Rahm Top Choice for PGA at Southern Hills
Jon Rahm is best-backed to win a major in 2022 and his PGA Championship player odds have firmed considerably.
The Spaniard has taken plenty of money to win the PGA Championship, which would see bettors cash without needing to worry about the Open Championship and U.S. Open.
However, there are many players worthy of backing, and the PGA player odds this week are generous.
Run with Rahm
We have been cautious when it comes to betting on Rahm, but he targets the big tournaments and he’s nearing another major victory.
The defending U.S. Open winner has been backed to win all three remaining majors, including next month’s PGA Championship and the U.S. Open later this year.
Despite his recent form not being up to his usual standard, the 27-year-old has support from fellow PGA Tour pro Pat Perez.
“I think Jon Rahm is the guy for the next 10 years,” Perez, who plays with Rahm often at their club in Arizona, said recently on a Golf Magazine podcast. “I don’t think anyone is going to beat Jon Rahm consistently for a decade.”
Bettors get +350 for Rahm to win a major in 2022 and that’s a fair price given what he’s paying for the individual majors.
Rahm’s PGA Championship player odds are +1100, so bettors get value odds for both options.
Hovland an Emerging Superstar
Viktor Hovland is still a young player at 24 years old, but no one would be surprised if he won a major in 2022.
The Norwegian star has competed with the best on the world stage and we have little doubt he’ll be winning a major in the next 5-10 years.
He has recently changed the loft on his driver, which could work wonders in the majors.
“We had a hard time drawing the driver because it was too flat,” Hovland told GolfWRX.com. “I have pretty low hands at impact, so we figured it’d be easier to make it more upright so I didn’t have to work as hard to draw it. When I do draw it, with that current setting, I tend to draw my irons too much. We just kind of matched it up to the rest of the set.”
Hovland didn’t need to change much to be a factor in the big tournaments. He’s +800 to win either the PGA Championship, Open Championship, or the U.S. Open.
His odds not to win a major are -2500. That’s to be expected given how hard they are to win, but he’s worth a wager and his PGA player championship odds (+1800) are also worth taking for the Southern Hills Country Club tournament from May 19-22.
Top Australian Firms
Cameron Smith is one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour, and his PGA Championship player odds are firming.
The Australian is now +700 to win a major in 2022 and he’s worth having on your ticket.
Smith won The Players in fine style with a clutch save on the 18th hole and that kind of pressure isn’t easy to handle.
He’s a confident player who is maturing with every tournament, so we would entertain his odds for all three majors. He is +1500 to win the PGA Championship.
Smith is the next big thing from Australia and we expect his odds to continue to firm throughout the year.