Farmers Insurance Open: Golf Odds After Day 1 

Farmers Insurance Open: Golf Odds After Day 1 
Fri 29th January 2021

Torrey Pines is set to once again host the Farmers Insurance Open as the PGA Tour continues its West coast leg. After Day 1 of the 69th Farmers Insurance Open, Rory McIlroy has shortened from his pre-tournament odds of +750 into +500 favoritism to take out the event. 

Have a look at your three favorites to win the Farmers Insurance Open after Day 1: 

Rory McIlroy

Current Position: T21
Current Score: (-4)
Current Odds: +500
Pre-tournament Odds: +850 

After entering Torrey Pines trailing only Jon Rahm in the odds, McIlroy had a strong start to the Farmers Insurance Open, claiming favoritism to win the event following his 68 on the South Course.

McIlroy played his best gold early, shooting four under on his opening nine holes, before shooting even on the back nine. It is important to remember that McIlroy’s 68 on the South Course is equivalent to Reed and Noren’ (Tied 1st) 64 on the North Course.

McIlroy picked up three of his five strokes off the tee, with his driver proving to be his best asset on Day 1. The Irishman is off to a strong start, however will need to avoid the disappointing round that we have become accustomed to when watching McIlroy. A 65 or 66 on the North Course could see him take the lead heading into the weekend. 

Jon Rahm 

Current Position: T32
Current Score: (-3)
Current Odds: +600
Pre-tournament Odds: +700 

Like McIlroy, Jon Rahm kicked off his Farmers Insurance Open on the South Course. However Rahm finds himself one stroke behind the Irishman, having shot three under par through his first 18.

Rahm entered this event as the No.2 ranked player in the world and having won the Farmers Insurance Open back in 2017, the Spaniard was the pre-tournament +700 favorite to win again at Torrey Pines. Although Rahm has shortened to +600, he finds himself a stroke behind McIlroy as they both head onto the North Course.

As the top ranked player in the tournament, being just one stroke behind McIlroy certainly keeps Rahm in the hunt, given McIlroy’s proven inability to close out a lead in tour events. 

Patrick Reed 

Current Position: T1
Current Score: (-8)
Current Odds: +700
Pre-tournament Odds: +2800 

Unlike the two golfers favoured above him, Patrick Reed got his tournament underway on the North Course, putting himself into a strong position to win the Farmers Insurance Open after shooting eight under par through his opening round.

After shooting a 64 on Day 1, Reed is currently tied in first place with Alex Noren, which has resulted in his Reed odds to win the tournament shortening from +2800 into +700. Despite missing the cut at The American Express last week, Reed has returned to form with eight birdies and zero bogeys to put himself in a strong position heading into Day 2.

Given that the forecast is predicting much harsher weather conditions as he heads onto the tougher South Course, it’ll be much harder for Reed to keep up his ‘bogey-free’ golf.

However, if Reed is good enough to stay amongst the top of the leaderboard throughout the more challenging weather conditions and on the tougher course, he is as good a chance as anyone to win it all at Torrey Pines.

Current Top 10 Favourites To Win The 2021 Farmers Insurance Open: 

Rory McIlroy (+500)
Jon Rahm (+600)
Patrick Reed (+700)
Ryan Palmer (+1100)
Scottie Scheffler (+1200)
Tony Finau (+1600)
Adam Scott (+2000)
Alex Noren (+2000)
Gary Woodland (+2200)
Cameron Smith (+2800) 

*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of Bet365 & PointsBet.  

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