2021 PGA Championship Odds, Picks, and Longshots to Target at Kiawah Island
The 2021 PGA Championship is upon us. Iconic Kiawah Island will play host to the year’s second major golf championship this weekend for the first time since 2012, and there’s no shortage of storylines surrounding the stacked field.
Check out the odds for this weekend’s PGA Championship below, and let us help you make some money along the way.
2021 PGA Championship odds
The best in the world will tee it up at Kiawah this weekend for the 2021 PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy enters the tournament as the 11/1 favorite, and for a good reason. McIlroy won this event at the same venue in 2012 by eight strokes. It won’t be that easy this time around.
Check out the winning odds for the top players in the world and beyond:
Full FanDuel odds here.
Jon Rahm: 15/1
When looking at the top of the odds board, Jon Rahm stands out above the rest. Rory McIlroy is enticing, obviously, but his odds have dipped too low for how easily he can blow up and miss a cut by five strokes.
Rahm ranks third on Tour in strokes gained: off-the-tee this season, which will be paramount at a long and windy Kiawah Island this weekend. If he can get hot with the putter, which he’s extremely capable of, he’ll be in the mix come Sunday afternoon.
Rahmbo will win a major championship sooner than later. This could be the week.
Viktor Hovland: 22/1
Viktor Hovland is coming into the PGA Championship absolutely on fire with two straight top-three finishes. He’s already proven his winning chops with two victories on Tour (both of which were on paspalum grass, the same as Kiawah) at the young age of 23, and it’s only a matter of time until he grabs his first major.
Straight and long with the driver. Elite long iron player. Top-12 on Tour in sand save percentage. Hovland is a perfect recipe for success at Kiawah this week.
Will Zalatoris: 47/1
The entire world is catching on to Will Zalatoris after his second-place finish at the 2021 Masters, but he’s still underpriced here. Willy Z plays his best golf on the biggest stages, as he’s finished inside the top six in each of his two career major starts.
Zalatoris is 19th on the odds board for the PGA Championship. There aren’t 18 golfers in the world playing better than him right now.
Longshots to target
Sam Burns: 95/1
Let’s have some fun here. You may have never heard the name Sam Burns before right now, but he’s one of the hottest golfers on Tour coming into the PGA Championship. Burns secured his first professional win last month at the Valspar Championship, then he followed it up with a second-place finish at last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson. He’s 39-under par over his last eight rounds on Tour. No, he won’t win at Kiawah this week, but +210 for a top-20 finish and +490 for a top-10 are intriguing bets.
Matt Wallace: 95/1
T28, 3, T34, T18, T23, T6.
Those are Matt Wallace’s finishing positions in his last six PGA Tour starts. Add in the fact that he’s an Englishman who thrives in tough, windy conditions, and you got yourself a perfect recipe for a juicy longshot. Wallace is +450 to finish inside the top 20 and +850 to finish inside the top 10.
Best bets for the 2021 PGA Championship
Matt Wallace Top-40 finish: +160
We already talked about how well Wallace is playing right now. He’s finished inside the top 40 in each of his last six starts on Tour. Let’s make it seven straight.
Abraham Ancer Top-30 finish: +200
Abraham Ancer isn’t a threat to win a major championship any time soon, as he hasn’t won a single event on the PGA Tour just yet. But he’s a top-30 machine this season. Ancer hasn’t finished outside the top 30 since February. We’re riding the hot hand again here.
Viktor Hovland Top-10 finish: +210
As stated before, Hovland is a real threat to secure his first major victory this weekend, so let’s double down and throw a few bucks on the Norwegian to finish inside the top 10 at great odds.
Good luck with all your wagering this weekend!