2022 PGA Championship Betting Odds & Preview
The second major tournament of the PGA Tour season is back next week when the world’s best golfers tee it up at the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tusla, OK.
Tournament play begins on Thursday, May 19th and concludes with the winner hoisting the Wannamaker Trophy on Sunday, May 22nd. Southern Hills will be hosting its eighth major tournament and fifth PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson is the defending champion after becoming the oldest golfer to win a major last year at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. Mickelson finished the tournament with a four-day total of six-under, beating Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen by two strokes. The victory was Mickelson’s sixth major title and second PGA Championship win.
Tiger Woods took home his fourth and last PGA Championship victory at this course in 2007, the last year Southern Hills hosted a PGA Tour major. Woods finished with an eight-under total, two strokes ahead of Woody Austin.
Southern Hills Country Club
The private golf club opened its doors in 1936 and was designed by Perry Maxwell. Southern Hills underwent a major renovation in 2019 by Gil Hansen, bringing back many of Maxwell’s original designs.
The course plays as a par-71 and stretches 7,481 yards from the tips. Features of the course include thick rough with numerous doglegs and raised green complexes. Hansen’s renovations included removing the rough around the greens to allow missed approach shots to run away from the putting surfaces. Trees were trimmed and the fairways widened given players the option to test driver off the tee.
The PGA Championship Field
Considered the strongest field of the four majors, the PGA Championship features a strong field of the top players in the world along with PGA of America invitees and twenty PGA club professionals.
The strong field will include four-time winner Tiger Woods, teeing it up for the first time since the Masters and just the second time since 2020. Woods made the cut at Augusta in his first competitive round in over 500 days, settling for 47th place.
We haven’t heard or seen from Mickelson since his controversial comments regarding Saudi Arabian human rights. Mickelson lost multiple long-time sponsors and missed the Masters last month. Mickelson remains on the PGA Championship field list, indicating the 45-time PGA Tour winner will be back in action for the first time since late January.
The PGA Championship Betting Odds
Heading into the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic, Jon Rahm (+1100) is the pre-tournament betting favorite. Right behind Rahm is the trio of Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Scottie Scheffler all at +1200. You can start betting on golf for free in Ohio today with the betJACK Training Camp. Click here to sign up.
Two-time major winners Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa follow at +1400 and Brooks Koepka, who withdrew from the Byron Nelson Classic, hopes to add a third Wannamaker Trophy to his resume at +1600.
Rounding out the first page of the odds board is Cameron Smith (+1800) and three golfers, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth, Viktor Hovland, coming in at +2000. Spieth can lock up the career grad slam with a win at Southern Hills.
Other notable pre-tournament odds include Woods (+4000) and Mickelson (+8000).
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