The three players getting the most bets and money at BetMGM are among the top four favorites at the sportsbook. Justin Thomas is the No. 2 favorite at +1200 and he’s getting the most bets and money of any golfer so far ahead of the first round on Thursday.
Thomas is getting 5.8% of bets and 8.3% of the total money wagered on the winner of the tournament. That’s just ahead of McIlroy at 5.7% and 8% after McIlroy won the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday. That win made McIlroy the favorite at +1100 ahead of Thomas and Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm.
Scheffler was a co-favorite with Thomas and McIlroy before the RBC and is now the No. 3 favorite with Rahm at +1400. Scheffler is getting the third-most bets and money at 5.3% of wagers and 6.6% of the money.
No other golfer is getting over 5% of bets to win the tournament. Will Zalatoris is the fourth-most bet golfer at 4.9% but those are small dollar bets. Zalatoris (+2500) is getting just 3.7% of the money.
The sharps like Cam Smith. The Players Championship winner is at +2200 and is getting 4.7% of bets and 5% of the money.
Overall, 12 golfers are getting between 3% and 6% of the total bets at BetMGM — a big sign of the parity in the field for the third major of the season. The golfer with the biggest odds in that group of 12 is Max Homa. He’s a liability for BetMGM at +4000 and is getting 3.5% of bets and 3.5% of the handle to win his first major.
Rahm is at the bottom of that group. The defending U.S. Open champion is getting exactly 3% of bets and those bets make up 3.6% of the money wagered.
Golfers getting the most bets
Justin Thomas (+1200): 5.8%
Rory McIlroy (+1100): 5.7%
Scottie Scheffler (+1400): 5.3%
Will Zalatoris (+2500): 4.9%
Cam Smith (+2200): 4.7%
Jordan Spieth (+2500): 4%
Sam Burns (+2800): 3.5%
Max Homa (+4000): 3.5%
Golfers getting the most money
Shane Lowry (+3300): 4.4%
Jon Rahm (+1400): 3.6%