Golf betting odds for players to win 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
May 6, 2016
Rory McIlroy enters the 2015 PGA Championship not having played in a tournament since he ruptured a ligament in his ankle playing soccer on July 4th. Jordan Spieth has already won four times in 2015 including The Masters and the U.S. At age 52, Vijay Singh is well past his prime. His last win on tour was in 2004 and he just missed the cut at the Barracuda Championship last week. Justin Rose – 20 to 1
Phil Mickelson played poorly last week as he tied for 63rd place. Casey has yet to win a major. Phil played decently at the 2015 British Open and the 2015 PGA Championship is being played on a links style course. McIlroy has yet to confirm he will play this week but if he can play he’s scheduled to be grouped with 2015 Masters and U.S. Combine that with his bad play last week and his relatively low odds this week and he’s another tough bet in my eyes.
T-2. Hideki Matsuyama tied for 37th place last week.
David Toms won the PGA Championship in 2001. He was probably a little rusty last week and I would expect him to play better this week at Whistling Straits.
Rory McIlroy is the defending PGA Championship having won the major last year at Valhalla Golf Club. Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson – 60 to 1
T-9. Jim Furyk was poised to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but a final round of +2 ruined his chances. Furyk has one major win in his career. Two of his four wins did come in 2015, though, including his very impressive 2015 RBC Canadian Open win a few weeks ago. Jason has not played on the PGA Tour since he finished tied for 58th at the British Open. He should like the links style course this week and he’s finished second at the PGA Championship twice so far in his career (1999, 2008).
T-5. His last PGA Tour start prior to that was in the Barbasol Championship where he tied for 19th. The biggest question mark for Bubba Watson this week is can he handle the links style course at Whistling Straits.
T-5. He’s a risky bet here at low odds and not having played in six weeks.
Vijay Singh has won the PGA Championship twice in 1998 and 2004. Vijay has won 34 times on the PGA Tour including three majors but his last win on tour was in 2008.
Brooks Koepka comes into the 2015 PGA Championship playing well. Daly has only won five total times on the PGA Tour so it’s remarkable that two of his wins were in majors. He’s a tough bet this week, though, because he’s only won three times on the PGA Tour and his last win was in 2012 but he did play OK last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
8. Hideki Matsuyama, Jim Furyk, Shane Lowry – 50 to 1
Dustin Johnson played terribly last week finishing in a tie for 53rd place. Bubba Watson – 20 to 1
Patrick Reed tied for 15th place last week. He also lost a playoff this year at the Northern Trust Open.
Shane Lowry played great to win the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but that was his first PGA Tour win and easily the biggest win of his career. Adam Scott – 20 to 1. Hard to see him even making the cut this week at Whistling Straits.
T-14. Fowler has wins this year at The Players Championship and the Scottish Open. Henrik Stenson – 30 to 1
T-5. Reed has a win this season but it came all the way back in January. Rose finished tied for third last week and he was tied for fourth the week before at the Quicken Loans National. So at least he made the cut there after he failed to make it at both the U.S. Padriag won the 2015 Honda Classic which was his first win on tour since the 2008 PGA Championship win. Matt Kuchar has yet to win a major and he’s not won on tour in 16 months.
13. Day has as much talent as any golfer in the world but he’s a risky bet here at 12 to 1 odds because he’s only won four times in 166 PGA Tour starts. Here is a list of the betting odds for the golfers to win the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Can Sergio Garcia finally win his first major at the 2015 PGA Championship? Sergio is an accomplished winner with well over 20 tournament wins in his career, but he’s never won a major. He won for the first time on tour this year at the Phoenix Open and he won on the European Tour last year. Open and the British Open in 2015. Stenson has 12 wins combined on the European and PGA Tours with his last win coming in November of 2014. Martin Kaymer won the PGA Championship in 2010 and he has two majors in his career but he finished tied for 45th place last week. Open winner Jordan Spieth and 2015 British Open winner Zach Johnson in the first two rounds. He could win this. Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen – 40 to 1 odds each
T-2. Good luck to all the golfers this week and especially the bettors at the 2015 PGA Championship golf major at Whistling Straits!
Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011. Playing a links style course should help him but I don’t see him winning this.
