Golf Betting: Early 2021 PGA Championship Odds & Predictions
It seems like just yesterday that Hideki Matsuyama was winning the Masters, but in just a few short weeks, it will be time for the second major of the season, the PGA Championship. While the PGA Tour schedule has seemed to slow down since the Masters, things will pick up again as the players start to prepare for the PGA Championship. While many players may not play in the upcoming tournaments, those that do will be either trying to qualify for the PGA or will be prepping for the next major tournament.
This year’s championship tee off on Thursday, May 20th, at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Ocean Golf Resort in South Carolina. The tournament field will be stacked, and any number of players will have a great shot at taking home the tournament championship. Let’s take a look at some of the early odds for this year’s PGA Championship so you can make your bets against their PGA odds.
PGA Championship Predictions: Surprises, Upsets, and Favorites
Dustin Johnson 10-1
Johnson is currently the top-ranked golfer in the world. Johnson is coming off of an awful performance at the Masters in which he didn’t even make the cut. Johnson will need to stay on the fairways at Kiawah, or he could miss his second straight cut in a major.
Bryson DeChambeau 14-1
DeChambeau can crush the golf ball. However, he’s only hitting 60% of fairways off of the tee, and if he can’t do better than that at Kiawah, he’ll be in big trouble. DeChambeau has struggled as of late, so he’ll need to fix up some things if he wants to win the PGA Championship. If he can keep his drives in the fairways, DeChambeau should be a contender for the title.
Jordan Spieth 16-1
After struggling over the past three years, Spieth seems to have regained his old form and is playing very well. Like DeChambeau and Johnson, Spieth’s driver can be wild at times. If he tames the wildness and can keep the ball in play, Spieth will be at or near the top of the leaderboard.
Patrick Reed 35-1
Reed is a dark horse in this year’s PGA Championship. Reed has been in contention for the last three majors, and he seems to be getting his game back into form. He’s coming off of an eighth-place finish at the Masters, so Reed will be coming into Kiawah playing well. Reed is a great putter, and the greens here always play fast on the slopes, so this plays into Reed’s strength.
Marc Leishman 50-1
Leishman has quietly been playing well. The Australian finished tied for 5th at the Masters, and people have now started paying attention to his game. He has three top-10 finishes on the season, and he would love to win his first major tournament at the PGA Championship.
He recently won at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, so he should have a lot of momentum heading into the next major. Place your bet on Leishman now because if he wins another tournament or is near the top, you won’t get a better value than you can now.