PGA Championship odds will be posted below as soon as they are made available. The 2023 tournament will take place at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Last year’s PGA Championship was won by Justin Thomas, who had +1800 odds to win when the tournament began.
PGA Championship odds
Updated PGA Championship odds will be posted for the 2023 golf tournament below.
Check out our full PGA Championship betting preview podcast below.
How the PGA Championship odds are changing
Here are how PGA Championship odds are changing in the days leading up to the tournament at Southern Hills and during the tourney.
|Golfer||PGA Championship odds: May 10||PGA Championship odds: May 15||PGA Championship odds: May 18||PGA Championship odds: May 19 8:00 AM||PGA Championship odds: May 20 8:00 AM||PGA Championship odds: May 22 10:00 AM|
Odds to win PGA Championship: Futures Report
Here we will look at odds to win the PGA Championship and the prospects of individual golfers to come through with a win at Southern Hills. Favorites, contenders and longshots are listed.
Scottie Scheffler (): The Masters champion and four-time winner in 2021 is taking the golf world by storm right now. To make things crazier, he’s stated that Southern Hills is his favorite golf course in the world. His form alone is enough to make him a worthy favorite … but playing on his favorite course along with that is a scary combination.
Rory McIlroy (): McIlroy is still looking for his first major in eight years, and he gave us all a thrill on Sunday at Augusta with a beautiful 64. The key will obviously be how he plays early in the week as it seems he just can’t get off to a fast start to put himself in good position on the weekend. It’s clear he still has the skill, and I’d argue his game looks as good as it has in quite some time.
Jordan Spieth (): Spieth has been a popular pick in the days leading up to the start of the tournament. He comes in hot, having won the RBC Heritage in mid-April and having finished second in the Byron Nelson this past weekend. Spieth comes in as confident as ever and is striking the ball extremely well. He was +2000 to win the PGA Championship a week ago but is now around +1400 at most books.
Jon Rahm (): Rahm has been at or near the top of PGA Championship odds boards for months. He had a rough go of it at Augusta, tying with 27th, but won his last tournament – the Mexico Open at Vidanta at the start of this month.
Cameron Smith (): Seems to be undeniably the second best player on the planet this year, and it seems like his game travels well anywhere at this point. Struggled at Harbour Town after the disappointing Sunday at the Masters, but that’s not concerning considering his overall form. He’s never played well at a PGA in six tries.
Justin Thomas (): Much like McIlroy, it seems like Thomas continues to have a round or two in every big tournament that’s putting him in a hole to climb out of. His ceiling is maybe higher than anyone’s in the world, but he has to get the putter more consistent and avoid some of those big numbers that hurts him. Southern Hills is a really nice course for him that allows a little extra room off the tee for a wayward drive.
Collin Morikawa (): The two-time major winner will look for a second PGA Championship, but he’ll need to have a good week on and around the greens. The ball striking seems to be back to the level we’re used to, but he’s really been struggling with that short game as of late. We know he can figure it out at any moment, though, and Southern Hills feels like a great track for him.
Dustin Johnson (): Followed up a solid performance at the Masters with a disappointing missed cut at Harbour Town. It’s tough to feel like he deserved a price this low with how inconsistent he’s been, but he has been showing up at the bigger events even through the struggles. He should be able to take advantage of Southern Hills with the driver.
Brooks Koepka (): The two-time PGA Championship winner and four-time major winner has really been all over the place this season. While he’s had a few decent results, missed cuts at the PLAYERS and the Masters were incredibly disappointing for someone who is supposed to get up for the big events.
Tiger Woods (): Tiger will play at Southern Hills and it will mark just the second tournament he’s played in since he suffered major injuries to both legs in a February 2021 car crash. Woods made the cut at the Masters back in March but had a rough go of it during the final two days at Augusta as he went 6 over 78 in each of his final two rounds.
Shane Lowry (): There’s a case to be made for him being the third best player in the world since we turned to 2022. Lowry’s overall play has been incredibly consistent with three real chances at a win along with multiple other Top 15s around the world. The ball striking is as good as anyone’s, and you’d have to think a win is coming if the short game shows up. This is a great number.
