Canadian Brooke Henderson heads into Round 4 of the CME Group Tour Championship among the favorites to win the tournament, though she has a little work to do in the latest LPGA Tour event on Sunday, Dec. 20. Through three rounds, Henderson is in a tie for fourth place at -9. That’s four strokes behind the leader, Sei Young Kim, who is at -13 heading into Sunday morning’s final round. The tournament is being held at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, and got started on Thursday, Dec. 17.
The only other Canadian in the field this weekend is Alena Sharp, who is in 69th place among 72 golfers at +9 after her first three rounds.
With Kim in the lead, she is a stroke ahead of Jin Young Ko at -12. Georgia Hall stands alone at third place at -10 after three rounds. Henderson is in a five-way tie for fourth place alongside Charley Hull, Minjee Lee, Austin Ernst and Lexi Thompson.
Here’s a look at what we’ve seen so far from the two Canadian golfers, starting with Henderson. She and Sharp are in different groups, but both will be teeing off their final round at 9:15 a.m. ET.
Henderson has gotten better on this course by the day, starting with a tough first round on Thursday morning. She had her worst day of the tournament so far, shooting a 73 that included a double bogey at the second hole and a bogey on 17. She finished with three birdies on the day. In Round 2, she got her revenge on hole No. 17 when she eagled the par 5 hole with a three. In addition, she had four birdies and two bogies for a 68 score.
In Saturday’s third round of play, Henderson played her best, giving her some good momentum heading into her final day of competition. She shot a 66 and rattled off seven birdies and just one bogey.
It’s been a tough go of it for the Canadian golfer, as Sharp is near the bottom of the leaderboard heading into the final round of the event. She actually finished with the same score as Henderson in the first round, with a 73. Sharp had five bogeys but saved her score with four birdies. In Friday’s second round, she shot a 76 to fall further behind the rest of the pack with six more bogeys and just two birdies.
On Saturday, Sharp shot a 76 for the second straight day. She finished with five bogeys and just one birdie.
CME Group Tour Championship betting odds
Sports betting odds for the CME Group Tour Championship were updated following the first three rounds. Here’s a look at where the odds stood after Saturday’s action. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Kim is the betting favorite to win the tournament at -106 odds, followed by Ko at +2000. Hall and Henderson have the third best odds at +1400, while Lee is at +1800 to round out the top five.
In addition, Henderson has -500 odds to finish inside the top 10 with odds at +100 for a top-five performance.
The sportsbook paired Henderson and Lee together, and bettors may choose which competitor will have a better day on Sunday. Henderson checks in with -110 odds, while Lee is at +125. There would be a larger payout if predicting a tie outcome were to happen, at +800.
Henderson was placed in the same group as Lee, Moriya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang and Nasa Hataoka, and she is listed as the favorite among those competitors. Henderson has -136 odds to finish ahead of the other four competitors when the tournament ends. Lee is a close second at +125 followed by a significant drop off in odds. Jutanugarn is at +1600, Kang is at +10000 and Hataoka is the longest of long shots at +35000.
Round 4 Matchups
Henderson was also paired with Lee and Hull to see which golfer will have the better score on Sunday’s final round. Henderson is again the favorite at +138 with Lee at +188 and Hull at +210.
The sportsbook is offering a prop that allows bettors to place a wager on the winning margin for the tournament. Here’s a look at the wagering options.
- One stroke (+250)
- Four strokes or more (+275)
- Two strokes (+350)
- After a playoff (+400)
- Three strokes (+550)