PGA Championship Odds, Analysis & Betting StrategyJosh Bailey
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.
Jordan Spieth Messing With Phil Mickelson by Bringing U.S. Open Trophy to Practice Round at PGA Championship http://t.co/AhsUPF9eHG
— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) August 10, 2015
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|
|Field (all others)||25/1|
|Byeong Hun An||200/1|
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||250/1|
|Brendon de Jonge||300/1|