2014 PGA Championship Odds

The PGA Championship, the last golf major of 2014, begins on August 7 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Following his British Open and Bridgestone Invitational wins, Rory McIlroy is now the +550 favorite to take home the PGA Champshionship, a major that he won back in 2012. Tiger Woods (+1000) was listed right behind him despite his poor form and 69th place finish last week at Royal Liverpool, but he’s likely to miss the last major with a lower back injury. The table below shows the 2014 PGA Championship odds for each golfer (via Bovada):

Golfer
Odds on 8/6/14
Odds on 7/21/14
Rory McIlroy +550 +700
Adam Scott +1000 +1400
Sergio Garcia +1700 +2500
Rickie Fowler +2000 +2200
Phil Mickelson +2200 +2000
Justin Rose +2200 +2500
Henrik Stenson +3000 +2500
Jordan Spieth +3000 +2500
Keegan Bradley +3000 +4000
Tiger Woods +3000 +1000
Matt Kuchar +3200 +3300
Charl Shwartzel +3500 +4000
Bubba Watson +3500 +2500
Graeme McDowell +4500 +4000
Martin Kaymer +4500 +2200
Zach Johnson +5000 +4000
Marc Leishman +5000 +15000
Brandt Snedeker +5000 +4000
Jim Furyk +5000 +5000
Jason Day +5500 +3300
Patrick Reed +6000 None
Jimmy Walker +6000 +5000
Hunter Mahan +6000 +5000
Jason Dufner +6000 +3300
Lee Westwood +6500 +4000
Hideki Matsuyama +6500 +6600
Webb Simpson +8000 +5000
Angel Cabrera +8000 +8000
Steve Stricker +8000 +6600
Gary Woodland +8500 +8000
Louis Oosthuizen +8500 +6600
Victor Dubuisson +8500 None
JB Holmes +8500 None
Ryan Moore +8500 +8000
Ian Poulter +8500 +6600
Brendon Todd +8500 None
Luke Donald +10000 +4000
Bill Haas +10000 +8000
Graham DeLaet +10000 +8000
Harris English +11500 +8000
Francesco Molinari +12500 +12500
Paul Casey +12500 +10000
Jonas Blixt +12500 +10000
Jamie Donaldson +13500 None
John Senden +13500 None
Billy Horschel +13500 +10000
Nick Watney +13500 +8000
Ryan Palmer +13500 None
Matteo Manassero +13500 +12500
Shane Lowry +15000 None
Ernie Els +15000 +10000
Chris Kirk +16500 None
Brooks Koepka +16500 None
Fredrik Jacobson +16500 +15000
Kevin Streelman +16500 None
Thomas Bjorn +16500 None
Thorbjorn Olesen +16500 +12500
Bo Van Pelt +16500 +15000
Padraig Harrington +20000 +15000
Branden Grace +21500 +15000
Boo Weekley +21500 +15000
Geroge Coetzee +21500 +20000
Richard Sterne +21500 +10000
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano +26500 +20000
YE Yang +35000 +35000
John Daly +50000 +50000
Martin Laird None +15000
Peter Hanson None +15000
Tim Clark None +15000
Nicolas Colsaerts None +12500
Dustin Johnson Suspended +2800

So which golfers have seen the most movement on their odds to win the last major of the year?

Garcia +1700 from +2500

Bradley +3000 from +4000

Kaymer +4500 from +2200

Leishman +5000 from +15000

Dufner +6000 from +3300

Westwood +6500 from +4000

Donald +10000 from +4000

English +11500 from +8000

Watney +13500 from +8000

We always like to take a look at historical performances and below shows the pre-tournament odds via Bovada for each PGA Championship winner since 2008:

Year
Golfer
Pre-tourney Odds
2013 Jason Dufner +4000
2012 Rory McIlroy +1400
2011 Keegan Bradley +12500
2010 Martin Kaymer +5000
2009 Y.E. Yang +12500
2008 Padraig Harrington +1600

There’s also some interesting prop bets for the PGA Championship since it’s a major and more widely bet than the average tournament:

O/U Winning Score: 270.5

O/U Lowest single 18-hole round: 64

Hole in One: Yes -115, No -115

O/U Rory McIlroy’s Finishing Position: 8.5 (u-135)

O/U Adam Scott’s Finishing Position: 13.5 (u-120)

O/U Phil Mickelson’s Finishing Position: 25.5

Who is your pick to win the last major this year? Will Phil Mickelson get the win he needs to make the Ryder Cup in September? Feel free to leave your comments below.

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