Our usual golf news round up is going to focus on the US PGA Championship this week.
The final major of the year starts tomorrow. Check out our full US PGA betting hub for the latest tips and offers. Here we take a quick look at some of the odds and the leading contenders.
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US PGA Championship Odds and Contenders
Here we take a look at some of the key players ahead of the US PGA at Quail Hollow. The favourite is Rory McIlroy, available at 7/1 with BetVictor. Next up is Spieth at 10/1 with Ladbrokes, with Matsuyama 12/1 at Sky Bet. DJ and Rickie Fowler complete the group of lead contenders at 14/1 (Betfair) and 16/1 (BetVictor).
McIlroy is so well fancied after beginning to find a little form at the WGC last time out. Perhaps more importantly though he has won twice at Quail Hollow and also lost a play-off. Fowler beat McIlroy in that play-off and their course form is enough to suggest they should go close.
It’s a course that rewards long, accurate driving and that’s another reason McIlroy is a worthy favourite. It also bodes well for the like of Matsuyama. Sergio Garcia is also a long, straight hitter and the Spaniard is priced at odds of 45/1 with BetVictor.
One real outsider worth considering is James Hahn, who is 200/1 at Bet365 (£200 bonus). The US player is ranked 67th in the world and has solid form. He was 10th last week and in the past couple of months was 3rd at the Byron Nelson and 6th at the Memorial. What really makes that 200/1 great value, however, is that he won at this course in 2016.
For another each way option, how about Belgian star Thomas Pieters? The world number 23 was 4th at the WGC Bridgestone last week and has the perfect game for this course. He hits the ball a long, long way from the tee and can definitely make the places, whilst he seems sure to win a major one day.
Other options that are sure to tempt some are Henrik Stenson at 50/1 with Betfair and Branden Grace at 66/1 with Ladbrokes. They both have the game for this course, whilst Tommy Fleetwood could also be well worth a bet this week.
The English golfer disappointed on home soil at the British Open but at 66/1 with Bet365 he looks a very fine each way bet here. Ranked 15 in the world he remains in decent nick and has made the top 30 for six events in a row now.
Our last highlighted player is Jason Day at 33/1 with BetVictor. The Australian is slowly coming back from injury and a number of slight problems but there have been signs in recent weeks his best golf is near. Another very good driver of the ball, Day was 24th last week and can improve on that here for sure.