2024 PGA Championship Props: Nationality Bets for Patrick Cantlay & More

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Via Getty Images/Action Network Design. Pictured (left to right): Patrick Cantlay and Alex Noren.

As the off-course distractions between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf continue to mount, the four major championships get more and more sacred because they are the only four weeks of the year where all the best golfers in the world gather in the same place.

The Wanamaker Trophy is on the line this week as Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky hosts the 2024 PGA Championship.

Major weeks often offer some juicy numbers for outright plays on prominent golfers, but in addition to those types of wagers, there are also opportunities to find value in more creative markets.

One of those exotic markets is nationality props. I’ve identified four golfers below in different nationality markets whom I believe offer strong value at their respective numbers. All odds are via DraftKings.

2024 PGA Championship Props

Top American Finisher: Patrick Cantlay +2200

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Top American Finisher Odds

Scottie Scheffler+260
Xander Schauffele+800
Brooks Koepka+1000
Collin Morikawa+1600
Bryson DeChambeau+1600
Max Homa+1800
Patrick Cantlay+2200
Wyndham Clark+2200
Justin Thomas+2500
Cameron Young+3000
Jordan Spieth+3500
Sam Burns+3500
Sahith Theegala+3500
Will Zalatoris+4000
Tony Finau+4000
Dustin Johnson+4000
Talor Gooch+4500
Russell Henley+4500
Akshay Bhatia+5000
Denny McCarthy+6000
Keith Mitchell+7000
Kurt Kitayama+7000
Chris Kirk+7000
Patrick Reed+7500
Harris English+8000
Brian Harman+8000
Keegan Bradley+8000
Jake Knapp+9000
Taylor Moore+9000
Rickie Fowler+9000
Tom Hoge+9000
J.T. Poston+10000
Billy Horschel+11000
Lucas Glover+13000
Patrick Rodgers+13000
Tiger Woods+13000
Chris Gotterup+13000
Adam Schenk+13000
Austin Eckroat+13000
Eric Cole+13000
Ben Griffin+15000
Beau Hossler+15000
Nick Dunlap+15000
Andrew Putnam+15000
Maverick McNealy+15000
Luke List+18000
Mark Hubbard+18000
Brendon Todd+18000
Phil Mickelson+18000
Doug Ghim+20000
Alex Smalley+25000
Lee Hodges+25000
Charley Hoffman+30000
Gary Woodland+30000
Brice Garnett+35000
Ben Kohles+40000
Peter Malnati+40000
Andy Ogletree+40000
Grayson Murray+40000
Rich Beem+50000
John Daly+50000
Tracy Phillips+50000
Jesse Mueller+50000
Josh Bevell+50000
Kyle Mendoza+50000
Brad Marek+50000
Matt Dobyns+50000
Shaun Micheel+50000
Jared Jones+50000
Josh Speight+50000
Tyler Collet+50000
Jason Dufner+50000
Wyatt Worthington II+50000
Jimmy Walker+50000
Braden Shattuck+50000
Jeremy Wells+50000
Andrew Svoboda+50000
John Somers+50000
Jeff Kellen+50000
Michael Block+50000
Preston Cole+50000
Zac Oakley+50000
Ben Polland+50000
Larkin Gross+50000
Zac Blair+50000
Evan Bowser+50000

Patrick Cantlay’s ball-striking numbers may be down a bit in 2024 in comparison to his last couple of seasons, but make no mistake — this is still one of the elite players in today’s game.

You’re now offering me odds better than 20-1 for him to be the top American at a golf course that on paper fits his game very well? I’ll bite.

Valhalla appears to be a traditional PGA Championship setup because it is long and lush, and after listening to some of the players' comments this week, driving and mid-iron play will be critical in Louisville.

Strong iron play has been Cantlay’s bread and butter for some time now, and while this year's numbers are down, Cantlay did finish in the top 25 at the Masters and followed that up with a tie for third at Harbour Town, indicating his form is trending back in the right direction.

He also finished strong last week at Quail Hollow after an opening-round 73 placed him near the bottom of the leaderboard after Thursday.

Scottie Scheffler is the clear top dog in the American market, but with the Texan fresh off the birth of his first child, I’m expecting a little bit of rust from the undisputed world No. 1.

After Scheffler and Brooks Koepka, the door is wide open, so I’ll take my chances on Patty Ice to deliver and thrust himself right into the thick of things for a chance to win his first major.

