2016 PGA Championship Odds

The 2016 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, takes place from July 28-July 31 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. It will be the ninth time a major is being played on this course, and second time for the PGA Championship.

Last year Jason Day won this tournament with a score of -20 while Spieth was runner-up in his quest for 3 major victories in 2015. Here’s a look at recent winners and their pre-tournament consensus odds:

Year Golfer Pre-tourney Odds
2015 Jason Day +1200
2014 Rory McIlroy +550
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

This year the major winners have been Danny Willet at the Masters (125:1), Dustin Johnson at the US Open (15:1), and Henrik Stenson at the British Open (36:1). Below shows odds to Win the PGA Championship at 5Dimes:

Golfer July 25
(5Dimes)
July 18
(5Dimes)
Dustin Johnson +770 +955
Rory McIlroy +805 +735
Jason Day +855 +735
Jordan Spieth +1275 +955
Henrik Stenson +1390 +1600
Phil Mickelson +1925 +2000
Sergio Garcia +2605 +4000
Bubba Watson +3005 +2500
Adam Scott +3005 +2200
Justin Rose +3005 +2000
Rickie Fowler +3405 +2000
Patrick Reed +4000 +4000
Matt Kuchar +4000 +5000
Branden Grace +5000 +4000
Brooks Koepka +5500 +4000
Charl Schwartzel +6000 +6600
Martin Kaymer +6000 +5000
Brandt Snedeker +6000 +5000
Hideki Matsuyama +7000 +4000
Louis Oosthuizen +7000 +4000
Zach Johnson +7000 +6600
J.B. Holmes +7500 +8000
Danny Willett +8500 +3300
Lee Westwood +9000 +6600
Jim Furyk +9000 +5500
Shane Lowry +10000 +6600
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +11500 +12500
Tony Finau +12000 +12500
Justin Thomas +12000 +6600
Jason Dufner +12000 +9000
Bill Haas +12500 +12500
Jhonattan Vegas +12500 N/A
Kevin Chappell +12500 +8000
Paul Casey +12500 +6600
Scott Piercy +14000 +12500
Steve Stricker +14000 +10000
Jimmy Walker +15000 +6600
Billy Horschel +15000 +10000
Danny Lee +15000 +10000
Marc Leishman +15000 +8000
Francesco Molinari +15000 +12500
Gary Woodland +15000 +12500
Keegan Bradley +16000 +10000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +17500 N/A
Daniel Berger +17500 +12500
Russell Knox +18500 +10000
David Lingmerth +18500 +10000
Emiliano Grillo +18500 +12500
Thomas Pieters +20000 N/A
Kevin Kisner +20000 +6600
Kevin Streelman +20000 N/A
William McGirt +20000 N/A
Byeong-Hun An +20000 +10000
Bernd Wiesberger +20000 +15000
Brendan Steele +20000 +15000
Andy Sullivan +20000 +12500
Webb Simpson +22500 +10000
Chris Kirk +22500 +15000
Charley Hoffman +22500 +15000
Nicolas Colsaerts +22500 N/A
Aaron Baddeley +22500 N/A
Andrew Johnston +24000 N/A
Joost Luiten +25000 +17500
Kyle Reifers +25000 N/A
Daniel Summerhays +25000 N/A
Jamie Lovemark +25000 N/A
Colt Knost +25000 N/A
Alex Noren +25000 N/A
Luke Donald +25000 +10000
Kevin Na +25000 +12500
Tommy Fleetwood +25000 +25000
Padraig Harrington +25000 +15000
Tyrrell Hatton +25000 +15000
Anirban Lahiri +25000 +15000
Thongchai Jaidee +25000 +20000
Freedie Jacobson +30000 N/A
Ross Fisher +30000 N/A
Si Woo Kim +30000 N/A
Patton Kizzire +30000 N/A
K.J. Choi +30000 N/A
Jonas Blixt +30000 N/A
Jason Kokrak +30000 N/A
Harold Varner III +30000 N/A
Gregory Bourdy +30000 N/A
All Others Listed Above +30000 N/A
Smylie Kaufman +30000 N/A
Bryce Molder +30000 N/A
Chris Wood +30000 N/A
Matt Jones +30000 +20000
Robert Streb +30000 +15000
Graeme McDowell +30000 +10000
Ryan Moore +30000 +15000
Russell Henley +33000 +12500
Harris English +35000 +15000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +35000 +20000
Ryan Palmer +38500 +12500
George Coetzee +40000 +20000
Ernie Els +40000 +20000
Vijay Singh +40000 +30000
Jamie Donaldson +50000 +15000
Victor Dubuisson +50000 +10000
Y.E. Yang +50000 +20000
David Toms +60000 +20000
Jason Bohn +70000 +20000
Darren Clarke +100000 +50000
Rich Beem +100000 +100000
John Daly +100000 +50000
Shaun Micheel +100000 +50000
James Hahn +100000 +15000
Ian Poulter N/A +12500
Davis Love III N/A +40000
Cameron Smith N/A +20000
Steven Bowditch N/A +20000
Ben Martin N/A +20000
Brendon Todd N/A +12500
Tiger Woods N/A +4000
Hunter Mahan N/A +12500

After finishing second to Stenson in The Open, Phil Mickelson is a popular pick at CRIS (4%) to win the PGA Championship, but it’s actually Sergio Garcia (6%) receiving the most tickets to win it all there. Other popular bets at CRIS are Spieth (5%) and DJ (5%) in terms of tickets but the action is pretty balanced.

At William Hill, it’s DJ and Mickelson getting the most tickets with 8%. In terms of the actual money wagered, it’s DJ and Spieth with 13% and Mickelson with 10%. Big Phil is usually a popular bet among the public and it’s no surprise to see a lot of action on him after an impressive British Open, a tournament which his score would have won in 141 of 145 instances.

A player I really like in this tournament is Matt Kuchar, who can be found at around 40:1 odds around the market to win. I locked him in prior to the Canadian Open, a tournament in which he had a solid performance that could give him some momentum this week. Although Dustin Johnson appears to be at the top of his game, some of the other top players like Spieth and McIlroy haven’t exactly been dominating recently and Kuchar has been due for a major. After Henrik Stenson won his first major at The Open at the age of 40, I believe Kuchar can do the same this week at the age of 38. At the very least,


Kuchar to finish in the Top 10 at +400 odds is providing great value at the PGA Championship.

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And here are some prop bets for the tournament via BetOnline and one from 5Dimes:

Will there be a hole-in-one?
Yes +135, No -175

Will there be a playoff to determine the winner?
Yes +300, No -400

Will there be a wire-to-wire winner? (Leading after each round)
Yes +1000, No -2500

Lowest Individual Round (via 5Dimes):
Over 64.5 +120, Under 64.5 -140

What will be the winner nationality?
American +100, European +200, Rest of World +300

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