A betting preview for the mens and ladies golf events at the Tokyo Olympics courtesy of @BetXChange
The second edition of the Olympic golf event gets underway at the Tokyo Olympics, with both the men’s and women’s competition capturing the imagination of golf fans across the world. Justin Rose isn’t in Tokyo to defend his Olympic title for Great Britain whilst this will be the first incarnation of the women’s event. Big names such as Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau have been ruled out due to positive COVID 19 tests – leaving the field looking very open in the gold medal winner market.
Gold Medal Winner
Few competitions in golf are as coveted as the Olympics and plenty of the biggest names in the game will be looking to claim gold in Tokyo:-
Reigning USPGA and Open Champion Collin Morikawa will be chomping at the bit here in Tokyo and few would bet against him adding an Olympic gold medal to his ever growing trophy cabinet.
American Xander Schauffele is a consistent performer on the PGA Tour and despite not finding his way into the winner’s enclosure in recent months, he is a real candidate here in Tokyo.
Yet another American in the field, Justin Thomas has been very much the nearly man in many events this year and how he would love to take that extra step and clinch an Olympic title this week.
Rory McIlroy looked in excellent form at the Open Championship last time out and although conditions are very different, he could sneak under the radar a bit here in Tokyo.
Current Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama will be playing on home territory here in Tokyo and despite not having any fans in attendance to will him on, home advantage could be useful.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is a popular figure within the golfing fraternity and with a solid game well suited for the conditions, he is an excellent price here in Tokyo.
Gold Medal Winner
The first edition of women’s golf at the Olympics should be a fascinating watch, with many of the best names from the LPGA tour in action:-
Hailing from a highly successful sporting family, Nelly Korda has already tasted Major Championship glory this year and will be leading a stellar field here in Tokyo.
South Korean In-Bee Park is a consistent performer on the LPGA Tour, and few would bet against her being involved here from the off in favourable conditions in Tokyo.
Jin Young Ko has multiple LPGA Tournament wins to her name without getting over the line at a major and the world number two will be desperate to pick up gold here in Tokyo.
Yet another member of the Korda family, Jessica Korda continues to blaze a trail at the top of the women’s golf and her game looks very well suited to the surroundings here in Tokyo.
Great Britain’s Charley Hull has long been touted as one of golf’s great hopes for the future and coming of age here in Tokyo would etch her name into the history books.
BetXchange Olympic Golf Best Bets:
Men’s Gold Medal Winner: Hideki Matsuyama – 11/1
Women’s Gold Medal Winner: In-Bee Park – 8/1
Note, odds quoted are subject to change