Golf betting odds are heating up for the fast-approaching 2021 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.
PGA Championship odds haven't changed much in recent weeks, with the current OWGR No. 1 remaining atop the odds board for the second major of the year. Despite recent struggles, Dustin Johnson is tied with Justin Thomas at +1,200 odds, followed by a number of the sport's top golfers, which should make for a highly competitive field.
Let's take a look at the rest of the PGA odds to win the PGA Championship, which runs from May 20-23.
Odds to win the PGA Championship
|Player||Odds to win|
|Si Woo Kim||+7,500|
Odds courtesy of Bet365 on May 2, 2021.
Favorites to win PGA Championship
Johnson, who is in the midst of a difficult stretch and shockingly missed the cut at the Masters, is tied with Thomas at +1,200 odds. They are the OWGR No. 1 and No. 2 golfers. Thomas, who finished T21 at the Masters, won the PGA Championship in 2017 and recently won the Players Championship in March.
Johnson followed up his Masters disappointment with a 13th-place finish at the RBC Heritage before landing way down the board at T48 at the recent Valspar Championship.
A four-way tie follows at +1,400 odds, a group that's highlighted by OWGR No. 3 Jon Rahm. Brooks Koepka, who won the PGA Championship in both 2018 and 2019, follows at +1,800, while Collin Morikawa (last year's winner) moved up slightly to +2,000.
Hideki Matsuyama, the 2021 Masters winner, is right behind Morikawa at +2,200 odds.
PGA Championship Betting History
Collin Morikawa won last year's tournament and went into Round 1 as a +3,000 favorite, odds that placed him outside of the Top 10. Five years ago, Jimmy Walker came out victorious despite walking in as a +12,500 long shot, the biggest underdog to win since Keegan Bradley (+15,000) in 2011.
Let's take a look at some recent PGA Championship winners and their closing odds to win according to SportsOddsHistory.com:
|Year||US Open Champion||Closing Odds|
How to bet on golf
The most popular way to bet on golf is by simply picking the winner, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, however. Some of the more popular markets include head-to-head betting, where sportsbooks pair up two golfers and you simply choose who you think will have the lower score over the course of the weekend or for one round only. Learn about more golf betting types and get expert tips and strategies in our how to bet on golf guide.
Where can I bet on the PGA Championship?
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