US PGA Championship Betting Preview
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It’s seven years since Rory McIlroy last tasted success in a major.
Can the Northern Irishman finally end his barren streak at the course where he also claimed the 2012 PGA Championship?
Here’s our look at the US PGA betting as this year’s contenders prepare to tee off at The Ocean Course.
2021 US PGA Championship Predictions
Collin Morikawa (2020)… Jimmy Walker (2016)…. Jason Dufner (2013)… Keegan Bradley (2011)… YE Yang (2009).
All good, solid pros. Not necessarily household names – but all of them in the history books as major winners.
The US PGA has a refreshing habit of throwing up surprise victors as routinely the least predictable of the season’s four majors.
That means there’s always value to be had when analysing the US PGA Championship betting.
Keep reading to find out our five to shine in South Carolina…
2021 PGA Championship Course | The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island
Whatever happens across the four days of this year’s US PGA Championship one thing is guaranteed: the event itself will be spectacular at the stunning Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
One of the PGA’s most scenic courses is back on the major roster for the first time since 2012, but things will be slightly different this time around.
The date, for one.
With the PGA now the second of the seasonal majors, conditions will be different from the August tournament held nine years ago.
Pete and Alice Dye’s notoriously tricky course will play even harder with the wind likely to be more of a factor in the spring. While not a links course, the regular blustery conditions here could be advantageous for golfers that relish the exposed courses synonymous with the British Open.
US PGA Championship Betting: Our 5 Tips
🏌️♂️ JORDAN SPIETH @ 43/4
Is Jordan Spieth ready for his career’s second act?
After nearly four years without a win in a major, the 27-year-old Texan looks to be edging back towards the top of his game. He’s enjoyed an encouraging return to form in 2021 that saw him shine on home soil with a win in the Valero Texas Open and take a credible T3 in the Masters – his best return in a major since a T3 in the 2019 PGA Championship.
This remains the one major that has so far eluded him. If he can build on his new-found momentum, Spieth could be the one to watch in South Carolina as he bids to become only the sixth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam.
🏌️♂️ JON RAHM @ 14/1
The best player yet to win a major?
There’s a strong case it’s Rahm.
The 26-year-old has been in red-hot form throughout this campaign after nine top-10 finishes, but the Spaniard still seems have a slight problem when it comes to getting things over the line.
Seventh and fifth place finishes at back-to-back Masters mean his wait for a Green Jacket will go on for at least one more year, but his sheer level of consistency on the circuit suggests things will all click into place in at least one major in the not-too-distant future.
This fiendish course – named the USA’s toughest by Golf Digest back in 2010 – calls for cool heads.
Rahm is famed for his occasionally fiery temperament, but his dependable form heading into the USPGA makes him one of the likelier types to prevail here – especially if some big names fall early on a course that can punish rash decision making.
🏌️♂️ RORY MCILROY @ 45/4
McIlroy has certainly picked his moment to hit some form.
The Northern Irishman will be confident mood heading into this major after picking up his first win since 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship. That success came just six weeks after teaming up with legendary golf coach Pete Cowen.
The quickfire improvement of his game in evidence at Quail Hollow should give the 32-year-old renewed hope of a first major success since 2014, back on the course where he landed his maiden PGA Championship title.
🏌️♂️ TOMMY FLEETWOOD @ 57/1
Tommy’s time is surely coming. However, the same could have been said 20 years ago of Lee Westwood.
After several near misses, Fleetwood will be keen to shake off his ‘nearly man’ reputation by finally taking centre stage in one of the biggest tournaments of them all.
The popular 30-year-old has experienced a mixed 2021 to date by his standards, with two top 10 finishes to his name blunted by his failure to make significant in-roads at the Masters or Players Championship.
He’s yet to land a top-25 finish in this particular tournament but could be bubbling under in the betting given he has notched an impressive three top-five finishes in four years in the majors.
🏌️♂️ IAN POULTER @ 184/1
Finally, it might be a sentimental long shot, but Poulter has the game that might just be suited to the conditions in South Carolina – as his T3 finish here in 2012 will testify to.
The Brit enjoyed an intriguing build up to this tournament with his son Luke accompanying him on caddying duty at the Wells Fargo. While he didn’t pull up any trees at that tournament, it’s a decision that hints at a player that could be in the relaxed frame of mind needed to spring a surprise here.
An outright win looks a significant ask for the 45-year-old, but Poulter might be able to keep his head at a breezy Kiawah Island while others lose theirs.
He could offer the each-way value and add some British interest to a tournament dominated by US players over the last half-decade.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
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