Im, Niemann Honda co-favorites after Berger WD

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Daniel Berger has withdrawn from the Honda Classic, sending oddsmakers back to the drawing board in an effort to price up the Honda Classic.

Berger was listed as an early betting favorite at his hometown event, one where he lost in a playoff and finished T-4 a year ago. But the veteran withdrew from the pro-am Wednesday morning because of a rib issue, then formally announced his withdrawal from the actual tournament a few hours later. The news led to some price adjustments among the top favorites, where now there are two at the top: Sungjae Im and Joaquin Niemann.

Im is the defending champ, having won his first Tour title at this event a year ago, and he enters off a final-round 66 at TPC Sawgrass. Niemann has two wins to his credit and finished runner-up in consecutive weeks earlier this year in Hawaii. They're both listed at +1200 odds, followed by England's Lee Westwood who has finished alone in second each of the last two weeks at other Florida stops.

Here's a look at the updated odds in light of Berger's withdrawal, as a tournament already lacking some star power just became a lot more wide open:

Odds to win Honda Classic (via PointsBet Sportsbook)

+1200: Sungjae Im, Joaquin Niemann

+2000: Lee Westwood

+2200: Adam Scott

+2500: Shane Lowry

+2800: Russell Henley

+3000: Talor Gooch

+4000: Brendan Steele, Cameron Davis, Chris Kirk, Cameron Tringale

+5000: Doug Ghim, Dylan Frittelli, J.T. Poston, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Rickie Fowler, Matt Wallace

+6000: Alex Noren, Brandon Wu, Byeong-Hun An, Ian Poulter, Erik van Rooyen, Wyndham Clark

+6600: Mackenzie Hughes, Russell Knox

+7000: Luke List, Aaron Wise, Adam Hadwin, K.H. Lee, Kevin Streelman, Matt Jones, Michael Thompson, Ryan Moore

+8000: Adam Long, Chez Reavie, Jhonattan Vegas, Richy Werenski, Zach Johnson

+9000: Harry Higgs, Henrik Norlander, James Hahn, Patton Kizzire, Phil Mickelson, Tom Hoge, Will Gordon

+1000: Denny McCarthy, Keith Mitchell, Lucas Glover, Matthew NeSmith, Maverick McNealy, Nick Taylor, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Rory Sabbatini

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