The 2015 Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament is taking place this week from July 30 to August 2, 2015, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club located in Gainesville, Virginia, just about 35 miles west of Washington, D.C. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2015 Quicken Loans National.
The Quicken Loans National is an invitational PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation that is always played in the Washington D.C. area. First played in 2007, this tournament was called the AT&T National from 2007 to 2013, and it has since been called the Quicken Loans National. This is the first year the tournament will be played at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Previously the tournament has been played six times at the Congressional Country Club and twice at the Aronimink Golf Club.
I’ve listed all the PGA golfers with odds of 100 to 1 or less with comments. I’ve also listed a few notables with higher than 100 to 1 odds who have either won this tournament in the past or been in the news lately. Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially all the bettors this week at the 2015 Quicken Loans National!
1. Justin Rose – 8 to 1 odds
At 8 to 1 odds, Justin Rose is the betting favorite to win the 2015 Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose is favored for at least two main reasons because he has already won this tournament twice in 2010 and 2014. The defending champion in this tournament has also been playing well in 2015, as he won the 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and lost a playoff at the Memorial in June.
2. Rickie Fowler – 9 to 1
Rickie Fowler is the second choice in the betting odds to win the 2015 Quicken Loans National at 9 to 1. Rickie Fowler is also having a very good year in 2015, with wins in The Players Championship and the Scottish Open. In his last tournament, Rickie Fowler tied for 30th place at the 2015 British Open. It would be great to see Rickie Fowler win this tournament so we can all see more of his hot bikini model girlfriend Alexis Randock.
3. Jimmy Walker – 14 to 1
In his last tournament, Jimmy Walker also tied for 30th at the 2015 British Open. Like Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker also has two wins in 2015. His wins were in the Sony Open and the Valero Texas Open. Jimmy Walker also lost a playoff to Patrick Reed this year in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Walker has been a late bloomer on the PGA Tour winning all five of his career wins since October of 2013 and he’s 36 years old.
4. Justin Thomas – 25 to 1
At age 22, young Justin Thomas is having a pretty good year on the PGA Tour. Thomas has made 17 of 24 cuts this season and has earnings of $1.6 million. Justin Thomas has six top ten finishes this season but he’s a tough bet here at 25 to 1 because he’s still looking for his first top three finish and the first win of his PGA Tour career.
T-5. Tony Finau – 33 to 1
PGA rookie Tony Finau is another player having a pretty good season in 2015. Finau has four top 10 finishes and he too has made over $1.6 million on the PGA Tour this season. Like Justin Thomas, though, Tony Finau is another tough bet because he too is looking for his first top three finish and first wins on the PGA Tour.
T-5. Bill Haas – 33 to 1
Bill Haas is a seasoned PGA veteran with six career wins and $22.7 million in career earnings on tour. One of his six wins was in this tournament in 2013. His last win on tour came in January of 2015 when he won the Humana Challenge. In his last two PGA starts, though, Bill Haas has missed the cut at both the Greenbrier Classic and the British Open.
T-5. Danny Lee – 33 to 1
Danny Lee from New Zealand recorded the first win of his PGA career on July 5, 2015 at the Greenbreir Classic where he earned a cool $1.2 million. But Danny Lee has now started 100 PGA Tournaments with just the one win. Lee does have one win each on the European and Asian Tours and the PGA Tour of Australasia. Lee missed the cut at the British Open in his last PGA start.
T-8. Tiger Woods – 45 to 1
Tiger Woods has won the Quicken Loans National twice (2009, 2012) but he has had a pretty rough season in 2015. Tiger has only played in eight tournaments and he’s missed the cut three times and he also withdrew from another tournament. Tiger Woods has not even had a top ten finish in 2015 and he’s tough bet this week at 45 to 1 odds if you ask me.
T-8. Brendan Steele – 45 to 1
Brendan Steele has just one win on the PGA Tour which came in 2011. He has not played in a PGA Tournament since he finished tied for 25th place in the Travelers Championship at the end of June. He’s likely relatively low odds here because he finished fifth in the Quicken Loans National last year.
T-8. Gary Woodland – 45 to 1
Gary Woodland has two wins on the PGA Tour with his last win coming in 2013. Woodland has two second place finishes this season which is probably why he is lower odds here. In his last start this season, Gary Woodland tied for 58th place in the British Open. For his career, Gary Woodland has earned $11.3 million on the PGA Tour with just two wins.
