Spaniard Eyes Consecutive Majors
Jon Rahm is the second favorite to win with PGA Championship predictions, as he looks to win his second major of 2023.
The world No. 1 is price at +750 with the sportsbook, right behind Scottie Scheffler (+700), which is a value price.
Given his form in 2023, we’re not sure if there are many golfers who could stop Rahm at Oak Hill this week.
Best in the World
The 28-year-old Rahm is at the top of our PGA Championship picks because he’s in blistering form this year, including a win at the Masters in April.
Rahm is already an 11-time PGA Tour winner, with four of those victories coming this year. He kicked off the year with a win in the Sentry Tournament of Champions before winning The American Express, Genesis Invitational, and the Masters.
Despite the PGA Championship not being his best tournament, he posted a T4 in 2018 and a T8 in 2021. He finished T48 last year behind Justin Thomas, but he has matured significantly since that tournament.
The two-time major champion wants a third title and he was dominant at Augusta, winning by four strokes over Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson.
His PGA Championship odds of +750 drifted from +700 earlier in the week, but he could take some late money at the sportsbook.
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Eyeing the Grand Slam
The latest PGA Championship news is suggesting the Grand Slam could be won by Rahm, but he’s taking it one major at a time.
“Obviously, if I were to win this week or the Open Championship, it really becomes a true reality, but winning two majors is not easy, and picking which ones you win is a little ludicrous to think about,” Rahm said.
“I think obviously winning the Grand Slam would absolutely be amazing, but I think — without sounding too conceited or arrogant, I’d rather focus on the number of majors you win than having the Grand Slam per se.“
Winning all four majors is something only a few golfers have achieved, but winning the PGA Championship should be on the horizon for Rahm.
He should enjoy the conditions at Oak Hill as it often plays tough, which plays right into his hands. He battles harder than most golfers on the PGA Tour, and he’s riding the wave of momentum.
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A big reason why we like Rahm to win is that the opposition isn’t playing overly well.
Scheffler is playing well, but he has yet to win outside February, March, and April, so bettors are taking a risk backing him to win with sports betting markets.
On the third line of betting is Rory McIlroy, who could win the PGA Championship, but he needs to turn his form around in a big way. He hasn’t won a major since 2014, and he missed the cut at the Masters and the Players Championship.
That leaves the likes of Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele, who are hardly dominating at the moment.
Rahm is currently in a world of his own, and if he plays anywhere near his best, he should win this week.