Two-time Major champion lurks among our US PGA lively longshots
If you’re going to back a longshot to win a Major, then the US PGA is probably your best chance.
Five of the last eight winners have been first-time Major champions, so another surprise victor can’t be ruled out.
We’ve already run the rule over the favourites ahead of this week’s visit to Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, but what about the bigger priced fancies?
Here’s a few men we’ve picked out to come good at prices that are too good to ignore…
Thomas Pieters @ 50/1
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters was a major contender at the Masters this year, scoring better than eventual winner Sergio Garcia on days two and four.
Has yet to find that consistency, but as he’s only 25-years-old, that will surely come. Pieters was fourth at the Bridgestone Invitational last time out, and if he brings anything like that or his Masters form, he’s overpriced at 50s.
Zach Johnson @ 80/1
Quite why 2015 Open champion Zach Johnson is 80/1 is anyone’s guess.
With two Major titles under his belt, there’s no questioning Johnson’s pedigree at the big events.
Plus, he’s in fine form. Second at the Bridgestone Invitational last weekend, the 41-year-old was T14 at the Open and fifth in the John Deere Classic.
Tony Finau @ 100/1
With a very impressive six top-10s on the PGA Tour this year, we reckon Tony Finau should be a chunk shorter than his 100/1.
He’s been playing very nicely all year long, and arrives at Quail Hollow fresh off a T7 at the Greenbrier Classic, a steady run to T27 at the Open and a T5 full of sub-70s at the Canadian Open last time out.
Alex Levy @ 250/1
He missed the cut at both the US Open and Open championships this year, but we fancy Alex Levy will eventually crack it on the big stage.
He’s had a fine year on the European Tour, making all of his last 12 cuts en route to victory at the Volvo China Open, plus three further top-10 finishes. Sits 14th in the Race to Dubai, above Major winners Henrik Stenson and Charl Schwartzel.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing