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How the Top 10 in the US PGA betting are shaping up

| 26.07.2016

It’s a quick turnaround between golf majors thanks to the upcoming Olympics, so just a few short weeks after the rush of The Open, the US PGA Championship looms into view.

The top 10 in our betting to take the title is chock full of household names in the game of golf, so we decided to take a look at each one ahead of the tournament to see what sort of form they’re in.

One player in particular looks alarmingly overpriced:

Dustin Johnson – 8/1

A wholly justified favourite considering he hasn’t been outside the top 10 in any of his last six starts. Two wins and two other top-three finishes in that time make him the man to beat.

Rory McIlroy – 9/1

If you like quirky coincidences, then McIlroy is the man to back in this year’s PGA. He’s won this event the last two times it was held in an even-numbered year.

Jason Day – 10/1

The defending champ leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting but has been outside the top 10 in each of his last two starts.

Jordan Spieth – 14/1

His inconsistent results mirror a wayward driving game at the moment. Three finishes of 30th or worse intertwine with his last two top-10 finishes.

Henrik Stenson – 16/1

Two victories in the last three events, the latest just happening to be a record-setting triumph at the last major, makes Stenson a fearsome competitor in New Jersey.

Phil Mickelson – 22/1

Only the brilliance of Stenson denied Lefty a sixth major title at the Open. Was second in this event two years ago.

Sergio Garcia – 25/1

Perhaps should be a shorter price considering only DJ has better form in the world. Won the AT&T Byron Nelson in May and has three consecutive T5s, including in the last two majors.

Adam Scott – 33/1

Back-to-back victories in the ninth and tenth weeks of the season has been as good as it’s got for the Australian. Just one top-10 finish in nine events since.

Bubba Watson – 33/1

The only time he’s featured prominently on a leaderboard in the last eight starts was when he was a big fish in a little European Tour pond. Even then he only managed to come eighth.

Justin Rose – 33/1

2016 has been a bit of a struggle for the Englishman with his best finish a bronze medal at the Wells Fargo Championship two months ago.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Matt Wiggins

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