Golf Betting: 2021 PGA Championship Odds & Picks Update

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 14, 2021 in

With only one more week separating us from the 2021 PGA Championship, this is the prime time to look at how the betting odds to win the 2021 PGA Championship look like and whether there is any value to be found. With that in mind, let’s get right to it so you can wager against their PGA odds.

2021 PGA Championship Updated Weekend Odds

Figuring out which golfer has the tools to win the PGA Championship is not an easy task, and it’s even harder to find good bets to pick out from all the selections. Hopefully, our PGA Championship preview will assist you in finding the right bets and help you turn one of the biggest Golf events into a profitable one.

The 2021 PGA Championship runs from May 20-23 at the renowned Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. It will feature 156 players and $11,000,000 prize fund, with a $1,980,000 prize share. Now let’s turn our attention to our PGA Championship betting picks, where we present to you a list of golfers you should look out for.

Odds to Win 2021 PGA Championship

  • Dustin Johnson +1200
  • Justin Thomas +1200
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1200
  • Jordan Spieth +1200
  • Jon Rahm +1400
  • Brooks Koepka +1400
  • Xander Schauffele +1400
  • Rory McIlroy +1800
  • Collin Morikawa +2000
  • Hideki Matsuyama +2000
  • Viktor Hovland +2500
  • Will Zalatoris +2800
  • Cameron Smith +3000
  • Patrick Cantlay +3300
  • Webb Simpson +3300
  • Daniel Berger +3300
  • Tony Finau +3300
  • Patrick Reed +3500
  • Tyrrell Hatton +3500
  • Joaquin Niemann +3500

Players to Watch

Dustin Johnson (+1200)

Dustin Johnson has missed the cut at the Masters; however, he is still a world no.1 player, and there is a good reason for that. When he’s in form, there is no stopping him, and there are plenty of golfers that can attest to that. That said, he hasn’t been in the best shape of late.

Johnson is not nearly as good as he was earlier in the year. At the start of May, Johnson finished only T48 at Valspar Championship and has before that managed T13 at RBC Heritage, T48 at The Players Championship, and T54 at WGC-Mexico Championship.

Will he find his form in time is anyone’s guess. That said, Justin is the longest player in the world and justifiably one of the main favorites to win the trophy and solidify himself as the best player on the tour.

Bryson DeChambeau (+1200)

The defending U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau is priced as one of the main favorites to win the PGA Championship. That is fair given the form he has been showing this season.

DeChambeau is arguably one of the hottest players on tour in 2021, having won both the U.S. Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He has also placed T7 at the Tournament of Champions, T3 at The Players Championship, and T9 at Wells Fargo Championship.

That said, DeChambeau is hitting <60% of fairways off the tee, which could be a problem at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. He has the talent to win and seems to be in great shape, but we don’t believe the course will suit him, so there might be better picks to look at.

Patrick Cantlay (+3300)

Patrick Cantlay is a player that we find a better-suited pick than DeChambeau, and not only due to the better betting odds. At +3300, his chances to win the PGA Championship are much greater than what the odds would suggest, making him a great value pick.

He finished second at the American Express, T3 at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM, and T15 at Genesis Open. Although his form of late wasn’t great, failing to make the cut at The Players Championship, Masters, RBC Heritage, and Wells Fargo Championship, Cantlay’s strong all-round game could carry him further than expected.

Tony Finau (+3300)

Tony Finau enters the 2021 PGA Championship priced at +3300, which seems fairly generous. Although he rarely wins trophies, he is very consistent in securing top-10 finishes.

Since the turn of the year, Finau finished inside the top-10 in four out of 11 tournaments. That includes fourth at the American Express, T2 at the Farmers Insurance Open, second at the Genesis Invitational, and T10 at Masters.

The biggest concern with Finau you could have is that while he consistently places well, he never wins. He has only one PGA Tour victory in his career, yet even that came in 2016 in Puerto Rico.

Jason Kokrak (+12500)

If you’re looking for a longshot bet for the PGA Championship, look no further than Jason Kokrak. The PGA Championship seems to produce the most surprise winners out of all majors, so it makes sense for us to show some attention to one of the longest hitters on tour.

Since Kokrak won his first PGA Tour title at Shadow Creek in October 2020, he has managed T9 at WGC-Mexico Championship, T8 at Arnold Palmer Invitational, T9 at the Players Championship, and T13 at Valspar Championship.

Kokrak might not be one of the best players in the field, but at +12500, he is severely overpriced for what he’s capable of.