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Simpson favored ahead of Morikawa at Sony

by Will Gray
Updated On: January 12, 2021, 5:36 pm ET

After coming close a year ago, Webb Simpson is the man to beat this week at the Sony Open in the eyes of oddsmakers.

Simpson has been rock-solid at Waialae Country Club, finishing T-13 in five straight appearances, and last year finished third after missing out on a playoff by a shot. He finished in the middle of the pack last week at Kapalua (T-17) but heads into the second event of the new year as a betting favorite. Simpson is listed at +1200 to start the week according to PointsBet Sportsbook, just ahead of reigning PGA champion Collin Morikawa (+1300) who at No. 5 is the highest-ranked player in the 144-man field in Honolulu. Last week's winner, Harris English, is +1400 to go back-to-back after breaking a seven-year victory drought while the man he beat in a playoff, Joaquin Niemann, is listed at +2200.

Here's a look at some of the other notable Sony odds, including defending champ Cameron Smith who returns after beating Brendan Steele in a playoff a year ago:

Odds to win Sony Open (via PointsBet)

+1200: Webb Simpson

+1300: Collin Morikawa

+1400: Harris English

+1800: Daniel Berger, Sungjae Im

+2000: Hideki Matsuyama

+2200: Joaquin Niemann

+2500: Cameron Smith

+2800: Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer

+3000: Ryan Palmer, Russell Henley

+3300: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar

+4000: Zach Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Brendon Todd, Billy Horschel, Lanto Griffin

+5000: Brian Harman, Charles Howell III, Marc Leishman, Jason Kokrak, Emiliano Grillo, Sebastian Munoz

+6000: Kevin Na, Erik van Rooyen

+6600: Si Woo Kim

+7000: Patton Kizzire, Carlos Ortiz, Talor Gooch

+8000: Chez Reavie, Keegan Bradley, Russell Knox, Matthew NeSmith

+9000: Scott Piercy, Tom Hoge, Mackenzie Hughes, J.T. Poston

+10000: Rory Sabbatini, Cameron Davis, Branden Grace, Brandt Snedeker

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Will Gray

Will Gray joined Golf Channel in 2007 and currently serves as a staff writer for GolfChannel.com. Gray has been covering fantasy golf since 2012 and is a regular contributor to the Golf Central blog and covers several PGA Tour events each year. He's also a regular contributor to several digital properties on GolfChannel.com, including Stat Man, On the Clock, Fantasy Central, Grill Room and the Monday Scramble podcast.