If you had to pick one PGA Tour golfer whose stock is sure to soar over the next couple of years, you can bet Will Zalatoris would feature as a common selection, and for good reason.
After 26 rounds on the Tour so far this season, only six players boast a superior scoring average to the 24-year-old (69.559), who has taken little time to prove he belongs on the professional circuit.
The 2021 Waste Management Open tees of Thursday (Feb. 4) at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona with a list of superstar names in attendance, including favorites Jon Rahm (+600), Justin Thomas (+750) and Xander Schauffele (+800).
However, Zalatoris has displayed the kind of form to suggest it’s only a matter of time before he collects his maiden PGA Tour win, and +4500 odds on the dark horse seem almost insulting considering his quality. While he may be new to the scene, this is a golfer who’s finished eighth or higher in four of his seven Tour appearances this season.
That includes a tie for sixth place at the 2020 U.S. Open alongside world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, where he managed to ace the par-three seventh hole:
If that price seems a risk too far, Zalatoris also returns a handsome +900 to place among the top five in Scottsdale, or +450 to place among the top 10 come Sunday’s finish.