2021 Fortinet Championship odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that’s called seven majors


Jon Rahm enters the 2021 Fortinet Championship as one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour. The No. 1 ranked player in the world is coming off a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship, and he’s finished inside the top-10 in each of his last five starts. Rahm will have some stiff competition in the 2021 Fortinet Championship field with fellow major champions Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson and Webb Simpson set to tee it up this week. The Fortinet Championship 2021 tees-off on Thursday, Sept. 16, from Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

Rahm, a six-time PGA Tour champion, is going off as the 9-2 favorite in the 2021 Fortinet Championship odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Other top contenders include Simpson (14-1), Matsuyama (20-1) and Kevin Na (22-1). Before locking in your 2021 Fortinet Championship picks, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed last June. In fact, it’s up almost $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

At the 2021 Open Championship, McClure’s best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. He was also all over Daniel Berger (+220) and Emiliano Grillo (+700) finishing inside the top-20. McClure’s best bets netted over $2,200 at the 2021 Open Championship.

In addition, McClure’s model was all over Jon Rahm’s (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 U.S. Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner. And at the 2021 Masters, McClure nailed Rahm’s (+250) top-five finish in his best bets, as well as Corey Conners’ (+550) top-10 showing.  

This same model has also nailed a whopping seven majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2021 Fortinet Championship field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected 2021 Fortinet Championship leaderboard.

The model’s top 2021 Fortinet Championship predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the Fortinet Championship 2021: Kevin Na, a five-time PGA Tour champion and one of the top favorites, stumbles and barely cracks the top 10. The 37-year-old is coming off a sensational season, which culminated in a third-place finish at the Tour Championship. Na secured a total of five top-10 finishes last season, including a victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii. 

However, Na has struggled mightily at this event in recent years, finishing T-37 or worse in each of his last two starts at Silverado. In addition, Na ranked 152nd in greens in regulation percentage (64.11) and 167th in strokes gained: off-the-tee (-.253) last season, which doesn’t bode well for his chances to finish on top of the leaderboard this week. He’s not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the Fortinet Championship 2021 field.

Another surprise: Charley Hoffman, a 40-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. Hoffman has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. 

Hoffman certainly has the game to finish near the top of the leaderboard at Silverado. The 44-year-old veteran has four career victories on the PGA Tour and he secured five top-10 finishes last season, which included a runner-up showing at the Valero Texas Open. 

In addition, Hoffman finished last season ranked inside the top-25 in a number of important statistical categories, including birdie average (4.20), strokes gained: tee-to-green (.864), strokes gained: off-the-tee (.341) and strokes gained: total (1.194). If he’s striking the ball well this week, he’ll have a great shot at finishing on top of the leaderboard at the 2021 Fortinet Championship.

How to make 2021 Fortinet Championship picks

The model is also targeting four other golfers with odds longer than 33-1 who will make surprising runs, including an epic long shot going off higher than 55-1. Anyone who backs these long shots could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who will win the Fortinet Championship 2021? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2021 Fortinet Championship leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed seven golf majors and is up almost $10,000 since the restart.

