2017 PGA Championship Insider’s Betting Guide

Posted by Peter Brennan on Tuesday,August 8, 2017 1:45, EDT in

The PGA season is starting to wind down, as the FedEx Cup tournament is just around the corner. Before we get to that huge tournament, though, there is still the business of the final major of the season to take care of. The 2017 PGA Championship will tee of this Thursday, August 10 at the Quail Hollow course in Charlotte, North Carolina.

While this is the first time that a major will be held at this course, it is one that is familiar to many of the golfers taking part, as this is the course that has been hosting the Wells Fargo Championship for the past few years. While that may seem to play into the favor of the players who have won here in the past, which includes one of the tournament favorites, it is worth noting that there have been some changes made to the course to make it that much tougher. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the betting odds favorites for the 2017 PGA Championship, and let’s also make a prediction for the winner.

A Closer Look at the 2017 PGA Championship Insider’s Betting Guide

Rory McIlroy (+550)

This is a tournament that has always gone well for the Irishman, and he has won it twice in the last 5 years. Add to that the fact that he has won twice at this course playing in the Wells Fargo, whilst also shooting a course record 61 in 2015 and it’s easy to see why the bookies love him here. McIlroy has had some injury issues, and also has a new caddie to contend with, but he has been consistently in and around the top 10 in every PGA event he has taken part in this season. I like him to be in the mix on Sunday, but think he will fall just short.

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Jordan Spieth (+650)

There is more than just another major opportunity on the line for Spieth at this event, as a win at Quail Hollow would give him a career Grand Slam. There is certainly no golfer hotter than Spieth right now, as he has won 2 of his last 3 tournaments, which included a win at the British Open. This is a course that rewards length and accuracy, both of which Spieth has in spades. He is the man to be in Charlotte, and I believe he will be the golfer who comes away with the win on Sunday.Fowler has 1 tour win under his belt this PGA Championship season, but always manages to be at or near the top of the leaderboard in every tournament.

Dustin Johnson (+800)

One of the questions being asked on the tour right now is how long Johnson can remain the number 1 golfer in the world with Spieth playing as well as he is. I would suggest that it won’t be long at all, especially since Johnson is not playing particularly good golf at the moment. He may be one of the favorites here, but I am taking Dustin Johnson to finish outside of the top 10 in a move that may come back to bit me in a big way.

Hideki Matsuyama (+1500)

This is a golfer who has quietly cracked the top 3 in the world, and he has done so by playing consistently good gold. He is coming off a win at the Bridgestone last weekend, which he won in considerable style with a 61 in the final round on Sunday. Matsuyama has performed well at each of the three majors this season, and there is nothing to suggest that he can’t put in a solid performance here. I like him to be among the leaders on the final day, and would not be surprised to see a top 5 finish.

Rickie Fowler (+1500)

This is another player who has proven that he can handle the pressure of the majors, finishing in the top 25 in all 3 majors so far this year. His best performance came at the US Open, where he tied for 5th. Fowler has 1 tour win under his belt this season, but always manages to be at or near the top of the leaderboard in every tournament. Definitely a player to watch.

Latest 2017 PGA Championship Odds To Win

Rory Mcilroy +550
Jordan Spieth +650
Dustin Johnson +800
Hideki Matsuyama +1500
Rickie Fowler +1500
Jason Day +1800
Jon Rahm +2000
Brooks Koepka +2300
Justin Rose +2700
Adam Scott +2900
Sergio Garcia +2900
Henrik Stenson +2900
Justin Thomas +3700
Thomas Pieters +4000
Matt Kuchar +4000
Branden Grace +4500
Paul Casey +5000
Tommy Fleetwood +5000
Marc Leishman +5500
Daniel Berger +5500
Charley Hoffman +5500
Zach Johnson +5500
Alexander Noren +5800
Phil Mickelson +5800
Bubba Watson +5800
Rafael Cabrera Bello +6600
Patrick Reed +7500
J B Holmes +7500
Kevin Kisner +7500
Jason Dufner +7500
Louis Oosthuizen +7500
Charl Schwartzel +8000
Kevin Chappell +8000
Ian Poulter +8000
Jimmy Walker +8000
Gary Woodland +8000
Webb Simpson +8000
Brian Harman +8000
Bill Haas +8000
Tony Finau +9000
Russell Henley +10000
Jamie Lovemark +10000
Francesco Molinari +10000
Shane Lowry +10000
Ross Fisher +10000
Brendan Steele +10000
Patrick Cantlay +10000
Adam Hadwin +10000
Xander Schauffele +11000