The PGA Championship is the second major tournament of the year, and what a stellar field it has produced.
The South Carolina sun is set to embark on the Ocean Course, and storming to the top of selections is Rory McIlroy, one of the in-form golfers.
Hot on his heels are the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau. The best golfers in the world tee it up and the online sportsbook has odds for every golfer in the field.
PGA Championship Top Pick – Rory McIlroy
It took some time for the 32-year-old to get back in the winners’ enclosure, but McIlroy achieved the feat at the Wells Fargo Championship.
His one-shot victory over Abraham Ancer was a long time coming and he’s good enough to win consecutive tournaments.
McIlroy, a two-time winner of the PGA Championship, is one of the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour. His biggest problem has always been his putting, but he was able to put it consistently at Quail Hollow.
That feeling when PGA Championship week at Kiawah Island starts tomorrow and Rory McIlroy is in form: pic.twitter.com/WXw1UQe7qZ
— Rory McIlroy Tracker (@RMTracker) May 16, 2021
He is keen for another major win and his 2012 win came at Kiawah, which is a course he enjoys.
“You’re not hitting across as many fairways,” McIlroy told BBC. “I think there are a few more targets to aim at in the horizon, whether it be a TV tower or a grandstand.
“Even if you’re not comfortable with the shape of the hole, you can still just stand up there and you have your target and you hit it at it. It’s a golf course that is more in front of you than maybe other Pete Dye courses are, so it’s something that I quite like.”
We like the look of the Northern Irishman and bettors get value golf odds. He is paying +1100 to win the PGA Championship, which is good shopping.
Pick: Rory McIlroy +1100
PGA Championship Next Best – Bryson DeChambeau
The American let us down last week at the AT&T Byron Nelson, but we’re not giving up that easily on Bryson.
DeChambeau has the ability to overpower the golf course and he won’t want to be a one-time major winner for too much longer. His win at the 2020 U.S. Open was a coming-of-age victory and now he’s ready to double down.
Tiger Woods has publicly come out saying DeChambeau will win “many more” majors, and Tiger is tough to disagree with.
He showed good form when finishing T9 in the Wells Fargo Championship and a repeat of that effort should see him near the top of the leaderboard.
DeChambeau has firmed in betting markets throughout the week. He is now on the second line of betting at +1400, tied with Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Jordan Spieth.
Pick: Bryson DeChambeau +1400
PGA Championship Best Value – Daniel Berger
It comes as no surprise to see the odds for Daniel Berger drop after his final round at the Byron Nelson.
Berger had a -8 final round, which promoted him to a T3 position. It could be a sign of things to come and he’s one of the better golfers without a major win.
We have supported Berger for most of the season and he rarely produced a poor performance, so there’s no reason to jump off his back.
After trading at +4000 earlier in the week, money has come solidly. He is now a +3000 chance and that’s still generous odds from the bookmakers.
We expect Berger to win a major in the next four years, and it could come at Kiawah Island this week.
Pick: Daniel Berger +3000
PGA Championship Best Roughie – Phil Mickelson
What better way to show up the youngsters than Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship?
His form on the Champions Tour has been exquisite and although his best days are likely behind him, ruling out Mickelson would be a mistake.
He’s still one of the longest hitters on Tour and one of the most entertaining. He produced a terrific first round at the Wells Fargo Championship before going backward on the weekend, but it gave him a taste.
I’ve failed many times in my life and career and because of this I’ve learned a lot. Instead of feeling defeated countless times, I’ve used it as fuel to drive me to work harder. So today, join me in accepting our failures. Let’s use them to motivate us to work even harder.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) May 11, 2021
The 2005 winner knows what it takes and he could have one last hurrah. Bettors get astronomical odds and although taking him to make the cut is a safer bet, go for glory and enjoy the +22500 odds on offer.
Pick: Phil Mickelson +22500