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2023 PGA Championship Odds: Patrick Cantlay Headlines 3 Early Picks

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GolferOdds
Jon Rahm+700
Scottie Scheffler+800
Rory McIlroy+1200

GolferOdds
Dustin Johnson+2000
Justin Thomas+2000
Xander Schauffele+2200
Brooks Koepka+2200
Patrick Cantlay+2200
Collin Morikawa+2500
Viktor Hovland+2500
Tony Finau+2500
Cameron Young+2500
Cameron Smith+2800
Jordan Spieth+2800
Matthew Fitzpatrick+2800
Sungjae Im+3300
Max Homa+3300
Jason Day+3300

GolferOdds
Shane Lowry+4000
Sam Burns+4000
Tom Kim+4000
Hideki Matsuyama+4500
Tyrrell Hatton+5500
Tommy Fleetwood+5500
Sahith Theegala+6600
Patrick Reed+6600
Talor Gooch+6600
Keegan Bradley+6600
Joaquin Niemann+7000
Russell Henley+7000
Corey Conners+7500
Justin Rose+7500
Wyndham Clark+8000
Taylor Moore+8000
Keith Mitchell+8000
Bryson DeChambeau+8000
Rickie Fowler+8000
Adam Scott+8000
Taylor Montgomery+9000
Gary Woodland+10000
Phil Mickelson+10000
Si Woo Kim+10000

GolferOdds
Kurt Kitayama+12500
Seamus Power+12500
Paul Casey+12500
Abraham Ancer+12500
K.H. Lee+14000
Denny McCarthy+14000
JJ Spaun+14000
Cameron Davis+14000
Mito Pereira+14000
Davis Riley+14000
Billy Horschel+14000
Chris Kirk+14000
Min Woo Lee+14000
Lucas Herbert+15000
Patrick Rodgers+15000
Brian Harman+15000
Rasmus Hojgaard+15000
Victor Perez+15000
Nick Taylor+15000
Brendon Todd+15000
Tom Hoge+15000
Harris English+15000
Harold Varner III+15000
Aaron Wise+15000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+15000
Dean Burmester+16000
Adam Hadwin+16000
Nick Hardy+16000
Ryan Fox+17500
JT Poston+17500
Mackenzie Hughes+17500
Adrian Meronk+17500
Brandon Wu+17500
Hayden Buckley+17500
Emiliano Grillo+17500
Nicolai Hojgaard+17500
Beau Hossler+17500
Anirban Lahiri+17500
Jordan Smith+17500
Webb Simpson+17500
Alex Noren+17500

GolferOdds
Brendan Steele+20000
Joel Dahmen+20000
Maverick McNealy+20000
Robert MacIntyre+20000
Aaron Rai+22500
Callum Shinkwin+22500
Thomas Detry+22500
Matthew Nesmith+22500
Yannik Paul+22500
Thomas Pieters+22500
Adrian Otaegui+22500
Andrew Putnam+22500
Adam Svensson+22500
Padraig Harrington+25000
Francesco Molinari+25000
Matt Wallace+25000
Thorbjorn Olesen+25000
David Micheluzzi+25000
Rikuya Hoshino+25000
Pablo Larrazabal+25000
Adam Schenk+25000
Sepp Straka+25000
Danny Willett+25000
Scott Stallings+25000
Ben Griffin+27500
Mark Hubbard+27500
Taylor Pendrith+27500
Justin Suh+27500
Alex Smalley+27500
Jimmy Walker+30000
Erik van Rooyen+30000
Ben Taylor+30000
Davis Thompson+30000
Adri Arnaus+35000
Thriston Lawrence+35000
Trey Mullinax+35000
Chez Reavie+35000
Sam Ryder+35000
Lee Hodges+35000

