The PGA Championship 2018, Outright Preview

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The final Major of the year takes place at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri and with so many of the top players in excellent form we should be in for a cracking tournament.

The PGA Championship has long had a reputation of being the Major that can be won by an absolute long shot and while there have been some big price winners over the years, it has in recent years more often than not been won by top players and I think it is most likely that someone towards the top of the betting boards wins this year.

The course itself is a par 70 which should suit the longer hitters although thick rough will ensure that you cannot be too wayward off the tee.  Greens in Regulation should also be an important stat this week.

Dustin Johnson has blown a bit cold in majors of late but he is in great form and is the 9/1 favourite to win the event ahead of Rory Mcilroy 12/1 and defending champion and winner at Firestone last week, Justin Thomas who is 14/1.  You can get 22/1 and better the balance.

 

Past Winners (at different courses)

2017 – Justin Thomas -8

2016 – Jimmy Walker -14

2015 – Jason Day -20

2014 – Rory McIlroy -16

2013 – Jason Dufner – 10

*Playoff

Betting

Dustin Johnson 9/1

Rory Mcilroy 12/1

Justin Thomas 14/1

Jordan Spieth 22/1

Justin Rose 22/1

Rickie Fowler 22/1

Brooks Koepka 22/1

Jason Day 22/1

 

25/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

 

Selections:

Justin Thomas each way at 14/1

If Thomas wins here it will mean that he has not only won 2 tournaments in a row but has also defended his title and that is something that doesn’t happen very often.  Thomas has proven though that when he is hot he is very hard to stop and he has been back to back before and has also defended a title previously.   He looked in absolute cruise control when winning the WGC event last week and although he starts at a shorter price now at 14/1 he looks well worth having on side.

 

Brooks Koepka each way at 22/1

Koepka is becoming something of a major specialist having now won the US Open 2 years in a row.  He finished in the top 5 last week showing that his game is in good nick still and he has finished in the top 15 in the PGA Championship for 4 years running.

 

Patrick Cantlay each way at 45/1

Cantlay certainly ticks boxes this week and he is long off the tee and is also very successful in terms of finding greens.  He finished T6 last week in his first look at Firestone and has been in impressive form of late and finished a credible 33rd in his debut last year in the PGA Championship.

 

Kyle Stanley each way at 80/1

Stanley has a poor record in the PGA Championship with 3 missed cuts spread over 7 years.  His game though is in great shape as he showed with a runner-up finish behind Justin Thomas last week and while he does tend to be a bit inconsistent that was his second runner-up finish in his last 7 starts.

 

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