This weekend, Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hosts 2022’s second major, the PGA Championship.
Eyes will be heavily fixed on Masters winner and current number one, Scottie Scheffler, as the 25-year-old looks to continue his run of dominance with consecutive major wins. He’s tied atop the leaderboard as the favorite, along with Jon Rahm, who was a Masters favorite that fell very short, finishing in 27th place.
He’ll look to rebound; Rahm was even quoted saying he feels Southern Hills favors “the big hitters” like himself. Both of these men sit at +1200, with Masters runner-up Rory McIlroy, currently sitting at the third highest odds at +1600. McIlroy ended the weekend on a strong note in Augusta, but if he wants his third PGA Championship, he’ll have to play a bit more consistently throughout the weekend.
Top PGA Championship Pick: Jon Rahm +1200
Just outside the top three for odds is a familiar face, who’s recently been on the rise. Jordan Spieth has been playing strong on the PGA Tour, winning the RBC Heritage and finishing second at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The PGA Championship is Spieth’s one missing major, so you better believe he’ll be hungry to add that trophy to his case for a career grand slam.
A couple of other golfers who’ve had impressive finishes lately that sit on top of the leaderboard are Cameron Smith — who had a top five finish at The Masters — and Patrick Cantlay, who took Spieth to a playoff at RBC Heritage before falling short. They both sit at +2100. Also watch out for young Max Homa, a fan-favorite who recently won the Wells Fargo Championship. Homa may only be at +3700 for odds, but he’s definitely a dark horse.
PGA Championship Dark Horse: Max Homa +3700
Of course anything can happen at golf’s majors, which is what makes them so thrilling. Favorites often mean nothing, so it’s always good to have someone down the odds board to keep an eye on. I like Keegan Bradley, who has finished top-10 in four of his last six starts. He’s currently at +9000, but he’s been gaining confidence with his play.
It’s tough to predict who will succeed Phil Mickelson, as PGA Champion (Mickelson will not play in this year’s tournament after making controversial statements in February). There’s a few ways to go in this one: Scheffler is the hottest golfer around, who many see on his way to becoming an all-time great.
Still, after Rahm’s surprisingly disappointing performance at Augusta, he’s played more confidently and will want to rebound from that off-performance. I’ll pick him to take the trophy at Southern Hills. But, if you’re feeling risky, I like Homa as a dark horse and Bradley as a long-shot.
PGA Championship Long Shot: Keegan Bradley +9000
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*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of FanDuel.