Sony Open betting odds, matchups, trends: Justin Thomas favored in PGA Tour’s first full-field event of 2020

Justin Thomas Jan. 4, 2020 (AP Photo Matt York)
Justin Thomas (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Let’s play two.

After winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Justin Thomas is the betting favorite at 6/1 odds to win this week’s Sony Open, the second leg of the PGA Tour Hawaii Double.

Fifteen of 21 Sony Open winners have played at Kapalua the week prior, which is great news for Thomas, who is coming off a playoff victory over Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele. With the win, Thomas joined Tiger Woods (34 wins) and Jack Nicklaus (20) as the only players with 12 or more PGA Tour wins before the age of 27 in the last 60 years.

As Thomas seeks his third win on the young PGA Tour season, Reed and Webb Simpson are a distant 12/1 on the Westgate oddsboard to win at Waialae Country Club, where Thomas holds the 18- and 72-hole course records, both set in 2017.

This season, 21 players are doing the Hawaii Double, including reigning Sony Open winner Matt Kuchar, who is listed at 20/1 after finishing T14 at Kapalua.

But the two courses are very different. After a driver-heavy par-73 at Kapalua, golfers will club down for the short Waialae, known as one of the easiest par-70 courses on Tour. Players effective with irons in the wind who also putt well should be in contention for a win on the small Bermuda greens Sunday.

Wind is always an issue in Hawaii, but this week could be particularly bad, with rain and winds sustained at 25 mph forecasted on Thursday and Friday. The SuperBook’s winning score prop of 270.5 has been adjusted up to 271.5.

Golfers who grew up in the southeast United States should feel more at home with these Bermuda greens, and our favorite outright bets this week are Charles Howell III (30/1 odds) and Kevin Kisner (40/1). Kisner was in contention for a top-10 finish last week before shooting 3-over par on the back-9 on Sunday to finish T14. Known for his accurate approach and putting, Kisner’s strengths align with several key metrics that are important this week, including Strokes Gained: Putting, Strokes Gained: Approach and Par-4 Scoring.

Recent Sony Open winners
Matt Kuchar (2019)
Patton Kizzire (2018)
Justin Thomas (2017)
Fabian Gomez (2016)
Jimmy Walker (2015, 2014)
Russell Henley (2013)

