The 2021 LPGA season continues this weekend at The Oregon Golf Club with the Cambia Portland Classic. Several top women players headline the tournament including world No2 Jin Young Ko and two-time winner Brooke Henderson. Both of them are mentioned in the biggest favorites by the 2021 LPGA Portland Classic winner odds, let’s see their chances now.
The first Portland Classic was held back in 1972 which makes it the oldest continuous tournament in the LPGA Tour. It was only a 54-hole event until 2013 when it became a 72-hole tournament. The Classic has been held usually at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club but will be organized at a new venue, at The Oregon Golf Club this time. In the 144-player field, we can find some of the previous winners of the event. Like two-time winner Brooke Henderson or Austin Ernst who got her first victory here in 2014. But some of the best Asian players will also compete for the title. Including world No2 Jin Young Ko, the Jutanugarn sisters, and the 2021 ANA Inspiration winner Patty Tavatanakit.
2021 LPGA Portland Classic Winner Odds Favor Top Asian Players
South Korean Jin Young Ko got her 8th LPGA Tour victory in this year’s Volunteers of America Classic this July. The two-time major winner also got five top 10 finishes this year but she was only 9th in the Olympics. She lost the world No1 spot to American Nelly Korda in the summer but managed to get a tournament title in the following week. Now she can aim for another victory in Portland with online sportsbooks in the US offering the smallest odds, +650.00 for her win.
Thai Patty Tavatanakit will also compete in the tournament and be mentioned in the top favorites by the 2021 LPGA Portland Classic winner odds. The 21-year-old player won her first major title in this year’s ANA Inspiration. While she also finished T5 in the 2021 Women’s PGA Championship and T7 in the 2021 British Open. In addition, Tavatanakit was tied for third place in the 2021 Women’s World Championship. Thanks to her great results in the majors this season, she also won the 2021 ROLEX Annika Major Award. Ahead of the current world No1, Nelly Korda. The Thai player’s odds to win this weekend are +1100.00 on BetOnline.
Former Winners and Top-Form Players
Brooke Henderson has already won this event twice in a row, in 2015 and 2016. The Canadian player has one victory this season after her triumph at the LA Open in April. Since then her best result has been a T7 finish in the Women’s US Open but couldn’t get into the top 10 in other events. Now Henderson can improve her statistics in one of her most successful events, even though this will be a new location for her too. Online gambling sites in the US offer the odds of +1200 for her victory.
Ariya Jutanugarn, the winner of the Honda LPGA Thailand is mentioned with the same chances to get another win. The younger Jutanugarn sister is also a two-time major winner. But she was thinking of giving up golf in the last two seasons after not winning any event since 2018. Thankfully she stayed and won her next two tournaments this season. What’s more, the last one with her sister, Moriya at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. Australian golfer Hannah Green won the Portland Classic two years ago, in the same year when she got the victory at the Women’s PGA Championship. Since then Green hasn’t achieved similar results but can perform well on this event. Her odds to get her first win since 2019 are +2200.00.