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The American Express 2021 golf odds: Brooks Koepka among the favorites in his 2021 debut

January 18, 2021

Jamie Squire

The old Bob Hope Classic, now The American Express, is one of the hallmarks of the early-year PGA Tour schedule. That includes some memorable moments—from victories by Arnold Palmer (five times), Johnny Miller (twice) and Jack Nicklaus (once)—to celebrity appearances by some of the world-class entertainers. It has given us some long-shot winners in recent years, with Andrew Landry (175-1); Adam Long (400-1) and Hudson Swafford (66-1) being three of the four most recent winners. Of course, Jon Rahm took the title in 2018 as the favorite—and he was listed as the favorite in 2021 before withdrawing on Monday.

Brooks Koepka will make his 2021 debut, and oddsmakers tabbed him as the third favorite (Update: This was before Rahm withdrew—Koepka is now the second favorite behind Patrick Cantlay.) The four-time major champion has played just once since his T-7 at the Masters, missing the cut at Mayakoba. As usual, it will be interesting to see how Koepka plays in a non-major PGA Tour event. This is the first time Koepka is playing in this tournament.

There are tons of great names below Rahm and Koepka, including Patrick Cantlay, who has slightly better odds to win than Koepka. Ten of the top-25 ranked players in the world are here, including Kevin Na, whose win at the Sony Open moved him to 23rd in the World Ranking. Scottie Scheffler, who was edged by Landry last year, is among the top-10 favorites at 22-1.

Here’s a complete list of odds for the players in the 2021 American Express field.

The American Express 2021 golf odds (courtesy of Bet365, as of Monday afternoon):

Patrick Cantlay: 16-1

Brooks Koepka: 18-1

Patrick Reed: 18-1

Tony Finau: 22-1

Sungjae Im: 22-1

Scottie Scheffler: 22-1

Matthew Wolff: 22-1

Kevin Na: 30-1

Abraham Ancer: 33-1

Rickie Fowler: 40-1

Russell Henley: 45-1

Phil Mickelson: 50-1

Lanto Griffin: 50-1

Paul Casey: 50-1

Cameron Champ: 50-1

Adam Long: 50-1

Patton Kizzire: 55-1

Ryan Moore: 55-1

Charles Howell III: 60-1

Sam Burns: 60-1

Emiliano Grillo: 60-1

Brian Harman: 60-1

Zach Johnson: 60-1

Si Woo Kim: 60-1

Adam Hadwin: 66-1

Aaron Wise: 66-1

Gary Woodland: 70-1

Chris Kirk: 75-1

Alex Noren: 80-1

Cameron Davis: 80-1

Lucas Glover: 80-1

Talor Gooch: 80-1

Erik van Rooyen: 80-1

Russell Knox: 90-1

Joel Dahmen: 90-1

JT Poston: 90-1

Doc Redman: 90-1

Sepp Straka: 90-1

Francesco Molinari: 100-1

Wyndham Clark: 100-1

James Hahn: 100-1

Tom Hoge: 100-1

John Huh: 100-1

Peter Malnati: 100-1

Cameron Tringale: 100-1

Charley Hoffman: 100-1

Keegan Bradley: 110-1

Maverick McNealy: 110-1

Scott Piercy: 110-1

Chez Reavie: 110-1

Brendan Steele: 110-1

Byeong-Hun An: 125-1

Matt Jones: 125-1

Matthew Nesmith: 125-1

Kevin Streelman: 125-1

Michael Thompson: 125-1

Branden Grace: 140-1

Max Homa: 140-1

Denny McCarthy: 140-1

Patrick Rodgers: 140-1

Rory Sabbatini: 140-1

Hudson Swafford: 140-1

Brandt Snedeker: 150-1

Martin Laird: 150-1

Andrew Landry: 150-1

Nick Taylor: 150-1

Camilo Villegas: 150-1

C.T. Pan: 160-1

Charl Schwartzel: 160-1

Kramer Hickok: 175-1

Austin Cook: 175-1

Henrik Norlander: 175-1

Kyle Stanley: 175-1

Vaughn Taylor: 175-1

Harry Hall: 200-1

Andrew Putnam: 200-1

Tyler Duncan: 200-1

Brian Gay: 200-1

Doug Ghim: 200-1

Mark Hubbard: 200-1

Pat Perez: 200-1

Adam Schenk: 200-1

Brian Stuard: 200-1

Kristoffer Ventura: 200-1

Brice Garnett: 225-1

Chesson Hadley: 225-1

Jim Herman: 225-1

Robby Shelton: 225-1

Steve Stricker: 225-1

Richy Werenski: 225-1

Anirban Lahiri: 250-1

Will Gordon: 250-1

Bo Hoag: 250-1

Danny Lee: 250-1

Scott Stallings: 250-1

Ben Martin: 275-1

Roger Sloan: 300-1

Beau Hossler: 300-1

Nate Lashley: 300-1

Sean O'Hair: 300-1

Ryan Armour: 300-1

John Augenstein: 300-1

Aaron Baddeley: 300-1

Akshay Bhatia: 300-1

Sebastian Cappelen: 300-1

Jason Dufner: 300-1

David Hearn: 300-1

Joohyung Kim: 300-1

K.H. Lee: 300-1

Luke List: 300-1

Tyler McCumber: 300-1

Seung-Yul Noh: 300-1

Chase Seiffert: 300-1

Xinjun Zhang: 300-1

Grayson Murray: 350-1

Bronson Burgoon: 350-1

Sung Kang: 350-1

Hank Lebioda: 350-1

Vincent Whaley: 350-1

Satoshi Kodaira: 400-1

Jamie Lovemark: 400-1

JJ Spaun: 400-1

Scott Brown: 400-1

Michael Gligic: 400-1

Troy Merritt: 400-1

Cameron Percy: 400-1

Ted Potter Jr. : 400-1

Sam Ryder: 400-1

Josh Teater: 400-1

Jimmy Walker: 400-1

Nick Watney: 400-1

Tim Wilkinson: 400-1

Bill Haas: 500-1

Mark Anderson: 500-1

Chris Baker: 500-1

Joseph Bramlett: 500-1

Ryan Brehm: 500-1

Luke Donald: 500-1

Kelly Kraft: 500-1

Nelson Ledesma: 500-1

Rob Oppenheim: 500-1

DJ Trahan: 500-1

Scott Harrington: 600-1

Michael Kim: 600-1

Rhein Gibson: 750-1

Fabian Gomez: 750-1

Ben Taylor: 750-1

Kevin Tway: 750-1

Hunter Mahan: 1,000-1

Martin Trainer: 1,000-1

Michael Block: 1,500-1

Kevin Stadler: 1,500-1

Bo Van Pelt: 1,500-1

Mark Wilson: 1,500-1

Steve Jones: 2,500-1