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Rahm favored ahead of McIlroy at Torrey Pines

by Will Gray
Updated On: January 25, 2021, 2:28 pm ET

Four years after he earned his first career victory at Torrey Pines, Jon Rahm is starting the week as the man to beat at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rahm curled in a memorable, cross-country eagle putt on the 72nd green to earn his maiden PGA Tour title here back in 2017, and he has since reached much loftier heights. The current world No. 2 returns this week to San Diego, having withdrawn from last week's American Express after injuring himself during a pre-tournament workout. Rahm was a runner-up last year at Torrey Pines and has finished outside the top 5 just once in four appearances, a big reason why he's listed as a +700 favorite according to oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook. Another former No. 1, Rory McIlroy, is next on the list at +850, followed by local product Xander Schauffele at +1400.

Last week's winner, Si Woo Kim, is listed alongside last year's Farmers champ, Marc Leishman, at +4000. Other notable names in the field include Rickie Fowler (+7600), Jordan Spieth (+8500) and Phil Mickelson (+12500), as players look to get some work in on the South Course at Torrey Pines before it plays host to the U.S. Open in June.

Here's a look at some of the other notable odds this week, via PointsBet:

Odds to win Farmers Insurance Open

+700: Jon Rahm

+850: Rory McIlroy

+1400: Xander Schauffele

+2100: Tony Finau

+2400: Harris English

+2800: Patrick Reed

+3000: Hideki Matsuyama

+3100: Viktor Hovland

+3500: Matthew Wolff, Scottie Scheffler

+3700: Brooks Koepka, Sungjae Im

+3800: Jason Day

+4000: Marc Leishman, Si Woo Kim

+4700: Bubba Watson

+5000: Adam Scott

+6700: Billy Horschel, Cameron Davis, Cameron Smith, Jason Kokrak, Will Zalatoris

+6800: Louis Oosthuizen

+7500: Gary Woodland, Ryan Palmer

+7600: Rickie Fowler

+8000: Cameron Champ, Corey Conners

+8500: Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth

+9000: Emiliano Grillo

+9500: Carlos Ortiz, Sam Burns

+10000: Alex Noren, Charley Hoffman, Lanto Griffin, Dylan Frittelli

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Will Gray

Will Gray is the Manager of College Sports & Golf Content for NBC Sports EDGE. He has covered the PGA Tour since 2013 and regularly contributes golf betting insight and analysis across multiple digital platforms. Gray has been with NBC Sports since 2007 and recently served as a writer, video analyst and podcast host for Golf Channel. You can follow him on Twitter @WillGrayGC