USPGA Championship 2022 | Betting Preview, Odds And Tips
Scottie Scheffler has moved into favourite for this week’s USPGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Dallas-area resident goes into the second major golf championship of the year as World Number 1 following a meteoric rise up the rankings, capped off by his stunning major breakthrough at The Masters last month.
Now Scheffler is being well backed to remain on course for a historic grand slam by following up in the USPGA as each-way support for the American was bolstered by BoyleSports’ extension of their place terms to 11 places.
That saw Scheffler move into 9/1 from 12/1, making him the favourite ahead of the man just behind him in the World Rankings, Jon Rahm.
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The Spaniard is seeking his second major championship following last year’s win at the US Open and his major form last year of four top-8 finishes has been bolstered by a recent victory at the Mexico Open, where he led after all four rounds to record a seventh PGA Tour victory.
Rory McIlroy is another contender prominent in the betting after some promising form having grabbed his share of the headlines at The Masters last month with a stunning final round of 64 to finish runner-up.
The Holywood man finished just four shots off the winning score to record a fifth-place finish on his reappearance at the Wells Fargo Championship this month and at 12/1 only has Scheffler and Rahm ahead of him in the betting at Southern Hills.
A victory in the second major of the year would be McIlroy’s third PGA Championship and a fifth career major, having last landed one of golf’s big four at the same tournament back in 2014 at Valhalla in Kentucky.
McIlroy and Rahm therefore lead the European challenge ahead of Norwegian Viktor Hovland, who is rated at 20/1 to break his major duck following three top-ten finishes on the PGA Tour this year.
A second major championship is the goal for Offaly man Shane Lowry when he tees it up at Southern Hills and he followed up his tied-3rd finish at Augusta by finishing in the same position at the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head the following week.
Lowry has also been a popular selection and as a result has been trimmed into 22/1 from 28/1 to double his major tally and add to the Claret Jug he won at The Open at Royal Portrush in 2019.
USPGA Championship – 1/5 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
9/1 Scottie Scheffler
11/1 Jon Rahm
12/1 Rory McIlroy
12/1 Justin Thomas
14/1 Collin Morikawa
14/1 Jordan Spieth
16/1 Dustin Johnson
18/1 Cameron Smith
18/1 Patrick Cantlay
20/1 Xander Schauffele
20/1 Viktor Hovland
22/1 Shane Lowry
25/1 Hideki Matsuyama
25/1 Will Zalatoris
33/1 Brooks Koepka
33/1 Sam Burns
33/1 Joaquin Niemann
33/1 Matthew Fitzpatrick
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