In light of Ladbrokes’ superb offer to pay-out on the first six places each way at the PGA Championship, we’ve picked out half a dozen of golf’s finest at sumptuous odds to be featuring high on the leaderboard come Sunday evening at Oakhill.
Henrik Stenson 20/1
The Swede is many people’s favourite to take home this coveted trophy after posting a flurry of magnificent scorecards as the summer has unfolded. Currently leading the European Tour money list, Stenson’s tied-second position at the preceding Bridgestone Invitational made it a trio of top-threes heading into the PGA following on from the Scottish and British Opens. Someone reach for the fire extinguisher.
Keegan Bradley 33/1
The 2011 champion seems to have an affinity with golf’s fourth Major of the year, having followed up that win at Kiawah Island by sharing third place in 2012. Despite not picking up any silverware in 2013 as yet, Bradley like many of the other picks in this list brings form to the table. He arrives having finished co-runner-up at Firestone where he led the field in greens hit in regulation, so is dialled in with those irons.
Jason Dufner 33/1
The Duf man is another pro peaking at the perfect time. The guy with the punchiest swing in the game is widely regarded as a Major waiting to happen. Dufner tied for fourth place at Firestone days before this event, the same result he picked up at the U.S Open at Merion earlier in the year, a layout being heavily likened to Oakhill’s East Course.
Jason Day 40/1
If there is a Major championship on the go expect Australian Day’s name to be featuring regularly in the media coverage. Day has made 20 consecutive cuts on the tour, but even more crucially has posted a pair of top-threes in Majors this season and has five top-10s overall.
Zach Johnson 40/1
The 2007 Masters champion has started to rediscover his best form in 2013. Johnson led the field through the first round at the recent British Open before eventually going on to finish in sixth place. His tied fourth position at Firestone owed much to his deadly accuracy off the tee, where he led the field in fairways hit, which bodes extremely well.
Billy Horschel 100/1
The great thing about golf betting is getting amazing odds like this. Already a winner on the PGA Tour this season, Horschel’s performance at the US Open, where he finished joint fourth, should give him huge confidence given the comparisons being made to Merion.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.