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PGA Championship Odds 2012: Updated Line for Golf's Top 50 Players

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 07:  Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot during a practice round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 7, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Matthew DickerContributor IIIAugust 8, 2012

Though it will almost certainly be upstaged by the final days of the 2012 London Olympics, sports fans will have to make room in their viewing schedules this weekend for the 94th PGA Championship. The tournament will be held at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course, the first time a major has been held at the stunning South Carolina golf course.

The PGA Championship will offer several interesting storylines. Webb Simpson returns to his first major after his U.S. Open win, Keegan Bradley plays to defend his surprise win at the 2011 Championship and Phil Mickelson attempts to stop the bleeding after several disastrous performances.

Handicappers are weighing in with their opinions on who stands the best chance of winning at Kiawah. Tiger Woods is the favorite, viewed as more than twice as likely as Luke Donald and Lee Westwood to win the title. Of the top 50 ranked golfers in the world, 41 are handicapped at 100/1 or better. The remaining golfers are all part of "the field," which is handicapped at 7/1.

Here is a look at where Las Vegas' handicappers believe the world's top 50 golfers will finish on Sunday's final leaderboard. Odds come courtesy of VegasInsider.com. 

 

RANK GOLFER ODDS
1 Luke Donald 15/1
2 Tiger Woods 13/2
3 Rory McIlroy 20/1
4 Lee Westwood 15/1
5 Webb Simpson 30/1
6 Bubba Watson 30/1
7 Adam Scott 25/1
8 Jason Dufner 25/1
9 Matt Kuchar 30/1
10 Justin Rose 40/1
11 Steve Stricker 40/1
12 Graeme McDowell 30/1
13 Zach Johnson 40/1
14 Hunter Mahan 40/1
15 Keegan Bradley 60/1
16 Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
17 Ernie Els 40/1
18 Dustin Johnson 30/1
19 Phil Mickelson 20/1
20 Rickie Fowler 40/1
21 Martin Kaymer 50/1
22 Charl Schwartzel 50/1
23 Jason Day 50/1
24 Francesco Molinari 60/1
25 Brandt Snedeker 80/1
26 Sergio Garcia 60/1
27 Bo Van Pelt 60/1
28 Jim Furyk 50/1
29 Bill Haas 80/1
30 Ian Poulter 60/1
31 Peter Hanson 80/1
32 Paul Lawrie 100/1
33 Nick Watney 60/1
34 Nicolas Colsaerts 60/1
35 David Toms 80/1
36 John Senden 100/1
37 K.J. Choi 100/1
38 Carl Pettersson Field
39 Martin Laird 100/1
40 Thomas Bjorn 100/1
41 Fredrik Jacobson 80/1
42 Simon Dyson Field
43 Rafael Cabrera Bello Field
44 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano Field
45 Bae Sang-moon Field
46 Aaron Baddeley Field
47 Mark Wilson Field
48 Alvaro Quiros Field
49 Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
50 Jonathan Byrd Field

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