Our Staff's 7 Best Bets for the PGA Championship

Our Staff’s 7 Best Bets for the PGA Championship

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2022 PGA Championship Odds

Golfer Odds
Scottie Scheffler +1000
Jon Rahm +1100
Rory McIlroy +1400
Justin Thomas +1400
Jordan Spieth +1500
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Hideki Matsuyama +2000
Collin Morikawa +2100
Cameron Smith +2200
Xander Schauffele +2400
Dustin Johnson +2600
Shane Lowry +2800
Viktor Hovland +3100
Will Zalatoris +3500
Brooks Koepka +4000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4000
Joaquin Niemann +5000
Sam Burns +5000
Daniel Berger +5000
Max Homa +5000
Corey Conners +5000
Tony Finau +6000
Cameron Young +6500
Keegan Bradley +7500
Louis Oosthuizen +8500
Tyrrell Hatton +9000
Jason Day +9000
Sebastian Munoz +9900
Tommy Fleetwood +10000
Tiger Woods +10000
Jason Kokrak +10000
Russell Henley +10000
Talor Gooch +11000
Harold Varner III +11000
Seamus Power +11500
Adam Scott +11500
Billy Horschel +12000
Maverick McNealy +12500
Abraham Ancer +12500
Webb Simpson +14000
Patrick Reed +14000
Matthew Wolff +15000
Alex Noren +15000
Cameron Champ +15000
Erik van Rooyen +15000
Aaron Wise +15000
Luke List +15000
Gary Woodland +15500
Marc Leishman +15500
Si Woo Kim +16000
Justin Rose +16000
Sergio Garcia +17500
Brian Harman +17500
Davis Riley +20000
Tom Hoge +20000
Mito Pereira +20000
Thomas Pieters +20000
Bernd Wiesberger +20000
Carlos Ortiz +20000
Henrik Stenson +20000
Robert MacIntyre +20000
Kyoung Hoon Lee +20000
Jhonattan Vegas +25000
Keith Mitchell +25000
Patton Kizzire +25000
Richard Bland +25000
Sepp Straka +25000
Joel Dahmen +25000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +25000
Kevin Na +25000
Bubba Watson +25000
Kevin Streelman +25000
Sam Horsfield +25000
Ryan Palmer +25000
Brendan Steele +30000
Anirban Lahiri +30000
Lucas Herbert +30000
Russell Knox +30000
Adam Hadwin +30000
Adri Arnaus +30000
Bio Kim +30000
Joohyung Kim +30000
Min Woo Lee +30000
Rikuya Hoshino +30000
Ian Poulter +30000
Rickie Fowler +30000
Cameron Davis +30000
Cameron Tringale +30000
Lanto Griffin +30000
Charl Schwartzel +30000
Kevin Kisner +30000
Branden Grace +30000
Chris Kirk +30000
Martin Kaymer +30000
Matt Kuchar +30000
J.J. Spaun +35000
Francesco Molinari +35000
Matt Jones +35000
Dean Burmester +35000
Mackenzie Hughes +35000
Troy Merritt +40000
Lee Westwood +40000
Garrick Higgo +45000
Beau Hossler +40000
Hudson Swafford +50000
Justin Harding +50000
Kramer Hickok +50000
Nicolai Hojgaard +50000
Oliver Bekker +50000
Pablo Larrazabal +50000
Ryan Fox +50000
Scott Stallings +50000
Harry Higgs +50000
Stewart Cink +50000
Adam Schenk +60000
Chad Ramey +60000
Ryosuke Kinoshita +60000
Takumi Kanaya +60000
Zach Johnson +60000
Laurie Canter +70000
Lucas Glover +70000
Yuki Inamori +90000
Jinichiro Kozuma +90000
Daniel van Tonder +100000
Jason Dufner +100000
Ryan Brehm +100000
Sadom Kaewkanjana +100000
Shaun Norris +100000
Alex Cejka +200000
Chan Kim +200000
Alex Beach +500000
Austin Hurt +500000
Brandon Bingaman +500000
Casey Pyne +500000
Colin Inglis +500000
Dylan Newman +500000
Jared Jones +500000
Jesse Mueller +500000
John Daly +500000
Kyle Mendoza +500000
Matthew Borchert +500000
Michael Block +500000
Nic Ishee +500000
Paul Dickinson +500000
Rich Beem +500000
Ryan Vermeer +500000
Sean McCarty +500000
Shaun Micheel +500000
Shawn Warren +500000
Tim Feenstra +500000
Tyler Collet +500000

