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PGA Championship 2022: Opening Odds & 4 First-Click Picks, Including Patrick Cantlay

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  • Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm top most opening odds boards for the 2022 PGA Championship.
  • With most sportsbooks set to update their odds on Monday morning, there's value to be had early in the week.
  • Check out our GolfBet staff's early picks for the second major of the year below.
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2022 PGA Championship Odds

Golfer Odds
Scottie Scheffler +1100
Jon Rahm +1200
Justin Thomas +1400
Rory McIlroy +1400
Collin Morikawa +1600
Cameron Smith +1800
Dustin Johnson +1800
Jordan Spieth +1800
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Viktor Hovland +2200
Xander Schauffele +2500
Brooks Koepka +3000
Will Zalatoris +3000
Hideki Matsuyama +3300
Shane Lowry +3300
Joaquin Niemann +4000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4000
Sam Burns +4000
Corey Conners +5000
Daniel Berger +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Bryson DeChambeau +6000
Louis Oosthuizen +6000
Max Homa +6000
Tiger Woods +6000
Jason Day +6600
Tyrrell Hatton +6600
Adam Scott +7000
Tommy Fleetwood +7000
Abraham Ancer +8000
Cameron Young +8000
Jason Kokrak +8000
Patrick Reed +8000
Billy Horschel +9000
Gary Woodland +9000
Justin Rose +9000
Keegan Bradley +9000
Marc Leishman +9000
Seamus Power +9000
Sergio Garcia +9000
Harold Varner III +10000
Matthew Wolff +10000
Maverick McNealy +10000
Rickie Fowler +10000
Si Woo Kim +10000
Talor Gooch +10000
Webb Simpson +10000
Brian Harman +12500
Cameron Champ +12500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +12500
Erik Van Rooyen +12500
Russell Henley +12500
Thomas Pieters +12500
Aaron Wise +15000
Adam Hadwin +15000
Alexander Noren +15000
Branden Grace +15000
Bubba Watson +15000
Cameron Davis +15000
Charl Schwartzel +15000
Jhonattan Vegas +15000
Keith Mitchell +15000
Kevin Na +15000
Luke List +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Mito Guillermo Pereira +15000
Robert MacIntyre +15000
Sebastian Munoz +15000
Sepp Straka +15000
Cameron Tringale +20000
Chris Kirk +20000
Harry Higgs +20000
Ian Poulter +20000
Kevin Kisner +20000
Kevin Streelman +20000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +20000
Lee Westwood +20000
Mackenzie Hughes +20000
Matt Jones +20000
Nicolai Hoejgaard +20000
Ryan Fox +20000
Ryan Palmer +20000
Stewart Cink +20000
Tom Hoge +20000
Adri Arnaus +25000
Anirban Lahiri +25000
Bernd Wiesberger +25000
Carlos Ortiz +25000
Davis Riley +25000
Francesco Molinari +25000
Garrick Higgo +25000
Henrik Stenson +25000
J. J. Spaun +25000
Joo-Hyung Kim +25000
Lanto Griffin +25000
Lucas Glover +25000
Lucas Herbert +25000
Martin Kaymer +25000
Patton Kizzire +25000
Richard Bland +25000
Russell Knox +25000
Sam Horsfield +25000
Troy Merritt +25000
Beau Hossler +30000
Brendan Steele +30000
Dean Burmester +30000
Justin Harding +30000
Laurie Canter +30000
Min Woo Lee +30000
Pablo Larrazabal +30000
Padraig Harrington +30000
Zach Johnson +30000
Oliver Bekker +30000
Shaun Norris +30000
Adam Schenk +40000
Chad Ramey +40000
Danie van Tonder +40000
Hudson Swafford +40000
Kramer Hickok +40000
Rikuya Hoshino +40000
Takumi Kanaya +40000
Alex Beach +50000
Alex Cejka +50000
Austin Hurt +50000
Bio Kim +50000
Brandon Bingaman +50000
Casey Pyne +50000
Chan Kim +50000
Colin Inglis +50000
Dylan Newman +50000
Jared Jones +50000
Jesse Mueller +50000
Jinichiro Kozuma +50000
John Daly +50000
Kyle Mendoza +50000
Matthew Borchert +50000
Michael Block +50000
Nic Ishee +50000
Paul Dickinson +50000
Rich Beem +50000
Ryan Brehm +50000
Ryan Vermeer +50000
Ryosuke Kinoshita +50000
Sadom Kaewkanjana +50000
Sean McCarty +50000
Shaun Micheel +50000
Shawn Warren +50000
Tim Feenstra +50000
Tyler Collet +50000
Wyatt Worthington +50000
Yong-Eun Yang +50000
Yuki Inamori +50000
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The golf calendar is about to heat up.