2021 Fortinet Championship odds

Jon Rahm 9-2
Webb Simpson 14-1
Hideki Matsuyama 20-1
Kevin Na 22-1
Will Zalatoris 28-1
Cameron Tringale 33-1
Cameron Champ 40-1
Harold Varner 40-1
Charley Hoffman 40-1
Emiliano Grillo 40-1
Marc Leishman 40-1
Si-Woo Kim 40-1
Sebastian Munoz 40-1
Max Homa 50-1
Maverick McNealy 50-1
Phil Mickelson 60-1
Mito Pereira 60-1
Brendon Todd 60-1
Brandt Snedeker 60-1
Chez Reavie 60-1
Doug Ghim 60-1
Roger Sloan 66-1
Talor Gooch 66-1
Aaron Rai 66-1
Chad Ramey 66-1
Stephan Jaeger 66-1
Charles Howell 70-1
Adam Hadwin 70-1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70-1
Brian Stuard 80-1
Pat Perez 80-1
Ryan Moore 80-1
Sahith Theegala 80-1
Brendan Steele 80-1
Taylor Moore 80-1
Lucas Herbert 80-1
Harry Higgs 80-1
Peter Uihlein 80-1
C.T. Pan 80-1
Dylan Frittelli 90-1
Adam Svensson 100-1
Greyson Sigg 100-1
Taylor Pendrith 100-1
Danny Willett 100-1
Tom Hoge 100-1
Patton Kizzire 100-1
Lanto Griffin 100-1
Adam Schenk 100-1
Sepp Straka 100-1
Joseph Bramlett 100-1
Troy Merritt 100-1
Doc Redman 100-1
Nick Taylor 100-1
Luke List 100-1
Hudson Swafford 125-1
John Huh 125-1
Andrew Putnam 125-1
Scott Piercy 125-1
Patrick Rodgers 125-1
J.T. Poston 125-1
Ryan Armour 125-1
Matt Kuchar 125-1
Alex Smalley 125-1
Russell Knox 125-1
David Lipsky 125-1
Hayden Buckley 125-1
Michael Thompson 125-1
Joshua Creel 125-1
Scott Stallings 150-1
Dylan Wu 150-1
Kurt Kitayama 150-1
Chun-An Yu 150-1
Brice Garnett 150-1
Kyle Stanley 150-1
Kevin Tway 150-1
Andrew Novak 150-1
Denny McCarthy 150-1
Bronson Burgoon 150-1
Cameron Young 150-1
Vincent Whaley 150-1
Jason Dufner 150-1
Brandon Wu 150-1
Trey Mullinax 150-1
Hank Lebioda 150-1
Bo Hoag 150-1
Mark Hubbard 150-1
Chesson Hadley 150-1
Cameron Percy 150-1
Lee Hodges 200-1
Jim Herman 200-1
James Hahn 200-1
Justin Lower 200-1
Callum Tarren 200-1
Dawie Van Der Walt 200-1
Danny Lee 200-1
Ben Kohles 200-1
Adam Long 200-1
J.B. Holmes 200-1
Sam Ryder 200-1
Kramer Hickok 200-1
Kevin Chappell 200-1
Nick Watney 250-1
Bo Van Pelt 250-1
David Skinns 250-1
Brandon Hagy 250-1
J.J. Spaun 250-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 250-1
Seth Reeves 250-1
Andrew Landry 250-1
Tyler Duncan 250-1
Peter Malnati 250-1
Scott Gutschewski 250-1
Austin Cook 250-1
Jamie Lovemark 250-1
Davis Riley 250-1
Max McGreevy 250-1
Michael Gligic 250-1
Beau Hossler 250-1
Nick Hardy 250-1
Jared Wolfe 300-1
Aaron Baddeley 300-1
Sean O’Hair 300-1
Matthew NeSmith 300-1
Vaughn Taylor 300-1
John Augenstein 300-1
Ben Martin 300-1
Wyndham Clark 300-1
Austin Smotherman 300-1
Bill Haas 350-1
Trevor Werbylo 350-1
Turk Pettit 350-1
Tyler McCumber 350-1
Chase Seiffert 400-1
Seung-yul Noh 400-1
Paul Barjon 400-1
Curtis Thompson 400-1
Brett Drewitt 400-1
David Hearn 400-1
Nate Lashley 400-1
Kelly Kraft 400-1
D.J. Trahan 500-1
William McGirt 500-1
Scott Brown 500-1
Chris Stroud 500-1
Jim Knous 500-1
Jonas Blixt 500-1
Quade Cummins 500-1
Ted Potter 500-1
Jonathan Byrd 750-1
Martin Trainer 1000-1
Kevin Stadler 1000-1
Michael Duncan 1500-1





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