Action Report: Scottie Scheffler Most Popular Player Ahead of The Sentry

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Scottie Scheffler watches is tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, in Olympia Fields, Ill.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jan 03, 2024, 1:39 PM

The 2024 PGA Tour season has arrived, and when it comes to golf betting, bettors are still favoring Scottie Scheffler at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

Scheffler’s best finish in two tries at The Sentry is a T-7, but he’s generating a ton of action this week.

As of Wednesday, he’s pulling in the most handle (16.7%) on the most tickets (11.3%). Scheffler has the best odds to win at +550.

The 27-year-old won the Hero World Challenge the last time he teed it up, so he likely enters the week with confidence. Another thing going Scheffler’s way is 10 of the last 11 winners at this tournament have either won the Masters or logged a top five finish at Augusta National. 

The Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, will host the event once again. It is a par-73 that plays to 7,596 yards, but because of all the elevation changes, it plays much shorter. Some of the longest drives in PGA Tour history have occurred at this course, especially on the par-5 18th hole.

When it comes to scoring, it’s typically a birdie fest. The winning score has been 22-under or better in seven of the last eight years.

Xander Schauffele (+1400) is another popular play this week, as he’s pulling in the second-highest handle (8.8%).

Besides winning this event in 2019, he has two other top five finishes.

Scheffler, Jordan Spieth (+2200) and Matt Fitzpatrick (+3000) are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 16.7%
  2. Xander Schauffele – 8.8%
  3. Patrick Cantlay – 7.8%
  4. Jordan Spieth – 7.6%
  5. Collin Morikawa – 6.5%

Tickets

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 11.3%
  2. Collin Morikawa – 8.5%
  3. Jordan Spieth – 6.1%
  4. Viktor Hovland – 6%
  5. Matt Fitzpatrick – 5.2%

Spieth won the tournament in 2016 and also has five top 15 finishes on his resume.

Meanwhile, Morikawa will be seeking revenge for last year when he gave up a six-shot lead going into the final round. 

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”