Palmetto Championship Odds: Golfers To Watch, Congaree Course Info

Posted By FairwayJay on June 6, 2021 - Last Updated on June 8, 2021

Following the Memorial Tournament and one week ahead of the U.S. Open, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and No. 7 Brooks Koepka will sit atop Palmetto Championship odds at Congaree Golf Club.

The first-time PGA TOUR event replaces the canceled RBC Canadian Open, which will return to the TOUR schedule in 2022.

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The Palmetto Championship ODDS 2021

Brooks Koepka
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+925
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+800
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+750
Dustin Johnson
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+775
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+750
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+750
Tyrell Hatton
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+1200
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+1200
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+1400
Matthew Fitzpatrick
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+1300
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+1200
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+1600
Sungjae Im
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+1700
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+1600
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+2000
Tommy Fleetwood
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+2650
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+2500
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+2000
Branden Grace
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+2900
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+2500
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+2500
Harris English
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+2900
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+2800
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+2800
Alex Noren
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+2800
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+3300
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+3300
Garrick Higgo
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+5500
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+5000
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+3300
Ian Poulter
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+2800
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+3300
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+3300
Keith Mitchell
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+5500
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+4000
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+3300
Patton Kizzire
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+4650
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+4000
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+3300
Brandt Snedeker
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+6600
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+4000
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+4000
Lucas Glover
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+2900
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+4000
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+4500
Harold Varner III
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+3500
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+4000
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+5000
Jhonattan Vegas
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+7500
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+6600
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+5000
Kevin Kisner
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+4650
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+5000
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+5000
Ben Martin
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+8500
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+8000
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+6000
C.T. Pan
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+7500
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+6600
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+6000
Danny Willett
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+8500
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+6600
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+6000
Doc Redman
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+7500
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+6600
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+6000
Russell Knox
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+5500
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+6600
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+6000
Martin Laird
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+8500
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+8000
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+6600
Rafa Cabrera Bello
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+8500
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+6600
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+6600

View the 2021 Palmetto Championship odds for all of the golfers at top US sportsbooks like DraftKings SportsbookFanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM.

 

Notable Players at the Palmetto Championship

The 156-player field includes Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Tyrrell Hatton from the world top-10 rankings, along with four other players in the top-35 – Matt Fitzpatrick, Sungjae Im, Harris English and Tommy Fleetwood.

  • Dustin Johnson (No. 1)
  • Brooks Koepka (7)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (10)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (18)
  • Sungjae Im (25)
  • Harris English (26)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (32)
  • Kevin Kisner (48)
  • Garrick Higgo (52)
  • Ian Poulter (56)
  • Charley Hoffman (60)

Dustin Johnson and Kevin Kisner headline the golfers from South Carolina playing in the event. Former Clemon Tigers include tournament ambassador and 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, and Doc Redman, Jonathan Byrd, Ben Martin, DJ Trahan. and Bryson Nimmer, who plays in his third PGA TOUR event on a sponsors exemption. University of South Carolina players include Matthew NeSmith and Mark Anderson. Former South Carolina residents include 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Hass, and tournament ambassador William McGirt, and current South Carolina resident Scott Brown.

Two young players to watch are making their professional debuts on TOUR. The nation’s top men’s collegiate golfer John Pak, and the former No. 1 ranked amateur Davis Thompson.

COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFO

  • Course: Congaree Golf Club
  • Location: Ridgeland, South Carolina
  • Date: June 10-13
  • Par: 71 / Yardage 7,655
  • Purse: $7.3 Million / Winner $1.3 M
  • Fairways/Rough: Bermudagrass
  • Greens: Bermudagrass
  • TV: Golf Channel (Thurs-Sun) and CBS (Sat-Sun)

The course is located about 30 miles from Hilton Head, SC and north of Savannah, GA. Ultra-private Congaree Golf Club was designed in 2017 by Tom Fazio. He describes the property as a low country version of his Shadow Creek design in Las Vegas, which hosted the CJ Cup on TOUR last fall.

