Futures Bets for the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is less than a week away. Odds for outrights, groups, matchups and more will be available in the next few days. We've been betting into the outrights market for awhile now but here are three golfers that still hold value at their current number.
The 2022 PGA Championship will take place at the Oak Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. Check out our course preview if you haven't already.
Scottie Scheffler - It's never too exciting to bet a golfer at sub 10/1 odds but if there is a player to do it with this week I think Scheffler is the guy. He can hit the ball a long ways, he's great on approach, he is very strong around the green, and he's in incredibly good form. He's had a lot of success in recent majors contending in nearly each one he's played in and he seems poised to win another soon. He ranked as the top player in our model for the last 4, 8, 12, and 24 rounds as well so stat wise he seems to be a great fit for the course. If 9/1 isn't juicy enough he would be a good leg of a parlay as well. Iga and Alcaraz at the French Open or Djokovik at Wimbledon could be nice options to pair him up with.
Cameron Young - Growing up in New York and then attending Wake Forest University should bode well for Young heading into this week. He should be very accustomed to the conditions, grass type, and feel of a tough north east golf course. He's been a little off since his 7th place finish at the Masters but he looks like a good fit for this course. He is one of the longest players on tour off the tee which will be helpful and he is strong with his approach stats as well. His around the green and putting skills are a bit of a concern but he played well at Augusta which is demanding in those areas so I think he can rise to the occasion. Also he should have some familiarity with the course and conditions given that he grew up in the areas so that could help him with the greens, rough, and sand.
Tommy Fleetwood - He's quietly been playing some really good golf this year and you can still find 70/1 or higher on him for the tournament this week. He's talked openly about how much he enjoys these New York area courses and spends a lot of time playing in the area during the off season and for practice rounds. He's coming off a 5th place finish at the Wells Fargo and he played respectably at the Masters in April as well finishing 33rd. He long enough off the tee but he will need to play consistently well with his driver this week to win. He's one of the better players on tour on approach, with the putter, and around the greens though so he should gain some strokes on the field in all of those areas this week. He also is one of the better players on tour with Par 4's between 400-500 yds an Oak Hill has 9 holes that fit those parameters.