We’ve reached the second major of 2022 with the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The course will present a massive test as a par-70 at more than 7,600 yards.

The last major here was the 2007 PGA Championship, which was won by Tiger Woods. Golf’s GOAT isn’t among our first-click picks, but four top players on TOUR are.

Odds reset at sportsbooks on Monday morning for major championships, which means there is value to be found on the odds board on Sunday night.

Here are the players our GolfBet staff are on right away.

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2022 PGA Championship Picks

Billy Horschel +10000 (BetMGM)

Jason Sobel: It’s important to read the fine print, but just in case you missed it at the top, I’ll reiterate: This post is our favorite “first clicks” not “best bets” — and yes, I see a difference between the two. Whereas my best bet will either be the player I eventually wind up picking as my favorite outright or one with equity for a top-10/20 finish, I see this exercise as jumping on an intriguing name at a bigger price just off of first glance.

One that stuck out to me is Horschel, who’s on a really strong run with five results of 16th or better in his last eight starts. I love what the stats are telling us, too. He ranks inside the top-30 in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, Around the Greens and Putting; the only major category where he’s losing strokes is with his approach shots. That might seem a bit troubling, considering Southern Hills should be a second-shot golf course, but the iron game has long been Billy’s strength, which keeps me from being too worried about the number.

Besides, at these odds, you’re not going to find an infallible candidate. I’m using this as a point-and-click method before all the studying and research. When I do finally rank the field this week, I don’t suspect that I’ll have Horschel atop my ranking, but I do think he’ll be high enough on there to make this 100-1 price look pretty enticing for a first click entering the week.

Hideki Matsuyama +5500 (Wynn)

Chris Murphy: As I watched Matsuyama make a Sunday run at the AT&T Byron Nelson, I started looking around for his odds going into the PGA. I was shocked to see him down in the +4000 range as he has arguably been right there with Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith as one of the best players on TOUR this season.

The thing that derailed Matsuyama the most was not his play, but rather a nagging neck injury that left him out of The Players and without form going into the Masters. It seems clear those issues are behind him and with the quality of play he displayed this past week at TPC Craig Ranch, these odds present great value on the 2021 Masters Champion.

He should also line up as a great fit for the course at Southern Hills. Matsuyama’s prowess as an elite ball striker, especially on approach, will set him up to be a contender for his second major this week. I’ll look to get in now as I think his number will be impacted by the final results in Texas and he may get shorter when odds settle in during tournament week.

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Patrick Cantlay +2200 (BetMGM)

Matt Vincenzi: Cantlay is probably the best player on TOUR without a major, and there’s a real chance that changes after this week.

The 30-year-old is arriving at Southern Hills in incredible form. We last saw Cantlay when he won the Zurich Classic alongside Xander Schauffele. He certainly was the catalyst in that victory, and often carried Schauffele at times over the weekend.

In his last stroke-play start at the RBC Heritage, he was excellent once again before losing to Jordan Spieth in a playoff. He gained 8.7 strokes on approach that week, which led the field.

Southern Hills features Bentgrass greens which should suit Cantlay beautifully. Bentgrass is his preferred putting surface by a wide margin. Five of Cantlay’s six solo PGA TOUR wins were on Bentgrass greens, with the only exception being the 2021 TOUR Championship, in which he started with the lead and didn’t shoot the lowest score for the week. On courses with Bentgrass greens, Cantlay ranks first in the field in Strokes Gained: Total, 2nd in Strokes Gained: Around the Green and second in Strokes Gained: Putting.

Tulsa is known for getting extremely windy and I anticipate wind to be a major factor at the PGA Championship. In his past 24 rounds, the ranks second in the field in Strokes Gained: Total in windy conditions. He also ranks 11th in the field in Strokes Gained: Total on difficult par 70s.

Since the start of the 2021 season, Cantlay has been one of the top players in professional golf. It’s time for the reigning FedEx Cup champion to add a major championship to his resume.

Max Homa +10000 (WynnBet)

Joshua Perry: The number has come down on Homa since he won the Wells Fargo Championship, before which he was hovering near triple digits — it still is at Wynn, so strike while it’s available — but this should be a good spot for him.

Homa is been one of the more consistent players on TOUR, ranking inside the top 30 on tour in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, Approach and Putting this season. He’s started to rack up wins at an impressive rate, with three in the past 15 months.

Homa has shown the ability to handle tough courses by coming out on top at Quail Hollow and Riviera. The concern would be his major record, which hasn’t been good, but he made a cut this year at Augusta for the first time and he was also 13th at the PLAYERS. So the results have been improving against the elite fields.

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