Odds To Win The PGA Championship 2011

Stevie Williams is the bettors favorite to win the 2011 PGA Championship, at 2-1.

No. Scratch that. Although, given Steve’s display after Adam Scott’s victory last week, I wouldn’t be surprised if he thinks so.

The real front runner is Rory McIlroy at 10/1. He’s a fine choice, as long as the weather is to his liking.

Lee Westwood is in at 14/1, along with Luke Donald. Repeat after me: Westwood is never going to win a Major. This might be Donald’s tournament. He’s probably deservedly the current world number one—as much as that flawed system tells us about anything.

I find it interesting that Adam Scott, Phil and Tiger are next, both at 20/1. Given Tiger’s performance—especially with the driver—last week, I can’t imagine that anyone would put money on him to win. Repeat after me: Tiger will never win another Major. Phil’s a marginally better choice. I think he’s still got one or two more in him. Adam Scott has been playing as well as anyone lately; I hope for his sake that Stevie doesn’t become too much of a distraction.

The next group, at 25/1, also is interesting: Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Steve Stricker. All of these guys are inevitable choices to break through for a Major. Stricker is running out of time, though. I’m putting him at the top of my list this week.

The complete odds for the 2011 PGA Championship are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Player Odds
Rory McIlroy  10/1  
Lee Westwood  14/1  
Luke Donald  14/1  
Adam Scott  20/1  
Phil Mickelson  20/1  
Tiger Woods  20/1  
Dustin Johnson  25/1  
Jason Day  25/1  
Rickie Fowler  25/1  
Steve Stricker  25/1  
Martin Kaymer  28/1  
Nick Watney  28/1  
Matt Kuchar  33/1  
Charl Schwartzel  40/1  
Sergio Garcia  40/1  
Zach Johnson  40/1  
Bubba Watson  50/1  
David Toms  50/1  
Hunter Mahan  50/1  
Anthony Kim  66/1  
K.J. Choi  66/1  
Bo Van Pelt  80/1  
Brandt Snedeker  80/1  
Fredrik Jacobson  80/1  
Gary Woodland  80/1  
Geoff Ogilvy  80/1  
Graeme McDowell  80/1  
Jim Furyk  80/1  
Justin Rose  80/1  
Lucas Glover  80/1  
Martin Laird  80/1  
Padraig Harrington  80/1  
Retief Goosen  80/1  
Robert Karlsson  80/1  
Ryan Moore  80/1  
Ryo Ishikawa  80/1  
Webb Simpson  80/1  
Y-E Yang  80/1  
Aaron Baddeley  100/1  
Andres Romero  100/1  
Angel Cabrera  100/1  
Bill Haas  100/1  
Charles Howell III  100/1  
Ernie Els  100/1  
Francesco Molinari  100/1  
Ian Poulter  100/1  
Matteo Manassero  100/1  
Paul Casey  100/1  
Peter Hanson  100/1  
Sean O’Hair  100/1  
Simon Dyson  100/1  
Stewart Cink  100/1  
Alexander Noren  125/1  
Brendon De Jonge  125/1  
Darren Clarke  125/1  
Davis Love III  125/1  
J.B. Holmes  125/1  
Jeff Overton  125/1  
Keegan Bradley  125/1  
Kyung-Tae Kim  125/1  
Louis Oosthuizen  125/1  
Robert Allenby  125/1  
Ross Fisher  125/1  
Trevor Immelman  125/1  
Alvaro Quiros  150/1  
Anders Hansen  150/1  
Ben Crane  150/1  
Camilo Villegas  150/1  
Charley Hoffman  150/1  
Chris Kirk  150/1  
John Senden  150/1  
Jonathan Byrd  150/1  
Kevin Streelman  150/1  
Oliver Wilson  150/1  
Richard Green  150/1  
Ricky Barnes  150/1  
Rory Sabbatini  150/1  
Ryan Palmer  150/1  
Spencer Levin  150/1  
Thomas Bjorn  150/1  
Vijay Singh  150/1  
Brian Gay  175/1  
Bryce Molder  175/1  
Edoardo Molinari  175/1  
Jason Dufner  175/1  
Kevin Na  175/1  
Miguel Angel Jimenez  175/1  
Steve Marino  175/1  
Brandt Jobe  200/1  
Brian Davis  200/1  
Cameron Tringale  200/1  
Charlie Wi  200/1  
D-A Points  200/1  
Heath Slocum  200/1  
Jamie Donaldson  200/1  
Jhonattan Vegas  200/1  
John Rollins  200/1  
Raphael Jacquelin  200/1  
Robert Garrigus  200/1  
Scott Stallings  200/1  
Scott Verplank  200/1  
Seung-yul Noh  200/1  
Stephen Gallacher  200/1  
Brendan Steele  250/1  
J.J. Henry  250/1  
Jerry Kelly  250/1  
Johan Edfors  250/1  
Johnson Wagner  250/1  
Ryuji Imada  250/1  
Thomas Aiken  250/1  
Tommy Gainey  250/1  
Bill Lunde  300/1  
David Horsey  300/1  
Fredrik Andersson Hed  300/1  
Gregory Bourdy  300/1  
Harrison Frazar  300/1  
Matt Jones  300/1  
Pablo Larrazabal  300/1  
Shaun Micheel  300/1  
Steve Elkington  300/1  
Arjun Atwal  400/1  
Jose Maria Olazabal  400/1  
Rocco Mediate  400/1  
Wen-Chong Liang  400/1  
Yuta Ikeda  400/1 
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3 thoughts on “Odds To Win The PGA Championship 2011”

  1. Yes the PGA is always a tough one to predict. I do like the form of Day, Scott, Donald and McIlroy in the last 3 months.

    I wouldn’t rule out the likes of Johnson, Watney or Garcia as they continue to play well.

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  2. I bet you Tiger’s ex-caddie Steve Williams is no longer upset at Woods as he now realizes that Tiger did him a big favour as William’s scored big after winning on Adam Scott’s bag!

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  3. I agree with the odds somewhat on picking this PGA Championship because Rory McIlroy has been playing great golf all year and he has been known to say that he likes playing golf in hot weather. He is looking at moving to South Florida for that main purpose of playing golf in hotter weather. Atlanta will be hot this week, which plays right into Rory’s liking. Also, the new Champion Bermuda grass on Atlanta Athletic Club’s greens are very firm, which lends itself to someone who hits the ball high and soft…Rory. Also, I think Mickelson has an outside chance because of his solid track record of wins in Georgia and his ability to fly the ball long and high, not to mention his short game.

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