We’ve reached the PGA Championship, and everything is shaping up for a great week at Southern Hills Country Club.

The course, a par-70 that measures almost 7,600 yards, is getting rave reviews. It’s obviously a beast in terms of length, and the green will present a difficult test for players on approach.

Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm are either tied or barely separated at the top of most odds boards. The world No. 1 already claimed golf’s first major of the year and has won four times, although Rahm was victorious in his last start.

The rest of the field is elite. We’re missing Phil Mickelson, but Tiger Woods is back, set to tee it up this week in Tulsa.

With stellar fields like this, there are always players with bigger odds than usual. Our GolfBet staff has scoured the odds board and picked its favorite bets for the week.

Check out their best bets for the 2022 PGA Championship below.

2022 PGA Championship Picks

Rory McIlroy — Top 5 (+450)

Jason Sobel: Look, I have no idea whether McIlroy will post another one of his patented “back-door” top-five finishes or he’ll take the more traditional “front-door” route, but I do expect him to be right there in the mix at the end of this one.

(For those who haven’t read my take on Rory and “back-door top-fives” in previous weeks, I think it’s one of the silliest narratives around. Players are supposed to play their best in the final round when it matters the most. I’d rather have money on a guy who does that and “back-doors” his way into strong finishes than the alternative, which I suppose is a guy who chokes away a lead at the end and claims what I suppose should be called a “front-door top-five” instead.)

He proved at both the Masters and the Wells Fargo that when his game is clicking, it still might be better than anyone else’s best stuff. The problem, of course, is that he’s been going through these brief periods during tournament weeks when he doesn’t have anything close to his best stuff. If he can get off to a hot start at this one, watch out.

I really think Rory could win one of these by a half-dozen strokes at some point. Even if he doesn’t, though, nobody knows how to play his best golf late in the week like him, so expect another leaderboard-rising round on Sunday.

Tony Finau — Top 10 (+650)

Chris Murphy: I was ready to go all in on my preseason prediction of Tony Finau winning a major and double down on it this week at the PGA Championship – until I saw his updated odds on DraftKings. They dropped him from +8000 to +5000, and I’m less bullish on that number as a best bet. I’ll still take the value they are offering at +650 for a top-10 since I think this course could be right up his alley, and I think it’s worth sprinkle for an outright win.

Finau has finally turned the corner a bit from his issues earlier in the year, having cured his issues around the green. I know he lost a bunch of strokes, 7.7 to be exact, at the Wells Fargo, but that slop-fest is as worthy of throwing out as THE PLAYERS was back in March.

He also has a tendency to jump back with great approach weeks in the rare times he is off with that part of his game, including the last time he lost seven shots on approach and bounced back with 7.5 gained in that category at the 2020 PGA.

When I add in the fact that Bentgrass is by far his best putting surface, this course seems to set up really well for Finau to find himself in contention over the weekend.

Justin Thomas +1600

Matt Vincenzi: It’s no secret that Justin Thomas needs another major championship. When he won the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, many people thought that it would be the first of many. While that still may come to fruition, Thomas would be the first to tell you that his five year major drought is unacceptable and that he expects more from himself. The 29-year-old has had some decent finishes in majors, but he hasn’t truly contended in one since that 2017 victory.

