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PGA Championship odds: Rahm favored, Scheffler winning

Golf betting odds to win the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla, May 26-29. Jon Rahm is the early favorite to win.

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By Chris Gregory

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the 2022 PGA Championship is just over a month away, but there are still bets to be made on the chances of winning the PGA Championship.

The Masters is in the rearview mirror after OWGR world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler won the green jacket. A month ago, he wasn’t even among the top 15 favorites for the PGA Championship. A lot can change in a month as he is now second only to Jon Rahm, who was the betting favorite at Augusta as well as being the former highest ranked golfer in the world before Scheffler passed him.

Here are the latest odds to win the PGA Championship, scheduled for May 19-22.

Odds of winning the PGA Championship

Golfer Odds of winning
Jon Rahm +1,000
Scottie Scheffler +1,200
Rory McIlroy +1,400
Justin Thomas +1,400
Collin Morikawa +1,400
Dustin Johnson +1,600
Cameron Smith +1,600
Brooks Koepka +1,800
Victor Hovland +1,800
Jordan Spieth +2,000
Patrick Canlay +2,000
Bryson De Chambeau +2,200
Xander Schauele +2,500
Daniel Berger +3,300
Will Zalatoris +3,300
Hideki Matsuyama +3,300
Joaquin Niemann +4,000
Louis Oosthuizen +4,000
Tyrrell Hatton +4,000
Shane Lowry +4,000
Tiger Woods +4,000

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Odds provided by Bet365 as of April 10, 2022

PGA Championship favorites

Jon Rahm (+1,000)

Rahm spent the entire year leading up to the Masters as a betting favourite. And although he made the cut and finished with a final round of 69, he never really made it and finished 27th, which can only be seen as a disappointing finish compared to expectations. The Spaniard has consistently finished in the Top 20 this year, but a 55th place finish at THE PLAYERS didn’t live up to his expectations either.

Yet despite losing his status as the OWGR’s No. 1 ranked golfer, he’s the (for now) PGA favorite.

He has posted finishes of T4, T8 (last year) and T13 in his last handful of PGA Championship starts and will be among the biggest threats to winning it when the PGA rolls around in May.

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Scottie Scheffler (+1,200)

What a race it has been for Scheffler. The 25-year-old opened the year without ever having won a PGA Tour event. It certainly changed in a hurry. Before winning his green jacket on Sunday, Scheffler also won the WM Phoenix Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. He is the financial leader of the PGA Tour and took first place in the OWGR rankings.

His victory at the Masters was the icing on the cake as he won by three strokes over Rory McIlroy. If Scheffler wins in Tulsa, he’ll be the first golfer to win both the Masters and the PGA Championship in the same year since Jack Nicklaus did it in 1975. And he’s already come close with T4 and T8 finishes in his first two cracks at this.

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Rory McIlroy (+1,400)

Two-time PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy is third on the board with +1,400.

Rory won titles in 2012 and 2014 but will enter the PGA this year with finishes of T33 and T49 in his last two PGA Championship starts.

We’ve long talked about Rory’s eight-year major championship drought. Maybe 2022 is the year he ends it. If it hadn’t been for Scheffler’s huge lead before the final day of the Masters, it might have happened already. McIlroy shot a remarkable 8-under 64 Sunday at Augusta (the best round all weekend) to finish three shots back.

Justin Thomas (+1,400)

Running alongside Rory at +1,400 is 2017 PGA Champion Mr. Justin Thomas.

JT is currently ranked No. 7 in the world and although he hasn’t won since the PLAYERS Championship last March, he has racked up top 5s and top 10s with relative ease.

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Thomas’ troubled pursuit of a second major championship title has been well documented, but soon enough Thomas’ skill and ball-striking will go over the top. He had a respectable T8 at the Masters this weekend.

Collin Morikawa (+1,400)

A third member at the +1,400 mark is Collin Morikawa, the winner of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.

Morikawa, just 25, has taken the PGA Tour by storm. He’s climbed the OWGR rankings (currently No. 3) and already has two majors under his belt (2020 PGA, 2021 Open Championship).

The young gun is a threat every time he throws it, and if he putts average or better, watch out. And although he struggled at times in Augusta, he finished strong and found himself only fifth at 4 under for the tournament.

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PGA Championship Anticipation Longshots

Tiger Woods (+4,000)

After not only dressing for the Masters but making the cut, Tiger playing in the PGA Championship is no longer a pipe dream. While the weekend in Augusta didn’t go well, Woods played the entire tournament as he got back to playing professionally.

Woods didn’t throw his name in the ring in Southern Hills, but he said sunday he would certainly try to be ready. He has, however, confirmed that he will compete in the 150th Open Championship in July.

Phil Mickelson (+12,500)

We can never say Tiger’s name without also mentioning Phil Mickelson.

At odds between 200/1 and 250/1, Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship title last year in what was one of the big major wins of this generation.

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His +12,500 anticipation odds for 2022 are actually worse than Tiger’s (who may not even be playing), but it’s safe to say we’ll never make the mistake of completely overlooking Lefty again.

PGA Championship Betting History

Collin Morikawa won last year’s tournament and entered Round 1 as a +3,000 favorite, odds that put him outside the Top 10. Five years ago, Jimmy Walker exited victorious despite leading by +12,500, the biggest underdog to win since Keegan Bradley (+15,000) in 2011.

Let’s take a look at some recent PGA Championship winners and their final odds to win according to SportsOddsHistory.com:

Year PGA Championship winner Closing odds
2021 Phil Mickelson +20,000
2020 Collin Morikawa +3,000
2019 Brooks Koepka +1,000
2018 Brooks Koepka +1,800
2017 Justin Thomas +3,500
2016 jimmy walker +12,500
2015 Jason Day +1,200
2014 Rory McIlroy +600
2013 Jason Dufner +3,000
2012 Rory McIlroy +1,800
2011 Keegan Bradley +15,000
2010 Martin Kaymer +4,000

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How to bet on golf

The most popular way to bet on golf is to simply pick the winner, also called an outright. However, there are many other ways to bet. Some of the most popular markets include head-to-head betting, where sports betting matches two golfers together and you simply choose who you think will have the lower score over the weekend or for just one round.

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Odds courtesy of bet365 as of February 16, 2022

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