Bettors Favor Brian Harman, Corey Conners, and Byeong Hun An in Sony Open

Bettors are placing their wagers on Brian Harman, Corey Conners, and Byeong Hun An to win the Sony Open in Hawaii, according to Seamus Magee, a sports trader at BetMGM.


Outright favorites would be ‘favorable for the book’

Traditionally, the Sony Open has favored shorter, more accurate players with a good short game. However, this week, bettors are looking elsewhere for their outright tickets. Brian Harman, Corey Conners, and Byeong Hun An are attracting the most handle in the outright market, while favorites Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton are favorable for the book.

Harman, Conners, and An all played in The Sentry last week, which has been a good indicator for success at the Sony Open. Harman has had two top-15 finishes and a top 5 at Waialae in the past, Conners has never missed a cut in five trips to the Sony Open, and An finished 12th last year. Fitzpatrick and Hatton, on the other hand, will be making their Sony Open debuts.

Early-week action is showing that bettors are betting against the favorite and are favoring players who have performed well at Waialae in the past.

Sharp action on Brian Harman and Keegan Bradley

Other outlets in Las Vegas are also reporting sharp action on both Brian Harman and Keegan Bradley. Additionally, Adam Svensson and Justin Rose have seen their prices drop for a top-20 finish in early-week wagering.

Svensson, who won The RSM Classic in 2022, is a player to watch this week. The RSM Classic is a course that translates well to Waialae CC, and there has been crossover success between the two tournaments in the past.

This week's matchups at The Borgata are also attracting a lot of action. Ben Griffin is seeing sharp money in his matchup against Aaron Rai, while Eric Cole is popular in both the outright winner and head-to-head matchups against Chris Kirk and Sahith Theegala.

Liability mounting on defending champ Si Woo Kim

Defending champion Si Woo Kim is the most popular play in the Top Asian market for the Sony Open. However, the sportsbooks have liability on Kim, according to Thomas Gable, Director of Race and Sportsbook at The Borgata. Byeong Hun An and Hideki Matsuyama are also familiar names in the Top Asian market.

With the way Byeong Hun An played last week, he is definitely a player to watch in both the outright and Top Asian markets. An performed well at the Sony Open last year and has been attracting early-week action in the outright market.