Ryan Knuppel  |  Wed 9th Jan   | Golf

With the Sony Open on tap for this week, here are the five golfers with the best odds to win it. Read on.

1) Justin Thomas (13/2)

Though he has not finished first anywhere since 2017, his recent third-place finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions provides some hope that he could get his groove back very soon. Thomas #20 in the FedExCup rankings, but has earned a top-spot finish at this tournament before.

He is always a guy you would hate to have to beat in a one-hole playoff. Thomas is ready to go out and get his first win of 2019.

2) Bryson DeChambeau (10/1)

He’s already earned a win in the early-going of 2019, at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which was followed up with a #7 finish in the Sentry Tournament. He’s #7 in the FedExCup rankings as it stands right now, and is certainly going to be looking to move up. He’s currently playing some of the best golf of his career, which we should expect to continue.

Watch out for DeChambeau. He’s looking to keep it rolling.

3) Gary Woodland (14/1)

The 34-year-old has not finished first place anywhere since 2011, but his early dominance in 2019 has him inside of the top three in the FedExCup rankings. Three consecutive finishes inside of the top-five sure look good on his resume. He finished tied for third at the Sony Open back in 2015, and will with no doubt be trying to get somewhere inside of the top three. Odds-makers predict him to do so again with his #3 spot.

He’s got a tough competition field, but Woodland will be in till the end.

4) Jordan Spieth (14-1)

Now 25 years of age, Spieth is entering his sixth year on the Tour. 2019 has been his worst start we have ever seen or should expect to see. After being cut at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, he finished tied for 55th at the Shriners Open. This isn’t a good look for the man with 11 wins in the prior five years. Life is still going on for him, and he’s ready to get that bounce back going.

Tied for the third-best odds with Woodland, he will be in it, to win it.

5) Marc Leishman (16-1)

The 35-year-old picked up a win at the CIMB Classic recently, and that has to be sending his confidence up rather high. The last few years, he has been one of the most impressive golfers on the tour, starting to hit his peak here in mid-30’s. He can surely challenge Justin Thomas, and he will for sure be in the hunt until the final day.

He’s showing the world how good he can be, and he won’t be stopping here.

PREDICTION: Justin Thomas will finish second behind Gary Woodland. Congrats to GW, on the win despite the third greatest odds.

Ryan Knuppel