The 2021 WGC-Workday Championship at begins Thursday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 28th.
This year's tournament will be held at The Concession Golf Club near Sarasota, Florida. The competition was originally scheduled to take place in Mexico but was moved due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.
This launches a four-week Florida series that will include the Arnold Palmer Invitational (March 4-7), the Players Championship (March 11-14), and the Honda Classic (March 18-21).
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- Date: Thursday Feb. 25 - Sunday Feb. 28, 2021
- Venue: The Concession Golf Club
- Location: Bradenton, Florida
- Par-Yardage: 72, 7,474 yards
- Defending Champion: Patrick Reed
JOHNSON AND RAHM RANK 1-2 AS THE BETTING FAVOURITES
Dustin Johnson arrives as this week's favourite once again (at about 6-1) to hoist the trophy.
The world's No. 1 player is the betting favorite for yet another week as the PGA Tour heads to Florida. Dustin Johnson is listed at +600 odds to win the year’s first WGC event. Johnson is coming off a T-8 finish at the Genesis Invitational, though he closed in 72 at Riviera. In his last 11 worldwide starts, however, Johnson has won three times and not finished worse than T-12. (Brently Romine, NBC Golf)
However, Jon Rahm from Spain is attracting considerable interest, as well (at close to 9-1).
Shot 66 last Sunday at Riviera to backdoor a top-5 finish. Despite the slow start, he finished fourth in the field for SG: Tee-To-Green, seventh for SG: Off-The-Tee and eighth for SG: Approach. This week could be reminiscent of last July when Rahm finished T-27 in the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio, but found something in his Sunday final round to carry over for the following week and won the Memorial Tournament on a Nicklaus design next time out. (Wes Reynolds, VSIN)
Also, keep a close eye on Xander Schauffele (12-1). He's finished in the Top 25 in 16 consecutive starts, which is nearing a PGA record. READ MORE HERE
Patrick Cantlay (15-1), Rory McIlroy (16-1), Tony Finau (18-1), Bryson DeChambeau (19-1), and Justin Thomas (19-1) will also be in the spotlight this weekend.
It's a who's who in today's golf world beyond that with nearly all the best players in the world in this field, and there plenty of positive arguments behind backing nearly all of them. All depends on what you land on in terms of how you see the course playing for these guys and whether or not overall length becomes the distinct advantage it could be. DeChambeau's winning score as a collegiate player was -8, so pending the setup we could see some low numbers, but I would expect to see the winning score somewhere in the -12 to -14 range, assuming 3 or 4 under is a quite common daily score for the 70+ guys in this field. (Matt Blunt, LVI)