Sam Burns (): Burns has yet to find it at a major, but it’s likely only a matter of time until he manages to do so with his skillset. He’s being priced high because of that, and it’s worth taking a go at him on a course that really does feel perfect for the LSU product. Burns hits it long and is masterful on the greens, making him a real threat at Southern Hills.
Talor Gooch (): Gooch has played Southern Hills plenty of times as an Oklahoma guy, and he’s also been one of the better players on the planet this season. His skillset between the irons and short game is top notch, so all it will take is a good week with the driver to get him in contention at a beautiful price.
Max Homa (): Homa is much like Burns as a talented player who has yet to get much going at a major. I also think it’s only a matter of time for him, and I do believe he should fit nicely at Southern Hills. Homa tends to run streaky, so keep an eye on how he performs going into the PGA. If the ball striking is looking good, he’s probably only a hot week with the putter away from having a chance at Southern Hills.
Where to bet 2022 PGA Championship odds
Here are the top sportsbooks for where to bet on the PGA Championship in 2022.
How to bet the PGA Championship and other odds
Futures odds have been up for the 2022 PGA Championship on most major sportsbooks since the conclusion of the 2021 tournament. Those odds have been continuously updated to reflect the results of other tournaments, players being added to the field, and the performance of those in the field. The postponement of the event also had a major influence on the odds to reflect its new position on the schedule and new dates later in the summer.
Odds can range from Scheffler’s +1200 as the tournament favorite to a long shot of +100000. A $10 futures bet on Scheffler to win at that price would return a profit of $120.
Closer to the event, the available betting options will expand greatly. Bettors will be able to wager on Top-5, Top-10, or Top-20 finishes at lower odds but with a greater chance of cashing multiple tickets. Outright favorites with already low odds can become too chalky on these bets, especially for a Top-20 result. There’s little sense in backing someone like McIlroy at -300 or -500 to finish inside the top 20, as a $10 bet fetches a profit of just $2.50 at -400.
Once tee times are released, First Round Leader (FRL) bets also become available. These can offer greater odds than a tournament favorite would have for the outright win. Odds to lead after the second and third rounds will be posted later.
Prop bets group pools of golfers by world ranking, nationality, or other shared traits. These odds depend on how competitive the specified pool is, and how heavily they’re skewed by an outright favorite.
Head-to-head or three-ball lines pit golfers against each other either for the tournament as a whole or round-by-round. These odds are typically the lowest and least profitable golf lines. They can range from -200 to +200 but are generally equal on both sides.
Straight Forecast bets are a good way to get action on heavy favorites in a tournament with a top-heavy field, but are less applicable for the PGA Championship and the other majors. It requires bettors to correctly predict both the first- and second-place finishers and doing so correctly can boost the odds as a parlay.
Each-Way betting hedges against your pick falling short of a win by finishing second, third or anywhere else within a specified range. It’s composed of two bets with one being for the win and the other for the placing.
Tournament betting strategy
The three key areas on which to focus when betting the PGA Championship or any PGA Tour tournament are Current Form, Course History, and Key Stats.
As with any other sport, golfers can perform better or worse than usual within a select sample for any number of reasons. The difficulty lies in being able to tell when these streaks or slumps will begin or end. Experience on and familiarity with a course can also prove advantageous, while past struggles may contribute to a lack of confidence. Certain stats can be tied to success at a course over time.
There’s no exact science for how to weigh these three measures against each other, but all must be considered at each event. Certain shot shapes and player preference for putting on different types of grass are also factors to consider. What are the predominant hazard areas? Does the course favor longer or shorter hitters? What’s the most common length of an approach shot into the green?
Monitoring futures odds over the course of a year is an essential strategy to help get the best value. Take note of the opening odds for favorites and be ready to place a wager if they rise at any point due to a string of poor finishes or injury. Also be cautious of a long shot whose odds are dropping too low. A run of top 10s or a victory or two can take any value out of a bet on someone who remains unlikely to win a major tournament.
Relatedly, public betting action can have a strong effect on the betting odds for any golfer. The more bets placed on a golfer, the lower the books will set their odds to hedge against the potential payouts.
