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John Rahm is the opening favorite to win the PGA Championship tournament.

Vegas oddsmakers have made John Rahm the opening favorite to win the PGA Championship ahead of Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler. The second major of the year made the headlines a few days ago when defending champion Phil Mickelson decided not to participate.

Mickelson pulled out of the competition after making disparaging comments about the PGA Tour and the upstart LIV golf tour.

Get betting insights and the latest odds for the PGA Championship before the tourney tees off on May 19.


PGA Championship 2022 Betting Info

  • The tourney tees off at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma tees on Thursday, May 19
  • Vegas oddsmakers have Jon Rahm as +1000 favorite to lift the Wanamaker Trophy
  • Last year’s winner Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from competing in the 2022 PGA Championship tournament
  • Tiger Woods enters the tourney as a +5000 longshot

Could Jordan Spieth Get a Career Grand Slam?

Spieth has been on fire of late, winning the RBC Heritage and then finishing second at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The Texan enters the PGA Championship knowing that a win would make him the sixth man to complete the career grand slam.

After coming in second in 2015 and joint-third in 2019, top golf betting sites think he has a decent chance of going all the way in 2022.

After putting up impressive ‘strokes gained’ numbers in his last twelve rounds, the stats are in his favor.

Jordan Spieth Strokes Gained Record In Last Twelve Rounds

Tee-To-Green Ball Striking Approach Total Around-The-Green Off-The-Tee
1 1 3 6 6 8

Despite losing shots on the greens to his competitors, Spieth won at Harbour Town. But at TPC Craig Ranch, he cleaned up his green play by finishing by four shots better than other participants. So at +1400 to win the PGA tournament, golf futures bettors will be placing action on the 28-year-old to make history.



Recent PGA Championship Winners

Year Winner
2021 Phil Mickelson
2020 Collin Morikawa
2019 Brooks Koepka
2018 Brooks Koepka
2017 Justin Thomas

2022 PGA Championship: Best Value Bets

Hideki Matsuyama +3300

The 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has already chalked up two wins on the campaign, is coming off a T-14 at the Masters, and T-3rd in his latest outing at the AT&T Byron Nelson – so at +3300, he represents great betting value.

As he’s never missed the cut in nine career PGA tourneys, expect online sportsbooks to slash his odds if he continues this trend.

Corey Conners +10000

Despite appearing on the first page of many leaderboards in the last few years, Vegas oddsmakers have made Corey Conners a huge +10000 longshot to win the second major of the year.

This is despite the Canadian playing well of late: he’s had a third at the Match Play and T-6th at the Masters – and having five top-20’s in majors (including three top-10’s at the Masters).


2022 Masters Schedule (ET)

Thursday, May 19

  • Round 1 ESPN+ Coverage: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Round 1 ESPN Telecast: 2-8 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Featured Groups: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Featured Holes (16, 17 and 18): 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (ESPN+)

Friday, May 20

  • Round 2 ESPN+ Coverage: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Round 2 ESPN Telecast: 2-8 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Featured Groups: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Featured Holes (16, 17 and 18): 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. (ESPN+)

Saturday, May 21

  • Round 3 ESPN+ Coverage: 8-10 a.m. (ESPN+)
  • Round 3 ESPN Telecast: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Featured Groups: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Featured Holes (16, 17 and 18): 12-7 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Round 3 CBS Telecast: 1-7 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • Featured Groups: 10:15 a.m.-7 p.m. (ESPN+, Masters.com)

Sunday, May 22

  • Round 4 ESPN+ Coverage: 8-10 a.m. (ESPN+)
  • Round 4 ESPN Telecast: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Featured Groups: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Featured Holes (16, 17 and 18): 12-7 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Round 4 CBS Telecast: 1-7 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • Featured Groups: 10:15 a.m.-7 p.m. (ESPN+, Masters.com)

Check out the latest futures odds for upcoming golf tournaments.


Ben Perks
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Ben began his journalism career over ten years ago. Since then, he's hacked away at his keyboard to produce articles for various publications, struggled to call football soccer, and cut off his hair to hide the fact he's going grey.