2020 PGA Championship First-Round Leader Odds


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There’s nothing quite like a first-round leader bet in golf.

When else can you convert a 100-1 longshot in just a few hours? Or have that longshot ripped away from you when Justin Thomas or Rory McIlroy storms up the leaderboard on Thursday afternoon?

Bettors love first-round leaders because a golfer doesn’t need to sustain his pace for all four rounds. He just needs to catch fire for 18 holes. And that opens up a world of possibilities when building a card.

First-round leader odds are correlated with odds to win the tournament, but the range of outcomes shrinks. Justin Thomas, the tournament favorite at around 10-1, is 20-1 to lead the first round because he’s more likely to outlast the entire field over four rounds than best the entire field for one day.

The guys lower down the board will be the opposite. Take Cam Champ, a bomber who our Josh Perry likes this week. He’s 100-1 to be the FRL, but 150-1 to win the tournament because it’s more likely that he gets scorching hot for 18 holes than keeps it together all weekend.

So who should you bet?

Here’s our primer on betting first-round leaders and what to look for, and here are the odds for the 2020 PGA Championship (via bet365).

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PGA Championship First-Round Leader Odds

Via bet365, where you can also bet each-ways on first-rounder leader bets. You double your stake, but get paid if your golfer finishes in the Top 5 after Round 1.

Player FRL Odds
Justin Thomas 20-1
Brooks Koepka 20-1
Rory McIlroy 22-1
Jon Rahm 25-1
Bryson Dechambeau 33-1
Xander Schauffele 33-1
Dustin Johnson 33-1
Webb Simpson 35-1
Patrick Cantlay 35-1
Rickie Fowler 40-1
Tiger Woods 40-1
Daniel Berger 45-1
Collin Morikawa 45-1
Hideki Matsuyama 50-1
Viktor Hovland 50-1
Jason Day 50-1
Tony Finau 50-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 50-1
Tommy Fleetwood 50-1
Gary Woodland 50-1
Tyrrell Hatton 50-1
Patrick Reed 50-1
Jordan Spieth 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Adam Scott 50-1
Abraham Ancer 60-1
Shane Lowry 60-1
Scottie Scheffler 66-1
Sergio Garcia 66-1
Sungjae Im 66-1
Louis Oosthuizen 66-1
Marc Leishman 66-1
Phil Mickelson 66-1
Chez Reavie 80-1
Bubba Watson 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Matt Kuchar 80-1
Paul Casey 80-1
Henrik Stenson 80-1
Brendon Todd 80-1
Matthew Wolff 80-1
Joaquin Niemann 90-1
Erik van Rooyen 90-1
Byeong Hun An 90-1
Ryan Moore 90-1
Sepp Straka 90-1
Kevin Streelman 100-1
Kevin Kisner 100-1
Danny Willett 100-1
Adam Hadwin 100-1
Corey Conners 100-1
Cameron Champ 100-1
Tom Lewis 100-1
Ian Poulter 100-1
Matt Wallace 100-1
Harris English 100-1
Max Homa 100-1
Ryan Palmer 110-1
Richy Werenski 110-1
Kevin Na 110-1
Brendan Steele 110-1
Joel Dahmen 110-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 110-1
J T Poston 125-1
Keegan Bradley 125-1
Dylan Frittelli 125-1
Bernd Wiesberger 125-1
Emiliano Grillo 125-1
Lucas Glover 125-1
Brandt Snedeker 125-1
Luke List 125-1
Charl Schwartzel 125-1
Michael Thompson 125-1
Rory Sabbatini 125-1
Adam Long 125-1
Mackenzie Hughes 125-1
Brian Harman 125-1
Russell Henley 125-1
Matthias Schwab 125-1
Nick Taylor 125-1
Cameron Tringale 150-1
Harold Varner 150-1
Jim Furyk 150-1
Martin Kaymer 150-1
Cameron Smith 150-1
Graeme McDowell 150-1
Joost Luiten 150-1
Robert MacIntyre 150-1
Jason Kokrak 150-1
Si Woo Kim 150-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Talor Gooch 150-1
Troy Merritt 150-1
Mike Lorenzo Vera 150-1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 150-1
Lanto Griffin 175-1
Keith Mitchell 175-1
Doc Redman 175-1
Scott Piercy 175-1
Haotong Li 175-1
Jason Dufner 175-1
Danny Lee 175-1
Marcus Kinhult 175-1
Joohyung Kim 175-1
Wyndham Clark 200-1
Andrew Landry 200-1
Sebastian Munoz 200-1
Jimmy Walker 200-1
Sung Kang 200-1
C T Pan 200-1
Vaughn Taylor 200-1
Kurt Kitayama 200-1
Matt Jones 200-1
Bud Cauley 200-1
Andrew Putnam 200-1
Mark Hubbard 200-1
Tom Hoge 200-1
Carlos Ortiz 250-1
Benjamin Hebert 250-1
Victor Perez 250-1
Jazz Janewattananond 250-1
Tyler Duncan 250-1
Jorge Campillo 250-1
Denny Mccarthy 250-1
Ryo Ishikawa 250-1
Lucas Herbert 250-1
Steve Stricker 250-1
Nate Lashley 250-1
Chan Kim 250-1
Brian Stuard 250-1
Nate Lashley 250-1
Chan Kim 250-1
Brian Stuard 250-1
Shaun Norris 300-1
Ken Tanigawa 300-1
Davis Love III 350-1
Jim Herman 350-1
Rich Beem 400-1
Jim Herman 350-1
Rich Beem 400-1
Justin Bertsch 400-1
Rod Perry 400-1
Jeff Hart 400-1
Jason Caron 400-1
Shuan Micheel 500-1
Alex Beach 500-1
Judd Gibb 500-1
Rich Berberian Jr 500-1
Danny Balin 500-1
Alex Knoll 500-1
Bob Sowards 500-1
Rob Labritz 500-1
Marty Jertson 500-1
Ryan Vermeer 500-1
Mike Auterson 500-1
Shawn Warren 500-1
J R Roth 500-1
John OLeary 500-1
David Muttitt 500-1
Benny Cook 500-1
JustinBertsch 50000-1
JeffHart 50000-1
AlexBeach 50000-1
ShawnWarren 50000-1
AlexKnoll 50000-1
JuddGibb 50000-1
MartyJertson 50000-1
BobSowards 50000-1
RichBerberian Jr 50000-1
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