2015 PGA Championship Odds, Analysis & Betting Strategy

PGA Championship Odds, Analysis & Betting Strategy

Welcome back Rory. The defending PGA champ and the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world is back this weekend for the 2015 PGA Championship. This year’s event is at Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI.

Should you bet on McIlroy to win the 2015 PGA Championship? Has he covered from his brutal ankle injury?

We haven’t seen him play since mid-June at the U.S. Open. There’s a widespread apprehension about how his ankle will hold up when he starts planting off that left foot and bombing drives off the tee. Keep an eye on Rory as the week progresses. After playing more practice rounds this week, we will have an idea on how much you should bet on him to win the PGA Championship. Right now he’s a lowly 10/1 to win the season’s final major which is an amazing return.

Event: PGA Championship
Date: August 13-16 2015 
Start Time: 6:00 AM ET 
Location: Kohler, Wisconsin
Golf Course: Whistling Straits
TV Info: CBS/TNT 

A Closer At Who You Should Bet On To Win The 2015 PGA Championship

We start with Tiger Woods. Is he the favorite to win the PGA this weekend?  He definitely isn’t. But, he is going off at huge underlay odds of 40 to 1. Although Tiger did play well in his last tournament, the Quicken Loans National, he finished tied for eighteenth with a -8. What’s worrisome for Tigers’ chances this week is that some of the golfers that finished in front of him at the Quicken Loans aren’t a who’s who of the PGA Tour. Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National with a -18. David Lingmerth finished third with a -14. Ricki Fowler, who finished in second place with a -15, is the only well-known golfer in the Top 10. Fowler’s odds to win the PGA are at 20 to 1. He should make the cut, which is why Fowler figures as an underdog possibility. Tiger has missed the cut in 2 out of his last 4 tournaments played. 40 to 1 is not fair odds on the former greatest ever. Tiger should be going off at 60 to 70 to 1 to win the PGA this weekend.

The two current greatest ever to play, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, are the favorites to win the final major golf tournament of 2015. McIlroy, even though the PGA will be his first action since the U.S. Open in mid-June is a 10 to 1 second choice. McIlroy has recorded 6 Top 10 finishes from 8 events this year. He’s won 2 tournaments. McIlroy will go into the PGA off of an injury that kept him out of action. It’s unlikely that he’ll be able to hit the ball off the tee with as much length on Sunday in the fourth round as he does in the earlier 3 rounds. That could hurt him. Expect at least 20 to 1 odds on McIlroy before betting on him.

Spieth at 6 to 1 might actually be the pick. After finishing fourth at the Open Championship, Spieth shot a 66 at the WGC-Bridgestone in order to grab tenth place over the weekend. He practiced numerous shots in the early rounds in order to get ready for this weekend. Spieth is ranked first on the PGA Tour on the money list, in birdies per round average, and in overall putting. Spieth can make up for bad tee shots because once he gets on the green, he’s amazing. Expect Spieth to fight for his third major title in 2015 this Sunday.

Two golfers that could show up big time at decent odds are Dustin Johnson at 15 to 1 and Jason Day at 12 to 1. Johnson has played well in all 3 major tournaments this year. He needs to play a full 4 days without making mistakes to win the PGA. Day finished ninth at the U.S. Open and fourth at The Open Championship. Both guys have big shots this weekend.

Here are the full betting odds for this weekend’s PGA Championship.

Player Odds to Win PGA
Jordan Spieth 6/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Jason Day 12/1
Dustin Johnson 15/1
Bubba Watson 15/1
Adam Scott 20/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Field (all others) 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 30/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Brooks Koepka 40/1
Tiger Woods 40/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Zach Johnson 50/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Shane Lowry 50/1
Brandt Snedeker 60/1
Jimmy Walker 60/1
Paul Casey 60/1
Charl Schwartzel 80/1
Keegan Bradley 80/1
Billy Horschel 80/1
J.B. Holmes 80/1
Luke Donald 80/1
Branden Grace 80/1
Kevin Kisner 80/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Marc Leishman 100/1
Jason Dufner 100/1
Lee Westwood 100/1
Ian Poulter 100/1
Bill Haas 100/1
Graeme McDowell 100/1
Danny Willett 100/1
Justin Thomas 100/1
Robert Streb 100/1
Danny Lee 100/1
Steve Stricker 125/1
Webb Simpson 125/1
Francesco Molinari 125/1
Kevin Na 125/1
David Lingmerth 125/1
Hunter Mahan 150/1
Victor Dubuisson 150/1
Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
Gary Woodland 150/1
Ryan Palmer 150/1
Graham DeLaet 150/1
Harris English 150/1
Charley Hoffman 150/1
Russell Henley 150/1
Brendon Todd 150/1
John Senden 150/1
Kevin Chappell 150/1
Tony Finau 150/1
Steven Bowditch 150/1
Byeong Hun An 200/1
Nick Watney 200/1
Ernie Els 200/1
Padraig Harrington 200/1
Jamie Donaldson 200/1
Geoff Ogilvy 200/1
Scott Piercy 200/1
Tommy Fleetwood 200/1
Russell Knox 200/1
Camilo Villegas 200/1
Kevin Streelman 200/1
Jason Bohn 200/1
Matt Jones 250/1
Ben Martin 250/1
Daniel Berger 250/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 250/1
Marc Warren 250/1
Shawn Stefani 250/1
Boo Weekley 250/1
Brendon de Jonge 300/1
David Toms 300/1
Sangmoon Bae 300/1
Cameron Tringale 300/1
Thomas Bjorn 300/1
Vijay Singh 300/1
Alex Cejka 300/1
James Hahn 300/1
Y.E. Yang 300/1
Stephen Gallacher 500/1
Matt Every 500/1
Colin Montgomerie 500/1
Mikko Ilonen 500/1
Nick Taylor 500/1
John Daly 500/1
Darren Clarke 1000/1