Top Great Britain & Ireland Finisher: Tommy Fleetwood +500

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Top Great Britain & Ireland Finisher Odds

Rory McIlroy+115
Tommy Fleetwood+500
Tyrrell Hatton+600
Matt Fitzpatrick+750
Shane Lowry+1000
Aaron Rai+1800
Justin Rose+2000
Matt Wallace+2200
Jordan Smith+2500
Robert MacIntyre+2800
Padraig Harrington+8000
Luke Donald+13000

Given the myriad of long approach shots expected this week, finding the fairway will be paramount to create birdie opportunities.

Well, guess who checks in at fourth on Tour in Driving Accuracy, finding the short grass at just under a 78% clip this season? That's Tommy Fleetwood.

The Englishman has been a fixture in the major championships for a while now after finishing in the top 10 in each of the last three majors, including a tie for third at the Masters last week. He only has one finish outside the top 33 in the last nine major championships, including six top-14 finishes in those last nine major starts.

Could this be the week he finally breaks through? It’s certainly possible, but I’ll take him in the Great Britain and Ireland market where he has the second-best odds behind Rory McIlroy.

Shane Lowry and Matt Fitzpatrick both enter Louisville in questionable form, so I’ll roll with Fleetwood at 5-1 in what feels like a battle between him and McIlroy.

Top Continental European: Alex Noren +1400

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Top Continental European Finisher Odds

Jon Rahm+275
Ludvig Aberg+360
Viktor Hovland+700
Sepp Straka+1200
Alex Noren+1400
Stephan Jaeger+1400
Nicolai Hojgaard+1800
Thomas Detry+2200
Adrian Meronk+2500
Thorbjorn Olesen+2800
Matthieu Pavon+2800
Sebastian Soderberg+2800
Rasmus Hojgaard+3000
David Puig+3500
Victor Perez+4000
Tim Widing+5500
Alexander Bjork+5500
Jesper Svensson+6000
Sami Valimaki+7000
Vincent Norrman+8000
Adrian Otaegui+8000
Francesco Molinari+13000
Martin Kaymer+15000

You know there are a lot of markets to bet on these days when there are odds for different sections of a continent. Play the hand with the cards you're dealt!

Nobody is flying under the radar like Alex Noren is this season. He may be into his 40s, but the Swede is often the last player on the range grinding away at the game he loves.

Noren is a former top-10 player in the world who has recaptured a lot of that form in 2024 because he currently ranks third on the PGA Tour in Scoring Average, fifth in SG: Total, eighth in SG: Tee to Green and sixth in Greens in Regulation Percentage.

Additionally, in his last seven starts, some of which were on incredibly demanding golf courses, Noren does not have a result worse than a tie for 24th.

Jon Rahm and Ludvig Åberg are the two favorites in the Continental European market, and both sit at odds of +275 and +360, respectively. The only other player with single-digit odds is Viktor Hovland, who continues to really struggle after a swing change.

14-1 feels like great value on a player who loves to battle on difficult golf courses and enters this week with a boatload of confidence. Do not be surprised at all if the Swedish stalwart is in the hunt this week.

Top Oceania Finisher: Adam Scott +400

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Top Oceania Finisher Odds

Cameron Smith+275
Jason Day+350
Min Woo Lee+360
Adam Scott+400
Cam Davis+900
Ryan Fox+1000
Lucas Herbert+1400
Kazuma Kobori+4500

This is a play on veteran experience and a man who never appears to be out of form.

Adam Scott loves major championships, and it’s well documented that he believes he needs one more to really cement his career. How much does he love them?

When he tees it up Thursday it will mark his 91st consecutive major appearance, which is more than double that of the next-longest run among active players (Jordan Spieth at 43).

The Aussie has long been heralded for having one of the prettiest swings in the world, and he’s still got plenty of speed at 43.

The former world No. 1 has had plenty of solid finishes in 2024 but hasn’t truly contended on a Sunday yet. That could change this week, especially if he continues to drive it well, as he currently sits 11th on Tour in Total Driving.

Adam’s main competitors in this market are Cameron Smith, Jason Day and Min Woo Lee, who all sit in the +260 to +360 range. Smith hasn’t done a ton on LIV Golf lately, and Lee and Day are hardly safe bets to play well in a difficult setup because of their middling iron play. Scott also ranks the highest among this group in Strokes Gained: Approach so far in 2024.

At 4-1 I’ll take my chances on Scott, given his reliability in majors and no real weakness in his game.

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