Price On Tiger For PGA Title Moves Up A Bit
The fourth big PGA major tournament of the year will take place at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York beginning on Thursday August 8th and finishing up on Sunday afternoon August 11th. All of the major players who have victories this year are among the favorites to win but bettors still have faith in the potential of 14 time major PGA tourney winner Tiger Woods to pull off yet another victory at Oak Hill.
Even though Woods shot three over par in the final round of the British Open and finished in a tie for 6th place, Tiger is still the overall favorite to win the PGA at Oak Hill, his 9-2 odds of a couple of weeks ago have now stretched out to 5-1. His last major victories were back in March at Doral and Bay Hill….but that doesn’t seem to bother those bettors who are going with the Tiger ‘no matter what’.
In the wake of an outstanding performance by Phil Mickelson at Muirfield recently, ‘Old Lefty’ is the second choice to take the PGA Championship this year. Mickelson currently stands somewhere between 12-1 and 10-1 depending on where you look.
This year’s Masters winner, Adam Scott, is now at 15-1 (down from 20-1) and Justin Rose who won the U.S. Open remains at 20-1 along with Brent Snedeker who made the biggest move of the week after winning the Canadian Open last week. Brent was at 40-1 after the British Open but has climbed all the way up to 20-1 based on his solid performance in Scotland.
Here is a quick look at all of the golfers listed at 100-1 or better going into the PGA Championship at Oak Hill in early August.
|TIGER WOODS 5/1 (9-2)||ERNIE ELS 50/1|
|PHIL MICKELSON 12/1||IAN POULTER 50/1|
|ADAM SCOTT 15/1||HENRIK STENSON 50/1|
|JUSTIN ROSE 20/1||WEBB SIMPSON 50/1|
|LEE WESTWOOD 25/1||ANGEL CABRERA 60/1|
|RORY McILROY 25/1||ZACH JOHNSON 60/1|
|JASON DAY 25/1||NICOLAS COLSAERTS 60/1|
|BRANDT SNEDEKER 20/1 (25-1)||BILL HAAS 60/1 (80-1)|
|SERGIO GARCIA 30/1||MARTIN KAYMER 80/1|
|CHARL SCHWARTZEL 30/1||JIM FURYK 80/1|
|MATT KUCHAR 30/1||BILLY HORSCHEL 80/1|
|HUNTER MAHAN 30/1 (40-1)||LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 80/1|
|DUSTIN JOHNSON 30/1 (40-1)||JORDAN SPIETH 80/1|
|LUKE DONALD 40/1||PADRAIG HARRINGTON 80/1|
|GRAEME McDOWELL 40/1||NICK WATNEY 80/1|
|STEVE STRICKER 40/1||FRANCESCO MOLINARI 80/1|
|KEEGAN BRADLEY 40/1||RYAN MOORE 100/1|
|JASON DUFNER 40/1||HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 100/1|
|BUBBA WATSON 50/1||THORBJORN OLESEN 100/1|
|RICKIE FOWLER 50/1||BO VAN PELT 100/1|