2019 Sony Open Odds, Preview & Prediction

2019 Sony Open Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on January 9, 2019

The current PGA Tour season has been underway since the tail end of 2018, but most of the tournaments played to date have been in rather exotic locales, with smaller fields. While some players like to get in early and rack up some relatively easy FedEx Cup points, others wait until the calendar flips over into the New Year before getting back into the competitive spirit. It is for that reason that this weekend’s Sony Open, which will be held at the Par 70 Waialae Course in Honolulu, will feature the first full field of the year.

There will be no less than 144 golfers starting this coming Thursday, January 10, with over $6 million in prize money up for grabs. There are some very good names in the field, so let’s take a closer look at some of the odds favorites to win the 2019 Sony Open.

2019 Sony Open Betting Odds, Preview & Prediction

Last 10 Winners

  • 2018: Patton Kizzire
  • 2017: Justin Thomas
  • 2016: Fabián Gómez
  • 2015: Jimmy Walker
  • 2014: Jimmy Walker
  • 2013: Russell Henley
  • 2012: Johnson Wagner
  • 2011: Mark Wilson
  • 2010: Ryan Palmer
  • 2009: Zach Johnson

2019 Sony Open Favorites

Justin Thomas

  • 2019 Sony Open Odds: +550
Thomas is no stranger to this tournament, as he was the winner at the 2017 event, which may help explain why he is the favorite for this weekend.

Thomas has already taken part in a few different events this season, landing a pair of top 5 finished and racking up three-quarters of a million dollars in prize money in the process, His best performance this season came at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where he came in third. It’s a solid start to the season for the world #4, making him one to watch this weekend.

Bryson DeChambeau

  • 2019 Sony Open Odds: +1000

I always like looking at the players who are in good form ahead of a tournament before making my final pick and placing a wager. DeChambeau is a player that could well take another big leap forward this season after a career year last season when he has 3 wins on the tour.

He has already shown that he means business this season, picking up a win at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, as well as a top 10 finish in another tournament. All of that has helped him to a #5 world ranking, and he is my pick to win the 2019 Sony Open.

Jordan Spieth

  • 2019 Sony Open Odds: +1600

When you talk about a disappointing season in 2018, you need to talk about Jordan Spieth. We all know the story of how this young man exploded onto the scene by winning in major tournaments, but he has had a bit of a fall off since then.

Jordan Spieth is one of the favorites to win the 2019 PGA Sony Open.

Spieth is looking at this season as an opportunity to bounce back and regain his form, but his early performances are doing little to suggest that he is about to do that. He has played twice this season, ending 55th in one tournament ands missing the cut in the other. I’m not even sure he cracks the top 10 here.

Gary Woodland

  • 2019 Sony Open Odds: +1100

Consistency has been key for Gary Woodland in the early going of the new PGA Tour season. He has posted back to back 2nd place finishes and has landed in the top 5 no less than 3 times, so it’s fair to suggest that his season is off to a brilliant start.

If there is one knock on this man, it’s that he never seems to get over the hump and onto the top of the leaderboard. That said, he is still a very solid top 5 bet this weekend.

Best of the Rest

  • March Leishman +1700
  • Patrick Reed +2800
  • Cameron Smith +2800
  • Hideki Matsuyama +3200
  • Cameron Champ +2500
  • Kyle Stanley +4000
  • Paul Casey +3500
  • Kevin Kisner +3500
  • Emiliano Grillo +3500
  • Abraham Ancer +4000
  • Matt Kuchar +4000
  • Charles Howell
  • Bubba Watson +5000

Expert 2019 Sony Open Betting Pick

If you are looking for a player at good odds who has made a fantastic start to the season, then look no further than Gary Woodland.

He already has a trio of top 5 finishes to his name, which includes a pair of back to back 2nd place spots. The most recent of those came last weekend at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where he actually finished ahead of Justin Thomas, the tournament favorite here. Woodland is more often the bridesmaid rather than the bride, but he is a solid top 5 pick.