PGA Championship 2022 Betting Odds & Picks: Murphy’s 3 Best Outright Bets
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Hideki Matsuyama.
- Scottie Scheffler is favored at the 2022 PGA Championship this week.
- There are plenty of in-form golfers heading to Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.
- Chris Murphy picks three for his favorite picks early in the week.
Click arrow to expand 2022 PGA Championship odds via WynnBet
2022 PGA Championship Odds
|Erik van Rooyen||+5000|
|Si Woo Kim||+15000|
|Harold Varner III||+15000|
|Min Woo Lee||+30000|
|Kyoung Hoon Lee||+35000|
|Daniel van Tonder||+100000|
K.H. Lee was able to successfully defend his titled at TPC Craig Ranch on Sunday thanks to a final-round 63. His 9-under day was enough to win by one stroke over Jordan Spieth, who followed his win at the RBC Heritage with a second-place finish in his home state.
A few other big names put together strong Sunday rounds to move up the board, including both Hideki Matsuyama and Xander Schauffele. Schauffele’s 11-under 61 was a one shot better than Matsuyama for the round, but it was the former Masters champion who that finished higher on the final leaderboard. He will head to Southern Hills coming off a T3.
Many big names decided to tee it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson with their focus on getting some tournament form going into this week. It certainly worked out that way for the guys I listed above, but they will have a lot of company with good form rolling into Southern Hills.
I’ll let the numbers help me make some decisions with some early adds to my card this week for the 2022 PGA Championship.
PGA Championship Buys
Jordan Spieth +2000
I am legitimately torn in this range and likely will just put both Spieth and Patrick Cantlay on my card this week. Since Spieth just got off the course from another top finish in Texas, he gets the highlight from me this week, but I really like both players equally.
Spieth ultimately fell one shot short at TPC Craig Ranch, but he certainly had a few putts that could have dropped and made a big difference. Still, we continue to see him show elite ball-striking, which makes him difficult to ignore.
Spieth will be a big story this week as he seeks to capture the career grand slam, but this is certainly his best opportunity in quite some time since his form is undoubtedly peaking at the right time.
Hideki Matsuyama +3300
One of my favorite plays this week is with Matsuyama. He already has two wins to his name this season and it was a neck injury that really derailed his hot start to 2022. If that hadn’t knocked him out of THE PLAYERS and left him out of tournament form going into the Masters, we would be talking more about him as one on the short list of players bringing their game to each and every event.
Matsuyama is the type of player I will be looking for this week at the PGA Championship since he has the all-around game to be a fit regardless of the set up. He’s also one of the best long iron players on TOUR, and that will likely be a factor this week.
We are getting discounted odds, leaving Matsuyama more in the second tier of players this week. I’ll happily take that value for a player that can compete with anyone when he brings his best.
Max Homa +8000
There has been some discussion since Homa’s win at this year’s Wells Fargo that while he has four wins on TOUR now, he doesn’t have the consistency of other top finishes. I’m taking that as the likely reason that he is still listed in triple-digit odds at WynnBet coming into the PGA.
I certainly am not complaining, though, as he is the exact type of player we want as a long shot as he carries the pedigree of wins and we know he can close when he has his best game. We aren’t having to risk much if he happens to have an off week, but the legitimate upside to capture the win if he continues to play like he did at TPC Potomac.
That number was only available at Wynn, as of Monday morning. Elsewhere, the best you’ll get is 80-1 at DraftKings.
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