One thing we have learned during the 2018 PGA Tour season is that major championship fields are almost always wide open. And the most recent PGA Championship odds reflect this.
The 2018 PGA Championship will be played at Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country, Missouri. Here’s who the Vegas oddsmakers to win the year’s fourth major title.
Odds as of July 25, 2018 courtesy of Sportsbook.ag.
Tiger Woods (+1800)
Woods was a legitimate contender at the 2018 British Open at Carnoustie Golf Links in mid-July, finishing in a tie for sixth place. He has yet to win a tournament since his comeback started, but if the 14-time major winner can continue to build off his recent success, it will only be a matter of time before he wins again.
For Woods to contend at Bellerive, he will have to figure out how to control his driver.
Rickie Fowler (+1600)
Fowler is still on the hunt for his first career major championship. There is no doubting that the 29-year-old is one of the most talented golfers in the world. For him to get the major title monkey off his back, though, Fowler will have to put together four consistent rounds.
Dustin Johnson (+1100)
Seeing Johnson as anything other than the odds-on favorite going into a major has become unfamiliar territory. He is still the No. 1 golfer in the world in the Official World Golf rankings, but the Vegas oddsmakers are clearly concerned by his terrible performance at the British Open (he uncharacteristically missed the cut). Regardless, it will be difficult to bet against Johnson at Bellerive.
Rory McIlroy (+1000)
Simply put: McIlroy is a threat to win any tournament he enters. If he putts well, the 29-year-old is nearly unbeatable.
Jordan Spieth (+1000)
After three rounds, it looked like Spieth was on his way to repeating as British Open champion. He ended up struggling in the final round, but the 24-year-old showed the first real signs that he is snapping out of his ongoing slump. If he truly has his swagger back, Spieth will be in contention at Bellerive.
Other notable names to watch:
- Brooks Koepka (+2000)
- Justin Thomas (+2000)
- Francesco Molinari (+2500)
- Jason Day (+2500)
- Jon Rahm (+2500)
- Sergio Garcia (+2500)
- Justin Rose (+2500)
- Tommy Fleetwood (+2500)
- Hideki Matsuyama (+3500)
- Patrick Reed (+3500)
- Bubba Watson (+4000)
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