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2021 WGC Workday Championship odds, predictions: Golf insider breaks down PGA Tour field, reveals surprising picks

Consummate golf stats expert Sal Johnson showed an uncanny knack for picking long shots last year and he provides his best bets for this week's event at The Concession Golf Club
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The PGA Tour hits Florida a little early this year as a stacked field pulls into The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton for the 2021 WGC Workday Classic. William Hill Sportsbook lists Dustin Johnson as the 13-2 favorite in its latest 2021 WGC Workday Classic odds. Before you lock in any 2021 WGC Workday Classic picks, you MUST see who Sal Johnson is backing.

A media legend and consummate golf insider, Johnson has a strong feel for the players and their strengths and weaknesses. Johnson was spot-on in his picks all last season. He was all over Dustin Johnson at the 2020 Masters, calling him a "man with a purpose" and proclaiming he would be nearly impossible to beat. The result? Johnson simply shot the lowest score in event history at 20 under to win by five strokes.

Earlier in the season, he pegged Sungjae Im as a top contender before his first Tour win at the Honda Classic in March and touted surging Tyrrell Hatton before his breakthrough at the Arnold Palmer the following week.

Now Johnson, the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer who worked with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman, and the founder of the world's top golf stats database, has released his highly confident 2021 WGC-Workday Championship picks, and they will surprise you.

We can tell you Johnson is fading Justin Thomas, even though he is among the top players in the field! Johnson has seen the effects that personal issues are having on the world's No. 3 player. The 27-year-old lost a top sponsor because of an offensive comment caught on camera, then his grandfather died two weeks ago. He has missed the cut twice in his past three outings, and it's best to let him work things out before you back him again!    

Instead, Johnson is pushing a long shot who comes in higher than 30-1 and could benefit from the unfamiliar venue! This international player has played very well in Florida, and his statistics stack up with some of the best in the game. This could be the week he gets back in the mix, and you definitely want to be on board. Anyone who backs this underdog could cash in BIG!

Who wins the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship? Where do Jon Rahm and Webb Simpson finish? And which HUGE long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and picks for the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship, all from the insider who is tuned in to the players' strengths and weaknesses!

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