The 2019 Hero World Challenge betting odds have been released for the week at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.
The betting favorites this week are Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, each coming into the week as 13-to-2 (+650) favorites to take this 18-player unofficial event hosted by Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods is at 10-to-1 to win his own event, while Patrick Cantlay is also on the same figure.
Dustin Johnson withdrew from the event, citing precautionary rest for his surgically repaired knee. His replacement, Chez Reavie, is at 60-to-1.
2019 Hero World Challenge expert picks and bets
This tournament is an odd one. It has 18 players, with all of them required to be in the top 50 in the world. It's unique in that it is the only event in the world to offer Official World Golf Ranking points to a field with less than 30 players, so these guys can stock up on points in the final event of the year for many of them.
Albany Golf Club is a unique beast in that it has five par 5s on the course. There are lots of chances to score on this Ernie Els design, but if the wind kicks up, the generous landing areas suddenly become more difficult to find. This is typically a power-game tournament.
Jon Rahm: Rahm is playing hot, hot, hot golf. He's world No. 3 and should love a course with this many par 5s on it.
Tiger Woods: We haven't seen Tiger play too much this fall, but he's got to get ready to be a playing captain next week in Australia. Love his chances.
Webb Simpson: Simpson came out on the wrong end of a playoff in his last time out, competing in The RSM Classic on the PGA Tour. Playing the best golf of his career the last two years.
2019 Hero World Challenge betting odds
Odds to win outright
- Jon Rahm: +650
- Justin Thomas: +650
- Patrick Cantlay: +1000
- Tiger Woods: +1000
- Xander Schauffele: +1200
- Bryson Dechambeau: +1400
- Webb Simpson: +1400
- Justin Rose: +1500
- Rickie Fowler: +1500
- Tony Finau: +1700
- Gary Woodland: +2000
- Matt Kuchar: +2100
- Patrick Reed: +2100
- Kevin Kisner: +2600
- Bubba Watson: +3400
- Chez Reavie: +6000