2020 Sony Open odds

Odds from Westgate as of Tuesday

Justin THOMAS 6/1
Webb SIMPSON 12/1
Patrick REED 12/1
Hideki MATSUYAMA 18/1
Collin MORIKAWA 18/1
Matt KUCHAR 20/1
Sungjae IM 20/1
Joaquin NIEMANN 30/1
Charles HOWELL III 30/1
Marc LEISHMAN 40/1
Kevin KISNER 40/1
Chez REAVIE 40/1
Abraham ANCER 40/1
Corey CONNERS 40/1
Brandt SNEDEKER 50/1
Cameron SMITH 40/1
Alex NOREN 50/1
J.T. POSTON 50/1
Brendon TODD 50/1
Andrew PUTNAM 60/1
Brian HARMAN 60/1
Sebastian MUNOZ 60/1
Brian STUARD 60/1
Russell KNOX 60/1
Emiliano GRILLO 80/1
Rory SABBATINI 80/1
Dylan FRITTELLI 80/1
Aaron WISE 80/1
Lanto GRIFFIN 80/1
Ryan PALMER 80/1
Zach JOHNSON 80/1
Kevin NA 80/1
Keegan BRADLEY 80/1
Carlos ORTIZ 80/1
Vaughn TAYLOR 80/1
Shugo IMAHIRA 100/1
Pat PEREZ 100/1
Matt JONES 100/1
Scott PIERCY 100/1
Daniel BERGER 100/1
Russell HENLEY 100/1
Bud CAULEY 100/1
Kyle STANLEY 100/1
Brian GAY 100/1
Ryan ARMOUR 125/1
Keith MITCHELL 125/1
Sung KANG 125/1
Nick TAYLOR 125/1
Brice GARNETT 125/1
Patton KIZZIRE 125/1
Tyler DUNCAN 150/1
Charley HOFFMAN 150/1
Kevin TWAY 150/1
Graeme McDOWELL 125/1
Jimmy WALKER 150/1
Talor GOOCH 150/1
Luke LIST 150/1
Sam BURNS 150/1
Harry HIGGS 150/1
Hudson SWAFFORD 150/1
D.J. TRAHAN 150/1
Fabian GOMEZ 150/1
Joel DAHMEN 150/1
Chris KIRK 150/1
Nate LASHLEY 125/1
Adam LONG 150/1
Zac BLAIR 150/1
Xinjun ZHANG 150/1
Kramer HICKOK 200/1
Jason DUFNER 200/1
Adam SCHENK 200/1
Cameron PERCY 200/1
Scott HARRINGTON 200/1
Sam RYDER 200/1
Troy MERRITT 200/1
Chesson HADLEY 200/1
Henrik NORLANDER 200/1
Mark HUBBARD 200/1
David HEARN 200/1
Robert STREB 200/1
Doc REDMAN 150/1
Robby SHELTON 200/1
Kyoung-Hoon LEE 200/1
Scott BROWN 200/1
Michael THOMPSON 200/1
J.J. SPAUN 250/1
Matt EVERY 200/1
Doug GHIM 250/1
Patrick RODGERS 250/1
Andrew LANDRY 250/1
Tom HOGE 250/1
James HAHN 250/1
Cameron DAVIS 250/1
Anirban LAHIRI 250/1
Brendan STEELE 250/1
Mackenzie HUGHES 250/1
Roger SLOAN 250/1
Sepp STRAKA 250/1
Jamie LOVEMARK 250/1
Matthew NeSMITH 250/1
Brandon HAGY 250/1
Chase SEIFFERT 250/1
Peter MALNATI 250/1
Hank LEBIODA 250/1
Bo HOAG 250/1
Graham DeLAET 300/1
Jerry KELLY 300/1
Kristoffer VENTURA 300/1
Rafael CAMPOS 300/1
Jim HERMAN 300/1
Satoshi KODAIRA 300/1
Ted POTTER JR 300/1
Tyler McCUMBER 300/1
Joseph BRAMLETT 300/1
Rikuya HOSHINO 300/1
Chris BAKER 300/1
Rob OPPENHEIM 300/1
Ben MARTIN 300/1
Rhein GIBSON 300/1
Ryan BREHM 300/1
Vijay SINGH 500/1
Will GORDON 500/1
Mark ANDERSON 500/1
Mikumu HORIKAWA 500/1
Ryuko TOKIMATSU 500/1
Michael GLIGIC 500/1
Tim WILKINSON 500/1
Bo VAN PELT 500/1
Smylie KAUFMAN 500/1
Ben TAYLOR 500/1
Michael GELLERMAN 500/1
Kazuki HIGA 500/1
Nelson LEDESMA 500/1
Colt KNOST 1000/1
Parker McLACHLIN 1000/1
Vincent WHALEY 1000/1
Martin TRAINER 1000/1
Tyler OTA 1000/1
Alex BEACH 1000/1
Eric DUGAS 2000/1
Rico HOEY 1000/1
Tomoyo IKEMURA 1000/1
Toru NAKAJIMA 2000/1
Jared SAWADA 2000/1

2020 Sony Open betting matchups

Patrick REED +110
Webb SIMPSON – 130

Sungjae IM +110
Collin MORIKAWA – 130

Matt KUCHAR +130
Hideki MATSUYAMA – 150

Charles HOWELL III – 110
Marc LEISHMAN – 110

Kevin KISNER – 120
Chez REAVIE EVEN

Abraham ANCER – 110
Corey CONNERS – 110

Brian HARMAN – 115
Andrew PUTNAM – 105

Dylan FRITTELLI EVEN
Russell KNOX – 120

Sebastian MUNOZ – 125
Carlos ORTIZ +105

Nate LASHLEY – 120
Adam LONG EVEN

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