Early 2021 PGA Championship Betting Odds Favor Rory McIlroy

  • Rory McIlroy is the +1100 betting favorite to win the PGA Championship.
  • Jon Rahm (+1400), Bryson DeChambeau (+1400) and Justin Thomas (+1400) are all among the favorites to win.

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The 2021 PGA Championship will take place this weekend at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course in South Carolina.

Dustin Johnson will take the course as the betting favorite with Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas close behind on the PGA TOUR betting odds.

Rory McIlroy (+1100) As The Favorite

Rory McIlroy will likely be a popular betting option this week. He won last week’s event and also has history at Kiawah Island. McIlroy won the PGA Championship at the course back in 2012 and in 2014. He hasn’t won a major since 2015, but could be in a good spot to do so this week.

McIlroy has the length and short game to take down the course and shouldn’t have much trouble at least hanging around in contention. Online sportsbooks have McIlroy listed as the betting favorite but as is usually the case in golf, bettors can likely find options with more value.

Dustin Johnson (+1800) Is A Popular Pick

Dustin Johnson is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world and as is the case for any major, is among the top choices according to sports betting sites.

Johnson hasn’t won since the 2020 Masters in November and has only placed inside the top 10 in one event since. DJ simply hasn’t been playing his best golf recently and therefore golf bettors might be better off betting on a longer shot.

Jon Rahm (+1400) As The Second Favorite

Jon Rahm has finished in the top 10 in seven of his last 11 events and is a quality betting option. Rahm is arguably the most well-rounded golfer on tour at the moment and has the length, accuracy and short game to help conquer the behemoth that is the Ocean Course.

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The Ocean Course will be the longest course in major history which may lead to many people betting on guys like Bryson DeChambeau, but we saw last week that length does not equal success on a long course.

The Rest Of The Field

The favorites rarely win tournaments in golf, but for the most part place near the top of the leaderboards. This leads to the potential to cash out on some big tickets.

Names such as Brooks Koepka stand out as he is currently listed at +3300 to win the tournament. Koepka won the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019. While he has been hampered by injury this year, the PGA Championship could be the familiar territory needed to stage a comeback.

Each day of the tournament the odds will shift. So longshot bettors can either bet on longer odds before the tournament or wait until the event begins to get a better feel for the golfers.

The 2021 PGA Championship is set to start on Thursday, May 20, and will be broadcasted on ESPN, ESPN+ and CBS throughout the week.