The biggest golf tournaments in 2021

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick January 12, 2021 18:38

The major golf tournaments are scheduled to take place on their regular dates in 2021, so we already know what to expect from the 2021 golf calendar.

This year will see a return to normality at least when it comes to the schedule. From April to June there will be the three traditional majors in the United States, and in July we will switch our attention to The Open Championship in England.

And this is some very good news for golf fans. Besides having again their favorite tournaments displayed this year, they can also bet on the eventual winners. There are some great golf betting odds, like those at Unibet, with the entire Majors schedule covered.

Dustin Johnson is the main favorite for each of the majors, followed by Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, and Bryson DeChambeau. But there are many other interesting odds to keep an eye on.

Here are the four major golf tournaments in 2021, where and when they will be held, and also the main favorites for each:

The Masters – Augusta National – April 8-11

The first of the four majors has the smallest field of the major championships. By the end of 2020, 84 players had earned an invitation, and they are expected to compete in April.

The money prizes from last year were a combined of $11,500,000, and a winning share of $2,070,000. There were a total of 92 players, and the champion was Dustin Johnson, who made it to the first place with a score of 268 and -20 par. Of the current favorites, Justin Thomas came in fourth, Rory McIlroy was fifth, and Jon Rahm seventh.

Here are the odds for winning this year’s tournament: Dustin Johnson – 7/1, Bryson DeChambeau – 8/1, Rory McIlroy – 9/1, and Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas – 10/1 each.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 15: Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

PGA Championship – Kiawah Island (Ocean Course) – May 20-23

The 2021 edition will be the 103rd PGA Championship. The money prizes are similar to those from last year – a total of $11,000,000, of which the winner gets almost $2,000,000.

At the 2020 edition, we witnessed a surprise, the young Collin Morikawa (23 years old) winning his PGA Championship debut, at his second major appearance. Dustin Johnson came in second, while Bryson DeChambeau was fourth.

For this year, Johnson and McIlroy have 10/1 odds each, while Morikawa’s odds of retaining his title are 25/1.

US Open – Torrey Pines – June 17-20

The major with the biggest money prize is the US Open. In 2021, this major tournament will see its 121stedition.

The total money prize for this championship is $12,500,000, out of which the winner’s share is $2.225,000.

Last year, Bryson DeChambeau won the title, while Dustin Johnson finished only sixth. This year, though, Johnson has 10/1 odds to win the tournament, Rahm has 11/1, while McIlroy, Justin Thomas and DeChambeau have 12/1 each.

The Open Championship – Royal St George’s – July 15-18

And here is the only major play in Europe. The Open Championship has arrived to its 149th edition, which will be held in Sandwich, England, for the 15th time.

The traditional tournament is the oldest among the four majors, and the edition from this year was originally scheduled for exactly one year before, but it had to be postponed.

Shane Lowry, who previously finished second at the 2016 US Open, managed to win the last Open Championship edition, in 2019. This is still his only major title.

This year, Johnson has 9/1 odds to win the tournament, while McIlroy has 10/1, Rahm has 12/1, and DeChambeau 14/1. Lowry, meanwhile, has only 40/1 odds to retain the title.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick January 12, 2021 18:38
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