2015 PGA TOUR Championship Odds and Pick
The 2015 PGA Championship gets underway on August 13th, with numerous golfers trying to either exercise demons or continue hot surges to the top of the leader board.
Tiger Woods continues to try to work his way back to anything that resembles respectability, Dustin Johnson will try to make up for miscues in 2010, Rory McIlroy aims to come back at full strength and Jordan Spieth tries to do the impossible – sweep all three U.S. majors in the same year.
And these are just the big names. This year’s PGA Championship could be one for the ages, with countless story-lines, redemption bids and sleepers. But you want to know who’s going to win. Let’s take a look at the best odds, the top sleeper picks and pick this dang thing:
Jordan Spieth enters the 2015 PGA Championship with the best odds to win (11/2), and rightfully so. Spieth has been a machine all year, as he’s locked up four wins (two being majors) and a whopping nine top-10 finishes. He obviously could lose to an increasingly strong-looking field, but he’s the top pick for a reason.
As amazing as Spieth has been, he’s followed fairly closely by a nice four-pack of top notch talents that are probably the next best bets to take him down a peg or two. As the odds have it, they are McIlroy (10/1), Dustin Johnson (13/1), Adam Scott (15/1) and Jason Day (15/1). A healthy Rory is obviously something to fear, while Johnson has been oh, so close to the glory that you have to feel this year could be the year. Scott and Day are terrific tries here, but despite the solid odds they don’t really feel like serious threats.
The next tier is still quite strong, as the unpredictable Bubba Watson has strong 22/1 odds, and he’s joined by Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler with the very same odds. Rose and Fowler could easily rise up the the challenge, but both have disappointed with better odds several times this year. Watson is forever a favorite dark horse and he could very well be in the mix for the top spot when everything is said and done.
His name was Tiger Woods. Cue the Fight Club music. No, Woodsy isn’t dead, and yes, he actually has shown some life recently. Is he going to come out of nowhere to randomly win this massive tourney and stop the rising Spieth in his tracks? I doubt it, but with cool 30/1 odds, there are worse bets to make.
Zach Johnson (50/1) is probably the best gamble of them all, as he has that nice combination of solid odds/talent/profitability. You know he has the goods to climb to the top, as a 2015 Open Championship win isn’t soon to be forgotten.
Phil Mickelson is another oldy but goody in that Tiger Woods, screw everything, I’ll die trying vain. Mickelson has been a real dud on the 2015 tour (no wins), but he has five majors under his belt and solid 30/1 odds to shock the world. If you’re feeling nasty, he or Woods make for interesting retro bets. Bet on golf like it’s 2010, baby.
Feeling extra saucy? Why not try Sergio Garcia on for size? He’s never won a major and has no wins on the year, but he’s been golfing like a man man with three sweet top-20 finishes in the Masters, U.S. Open and the Open Championship. That was even a 6th place run and he just might be closing in on a huge win.
The Pick: Jordan Spieth
It’s not boring if it’s right. Spieth has just been so awesome that at this point it’s basically a given that he’s going to be in the top-10. Due to his talent, the two majors in his back pocket and the history he’s chasing with a third on the line, it just seems like things are going to go the 22-year old’s way. Even if they don’t, there probably isn’t anyone else you’ll feel good about betting serious money on for this tournament.
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