T-11. Harris English, Daniel Summerhays, Jason Bohn, Johnson Wagner, Russell Knox, Shawn Stefani, Steven Bowditch, Will Wilcox – 50 to 1 odds each
Harris English has two PGA wins which both came in 2013. He lost a playoff at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open to Jason Day who just birdied the last four holes last Sunday to win the 2015 RBC Canadian Open in a very impressive performance. Summerhays, Knox, Stefani and Wilcox are looking for their first PGA wins. Stefani was second in this tournament last year. Bohn, Wagner and Bowditch have all won at least twice on tour but only Bowditch has won recently.
T-19. Andy Sullivan, David Lingmerth, Pat Perez – 60 to 1
Andy Sullivan from England has two wins on the European Tour and both wins were in 2015. He might be a threat here. David Lingmerth from Sweden recorded his first real pro win this year at the Memorial Tournament where he beat Justin Rose in a playoff. Pat Perez is one of those PGA Tour pros who rarely win, Perez has one win in 360 tournaments, but who make a tremendous living playing golf. Pat Perez has earned $16.8 million on tour.
T-22. John Senden, Kevin Chappell, Patrick Rodgers – 70 to 1
Australian John Senden is 44 years old and has just two wins on the PGA Tour with his last win coming in March of 2014. Senden has two wins in 382 starts and earnings of $20.2 million on the PGA Tour. It’s good to be a pro golfer these days. Kevin Chappell and Patrick Rodgers are both looking for their first wins on tour. Chappell is 29 years old while Rodgers is 23. Rodgers is the better bet here of the two as he finished tied for second at the Wells Fargo Championship this year and has a win on the Web.com Tour in 2015.
T-25. George McNeill, James Hahn, Nick Watney – 75 to 1
George McNeill has two wins on tour but his last win was in 2012. He’s another pro who rarely wins but is rich as he’s won just twice in 229 starts but has earnings of $11.1 million. James Hahn is 33 years old and he recorded his first win on tour this year at the 2015 Northern Trust Open where he defeated both Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a playoff. One of Nick Watney’s five PGA Tour wins was in this tournament in 2011 but Watney has not won on tour since 2012.
T-28. Adam Hadwin, Cameron Tringale, Daniel Berger, Ollie Schniederjans, Scott Langley, Scott Pinckney, Stewart Cink – 80 to 1
Adam Hadwin from Moose Jaw, Canada has yet to win on tour but he’s won 10 very minor tournaments mostly in Canada. Cameron Tringale, Daniel Berger, Scott Langley, and Scott Pinckney are looking for their first wins on the PGA Tour. After a 12th place finish in the 2015 British Open, 22 year old Ollie Schniederjans turned pro and he finished tied for 11th last week in his first pro tournament in the RBC Canadian Open.
T-35. Brendon de Jonge, Carl Pettersson, Chad Campbell, Chris Stroud – 90 to 1
Chad Campbell has four wins on tour but his last win was in 2007. Chris Stroud and Brendon de Jonge are two more longtime PGA players looking for their first wins who are both rich from playing golf. Stroud is 0 for 234 starts but has earned $10.8 million. De Jonge is 0 for 242 starts but he’s earned $9 million on tour. Carl Pettersson from Sweden has won five times on the PGA Tour and once on the European Tour but his last win was in 2012.
T-39. Andres Romero, Retief Goosen, Seung-Yul Noh – 100 to 1
Andres Romero has a win on both the PGA and European Tours but has not won since 2008. He did finish tied for fifth in the Quicken Loans National last year. Retief Goosen from South Africa has won dozens of tournaments in his career including two majors but his last anywhere was in 2009. Seung-Yul Noh from South Korea recorded the first PGA win of his career at the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
- Stephen Gallacher – 170 to 1 odds
I’ve seen Stephen Gallacher from Scotland being touted this week as a good longshot bet. Gallacher has three wins on the European Tour but has not won in about a year and a half. He deserves mention, though, because his cousin is Kirsty Gallacher who is or was dating Martin Kaymer and she is incredibly hot.
- K.J. Choi – 180 to 1 odds
K.J. Choi won the Quicken Loans National (called the AT&T National at the time) in 2007, the first year the tournament was played. Choi has eight wins on the PGA Tour and earnings over $30 million but his last win was in 2011.
- Robert Allenby – 500 to 1 odds
Robert Allenby from Australia has won four times each on the PGA and European Tours but his last win was in 2001. Allenby did win on the Australasia Tour as recently as 2009. At the just played 2015 RBC Canadian Open, Robert Allenby got into an argument with his caddie Mick Middlemo and fired him after playing just four holes. Allenby then grabbed a spectator who happened to be a high school principal to be his caddie for the rest of the round. Allenby shot a 81 and withdrew from the tournament. In January of 2015, Allenby claimed he was kidnapped, beaten up and robbed in Hawaii but former caddie Middlemo says he believes Allenby got drunk and injured himself.