GolferOdds
Kazuki Higa+40000
Sadom Kaewkanjana+40000
Kevin Kisner+40000
David Lingmerth+40000
Callum Tarren+50000
Nico Echavvaria+50000
Luke Donald+50000
Zach Johnson+50000
Ockie Strydom+50000
Ben Kern+200000
Steven Alker+250000
Shaun Micheel+250000
Alex Beach+250000
Michael Block+250000
Steve Holmes+250000
Colin Inglis+250000
J.J. Killeen+250000
Sihwan Kim+250000
Greg Koch+250000
John Somers+250000
Jeremy Wells+250000
Wyatt Worthington II+250000
Ye Yang+250000
Matt Cahill+250000
Anthony Cordes+250000
Jesse Droemer+250000
Chris French+250000
Russell Grove+250000
Kenny Pigman+250000
Gabe Reynolds+250000
Chris Sanger+250000
Braden Shattuck+250000
Josh Speight+250000
John Daly+250000

As we head into the second golf major of 2023, the story from the AT&T Byron Nelson was the breakthrough of Jason Day, who captured his first win on the PGA Tour in five years.

It’s been a long road back for the Australian. Despite playing superb golf this year, Day has struggled to find his way into Sunday contention. Day’s triumph marks a return to the top of the game — and I’d be remiss not to note that it came on Mother’s Day (his mom passed away last year). Their story is one that makes golf great, and it’s awesome to see a return to the winner’s circle for the former World No. 1, especially on a day so important to him.

While the field in Texas lacked firepower, we will not have that issue in Rochester, N.Y., for the 2023 PGA Championship. The best in the game — across all tours — are set to tee it up at Oak Hill.

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This course will host the tournament for the first time since Jason Dufner’s win in 2013. It sets up differently this time around as over 200 yards have been added to the championship tees; new bentgrass greens were also installed in 2019.

Though it’s been 10 years, I believe we can gather solid information from that 2013 tournament as some of the best ball strikers of that era — Dufner, Jim Furyk and Henrik Stenson — were at the top. They weren’t known for their putting, which may just be my excuse to target the same guys I do every week on “Team No Putt.”

I’m looking for ball-striking types to be the first players on my card for the PGA Championship. The length added to the course will be a factor, but while many will be dialing in on the longest hitters, I’m going to look at total driving. Distance is always a factor at this level, and I think we need a combination of distance and accuracy to find success at Oak Hill Country Club.

First Look

Patrick Cantlay +2200 (DraftKings)

It’s an interesting odds board, especially on DraftKings where there are no players in the teens — just the top three in the world with Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler at +750 and Rory McIlroy at +1200. It then drops all the way down to +2200 for Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. The first two interest me a bit, but it’s Cantlay who really stands out.

He is second on TOUR in the aforementioned Total Driving metric and first in SG: Off the Tee over the last three months. As an added bonus, Cantlay’s clear top putting surface is bentgrass.

I will be jumping on Cantlay immediately as he is a player I expect to settle in the mid-teens for odds when things reset on Monday.

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Tony Finau +2900 (FanDuel)

As we found out last year, we can’t put it past Tony Finau to win in consecutive starts. There was a time not too long ago when we wondered if he would ever win again — now he has five victories in less than two years.

While many of those victories have come in less-than-stellar events, he does have a playoff win at the Northern Trust to his name. That just reiterates the fact that he can get it done against the best.

Finau is still missing that major breakthrough, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it came in New York. He has the style of game that can get it done at Oak Hill as his ball striking has always been top notch.

The ball striking and play off the tee, which ranks 17th in Total Driving, has me interested going into this major. When I add in the fact that he is carrying the confidence of a win and some great splits on bentgrass greens, it makes Finau a nice value at +2900.


Max Homa +4000 (BetRivers)

When I see odds that are just too long, I’m willing to toss out the stats and simply bet the player. Max Homa at +4000 is one of those.

He’s a proven winner at this level with a skillset that, when right, could be a perfect fit for the course at Oak Hill. We are getting him at longer odds than players ahead of him who don’t have a win at this level and without the pedigree of closing out victories.

Homa is a long and accurate player off the tee with top-tier ball striking throughout his bag. He hasn’t been at his best of late, but a top-10 finish at a big course like Quail Hollow really shows he isn’t too far off.

I’m willing to look past the issues he’s had in majors and just simply bet the number.


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