2021 Wells Fargo Championship Odds: Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm & Bryson DeCheambeau the Favorites at Quail Hollow

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Bryson DeChambeau

The PGA TOUR will head north to Charlotte, N.C. this week for the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. If last week’s field at the Valspar was light on depth, this one certainly makes up for it as 10 of the top 15 players in the world will be in the field with the PGA Championship on the horizon.

After finishing T13 as the favorite at last week’s Valspar Championship, Justin Thomas is right back at the top of board at +800 ($10 bet wins $80). Thomas never really threatened to contend at the Copperhead Course, but that severely underrates the way he was playing. JT led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green but — and stop me if you’ve heard this before — was let down by a poor putting performance.

Thomas figures to be a pretty popular favorite considering his form and the fact that he won the 2017 PGA Championship at this very course.

Thomas has plenty of formidable company at the top of the odds, starting with second-favorite Jon Rahm. The Spaniard is coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes in elite fields (THE PLAYERS, The Masters) and has finished 13th or better in six of seven starts in 2021.

Bryson DeChambeau is third on the board at +1400 and could fly a bit under the radar after his poor showing at Augusta. Underwhelming in the most-watched tournament of the year is a good way to keep casual bettors away, but don’t forget that Bryson was coming off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a T3 at THE PLAYERS in his two starts before heading to Augusta.

Who knows what to do with Rory McIlroy at this point. The former World No. 1 continues to get a plenty of respect from bookmakers in every field, but it has been quite some time since he was in serious contention to win a PGA TOUR event.

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McIlroy is coming off back-to-back missed cuts at THE PLAYERS and The Masters, but prior to that he strung together consecutive top-10 finishes at the WGC-Workday and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Bookmakers have shown to be very skiddish about stretching Rory’s odds and +1800 may seem like a discount at an event where he has two wins, but that price is probably still a little short of where McIlroy’s true odds should be in a field this deep.

McIlroy is joined by Viktor Hovland, who made a late charge up the Valspar leaderboard on Sunday, and Webb Simpson at +1800.

There’s a bit of a drop between that trio and the next group, but I imagine a lot of bettors will be shopping in this next range:

  • Tony Finau +2500
  • Patrick Reed +2800
  • Will Zalatoris +2800
  • Patrick Cantlay +2800
  • Corey Conners +3000

I know that Will Zalatoris has been lights out since becoming a PGA TOUR regular but who would have thought he’d have the same odds as Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay in a field this deep. Zalatoris is just a couple of weeks removed from a runner-up finish at the Masters so he’ll certainly have supporters even at this price point.

Last week Corey Conners opened as the third-favorite. Conners has certainly taken a significant leap over the past year but there did seem to be a lot of folks who thought oddsmakers were overreacting by putting the Canadian in the same tier as players like Reed and Hovland at the Valspar. Apparently the bookies disagreed with that notion and are happy to keep Conners, who finished T21 at the Valspar, in this range.

2021 Wells Fargo Championship Odds

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Player Odds
Justin Thomas +800
Jon Rahm +900
Bryson DeChambeau +1400
Xander Schauffele +1600
Viktor Hovland +1800
Rory McIlroy +1800
Webb Simpson +1800
Tony Finau +2500
Patrick Cantlay +2800
Patrick Reed +2800
Will Zalatoris +2800
Corey Conners +3000
Abraham Ancer +3300
Cameron Tringale +3300
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Max Homa +3500
Sungjae Im +4000
Brian Harman +4500
Emiliano Grillo +5000
Bubba Watson +5500
Jason Day +5500
Shane Lowry +5500
Keegan Bradley +6600
Tommy Fleetwood +6600
Russell Henley +6600
Stewart Cink +7000
Rickie Fowler +7000
Harris English +8000
Lucas Glover +8000
Matt Wallace +8000
Matt Jones +9000
Carlos Ortiz +9000
Ian Poulter +9000
Harold Varner III +9000
Talor Gooch +10000
Zach Johnson +10000
Denny McCarthy +10000
Francesco Molinari +10000
Brendan Steele +10000
Kevin Streelman +10000
Joel Dahmen +12500
Cameron Davis +12500
Lanto Griffin +12500
Adam Hadwin +12500
Russell Knox +12500
Ryan Moore +12500
Matthew NeSmith +12500
Charl Schwartzel +12500
Kyle Stanley +12500
Michael Thompson +12500
Gary Woodland +12500
James Hahn +15000
Mackenzie Hughes +15000
Patton Kizzire +15000
Luke List +15000
Maverick McNealy +15000
Keith Mitchell +15000
Sebastian Munoz +15000
Pat Perez +15000
Adam Schenk +15000
Jhonattan Vegas +15000
Camilo Villegas +15000
Aaron Wise +15000
Erik van Rooyen +15000
Bo Hoag +17500
Tom Hoge +17500
Phil Mickelson +17500
Doc Redman +17500
Bronson Burgoon +20000
Tyler Duncan +20000
Brice Garnett +20000
Kyong-Hoon Lee +20000
Danny Lee +20000
Tom Lewis +20000
Troy Merritt +20000
Henrik Norlander +20000
J.T. Poston +20000
Rory Sabbatini +20000
Roger Sloan +20000
Scott Stallings +20000
Sepp Straka +20000
Joseph Bramlett +25000
Byeong Hun An +25000
Wyndham Clark +25000
Jason Dufner +25000
Harry Higgs +25000
Mark Hubbard +25000
John Huh +25000
Adam Long +25000
Tyler McCumber +25000
C.T. Pan +25000
Chase Seiffert +25000
Nick Taylor +25000
Vaughn Taylor +25000
Richy Werenski +25000
Vincent Whaley +25000
Akshay Bhatia +35000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +35000
Rafael Campos +35000
Austin Cook +35000
Will Gordon +35000
Chesson Hadley +35000
Brandon Hagy +35000
J.B. Holmes +35000
Nate Lashley +35000
Hank Lebioda +35000
Jamie Lovemark +35000
Ben Martin +35000
Cameron Percy +35000
Andrew Putnam +35000
Chez Reavie +35000
Patrick Rodgers +35000
Sam Ryder +35000
Robert Streb +35000
Brian Stuard +35000
Ryan Armour +50000
Jonas Blixt +50000
Ryan Brehm +50000
Scott Brown +50000
K.J. Choi +50000
Luke Donald +50000
Michael Gligic +50000
Bill Haas +50000
Scott Harrington +50000
David Hearn +50000
Jim Herman +50000
Kramer Hickok +50000
Beau Hossler +50000
Satoshi Kodaira +50000
Kelly Kraft +50000
Peter Malnati +50000
Grayson Murray +50000
Sean O’Hair +50000
Rob Oppenheim +50000
Scott Piercy +50000
Ted Potter Jr. +50000
Seung-Yul Noh +50000
Robby Shelton +50000
Sung Kang +50000
D.J. Trahan +50000
Kevin Tway +50000
Kristoffer Ventura +50000
Johnson Wagner +50000
Jimmy Walker +50000
Xinjun Zhang +50000
Bo van Pelt +100000
Michael Kim +100000
Hunter Mahan +100000
D.A. Points +100000
Cory Schneider +100000
Martin Trainer +100000

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