US Women’s Open Golf Odds: Sei Young Kim Shoots For Title In Houston

Posted By Derek Helling on December 9, 2020
US Women's Open golf odds Sei Young Kim

Playing the US Women’s Open golf tournament amidst holiday decorations is abnormal, but nothing about 2020 is normal. What is more normal than not, however, is a stacked field for one of the LPGA Tour’s majors. Here we look at US Women’s Open golf odds and more.

Sei Young Kim has been the favorite to take the title at most US sportsbooks this week. Meanwhile, Inbee Park may have finished two shots off the lead at the VOA Classic last weekend, but legal sportsbooks in the US apparently liked what they saw. The odds on Park for the LPGA US Open, which starts on Thursday, continue to shorten.

For the most part, the lines on the other top contenders haven’t moved much this week. Because the field is deep, though, there are several opportunities to tee up some winning bets.

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US Women’s Open golf odds

Park, who currently sits fifth in the Rolex Rankings, moved from +1400 on Monday at BetRivers and DraftKings Sportsbook to +1200 Wednesday morning to win the US Women’s Open. BetMGM and William Hill have held their lines on her, steady at +1200 and +1100 – respectively.

Other favorites include Brooke Henderson, Danielle Kang, Carlota Ciganda, Hye Jin Choi, and Jin Young Ko. Park may have the most momentum among the top contenders, however.

Here is a look at the US Women’s Open odds from the top US sportsbooks.

Outright winner

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12/10/2020
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Sei Young Kim
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+600
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+850
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+900
Brooke M. Henderson
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+1100
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+1800
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+1400
Inbee Park
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+1200
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+1100
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+1200
Danielle Kang
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+1200
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+1200
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+1400
Jin Young Ko
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+1600
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+1600
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+1800
Carlota Ciganda
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+1800
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+2900
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+2800
Hye Jin Choi
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+1800
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+1600
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+2000
Nelly Korda
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+2200
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+1800
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+2000
Nasa Hataoka
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+2800
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+2200
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+2200
Lydia Ko
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+2800
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+3100
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+2800
Minjee Lee
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+2800
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+2900
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+3300
So Yeon Ryu
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+2800
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+2700
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+2500
Ally McDonald
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+4000
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+3100
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+3300
Lexi Thompson
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+4000
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+2900
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+2800
Austin Ernst
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+4500
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+6500
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+4000
Hae Ran Ryu
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+4500
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+5500
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+5000
Jeongeun Lee
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+4500
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+3100
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+4000
Moriya Jutanugarn
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+4500
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+7000
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+5000
Georgia Hall
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+5000
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+3400
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+5000
Charley Hull
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+5000
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+4500
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+4000

View all the US Women’s Open golf odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM.

Notable golfers in the LPGA US Open

Park has finished in the top five in three of her last four events. Although that one exception was her missing the cut for the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Oct. 1, she’s been the runner-up in consecutive appearances since.

She might be playing her best golf of the year right now. She has the second-best putting average on the tour (28.84), sits third in putts per greens in regulation (1.75), and her 82% driving accuracy is higher than all but three other players on the tour.

The elite players she’s chasing in those categories are in the field this weekend as well, however. Kim currently leads the field in greens in regulation at 78.4% and scoring average at 68.111.

All of the Rolex Ranking’s top 10 are in the field for this major, along with some past champions. Lee Jeong-eun won this event last year, finishing six under.

Last year’s event took place at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina, however. It also happened in June. The earlier start times to maximize daylight might have some impact on the contenders’ performances as well.

Course and tournament info

  • Course: Champions Golf Course
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Date: Dec. 10-13
  • Par: 71
  • Purse: $5.5 million/$1 million to winner
  • Fairways/Rough: Bermuda grass
  • Greens: Bermuda grass
  • TV: Golf Channel/NBC/Peacock

Prop bets for this weekend’s LPGA action

Depending on which sportsbook you choose, there are a lot of ways to diversify your plays for the US Open. If you want to follow your bets, Round 1 starts at 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 10.

NBC will offer some coverage, as will the Golf Channel, and Peacock. DraftKings Sportsbook offers a healthy number of props on the tournament. Those include:

  • Bet on the margin of victory for the winner
  • Head-to-head matchups
  • Top finishers among Danish, English, European, German, and Spanish players

BetMGM is offering some specials for the event. Those include who will lead after the first round on each individual course (Cyprus Creek and Jackrabbit) at Champions Golf Course in Houston, Texas.

BetRivers has markets for which contender will win each group. For example, VOA Classic winner Angela Stanford is +145 to finish the first round with the best score in her foursome.

PointsBet‘s prop bet offerings for the tournament might be the greatest in terms of volume right now. For example, you can stake any player to score a hole in one, bet on whether deciding a winner will require a playoff, and play it safe by staking a golfer to finish in the top 20.

The odds on Park placing 20th or higher might continue to shorten as the tournament nears. Although she faces some heavy competition for an outright win, staking her to finish in the top five again this weekend seems promising.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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