The top Olympic women’s golf bets in the world take center stage this week at the Kasumigaseki Country Club to compete for Olympic medals. The 72-hole event begins on August 3rd and concludes on August 6th.
Kasumigaseki Country Club will play approximately 800 yards shorter than it did for the men’s tournament, and outside of any inclement weather, the scores should be low again. Hot and humid weather will play a factor, as well as the afternoon pop-up thunderstorms that delayed the men’s tournament during the first two rounds.
We can learn a lot from the men’s play to target who might succeed for the women. The top of the men’s leaderboard was littered with star players, but it was shorter hitters who found success.
One thing that will be a must if the ladies want to post a low number is accuracy off the tee. Players that found the fairways for the men were able to take advantage of holes a lot easier than those whose tee shots ended in the rough.
All three medalists from 2016 in Rio qualified for Tokyo 2020. Those ladies were Inbee Park (Gold), Lydia Ko (Silver), and Shanshan Feng (Bronze). 2016 was the first time golf was played in the Olympics since 1900.
Nelly Korda, the top-ranked player in the world, is your Olympic women’s golf betting favorite at +700 to win the gold medal. Korda has won three times this season on the LPGA Tour, highlighted by her first major victory at the PGA Championship.
Following Korda is the four women representing South Korea. Jin Young Ko (+900), Inbee Park (+1000), Hyo-Joo Kim (+1200), and Sei Young Kim (+1200) give South Korea a great chance at a gold medal. Park had an LPGA victory in March and enters the tournament following a T12 in her last event played.
You can grab American Danielle Kang and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn at +1200, followed by New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (+1500) and American Brooke Henderson (+1500). Kang is one of our top choices, having placed in the top-15 in five of the last six events she’s played in.
Rounding out the list of top players, include four players you can get at +1800. Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit, USA’s Lexi Thompson, China’s Shanshan Feng, and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka are all respectable selections with good value. Of these four, Tavatanakit can hit it far but ranks 141th on the LPGA, hitting only 64.1% of fairways off the tee.
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|Jin Young Ko||+900|
|Hyo Joo Kim||+1200|
|Sei Young Kim||+1200|
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