It’s been a busy few weeks of golf. Just two weeks ago Henrik Stenson won The Open Championship and then just this past week the RBC Canadian Open took place with Jhonattan Vegas coming from behind on Sunday to pull off a big win. Now, thanks to the condensed schedule due to the Olympics, we’re back with another massive week with the last major of the season, the PGA Championships taking place at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey this weekend.
As with all Majors on the golfing schedule there’s a ton on the line this weekend in New Jersey. Dustin Johnson is playing some of the best golf we’ve ever seen (another 2nd place finish last week in Canada) and if Henrik Stenson can play like he did a couple weeks back he will be a contender yet again. Then add in the big 3 of Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, and we have ourselves a very competitive tournament this weekend.
I’ll be giving you my favourite 3 picks for this weekends tournament, and I’ll be using the odds from Bet365.com to do so. Bet365 always goes above and beyond when it comes to betting options for Major Championship golf and this week is no different. Check out our full Bet365 review for more information.
PGA Championships Winner Odds
Here are the odds for the favourites for this years PGA Championship. You can see the full odds at Bet365.com.
- Dustin Johnson 8/1
- Jason Day 9/1
- Rory McIlroy 9/1
- Jordan Spieth 14/1
- Henrik Stenson 16/1
- Phil Mickelson 20/1
- Sergio Garcia 28/1
- Justin Rose 30/1
- Adam Scott 33/1
- Bubba Watson 33/1
- Rickie Fowler 40/1
- Patrick Reed 45/1
- Matt Kuchar 45/1
There are the 13 golfers being given odds of 45/1 or better to win the tournament.
The way DJ has been playing of late I think he may still be a solid bet at 8/1. He’s gone 1, 1, T9, T2 in his last four tournaments and he’s playing some of the best golf I’ve ever seen. Add in the fact that his wedge play has been completely on point as he ranks second in proximity to the hole on his approach shots this season. He’s been the most consistently strong golfer this season as well with 12 top 10 finishes in 17 events, which is absolutely ridiculous when you consider Kuchar and Reed are second in this stat with 9 top ten finishes and each has played at least 20 tournaments.
I think it’s safe to say that DJ is currently the best golfer in the world, which is why I feel confident taking him this week.
Play: Dustin Johnson 8/1
Next up, I like Sergio Garcia. He’s quietly been on an absolute tear as well with top 5 finishes in his last 4 events, including a win at the Byron Nelson and T5’s at both The Open Championship and the US Open. In a season where we’ve seen two of the best golfers never to win a major get over the hump in Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson it seems fitting that Sergio also joins that elite company. He has a ridiculous 22 top 10’s at major championships in his career and seeing as this is the year of the first time Major winners who have put in the time I wouldn’t be surprised if Garcia also gets over the hump this week.
Play: Sergio Garcia 28/1
Matt Kuchar is the other big name that I’m looking at. He’s been a model of consistency this year with the second most top 10 finishes on tour next to DJ. He’s still playing good golf as showcased by his T9 last week and his T3 a month ago at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Kuchar just always seems to be in contention come Sunday and one of these times he will get over that hump and win a Major. He’s another big name guy who has yet to win a Major Championship and Kuchar adding his name to that elite company would fit the theme of this year as well.
At 45/1 I think Kuchar is a very solid bet this week.
Play: Matt Kuchar 45/1
So there you have it. Those are the three guys I’ll be looking at to come up with the win this week at Baltusrol. Good luck with whichever golfers you take and be sure to check back for our DK targets later in the week.