The PGA Championship is set to take August 3-9 at Harding Park in San Francisco. This will make it the first PGA Championship to be held in San Francisco. It’s also the first major championship held in 2020, so naturally, the interest is through the roof.
Being inches away from the event, makes it the perfect time to take a look at the PGA Championship odds. So, join us as we go through the list of the top favorites and the underdogs which may end up on top.
2020 PGA Championship Odds
For starters, here’s a look at the top 10 contenders and their current PGA Championship Winner odds from DraftKings:
You should have in mind that the odds are subject to change.
To stay on top of it, check out Vegas Insider Golf Odds!
Now that we’ve seen the PGA Championship odds, let’s take a closer look at some of the favorites.
As the current world Number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, Rory McIlroy is the heavy favorite. The Northern Irishman is a four-time major champion, and one of only three other players to do so by the age of 25. He won the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2012 PGA Championship, the 2014 Open Championship, and finally the 2014 PGA Championship.
McIlroy entered 2020 by securing the number one ranking, outplacing Brook Koepka on 9 February. It remains to be seen whether another title is in the stars come August.
Last season, Jon Rahm won three events before claiming the 2019 Race to Dubai. However, the Spaniard has yet to register a victory on the PGA tour since the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April 2019. Yet, Rahm is trailing closely behind McIlroy and might even dethrone him before the start of the PGA Championship.
A living legend of professional golf, Tiger Woods is currently ranked number 14. In October 2019, Woods won the Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour event ever played in Japan. This marked his 82nd victory on Tour, which makes him tied with Sam Snead for having the most victories on the PGA Tour. Needless to say, he is always a strong contender.
The two-times defending champion, Brooks Koepka is another strong contender. Koepka is the first golfer in the history of the sport to win two major two consecutive titles in two majors. In 2017 and 2018, he won the U.S. Open and in 2018 and 2019 he won the PGA Championship.
It remains to be seen if he can make history with the third consecutive title. According to the current PGA Championship Odds, the sportsbooks certainly think he can. Though his recent slide from the first to the sixth position in the rankings might be a reason for concern.
If you are looking to ramp up the risk-reward meter, these are your potential options.
Dustin Johnson has had one of the longest runs as number 1 in the history of the sport. Starting from February 2017, he spent 64 consecutive weeks in the number 1 spot, making this the 5th longest run. Johnson was also the first player with a win in all four World Golf Championships.
During the Travelers Championship in June 2020, Johnson shot his lowest round on the PGA Tour. He then moved on to win the tournament, which is a more than promising sign.
Jason Day is another former world number 1. The Australian won his first and only PGA Championship in 2015, with a record of 20 strokes under par. Though he’s been struggling with a back injury in recent years, Day still remains one of the strongest players on Tour.
Finally, we’ll take a look at some of the riskier picks, at least according to the PGA Championship odds. They are the less likely contenders that have the potential for a surprise win.
Gary Woodland started his professional career back in 2007, and it took until 2019 for him to win his first major. Woodland won the U.S. Open, having previously only reached two top-ten finishes in 30 starts. This marked his sixth professional win. The win certainly put him under the spotlight, so it will be interesting to see how he performs in August.
Currently one of the youngest players on tour, Victor Hovland became the first Norwegian to win a PGA Tour event. He won the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. He is currently ranked 42 and is a star in the making.
Past 10 Winners
Finally, here is a look at winners of the PGA Championship in the past 10 years.
|PGA Championship Winners||Year|