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Bookmakers like Jon Rahm’s chances at PGA Championship
Jon Rahm claimed his first Masters championship on Sunday, and oddsmakers like his chances of capturing his first PGA Championship crown next month, too.
The 28-year-old Spaniard was listed as the consensus betting favorite for the PGA Championship, May 18-21, at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., shortly after donning the green jacket in Augusta, Ga.
FanDuel had Rahm at +750 for the PGA. BetMGM, BetRivers, and UNIBET had him on top at +800, and Caesars Sportsbook put him first at +900.
Scottie Scheffler, who tied for 10th at the Masters, is the PGA favorite according to PointsBet (+800) and is the co-favorite with Rahm according to DraftKings (+900).
Scheffler’s odds are +850 at FanDuel, +900 at BetRivers and UNIBET, and +1000 at BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who failed to make the cut at Augusta, was the co-second choice at PointsBet (+900), BetMGM (+1000) and Caesars Sportsbook (+1000). McIlroy was the third selection at FanDuel (+950), DraftKings (+1000), BetRivers (+1000), and UNIBET (+1000).
Other favorites for the PGA include Brooks Koepka, who tied for second at the Masters. He is listed at +1300 at FanDuel +2000 at DraftKings.
Justin Thomas, who joined McIlroy in missing the weekend at the Masters, is still one of the favorites to successfully defend his PGA crown. His odds range from +1200 at BetRivers and UNIBET to +2000 at BetMGM. Thomas won last year’s event at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.
Xander Schauffele, after a tie for 10th at Augusta, is listed at +2000 by most books but +2400 at FanDuel.
After the PGA Championship, the last two majors of the year are the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course from June 15-18 and the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Wirral, England, from July 20-23.
–Field Level Media