Updated PGA Championship 2022 Odds: Scottie Scheffler Is Neck and Neck With Jon Rahm
Getty Images. Pictured: Scottie Scheffler (left) and Jon Rahm.
- Scottie Scheffler is favored slightly over Jon Rahm for the 2022 PGA Championship.
- The world No. 1 already has four wins this season, while Rahm won his last stroke-play event.
- Check out the latest odds for golf's second major of the year below.
PGA Championship 2022 Odds
Odds via BetMGM.
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Scottie Scheffler is tied with Jon Rahm atop the 2022 PGA Championship odds board at most major sportsbooks as of Tuesday morning.
Scheffler opened the week as the favorite at about half of books, but after a couple days it’s clear that the top-two players in the world are neck and neck.
It makes sense that golf’s top-two players are so close. Rahm has three top-15 finishes in his last three PGA Championship starts, and he won the last time he played at the Mexico Open. Scheffler, meanwhile, has won four times in 2022, including at Augusta National, and has gone T4 and T8 in his two career PGA Championship appearances.
At DraftKings, Rahm is actually favored over Scheffler, who’s tied at 12-1 there with Justin Thomas.
The biggest movement toward Scheffler can be found at PointsBet. The world No. 1 is now 10-1, while Rahm is at 13-1.
Updated odds on Tuesday morning at BetMGM indicate the public is high on Rahm and Scheffler over the rest of the field. The pair is 12-1, while Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy are both 16-1. Everyone else is at least 20-1, including Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth.
You name the top golfer and he’s probably going to be in Tulsa, Okla., this week — except Phil Mickelson, of course. Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay and PLAYERS Championship winner Cameron Smith are all around 20-1. Scuffling stroke-play form or inactivity have Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka beneath that group.
On Monday morning, AT&T Byron Nelson champion — for the second year in a row — K.H. Lee was 150-1. Runner-up Jordan Spieth is 18-1 at most books. He’s a PGA Championship win away from a career grand slam and has finished in the top two in each of his last two starts on the PGA TOUR, including a win at the RBC Heritage.
Southern Hills Country Club is going to present the longest par-70 track players will have seen in a long time. At more than 7,500 yards, both par 5s on the course are going to play well over 600 yards.
The last major here was the 2007 PGA, which was won by Tiger Woods. That year, the course played as a par-70 and just 7,131 yards. Suffice to say, this will be a totally different challenge 15 years later.
Woods won in 2007 at 8-under. Adding more than 400 yards might make it difficult, although a lot of trees have been taken down since then and some roughs have been trimmed down. Don’t expect huge targets in terms of green sizes, though.
The best player in the world off the tee in 2022 in terms of Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee is Rahm, followed by Cameron Young (+8000), Rory McIlroy (+1400), Keith Mitchell (+25000) and Corey Conners (+6600). Distance will come in handy this week with the driver, although keeping it in the short grass will obviously be a huge boost.