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. Here is a list of the betting odds for the golfers to win the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
I’ve listed all the golfers with odds of 80 to 1 or less this week with comments. I’ve also then listed notable golfers with odds higher than 80 to 1 who have won this tournament before. 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. Good luck to all the golfers this week and especially the bettors at the 2015 PGA Championship golf major at Whistling Straits!
1. Jordan Spieth – 6 to1 odds
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. Jordan Spieth has already won four times in 2015 including The Masters and the U.S. Open. He was probably a little rusty last week and I would expect him to play better this week at Whistling Straits.
T-2. Rory McIlroy – 12 to 1
Rory McIlroy is the defending PGA Championship having won the major last year at Valhalla Golf Club. That was McIlroy’s second PGA Championship win and fourth overall major. 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. 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. Open winner Jordan Spieth and 2015 British Open winner Zach Johnson in the first two rounds. He’s a risky bet here at low odds and not having played in six weeks.
T-2. Jason Day – 12 to 1
Jason Day was -3 under and tied for 12th place at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. 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. Two of his four wins did come in 2015, though, including his very impressive 2015 RBC Canadian Open win a few weeks ago. Jason Day is seeking his first career major.
4. Dustin Johnson – 15 to 1
Dustin Johnson played terribly last week finishing in a tie for 53rd place. 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. Dustin Johnson has nine career PGA wins including the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship. He also lost a playoff this year at the Northern Trust Open.
T-5. Bubba Watson – 20 to 1
Bubba Watson comes into the 2015 PGA Championship playing some great golf. He finished second in his last two tournaments and he won the Travelers Championship at the end of June. The biggest question mark for Bubba Watson this week is can he handle the links style course at Whistling Straits.
T-5. Justin Rose – 20 to 1
Justin Rose is another golfer coming into this major playing some great golf. Rose finished tied for third last week and he was tied for fourth the week before at the Quicken Loans National. 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. 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?
T-5. Adam Scott – 20 to 1
Adam Scott finished tied for 45th last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Scott won The Masters in 2013 for his only career major. He certainly has the talent to win this but he has not won anywhere in over 16 months. Combine that with his bad play last week and his relatively low odds this week and he’s another tough bet in my eyes.
8. Rickie Fowler – 25 to 1
Rickie Fowler comes into this major playing pretty good golf. He finished tied for 10th last week and he was second the week before at the Quicken Loans National. Fowler has wins this year at The Players Championship and the Scottish Open. Rickie Fowler has yet to win a major and he’s only won twice on the PGA Tour in 147 starts.
T-9. Henrik Stenson – 30 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. Stenson has 12 wins combined on the European and PGA Tours with his last win coming in November of 2014. He could win this but I’d like better odds considering he’s seeking his first major and he’s almost 40 years old.
T-9. Tiger Woods – 30 to 1
Tiger Woods finished tied for 18th in his last start at the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago. So at least he made the cut there after he failed to make it at both the U.S. Open and the British Open in 2015. 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.
11. Phil Mickelson – 35 to 1
Phil Mickelson played poorly last week as he tied for 63rd place. Phil played decently at the 2015 British Open and the 2015 PGA Championship is being played on a links style course. 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.
T-12. Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen – 40 to 1 odds each
Brooks Koepka comes into the 2015 PGA Championship playing well. He tied for sixth place last week and shot under par for every round. He’s 25 years old and seeking his first major. He won for the first time on tour this year at the Phoenix Open and he won on the European Tour last year. He could win this. Louis Oosthuizen tied for 42nd last week in his first tournament since losing the playoff at the 2015 British Open.
13. Sergio Garcia – 45 to 1
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 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-14. Hideki Matsuyama, Jim Furyk, Shane Lowry – 50 to 1
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. Hard to see him coming back after such an emotional win and winning again this week in a major. 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. Hideki Matsuyama tied for 37th place last week.
17. Patrick Reed – 55 to 1
Patrick Reed tied for 15th place last week. Reed has a win this season but it came all the way back in January. He has four wins on tour and all have come in the last two years. The biggest problem with Patrick Reed is that his best ever finish in a major is a tie for 14th place. If you are going to tell people how great you are you have to do better than that in majors.
T-18. Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson – 60 to 1
In his first start since winning the 2015 British Open, Zach Johnson tied for 33rd place last week. 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. 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. Matt Kuchar has yet to win a major and he’s not won on tour in 16 months.
22. Paul Casey – 65 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. Casey has yet to win a major. His last win anywhere was 11 months ago. Playing a links style course should help him but I don’t see him winning this.
- Keegan Bradley – 85 to 1 odds
Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011. 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. Keegan’s aunt is Pat Bradley who is in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
- Jason Dufner – 115 to 1 odds
Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship in 2013 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. That was Jason Dufner’s last win on the PGA Tour. Jason has not played on the PGA Tour since he finished tied for 58th at the British Open. He’s a tough bet here.
- Padraig Harrington – 200 to 1
Padriag Harrington won the 2008 PGA Championship for his third career major. Padriag won the 2015 Honda Classic which was his first win on tour since the 2008 PGA Championship win. Padraig Harrington did win a tournament in Asia in December of 2014.
- David Toms – 300 to 1
David Toms won the PGA Championship in 2001. Toms just finished in fifth place at the Barracuda Championship last week. His last PGA Tour start prior to that was in the Barbasol Championship where he tied for 19th. Toms has 13 wins on tour but his last win was in 2011.
- Vijay Singh – 350 to 1 odds
Vijay Singh has won the PGA Championship twice in 1998 and 2004. At age 52, Vijay Singh is well past his prime. Vijay has won 34 times on the PGA Tour including three majors but his last win on tour was in 2008.
- John Daly – 500 to 1
John Daly won the PGA Championship in 1991 for the first of his two career majors. Daly has only won five total times on the PGA Tour so it’s remarkable that two of his wins were in majors. His last win on tour was in 2004 and he just missed the cut at the Barracuda Championship last week. Hard to see him even making the cut this week at Whistling Straits.