At the Masters, Thomas got off to an inexplicably poor start. He shot an open round 76, but bounced back to shoot 67 on Friday and eventually climbed his way back to finish in a tie for 8th place. His weekend charge at Augusta should give “JT” some positive momentum going into the PGA Championship.

Southern Hills should prove itself to be a second-shot golf course. These types of courses are typically a great fit for Thomas because he is one of the best iron players in the world. Before JT wins, he typically shows some excellent performances in terms of Strokes Gained: Approach leading into the event. His approach play is most definitely trending in the right direction as he gained 7.4 strokes at Valspar, 5.4 strokes at The Masters, and 4.6 strokes at RBC Heritage.

Thomas is a great iron and wind player, making Southern Hills an ideal spot for him to finally capture his second major championship.

Max Homa +6600

Joshua Perry: Homa was added to my card at +9000 when he got into contention at Wells Fargo, but I still like him here, with the best number at BetMGM. you can also get him at 60-1 at PointsBet.

Homa’s ball striking has been dialed in for a few months now, gaining 10 strokes in his win at the Wells Fargo two weeks ago. He’s got five other finishes inside the top 20 in 2022 and picked up a win during the fall, as well.

With three victories now in the past 15 months, Homa is becoming one of the better players in the game when he gets near the top of the leaderboard. We haven’t seen him do it yet in a field of this caliber, but he’s won at Riviera and Quail Hollow, which have held majors in the past. That shows that Homa is capable of getting it done at these kinds of venues.

Jordan Spieth +2000

Derek Farnsworth: I’m eating the Spieth chalk this week and I hope it tastes a lot better than the last time, which was only a month ago at the Masters. He bounced back after that missed cut with a win at the RBC Heritage (despite losing 2.5 strokes putting) and then he finished second at last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

When he was at his best, he was elite with his irons and had the best short game on TOUR. All of a sudden, he is consistently gaining strokes off the tee. If we look at the numbers from 2022, there are only three golfers that are in the top 35 in this field in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained approach, strokes gained around the green, and bogey avoidance. Spoiler alert: Spieth is one of them.

He’s looking for the career grand slam, and I like his chances to be in the mix on Sunday. The best number for Spieth can be found at BetMGM, as of Tuesday night.

Shane Lowry +3500

Landon Silinsky: Lowry is on some type of roll right now, having finished no worse than T13 in any of his past five starts, including three top-three finishes in that stretch. We know the former Open Champion thrives in nasty conditions, so he should be right in his element this week with the winds in Tulsa are expected to be nasty.

The Irishman has all facets of his game clicking right now, ranking No. 1 in this field in Strokes Gained: Approach and 11th in Putting, both over his previous 16 rounds in this field. Lowry has three top-12 finishes at the PGA Championship in his past four starts and is absolutely on the short list of contenders this week.

Patrick Cantlay +2200

Bryan Berryman: Southern Hills will be a difficult test of golf for some of the game’s best players this week. With sustained winds forecasted around 15-20 mph for most of the tournament, it’s going to take excellence in all facets of the game to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday evening.

I’m targeting golfers with complete all-around games for my card this week, and few fit that description better than Patrick Cantlay.

Over the last 50 rounds, Cantlay is the only player in this field who ranks top 10 in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, Around the Green and Putting. That combination of elite skills across the entire bag has been fully on display this year, with six top-10 finishes in nine total starts.

In his most recent stroke play event, he gained 8.7 strokes on approach en route to a second-place finish at the RBC Heritage in mid-April. That performance was followed up with a win at the Zurich Classic team event alongside Xander Schauffele the following week.

Cantlay is absolutely dialed in right now and is set up perfectly to take on the challenge that Southern Hills will present this week. Although a major championship victory has eluded him to this point in his career, it seems like a matter of “when” and not “if” for Cantlay; who has been knocking on the door of elite status for some time now. I think he gets his first major championship victory this weekend in Tulsa.


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