T-18. Scott won The Masters in 2013 for his only career major. He has four wins on tour and all have come in the last two years. His last win anywhere was 11 months ago. Open. Tiger Woods – 30 to 1
Vijay Singh – 350 to 1 odds
Justin Rose is another golfer coming into this major playing some great golf. He finished tied for 10th last week and he was second the week before at the Quicken Loans National. Rose has won one major in his career and he’s playing great but can he close the deal this week and win the PGA Championship?
In his first start since winning the 2015 British Open, Zach Johnson tied for 33rd place last week. Toms has 13 wins on tour but his last win was in 2011.
Bubba Watson comes into the 2015 PGA Championship playing some great golf. Dustin Johnson – 15 to 1
The 2015 PGA Championship golf major tournament is taking place this week from August 13-16, 2015, on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits a links style golf course located along the western shore of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Dustin Johnson has nine career PGA wins including the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship. He tied for sixth place last week and shot under par for every round. Sergio Garcia – 45 to 1
Rickie Fowler comes into this major playing pretty good golf. Rory McIlroy – 12 to 1
Paul Casey has 13 wins on the European Tour but’s he’s only won once on the PGA Tour and that win was back in 2009. Justin Rose won the 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans in late April and he lost the Memorial Tournament in a playoff to David Lingmerth. I’ve also then listed notable golfers with odds higher than 80 to 1 who have won this tournament before. Jason Day – 12 to 1
4. Keegan’s aunt is Pat Bradley who is in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
22. Jason Day is seeking his first career major.
Padraig Harrington – 200 to 1
Henrik Stenson tied for 6th last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational so he’s playing fairly well as he seeks his first career major. Rickie Fowler – 25 to 1
T-12. He certainly has the talent to win this but he has not won anywhere in over 16 months. Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship in 2013 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Hard to see him coming back after such an emotional win and winning again this week in a major. That was Jason Dufner’s last win on the PGA Tour. Can he really win this week? I think he has a better chance than Tiger Woods does and Phil Mickelson is higher odds than Tiger is this week.
Despite finishing tied for 10th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and seven strokes behind winner Shane Lowry last week, Jordan Spieth is still the betting favorite to win the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits at odds of 6 to 1. Patrick Reed – 55 to 1
11. Jordan Spieth – 6 to1 odds
Jason Day was -3 under and tied for 12th place at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Combining that with his meltdown at the 2015 British Open, I’d also say he’s a risky bet here at 15 to 1 odds to win his first major. He finished second in his last two tournaments and he won the Travelers Championship at the end of June. That was McIlroy’s second PGA Championship win and fourth overall major. Padraig Harrington did win a tournament in Asia in December of 2014. Toms just finished in fifth place at the Barracuda Championship last week. He could win this but I’d like better odds considering he’s seeking his first major and he’s almost 40 years old.
I’ve listed all the golfers with odds of 80 to 1 or less this week with comments. Paul Casey – 65 to 1
Padriag Harrington won the 2008 PGA Championship for his third career major. Louis Oosthuizen tied for 42nd last week in his first tournament since losing the playoff at the 2015 British Open.
1. Phil Mickelson – 35 to 1
Tiger Woods finished tied for 18th in his last start at the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago. Does he have the will to win two majors in one year? Jimmy Walker has two wins in 2015 but they came in January and March and he’s not playing well lately as he seeks his first career major. The biggest problem with Patrick Reed is that his best ever finish in a major is a tie for 14th place. Rickie Fowler has yet to win a major and he’s only won twice on the PGA Tour in 147 starts.
T-9. If you are going to tell people how great you are you have to do better than that in majors.
Jason Dufner – 115 to 1 odds
17. He’s 25 years old and seeking his first major. This should be a great golf tournament this week since it looks like Rory McIlroy will play as well as Tiger Woods and all best golfers in the world. It’s hard to see Tiger Woods winning this week as he seeks his fifth PGA Championship and 15th career major but his first major win since 2008.
Keegan Bradley – 85 to 1 odds
Adam Scott finished tied for 45th last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He’s a tough bet here.
John Daly won the PGA Championship in 1991 for the first of his two career majors