Be sure to hedge against the incredibly difficult task of routinely predicting outright winners. While hitting a winner only once in a while can still be profitable due to high odds of long shots, placing only these bets is sure to lose money more weeks than not. Pair your outright picks with a broader series of Top-5 or Top-10 finishes, head-to-head matchup bets, or props. These are where the consistent gains are made to ensure you can keep coming back week over week.
Biggest betting long shots in PGA Championship history
(Odds courtesy SportsOddsHistory.com)
Phil Mickelson (2021) +20000
Lefty turned back the clock in May of 2021 with a sensational performance at Kiawah Island. He became the oldest golfer to win a major, as his victory came at 50-years-old. Mickelson finished 6-under, holding off Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka.
Jimmy Walker (2016) +12500
Walker picked up his 10th career win at the 2016 PGA Championship but hasn’t won since. He ranked 48th in the world at the time.
Keegan Bradley (2011) +15000
Bradley took down the 2011 PGA Championship as a PGA Tour rookie at just 25 years old. He ranked 108th in the world after already winning the HP Byron Nelson Championship earlier in the year.
YE Yang (2009) +12500
Ranking 110th in the world, Yang overcame a two-shot deficit to knock off Tiger in his Sunday red. It wasn’t only a breakthrough for Yang, but it also finally showed some cracks in Woods’ long-uncrackable armor.
Shaun Micheel (2003)
Not listed, was part of FIELD at +350
It’s fair to say those who had a hunch Micheel would win the 2003 PGA Championship weren’t justly rewarded. He ranked 169th in the world before his first and only career victory.
Rich Beem (2002)
Not listed, was part of FIELD at +1500
The same can be said for Beem and his 2002 victory, though the odds were at least slightly more profitable. He ranked 73rd in the world after winning The International just two weeks before. They were two of only three professional victories in his career.
David Toms (2001) +7000
Toms started off the run of long-shot winners in the early 2000s in the peak of Tiger vs. The Field. He ranked 20th in the world and worked his way up to eighth by the end of 2001.
PGA Championship fun facts
Most wins: 5 – Jack Nicklaus (stroke play era), Walter Hagen (match play era)
Youngest winner: Gene Sarazen (20 years, five months, 22 days) in 1922 at Oakmont Country Club
Youngest qualifier: Gene Sarazen (19 years old) in 1921
Oldest winner: Phil Mickelson (50 years old, 11 months) in 2021
Best comeback: John Mahaffey came back from seven strokes down entering the final round of the 1978 PGA Championship to win with a birdie on the second playoff hole over Tom Watson
Best career score relative to par: Tiger Woods (minus-46, 20 PGA Championships)
PGA Championship FAQ
Who qualifies for the PGA Championship?
The PGA Championship field is capped at 156 golfers each year. Those participants are selected on the following criteria:
- Every former PGA Championship winner
- The winners of the last five US Opens
- Winners of the last five Masters
- Winners of the last five Open Championships
- The last three winners of The Players Championships
- Current Senior PGA Champion
- The top 15 finishers from the previous PGA Championship, including ties
- Top 20 finishers from the last PGA Professional Championship (tournament for golf club professionals and teachers who are members of the Professional Golfers’ Association)
- Top 70 from the official money standings on the PGA Tour for the period beginning one week before the previous year’s PGA Championship and ending two weeks before the current year’s tournament
- Members of the most recent Ryder Cup teams for the USA and Europe, so long as they’ve remained in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking the week prior to the PGA Championship
- Any tournament winner co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous year’s PGA Championship
The PGA of America can invite additional players not included in the above criteria.
Vacancies can be filled by those ranked below 70th in the money standings.
Where is the PGA Championship this year?
Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
What are the highest and lowest scores to win the PGA Championship?
Since the PGA Championship was switched from a match play format to stroke play in 1958, four champions have won at 1-over par, but none since 1976. Jay Hebert (1960), Julius Boros (1968), Gary Player (1972) and Dave Stockton (1976) have all done so.
Has anyone ever won back-to-back PGA Championships?
Koepka became the sixth person to win back-to-back PGA Championships with his 2018 and 2019 victories. He joined Denny Shute, Leo Diegel, Gene Sarazen, Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen in accomplishing the feat.
Hagen holds the all-time record with four straight victories from 1924-1927. He shares the all-time record with Nicklaus with five wins.