhard Langer has some company. In fact, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els have surpassed the 41-time winner at all of the best golf betting sites – at least for this week in Hawaii.
The graphic above reflects the odds at BetOnline. At BetUS, the gap is even larger.
Mitsubishi Electric Championship Odds at BetUS
Before you lock in any Mitsubishi Electric Championship predictions, have a glance at some past results.
Recent Results at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship
Formerly known as the MasterCard Championship, this week’s event serves as the tournament of champions for the senior tour. Here’s how you earn a tee time at Hualalai.
- Winner of any Major in the last 5 years
- Winner of any tournament in the last 2 years
- Select sponsor invitees
As you can see, the list of winners here since 2014 is a “who’s who” of the 50-and-over circuit.
|2020||Miguel Angel Jimenez||202 (-14)||Playoff|
|2019||Tom Lehman||199 (-17)||1|
|2018||Jerry Kelly||198 (-18)||1|
|2017||Bernhard Langer||129 (-15)||1|
|2016||Duffy Waldorf||198 (-18)||1|
|2015||Miguel Angel Jimenez||199 (-17)||1|
|2014||Bernhard Langer||194 (-22)||3|
Bernhard Langer is the only 3-time winner of this event (won in 2009), and here’s an interesting tidbit. Langer and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only non-American winners of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship since the tournament moved from Puerto Rico to the Big Island in 1997.
2021 Mitsubishi Electric Championship Prediction
Normally I’m not keen on backing the tournament favorite – especially when their odds are this short. On the other hand, why gamble on some of the guys who haven’t played a competitive event in several weeks when we know Jim Furyk’s game is in a good place?
Forget about coming off an extended break and needing to knock off some rust, Furyk is locked and loaded for a primetime performance.
Jim tuned up by getting to Hawaii a week early, and not just to soak up some rays. Furyk strung together four straight rounds in the 60s (69-66-68-67) at the Sony Open and beat up on names like Cameron Smith, Sungjae Im, and Zach Johnson.
I’ll take my chances that he ends up as the last man standing this week at Hualalai.
More Golf Picks This Week
Before I introduce some more weekly golf predictions, there’s another pick for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship that I wanted to shine a light on. It’s a head-to-head matchup between two of the most popular players on the PGA Tour Champions.
I love me some Fred Couples, but I’m all over Jerry Kelly in this particular bet. Couples hasn’t teed it up since he missed the cut by six strokes at the Masters in mid-November. Hoping Fred’s back holds up, and he makes a bunch of putts in his first tournament in two months – that’s a little risky.
On the flip side, Jerry Kelly, like Furyk, is ready to get the ball rolling.
Kelly made the cut last week at Waialae and has a great track record at Hualalai, including hoisting the trophy in 2018. Look for him to contend for the trophy in 2021.
With a couple of Mitsubishi Electric Championship predictions out of the way, I’ll leave you with some tips for betting on the PGA Tour and European Tour.