The 2022 PGA Championship will take place this May 19th to 22nd at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The course will be playing 7,556 yards and par 70. The course last held the PGA Championship in 2007 when Tiger Woods won the tournament posting a score of -8.
I have 3 picks for my outright winner for the PGA Championship below. I’m looking for decently long hitters who have shown the ability to take their game to that next level and perform well at majors.
I’m using the odds from Bovada.lv for my picks.
Xander Schauffele 25/1 @ Bovada.lv
Schauffele went on an absolute tear shooting a -11 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday. His game is in a good place and he’s such a steady performer that if he can knock in some birdies I think he will be in contention on Sunday at the PGA Championship.
Schauffele is one of the best players yet to win a Major and with six top 5 finishes in majors since 2017, you have to think he gets the monkey off his back and gets that huge win sooner than later.
Dustin Johnson 28/1 @ Bovada.lv
DJ hasn’t had a great year in 2022, but at his best he is still arguably the most talented golfer on Tour and he has the ability to go off for a huge week at any moment. DJ has shown glimpses of his A-game this season, and if he puts it all together this week he has as good a shot as anyone.
If you see DJ at longer than 25-1 in a major, I think you have to consider betting him.
Brooke Koepka 40/1 @ Bovada.lv
Another golfer who hasn’t had a great 2022, but has the ability to win big tournaments is Brooks Koepka. Brooks had a forgettable Masters, but he had shown positives in his game earlier prior to this tournament with 4 top 20’s in his last 6 tournaments prior to the Masters. I don’t think Koepka’s game is as far away from his best as the odds seem to indicate.
The PGA Championship is often looked at as the weakest of the four majors, but this week the beauty of the course is going to make for some very watchable television. I’m excited and hopefully one of these guys gets the W for a big cash. Good luck guys.