On Thursday morning, the 103rd PGA Championship, the season’s second major, tees off at Kiawah Island’s acclaimed Ocean Course, along the coast of South Carolina.
Collin Morikawa will defend his 2020 title against a stacked field which includes home favorite Dustin Johnson, who seeks to bust out of a three-month slump.
The two-time major winner, and still world No. 1, is offered at 16/1 to take home his third major trophy with Rory McIlroy (11/1), Jon Rahm (+14/1), Bryson DeChambeau (14/1), Jordan Spieth (14/1), and Justin Thomas (14/1) the only players with better odds.
It’s the first time since 2016 that DJ arrives at a major not listed as a top-2 favorite.
2021 PGA Championship
Top-5 Betting Favorites
1. Rory McIlory (11/1)
2. Justin Thomas (14/1)
2. Jon Rahm (14/1)
2. Bryson DeChambeau (14/1)
2. Jordan Spieth (14/1)
PGA Championship Bets
Note: Each week, we make our picks based on the odds offered by BetMGM, Bovada and DraftKings. And the picks we make MUST offer payouts better than +500. We are looking for the best return.
Justin Thomas (+1400) – In the five ‘Super Season’ events, the 28-year owns the best record, posting a win at the PLAYERS alongside two other top 10s (8th U.S. Open, 4th Masters). With 14 career wins before the age of 28, Thomas is already an historic player, but could really use a couple more majors to add to his lone PGA. Following his big win at Sawgrass JT has posted three mediocre results (T21, T13, T26). This kind of run usually leads to a win. For instance, leading into the Players he’d posted: 15, MC, 13, MC. His prior win (2020 Memphis) was 18, 2, MC, 10.
Outright: 2 Chances
Jordan Spieth or Justin Thomas (+650) – Thomas has been the best in the world in the big events this season, but Spieth has been best over the last couple of months across the board. Teaming the two friends up is a no brainer. While JT has motivation to win a second PGA, Spieth’s incentive is far more historic: a career grand slam.
Patrick Reed (+550) – Reed enters in under-the-radar good form. The world No. 8 is rarely talked about yet has enjoyed a terrific season, which includes a win at Torrey Pines, and top 10s at both Masters. His best finish in a PGA was 2017 when he finished runner up to Justin Thomas.
Gary Woodland (+600) – The 2019 U.S. Open winner broke out of his lengthy slump with a top 5 at the Wells Fargo. He said he’d hit rock bottom following a MC at the Valspar a week earlier and “went back” to what he “was doing three, four years ago.” Woodland is due for a good streak. He shot an opening-round 67 in 2012 here and was tied for second alongside Rory, so we know he can go low at the Ocean Course.
Danny Willett (+800) – The 2016 Masters winner enters in pretty good form with a top 10 and two top 20s in his last six starts. Although his three other starts are MCs so he’s hit or miss. But for +800 payout we think he’s well worth the risk. He may even be due for another surprise major win. Who knows!?
Odds To Win: 2021 PGA Championship
Kiawah Island Ocean Course . Kiawah Island, SC . May 20-23, 2021