Three of this season's four major champions are among the players scheduled to tee off July 29 in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics men's golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, Japan. The sport made its return at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, with Great Britain's Justin Rose beating Sweden's Henrik Stenson by two strokes to win the first gold medal in golf since 1904. The field of 60 golfers will play 72 holes of stroke play with no cut, and there is a three-hole playoff before sudden death in the event of ties.
U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm will represent Spain and is the 5-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Tokyo Olympics men's golf odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The four Americans -- Xander Schauffele (10-1), British Open winner Collin Morikawa (10-1), Justin Thomas (11-1) and Bryson DeChambeau (12-1) -- also are among the top contenders.
Ireland's Rory McIlroy (11-1) and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (20-1) of Japan are among the other notable names in the 2020 Tokyo Games men's golf field.
Before you make any Tokyo 2021 futures bets, you HAVE TO see what Mike McClure is saying.
McClure is a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million, and his golf projection model, which simulates each event 10,000 times, has been RED-HOT with his picks since the PGA Tour resumed last summer. In fact, his picks have brought in more than $10,500 since the June restart, bringing in profits at tournament after tournament.
At the 2021 Open Championship, McClure's best bets included Morikawa winning outright even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. He was also all over Daniel Berger (+220) and Emiliano Grillo (+700) finishing inside the top 20. McClure's best bets netted over $2,200 at the Open Championship.
In addition, McClure's model was all over Rahm's (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 U.S. Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner. And at the 2021 Masters, McClure nailed Rahm's (+250) top-five finish in his best bets, as well as Corey Conners' (+550) top-10 showing.
Now, McClure is offering his top futures picks for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. We can tell you he likes Morikawa to be right in the mix. The 24-year-old has won two majors already and comes in off a steely performance at the Open Championship. He shot a bogey-free final round at Royal St. George's to hold off three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. Morikawa also won the 2020 PGA Championship and has established himself as the game's premier ball-striker. There's no reason to expect anything less than his best on the world's biggest stage!
On the other hand, Gehman is fading Bryson DeChambeau, who comes in at 12-1 but has been trending in the wrong direction. The tour's biggest hitter tied for 33rd at the British Open after missing the cut at the Rocket Mortgage. He is just 10 under par over his past three events and doesn't have a top-10 finish since early May. The 27-year-old is well outside the top 10 in McClure's picks, and there are at least a dozen better options you can choose from in your futures wagers!
Instead, the DFS pro's picks point to a HUGE long-shot who comes in at more than 40-1! This veteran has several professional victories and has been a fixture in the top 25 at PGA Tour events this season. He is one of the world's better players on the green, and he could stun the field and bring a MASSIVE payout! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is and check out McClure's top picks before you bet the 2021 Tokyo Olympics or make any Summer Games golf picks.
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