Phil Mickelson Defied The Odds, But Can He Do It Again?

  • Phil Mickelson was +20000 to win the PGA Championship, the longest odds since 2010 to win a major.
  • Mickelson is -160 to win on the Champions Tour again this season and +500 to win on the PGA Tour again.
  • He sits at +4000 to win the 2021 U.S. Open, the only major he hasn’t won in his career.

LAS VEGAS – Despite being listed with odds anywhere from +20000 to +30000, Phil Mickelson was able to win the 2021 PGA Championship for the sixth major win of his career.

Now, as the oldest golfer to ever win a major, we take a look at what the future holds for one of the most iconic golfers of all time.

Beating The Odds

Phil Mickelson did, to many, the unthinkable this past weekend by winning the 2021 PGA Championship. The 50-year-old headed to the first tee box as a 200-1 underdog and wasn’t even the betting favorite heading into the final round despite holding the lead.

Mickelson winning with those kinds of odds left sportsbooks reeling, reportedly losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now that he’s shocked the world once, golf bettors are looking to see if he can do it again.

Mickelson’s Odds Moving Forward

After an event this notable, it’s not too surprising that online sportsbooks have many prop bets about the rest of Mickelson’s season.

Champions Tour

For those who don’t know, the Champions Tour is for golfers aged 50 or older, which Mickelson has just recently qualified for. His odds to win another Champions Tour event this season are listed at -160.

Mickelson has taken part in three events on the champions tour and won twice. Obviously, the lefty is just a step ahead of the Champions Tour players, and this could just come down to whether he competes in the events.

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PGA Tour

The betting odds for whether Mickelson will win another PGA Tour event this season are set at +500. There are about 15 PGA Tour events remaining on the season schedule, so he would need to take home the trophy in one for this bet to cash.

With that said, it’s unlikely he’ll participate in all of the remaining tournaments, simply not giving enough opportunities to make the odds worth betting on.

2021 U.S. Open

After his big win, naturally, bettors are going to look towards the next major to see if he can replicate his success. Mickelson’s odds have dropped from around +15000 to the range of +4000 to +6500 to win the 2021 U.S. Open.

Mickelson has had an incredible career, but the U.S. Open Championship has always eluded him. It’s the only major he hasn’t won, having finished in second place six times throughout his career. It seems extremely unlikely he gets his first U.S. Open win at the age of 50, but everyone would’ve said the same thing about him winning the PGA Championship.

Phil Mickelson - 2021 U.S. Open Betting Odds

  • Top 20 +185
  • Top 10 +330
  • Top 5 +800
  • Winner +4000

Those willing to ride the Mickelson wave can get some decent valued odds, but unfortunately much shorter odds than what was available just a couple of days ago. However, there is some value when betting on whether Mickelson will make the cut.

Will Phil Make The Cut At The U.S. Open In 2021?

  • Yes -150
  • No +120

Before winning the PGA Championship, Mickelson had been playing pretty poorly on the PGA Tour. It never seems like a good idea to change your view after one event, but maybe he’s turning a corner. Either way, Mickelson’s odds will surely be a big talking point among both bettors and the sportsbooks.