PGA Championship Odds 2012: Latest Odds for PGA's Top Ranked Players
The PGA Championship is the last chance of the year to win a grand slam title. As usual, Las Vegas' bookies have weighed the field, and they released player's odds of winning last Monday.
Are you on the verge of betting for a particular golfer? Well, here's how Sin City sees the chances of the top-10 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking.
10. Justin Rose
At age 32, Justin Rose has yet to win a major championship. This season, the Englishman has six top-10 finishes in 14 starts.
In March, Rose won the WGC Cadillac Championship at 16-under par, one shot clear of Rory McIlroy.
Justin is second in greens in regulation with a 70.67 percentage, and sixth in scoring average (63.39).
9. Matt Kuchar
This season has been good for Matt Kuchar when it comes to majors. He finished tied for third at the Masters, and tied for ninth at the British Open, his best results in both.
Matt has played the PGA Championship four times. He has missed two cuts and finished tied for 10th and 19th in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
He comes into the tournament off a good couple of months, including a victory at The Players Championship.
8. Jason Dufner
The 35-year-old American has had his best season after 12 years as a professional golfer. Jason Dufner captured his first couple of PGA Tour titles in April and May.
First, he defeated Ernie Els in the first playoff hole of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The next month month, he held off Dicky Pride in the HP Byron Nelson Championship, which he won by one stroke.
Dufner lost last year's PGA Championship in a playoff to Keegan Bradley.
7. Adam Scott
The Australian that lost last month's Open Championship arrives at Kiawah Island Golf Resort hoping to grab his first major championship title.
Adam Scott has three top-10 finishes at the PGA Championship, including a tie for third in 2006.
His last win came last year at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he defeated Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald by four strokes.
6. Bubba Watson
The 2012 Masters champion wants to add another major trophy to his case, and the PGA Championship is on his radar.
Bubba Watson has played the schedule's last major five times. His record goes like this: two missed cuts, 70th, tied for 26th and second.
This year, Watson has made 12 cuts, leads in driving distance (316.6 yards) and eagles (11).
5. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open in just his second appearance, and is hoping to do the same at this year's PGA Championship.
In 2011, he missed the cut; the first time in his career he didn't play the last couple of rounds of a major championship.
Simpson and his wife have recently welcomed their second child, a daughter. Hopefully, she was born lucky!
4. Lee Westwood
The former world No. 1 has already clinched two titles in 2012: the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters (Asian Tour) and the Nordea Masters (European Tour). However, he hasn't won a major title yet.
At the PGA Championship, the Englishman has only finished inside the top-10 two times in 14 appearances.
On the European Tour, he is 12th in scoring average (70.65), 10th in putts per greens in regulation (1.7) and 98th in driving accuracy (60.4).
3. Rory McIlroy
It's been a rocky season for Rory McIlroy. During his pre-tournament interview at Kiawah Island Golf Resort he said: "If I had to give my season a grade to this point, I'd probably give it a B. There's still a lot of golf left to play."
This is the perfect moment for Rory to address all the talk and buzz that surrounds him, and prove that his game is still there.
He has finished tied for third (2009 and 2010) and tied for 64th (2011) at the PGA Championship, and is looking to improve that record.
2. Tiger Woods
Despite not being the golfer we are used to watching, Tiger Woods can reclaim the world No. 1 spot this weekend, if he wins the PGA Championship.
Woods, who lost two clear chances to seal the deal at the U.S. Open and the Open Championship, has already won three times in 2012, the first season that he has hoisted at least one trophy in the last three years.
Now, Tiger hopes to clinch his fifth PGA Championship title, and 15th major victory.
1. Luke Donald
If Luke Donald wants to continue leading the Official World Golf Ranking, he needs to hold off Tiger Woods and finish second or better at the PGA Championship.
Donald hasn't won a major in his 11 years as professional golfer, and in this week's tournament he only has two top-10 finishes; a tie for third (2006) and a tie for eighth (2011).
This season, he grabbed the Transitions Championship and the BMW PGA Championship. On the European Tour, he's fifth in stroke average (70.27) and 10th in putts per green in regulation (1.7).
Other Notable Names
Here are the odds for winning for some players that sit outside the Official World Golf Ranking top 10:
Dustin Johnson: 20-1
Keegan Bradley: 35-1
Graeme McDowell: 35-1
Phil Mickelson: 40-1
Hunter Mahan: 40-1
Rickie Fowler: 50-1
Ernie Els: 50-1
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