PGA Tour 2021 Money List Leader Betting Predictions

Currently, BetUS has golf betting odds on who will end the 2020-21 PGA Tour season at the top of the money list. After clinching the 2021 U.S. Open – his first Major – Jon Rahm is now the leader and the favourite. The 2020-21 season features 50 events total (the most since 1975) and concludes with the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club September 2 to 5. With a dozen PGA Tour events left, multiple players still have a chance to end as the PGA Tour 2021 money list leader.

PGA Tour Money List Leaders as of June 23

  • Jon Rahm $6.11 million
  • Bryson DeChambeau $5.93 million
  • Justin Thomas $5.90 million
  • Patrick Cantlay $5.48 million
  • Jordan Spieth $5.01 million
  • Louis Oosthuizen $4.95 million
  • Xander Schauffele $4.94 million
  • Collin Morikawa $4.88 million
  • Viktor Hovland $4.64 million
  • Jason Kokrak $4.63 million

Best Bets to Lead the PGA Tour Money List

To Lead 2021 PGA Tour Money ListBetUS
Jon Rahm+275
Bryson DeChambeau+550
Justin Thomas+600
Jordan Spieth+800
Patrick Cantlay+800
Xander Schauffele+1600
Brooks Koepka+2000
Collin Morikawa+2000
Viktor Hovland+2500
Louis Oosthuizen+2500
Dustin Johnson+3300
Rory McIlroy+4000
Hideki Matsuyama+4000
Scottie Scheffler+4000
Cameron Smith+6600
Daniel Berger+6600
Jason Kokrak+6600
Patrick Reed+8000
Tony Finau+10000
Sam Burns+10000
Corey Conners+11000
Billy Horschel+12500
Paul Casey+12500
Abraham Ancer+15000
Will Zalatoris+15000
Sungjae Im+20000
Matthew Fitzpatrick+25000

Jon Rahm +275 – Still Value to Bet the Current Money List Leader

Rahm is having a stellar season and would be even higher up the money list if he was not forced to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament. Rahm was leading the tournament after 54 holes, but a positive Covid-19 test forced him out of the event.

Rahm was up six strokes before exiting and likely would have taken home the $1.675 million designated for the winner. Even without, Rahm still leads all golfers with $6.111 million. He is just under $200,000 ahead of Bryson DeChambeau, with 12 tournaments left.

Rahm has only played in 18 events this season yet has 11 top-10 finishes. He is consistently in contention at every event – which gives him high odds at a six-figure payday every time he steps on the course.

If Rahm can win at least one more tournament and continue to finish in the top-25 of 77.8% of events this year (nine more top-25 finishes), he should end the year at the top of the PGA Tour money list. 

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Patrick Cantlay +800 – Could Win the 2021 Open Championship 

Winning a major is the quickest way to shoot up the money list. As we like Patrick Cantlay to win the 2021 Open Championship, we see a path for him to finish the season at the top of the money list. He currently sits in fourth behind Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, and Justin Thomas. 

Cantlay is one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour this season. He is first on the FedEx Cup rankings, thanks to two wins and five top-10 finishes this season. He goes into the Travelers Championship as one of the favourites – and another top-10 finish only helps his case for finishing in first this season. 

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Dustin Johnson +3300 – Could End the Season on a Hot Streak

Johnson started the 2020-21 PGA Tour season on a tear. He finished sixth at the 2020 U.S. Open, second at the Vivint Houston Open, and then won the 2020 Masters Tournament. He was easily the early favourite to lead the season money list.

However, Johnson has been a little flat lately. He has as many top-10 finishes in his last 12 tournaments as missed cuts (two each). The two cuts he missed were at the 2021 PGA Championship and 2021 Masters. As Majors have the biggest purses (excluding the Players Championship), missing the cut at these events hurts the bankroll more than others. 

Even though he has not been as sharp lately as he was to start the season, Johnson still ranks 14th on the money list, just under $2 million behind Jon Rahm. It is a sizable gap but the final schedule of the season is favourable for Johnson.

In the final three tournaments of the year – the Northern Trust, the BMW Championship, the Tour Championship – Johnson has six wins. If he can get back into form, challenge at the Open Championship, and pick up two wins at the final three tournaments, he could shoot up the leaderboard and finish the season at the top. 

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Jason Kokrak +6600 – Big Underdog Despite Sitting Tenth on the Money List

Even though he is ahead of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and some other guys available for betting at BetUS – Jason Kokrak is a much bigger underdog to end the year atop the PGA money list. Kokrak’s start to the season was erratic and part of the reason to blame for his low odds.  

In the first six events, he missed three cuts but won the C.J. Cup at Shadow Creek. He has only missed one cut since – at the 2021 U.S. Open and won the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Kokrak is a golfer who can be in the mix at any event. He is excellent off the tee and at putting. He should continue to perform well over the final dozen events of the year, and if he can add to his two wins and five top-ten finishes, he has an outside shot of leading the PGA Tour money list.  

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