The PGA Championship is generally the last major of the golfing season, but this year it will be the first major after some reshuffling of the schedule due to the pandemic.
This year, the PGA Championship is heading to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. The course will be playing 7,234 yards and par 70. The course last held a premier event in 2015 when the WGC Match Play was held at Harding Park with Rory McIlroy winning the tournament.
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.
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Dustin Johnson 22/1 @ Bovada.lv
DJ bounced back last week with a very respectable 12th place finish at the WGC ST. Jude Invitational. He did struggle with three awful rounds after his win at the Travelers Championship in June, but he’s only a month removed from playing great golf and I think the fact he played well last week proves that he is 100% healthy and just had a couple bad tournaments coming off a win, which does seem to happen often.
Dustin is long enough off the tee and when he dials in his wedges he can go low. He shot four rounds in the 60’s last week, which tells me his consistency is back and he has regained his confidence. If you see DJ at more than 20-1, you have to pounce, and this spot is no different.
Jason Day 40/1 @ Bovada.lv
Day looks to have found his game. He’s now come top 10 in his last three tournaments and looks to be dialing in his scoring clubs rolling in plenty of birdies through those three tournaments.
Jason Day won the PGA Championship in 2015 and he’s shown in his career that when he is at his best he is one of the best golfers in the world. He has 17 wins in his career and could be peaking at the right time for this tournament.
Bubba Watson 100/1 @ Bovada.lv
I’m a Bubba guy, so if I see him at 100-1, I’m going to take a shot on him. He has the type of game that can win golf tournaments, as evidenced by his 12 PGA Tour wins. He’s been playing decent golf this year, but if a course fits his eye he has the ability to go low.
Bubba won 2 of his 3 matches in the group stage of the 2015 WGC Match Play event at Harding Park which at least tells me he doesn’t hate the course.
I’m willing to roll the dice on Bubba at this price.
The PGA Championship is often looked at as the weakest of the four majors, but this week the course layout is a lot of fun and it’s 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.