With the 2021 PGA Championship set to get underway on Thursday, May 20, it’s time to take a look at the odds to win the second major of the 2021 calendar year. Let’s jump right into action so you can make your bets against their PGA Championship Odds.
PGA Tour Betting Odds and Analysis – Updated Weekend Odds for PGA Championship
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and world No. 2 Justin Thomas have been joined by world No. 4 Bryson DeChambeau as prohibitive favorites at +1200.
World No. 12 and two-time PGA Championship winner Books Koepka, world No. 3 Jon Rahm, world No. 5 Xander Schauffele and world No. 28 are all identical +1400 picks to win the 2021 PGA Championship. Wells Fargo Championship winner and world No. 7 Two-time PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy is a +1800 pick. Reigning champ and world No. 6 Collin Morikawa is a +2000 pick alongside newly minted Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama.
Odds to Win 2021 PGA Championship
- Dustin Johnson +1200
- Justin Thomas +1200
- Bryson DeChambeau +1200
- Jon Rahm +1400
- Brooks Koepka +1400
- Xander Schauffele +1400
- Jordan Spieth +1400
- Rory McIlroy +1800
- Collin Morikawa +2000
- Hideki Matsuyama +2000
- Will Zalatoris +2800
- Cameron Smith +3000
- Tony Finau +3300
- Webb Simpson +3300
- Patrick Cantlay +3300
- Daniel Berger +3300
- Patrick Reed +3500
2020 Defending Champion
- Collin Morikawa
- 2019 – Brooks Koepka
- 2018 – Brooks Koepka
- 2017 – Justin Thomas
- 2016 – Jimmy Walker
- 2015 – Jason Day
The Top Five Favorites
The world No. 1 could use a strong performance here after a missed cut and a T48 finish in the Wells Fargo Championship over his last three events. Since winning last year’s Masters, Johnson has only one Top-10 finish.
The world No. 2 won The PLAYERS Championship in March and has recorded three consecutive finishes of T26 or better in his last three outings. Thomas ranks first in birdie average (4.80) and third in scoring average (69.744).
The world No. 4 won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and finished T3 in The PLAYERS Championship. DeChambeau finished T9 at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship and ranks first in scoring average (69.668) and first in eagles (62.2)
The world No. 3 missed the cut in last week’s Wells Fargo Championship, but recorded a T5 finish in the Masters and seventh place finish in New Orleans just prior to that. Rahm ranks fifth in greens-in-regulation and ninth in scoring average (69.960).
Koepka missed the cut in the Masters, but finished T2 just prior to that in the WGC-Workday Championship just prior to that and won the Waste Management Open in February. Koepka won the PGA Championship title in 2018 and 2019. and ranks 14th in birdie average (4.38).
Schauffele finished an impressive T3 in the Masters in April, T 11 in New Orleans after that and T14 in the Wells Fargo Championship last weekend. Schauffele ranks fifth in eagles, fourth in birdies (4.63) and fourth in scoring average (69.775). In four PGA Championship appearances, Schauffele has gotten better each time out and will look to improve on consecutive finishes of T16 and last year’s T10.
28th in the Official Golf World Rankings, Spieth is playing excellent golf right now. The two-time major winner has three Top-5 finishes in his last five outings and four Top-10 finishes and one win in the Valero Open. Spieth has a stellar five Top-10 finishes in his last eight outings. Spieth ranks 11th in birdie average (4.42).
McIlroy went 553 days between wins before claiming the Wells Fargo Championship last weekend. Now, McIlroy has his eyes on his third win at the 2021 PGA Championship. McIlroy has two missed cuts in his last four tournaments, but three Top-10 finishes in his last six outings. The Irishman ranks sixth in birdie average (4.50) and second in driving distance (318.8).
Sixth in the Official Golf World Rankings, Morikawa is the defending champion. In 14 events this season, the 24-year-old has made the cut 11 times while recording six Top-25 finishes, four Top-10 finishes and one win in February at the WGC-Workday Championship. The California native should be quite hungry too after some uneven play over his last five outings, including a missed cut in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last weekend. Morikawa did finish T7 just prior to that at the RBC Heritage and he’s got the game to beat anyone on the planet every time he takes to the links.
In eight career PGA Championship appearances, Matsuyama has made the cut all eight times. The 2021 Masters winner finished fifth in 2015, T7 in 2016, T11 a year after that, 19th in 2018, T16 in 2019 and T22 a year ago. Six consecutive Top-25 finishes tells me Matsuyma could very well break into the winner’s circle in 2021 to win consecutive majors.