Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Rory McIlroy
- Golf's fourth and final major of the year, the PGA Championship, will begin August 9 and will be hosted at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri.
- Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth open as the co-favorites at 10-1, with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson right behind at 11-1.
- British Open winner Francesco Molinari is 25-1, while Tiger Woods opens at 18-1.
Sunday at the British Open produced a superstar-loaded leaderboard, and Francesco Molinari emerged the victor to become the first Italian major winner. With three majors down, the game’s best players will look ahead to the fourth and final one in 2018, the PGA Championship, held this year at Bellerive Country Club right outside St. Louis, Missouri.
Here are the current odds as of Sunday, July 22.
Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy open as the co-favorites at 10-1, with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson right behind at 11-1. Tiger Woods, who was in contention at the British on the back nine, has opened at 18-1. He already owns four PGA Championship titles, spanning from 1999 to 2007.
Last year’s winner at Quail Hollow, Justin Thomas, has opened at 20-1 and will look to rebound after missing the cut at the British. The red-hot Francesco Molinari is 25-1, while 24-year-old Xander Schauffele, who gave Molinari a run for his money Sunday, opens at 40-1. Molinari definitely has the game to compete again: He finished T-2 at last year’s PGA Championship.
This major is quite different than the others in that it mostly favors bombers off the tee. After two straight majors that rewarded accuracy and links-style golfers, Bellerive will pose a much different challenge. As a result, odds will likely move over the next month as recency bias toward accurate golfers fades.