The big dog of them all is coming up this weekend on the PGA Tour. The PGA Championship will take place at Bellerive just outside of St. Louis. This is one of the four majors, and should provide some great action. Let’s take a look at some of the betting favorites:
Dustin Johnson (10/1)
Life is very good for the 34-year-old. He has already made $6 million in 2018, and is the top golfer in the FedExCup rankings as well. He has finished inside the top ten on nine different occasions already.
Johnson hasn’t had success at this course in the past, but it’s tough to count somebody with his talent and consistency out.,. It really doesn’t matter where you place him, it always seems that he’ll have a good chance to not only compete, but come away victorious. It’s been that kind of year for him.
Rory McIlroy (12/1)
2018 hasn’t been too kind to McIlroy, who is currently the 24th ranked golfer in the FedExCup rankings, but he’s still chugging on. He did pick up a win here back in 2014, and will be hoping to repeat that magic in this same event.
His only win thus far has been at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, after not winning any events in 2017. Nevertheless, when you’re among the best known in your sport, there will always be a chance at victory. Especially considering that he won at this event in 2014. The case remains the same for McIlroy, who will certainly have a shot.
Justin Thomas (14/1)
A tremendous golfer, Thomas is currently holding down the #2 spot in the FedExCup rankings. He’s won quite a few events already and his earnings are up near $7.5 million for the year. He’s finished inside of the top ten on seven different occasions, and has been a serious force. Thomas is coming off a win at the Bridgestone last weekend in Ohio.
With Thomas, you look at how effective he’s been, and he may still be just getting started. With five more months in 2018, his year could end up being historically great by the end. He’s been tough to slow down, and that will likely remain the case. He’s got a good chance here.
Thomas is also looking to win the event for the second straight season. Last year he provided a great quote inside his mindset:
It was probably the best zone and best focus I’ve ever been in, i knew I was playing well, but I really didn’t know how many under I was for the day, and I just kind of kept playing. It doesn’t happen very often in golf, and it’s really fun to happen. It’s probably maybe only the second time it’s ever happened to me.
Jordan Spieth (16/1)
2018 has not exactly been the year of the Spieth. He’s yet to win an event, with his best finish being a third place one at the Masters. He’s made just $2.3 million, and is currently #43 in the FedExCup rankings. He has not won at this course before, but anything will certainly be possible.
For Spieth to really have a shot here, he’ll have to get off to a great start. He has not been doing that of late, and his play has really been poor. A strong start will enable him to stay competitive and to get into the zone.
Full PGA Championship Betting Odds
The PGA Championship Betting Odds are as of August 7th, 2018 and from MyBookie.
- Dustin Johnson +800
- Rory McIlroy +1200
- Justin Thomas +1400
- Jordan Spieth +2000
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Jason Day +2000
- Rickie Fowler +2200
- Justin Rose +2200
- Jon Rahm +2500
- Tiger Woods +2800
- Tommy Fleetwood +2800
- Francesco Molinari +3300
- Patrick Reed +3500
- Tony Finau +4000
- Alex Noren +5000
- Henrik Stenson +5000
- Patrick Cantlay +5000
- Paul Casey +5000
- Xander Schauffele +5000
- Bubba Watson +5000
- Hideki Matsuyama +6600