The property and course features many large oak trees, longleaf pines and bottomland hardwood forests on the extensively re-shaped land. It’s a broad, tumbling course with racy turf and large basins of native sand that sweep up into the edges of fairways and greens with Melbourne-style bunkers. Playing to potentially more than 7,700 yards, the par 71 layout was built in the spirit of Heathland courses found in Britain or the sandbelt course in Australia. It has a natural look and lends itself to the ground game and plays very firm and fast. Scrambling and around the green play will be in play more as golfers hit chips from collection areas or putt up tightly-mown slopes.

A combination of brutish and risk-reward par-4s, and picturesque par-3 holes will be a fun challenge for the pros. But the 540-yard par-4 at hole No. 8 will be most difficult with a long carry over an expansive waste area and a longer approach shot to a raised green fronted by another vast expanse of sand. This may become one of the most difficult par-4s on the PGA TOUR this season.

Next week is the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines starting June 17 in La Jolla just north of San Diego.

Golfers to Watch

A new course, fewer top-ranked players and a week before the U.S. Open has bettors taking a more cautious approach to the green. The path to profit can still be good with a short game approach and willingness to also play top finishing position odds on golfers.

Last week, Aaron Wise cashed in at +450 for top 20 and +1100 for his top-10 finish at the Memorial Tournament. Wise was a ‘Golfer to Watch’ as a +12000 longshot to win the event.

Here are some Golfers to Watch and consider for your win bets or better shot to move up for a top finish on the leaderboard at Congaree Golf Club and the Palmetto Championship. Again, we look at golfers below +2000 for this segment and add longshots.

Sungjae Im (+2000 FOXBet)

Sungjae Im has best odds to win of +2000 at FOXBet, and he’s got a strong statistical profile to consider and cash-in. Over his last 36 rounds on Bermuda, Im ranks No. 1 in this field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, top-5 in Putting and Total SG, top-10 in Short Game and top-15 in SG: Tee-to-Green and Ball Striking. His Approach play has been off the mark, but Im is excellent in Proximity to hole stats from 150-175 and 200 yards or more as he ranks top-5. He’s also No. 1 in Good Drives Gained and top-5 in Scrambling Gained, so it’s surprising to see he’s missed the cut in three of his last four events. However, Im finished top-20 in the PGA Championship on the long and demanding Kiawah Island Ocean Course also in South Carolina.

Alex Noren (+3300 BetMGM)

Alex Noren finished top-15 last week at the Memorial and brings in good form off his best Strokes Gained: Total event of the year. He also finished top-25 in two tournaments in May, and his Around the Green and Short Game stats are among the very best in this field over his last 36 rounds. So is his putting, and his Total Strokes Gained is top-10. Add is solid sand play which comes in handy this week, and Noren can contend if he can improve his long iron approach play.

Lucas Glover (+4000 BetMGM)

Lucas Glover is an Ambassador for the event, and the South Carolina native will push harder to play well. He recruited PGA Tour players to the event and its importance for youth golf and development. Glover’s course knowledge, fit and decent form includes solid SG: Around the Green last week at the Memorial where he finished T37, but was top-10 the week before at the Charles Schwab event with one of his best overall Strokes Gained weeks of the year.

Harold Varner (+5000 BetMGM)

Harold Varner’s Tee-to-Green game is No. 2 in this field and he’s top-10 in a number of SG stats over his last 36 rounds including Off-the-Tee, Ball Striking, Around the Green and Total. His Approach Play stats can improve, but his iron play from 150-175 on proximity is his best, and he’s fine from longer on approach. It’s his short game and putting problems that persist in holding him back, and Varner could challenge for more victories if he could get his flat stick working more efficiently, which he did when he had his best putting week and finished 2nd at nearby Harbour Town in April.

Jhonattan Vegas (+8000 FanDuel)

Vegas struggles on and around the greens, but his SG: Tee-to-Green, Ball Striking and Total strokes gained are top-10 over his last 36 rounds. Jhonattan had his best week of the season in SG:Around the Green in the Valspar Championship, and an exceptional week Tee-to-Green. If Jhonny could Putt or Chip, we’d be a cashing in Vegas more consistently.

J.T. Poston (+10000 BetMGM)

J.T. Poston has a strong stat model this week with a custom fit using SG: Tee-to-Green, Approach, Putting, Ball Striking, plus Opportunities Gained, 3-putt avoidance and distance proximity. His putting is a real strength, especially on very fast greens, but his results the last three events are poor with two missed cuts and last week T65.

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