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Olympics golf odds: The men’s and women’s favorites and longshots to win a gold medal in Tokyo

July 27, 2021
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 26: Collin Morikawa of Team USA practices with caddie J.J. Jakovac at Kasumigaseki Country Club ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

This is a very special couple of weeks on the golf calendar. For just the second time in nearly 117 years, golfers will have a chance to compete at the Olympics—as the men’s tournament commences on Thursday (Wednesday evening for North American viewers) and the women’s event coming the following week.

Americans hold three of the top four spots on the outright betting market on the men’s side—with Collin Morikawa, fresh off his victory at the Open Championship, owning 7-1 odds in the 60-man field at Kasumigaseki Country Club (East) in Saitama, Japan—about 35 miles northwest of Tokyo. In 1931, noted architect C.H. Alison—who also designed top-100 courses Hirono Golf Club, Kawana Hotel (Fiji) and Narou in Japan—tweaked an existing layout to create one of the country’s finest designs, ranking 89th on Golf Digest’s World 100 Greatest rankings in 2018. Tom Fazio and his son, Logan, made several renovations a few years ago, upgrading the greens and moving some fairway bunkers into modern landing zones in addition to other modifications.

The fairways at Kasumigaseki’s East course are tree-lined but quite wide given the fact that the course used to have multiple greens for each hole, which is customary for Japanese courses to allow different grasses to flourish in different times of year. Now all the greens are bentgrass and the fairways are Zoysia. The course is expected to measure about 7,500 yards, with the course setup dictated by some heavy rains expected earlier in the week.

Here are the full list of odds for the Olympics men's golf competition (courtesy of William Hill as of Monday morning):

Collin Morikawa: 7-1

Xander Schauffele: 9-1

Justin Thomas: 10-1

Viktor Hovland: 12-1

Rory McIlroy: 12-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 14-1

Paul Casey: 16-1

Patrick Reed: 18-1

Corey Conners: 22-1

Cameron Smith: 22-1

Shane Lowry: 22-1

Joaquin Niemann: 22-1

Sungjae Im: 25-1

Abraham Ancer: 25-1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout: 28-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 28-1

Marc Leishman: 28-1

Si Woo Kim: 35-1

Garrick Higgo: 40-1

Guido Migliozzi: 45-1

Alex Noren: 50-1

Carlos Ortiz: 60-1

Thomas Pieters: 60-1

Jhonattan Vegas: 66-1

Thomas Detry: 66-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 66-1

Sebastian Munoz: 66-1

Rikuya Hoshino: 80-1

Antoine Rozner: 80-1

Mito Pereira: 100-1

Ryan Fox: 100-1

Rasmus Hojgaard: 100-1

Matthias Schwab: 100-1

C.T. Pan: 125-1

Henrik Norlander: 125-1

Jazz Janewattananond: 125-1

Rory Sabbatini: 150-1

Anirban Lahiri: 150-1

Adri Arnaus: 150-1

Sepp Straka: 150-1

Yechun Yuan: 200-1

Romain Langasque: 200-1

Adrian Meronk: 200-1

Sami Valimaki: 200-1

Kalle Samooja: 200-1

Joachim B Hansen: 200-1

Scott Vincent: 200-1

Rafael Campos: 250-1

Maximilian Kieffer: 250-1

Ashun Wu: 250-1

Fabrizio Zanotti: 250-1

Kristian Krogh Johannessen: 300-1

Hurly Long: 300-1

Gunn Charoenkul: 300-1

Juvic Pagunsan: 300-1

Ondrej Lieser: 400-1

Gavin Green: 500-1

Udayan Mane: 500-1


The Japanese men's team (Hideki Matsuyama and Rikuya Hoshino) and women's squad (Nasa Hataoka and Mone Inami) pose for photographs on Sunday.

Mike Ehrmann

And here are the odds for the women:

Nelly Korda: +650 (bet $10 to win $65)

Jin Young Ko: +850

Inbee Park: 10-1

Sei Young Kim: 12-1

Danielle Kang: 14-1

Ariya Jutanugarn: 14-1

Hyo Joo Kim: 14-1

Lydia Ko: 16-1

Brooke Henderson: 18-1

Patty Tavatanakit: 18-1

Shanshan Feng: 20-1

Lexi Thompson: 20-1

Nasa Hataoka: 20-1

Leona Maguire: 22-1

Minjee Lee: 22-1

Jessica Korda: 25-1

Hannah Green: 28-1

Yuka Saso: 28-1

Xiyu Lin: 33-1

Mone Inami: 40-1

Celine Boutier: 40-1

Carlota Ciganda: 50-1

Anna Nordqvist: 50-1

Matilda Castren: 50-1

Gaby Lopez: 66-1

Sophia Popov: 66-1

Emily Kristine Pedersen: 80-1

Wei-Ling Hsu: 80-1

Mel Reid: 80-1

Nanna Koerstz Madsen: 80-1

Jodi Ewart Shadoff: 100-1

Madelene Sagstrom: 100-1

Caroline Masson: 100-1

Min Lee: 125-1

Azahara Munoz: 125-1

Perrine Delacour: 125-1

Giulia Molinaro: 150-1

Ashleigh Buhai: 150-1

Sanna Nuutinen: 200-1

Pia Babnik: 200-1

Alena Sharp: 200-1

Anne Van Dam: 200-1

Albane Valenzuela: 250-1

Christine Wolf: 300-1

Bianca Pagdanganan: 300-1

Marianne Skarpnord: 350-1

Aditi Ashok: 400-1

Maria Fassi: 400-1

Klara Spilkova: 500-1

Kelly Tan: 500-1

Daniela Darquea: 500-1

Maha Haddioui: 500-1

Manon De Roey: 500-1

Stephanie Meadow: 500-1

Tiffany Chan: 500-1

Tonje Daffinrud: 500-1

Magdalena Simmermacher: 500-1

Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso: 500-1

Maria Fernanda Torres: 500-1

Mariajo Uribe: 500-1