There are still numerous betting opportunities available in the PGA Tour this season, but if you are someone who only plays the majors, your last opportunity to cash a winning ticket is coming this weekend. The final major of the season, the PGA Championship, is all set to go this coming weekend, and will be player at the Balustrol Golf Course (Lower Course) in Springfield, New Jersey. The course is a 7,428-yard par 70 behemoth that is going to be a huge challenge for all of the players taking part. This is the first time that the event will have been played here since 2005, which was when Phil Mickelson took home the top prize with a score of -4.
The course has undergone some tweaks between then and now, and looks to be even more challenging than ever. You can probably expect that scoring well is going to be tough, with accuracy very much the order of the day on this course. While this is perhaps the least glamorous of the 4 majors, it’s still a big pot, and the last chance for many to make a move in the FedEx Cup standings. No real surprise then that all of the big names will be in New Jersey starting on Thursday, July 28. The betting odds favorites are not really a surprise, so let’s take a look at who might be challenging for the title on Sunday.
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This is the man who seems to be the betting favorite in every tournament that he plays in nowadays, and for good reason. He is the defending champion of this tournament, and has racked up 7 of his 10 total PGA Tour wins in the past 12 months. Jason Day always seems to be there or thereabouts in every tournament that he plays in, and he has been in the top 25 in 12 of the 14 event he has played in this year.
This is a player that is quickly becoming one of the best in the world, and he now finally has a major under his belt after winning the US Open at Oakmont. He also finished in the top 10 at the British Open a couple of weeks ago, and you have to feel as though he will be in among the leaders on Sunday afternoon.
He may not have a win on the PGA Tour this season, but that doesn’t mean that you can count the Irishman out. He performed very well at the British Open when you consider that he always seemed to be facing the worst of the elements on every single round. It’ll be a whole lot calmer in New Jersey, which may mean that McIlroy will be ready to pounce.
You have to feel a little sorry for this young man, as he has spent the majority of this season having to defend his game to members of the golf media. There was no way that he was ever going to be able to reach the dizzying heights that he managed last season, but he is still playing solid golf, and that makes him one of the favorites here.