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2017 PGA Championship Betting Odds

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After his 2017 Open Championship victory, can Jordan Spieth become the youngest golfer ever to compete the career grand slam at Quail Hollow?

Eh, not quite, according to the oddsmakers.

GolfOdds.com currently pegs Rory McIlroy as the favorite to win the event at 7-to-1 odds. Of course, McIlroy hasn’t won a major since taking the PGA Championship at Valhalla three years ago, but he does have success at Quail Hollow having won the Wells Fargo Championship twice in his career.

Spieth, who just turned 24 years-old recently, remains in good position to be victorious this week with 8-to-1 odds. He enters the week off his T-13 finish at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after posting back-to-back wins at the Open Championship and Travelers Championship.

Perhaps riding the momentum of his win this past Sunday, Hideki Matsuyama has 12-to-1 odds, the same as Dustin Johnson. Matsuyama has come close to a major title before but is still looking for that first win.

Defending champion Jimmy Walker finds himself way down the board entering the week at 100-to-1. That’s still an improvement from last year when he was on the board at 125-to-1.

Here’s the full list of odds, courtesy of GolfOdds.com:

  • Rory McIlroy, 7/1
  • Jordan Spieth, 8/1
  • Dustin Johnson, 12/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama, 12/1
  • Rickie Fowler, 15/1
  • Jon Rahm, 20/1
  • Jason Day, 25/1
  • Brooks Koepka, 25/1
  • Justin Rose, 30/1
  • Henrik Stenson, 35/1
  • Sergio Garcia, 35/1
  • Adam Sott, 35/1
  • Justin Thomas, 35/1
  • Paul Casey, 40/1
  • Thomas Pieters, 40/1
  • Phil Mickelson, 50/1
  • Matt Kuchar, 50/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood, 50/1
  • Branden Grace, 50/1
  • Charley Hoffman, 50/1
  • Alex Noren, 60/1
  • Patrick Reed, 60/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen, 60/1
  • Marc Leishman, 60/1
  • Bubba Watson, 60/1
  • Daniel Berger, 60/1
  • Zach Johnson, 60/1
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello, 80/1
  • Charl Schwartzel, 80/1
  • Kevin Kisner, 80/1
  • Jason Dufner, 80/1
  • Ian Poulter, 80/1
  • J.B. Holmes, 80/1
  • Kevin Chappell, 80/1
  • Jimmy Walker, 100/1
  • Brian Harman, 100/1
  • Tony Finau, 100/1
  • Xander Schauffele, 100/1
  • Gary Woodland, 100/1
  • Brandt Snedeker, 125/1
  • Lee Westwood, 125/1
  • Francesco Molinari, 125/1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick, 125/1
  • Bill Haas, 125/1
  • Russell Henley, 125/1
  • Webb Simpson, 125/1
  • Adam Hadwin, 125/1
  • Shane Lowry, 150/1
  • Ryan Moore, 150/1
  • Si Woo Kim, 150/1
  • Keegan Bradley, 150/1
  • Patrick Cantlay, 150/1
  • Haotong Li, 150/1
  • Steve Stricker, 150/1
  • Ross Fisher, 150/1
  • Bernd Wiesberger, 150/1
  • Kyle Stanley, 150/1
  • Jamie Lovemark, 150/1
  • Russell Knox, 150/1
  • Brandan Steele, 150/1
  • Peter Uihlein, 150/1
  • Jhonattan Vegas, 150/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton, 200/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau, 200/1
  • Byeong Hun An, 200/1
  • Chris Wood, 200/1
  • Emiliano Grillo, 200/1
  • Jim Furyk, 200/1
  • David Lingmerth, 200/1
  • Andy Sullivan, 200/1
  • Pat Perez, 200/1
  • Billy Horschel, 200/1
  • Wesley Bryan, 200/1
  • Danny Lee, 200/1
  • Patrick Rodgers, 200/1
  • William McGirt, 200/1
  • Kevin Na, 200/1
  • Charles Howell III, 200/1
  • Bud Cauley, 200/1
  • Lucas Glover, 200/1
  • Sean O’Hair, 200/1
  • James Hahn, 200/1
  • Graysom Murray, 200/1
  • Thorbjorn Olesen, 200/1
  • Cameron Smith, 250/1
  • Graeme McDowell, 250/1
  • Padraig Harrington, 250/1
  • Hideto Tanihara, 250/1
  • Daniel Summerhays, 250/1
  • Sung Kang, 250/1
  • Hudson Swafford, 250/1
  • Martin Laird, 250/1
  • Robert Streb, 250/1
  • Anirban Lahiri, 250/1
  • Jonas Blixt, 250/1
  • Luke List, 250/1
  • Andrew Johnston, 250/1
  • Soren Kjeldsen, 250/1
  • Luke Donald, 250/1
  • Alexander Levy, 250/1
  • Ryan Fox, 250/1
  • Jordan Smith, 250/1
  • Jason Kokrak, 250/1
  • Nicolas Cosaerts, 250/1
  • Graham DeLaet, 250/1
  • Scott Hend, 250/1
  • Mackenzie Hughes, 300/1
  • Kelly Kraft, 300/1
  • Scott Brown, 300/1
  • Chez Reavie, 300/1
  • Dylan Frittelli, 300/1
  • Ernie Els, 300/1
  • Pablo Larrazabal, 300/1
  • Jeunghun Wang, 300/1
  • Joost Luiten, 300/1
  • Danny Willett, 500/1
  • Cody Gribble, 500/1
  • Rod Pampling, 500/1
  • D.A. Points, 500/1
  • Davis Love III, 500/1
  • Vijay Singh, 500/1
  • Y.E. Yang, 500/1
  • Brandon Stone, 500/1
  • Thongchai Jaidee, 500/1
  • Richar Sterne, 500/1
  • Younghan Song, 500/1
  • Kyung-Tae Kim, 500/1
  • Satoshi Kodaira, 500/1
  • Yuta Ikeda, 500/1
  • Fabrizio Zanotti, 500/1
  • Jim Herman, 500/1
  • Thomas Bjorn, 500/1
  • Matt Dobyns, 1000/1
  • John Daly, 1000/1
  • Paul Claxton, 1000/1
  • Rich Beem, 2000/1
  • Shaun Micheel, 2000/1
  • Stuart Deane, 2000/1
  • Rod Perry, 2000/1
  • Rich Berberian Jr., 2000/1
  • Omar Uresti, 2000/1
  • David Muttitt, 2000/1
  • Adam Rainaud, 2000/1
  • Jamie Broce, 2000/1
  • Dave McNabb, 2000/1
  • Mike Small, 2000/1
  • Jaysen Hanen, 2000/1
  • Chris Moody, 2000/1
  • J.J. Wood, 2000/1
  • Alex Beach, 2000/1
  • Scott Hebert, 2000/1
  • Brian Smock, 2000/1
  • Kenny Pigman, 2000/1
  • Greg Gregory, 2000/1
  • Ryan Vermeer, 2000/1

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Keegan Bradley Puts Srixon Z-Forged Blades in the bag

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This week at the BMW Championship, Srixon staff member Keegan Bradley switched irons from the cult classic Z745 to the company’s current Z-Forged blade irons.

For most players, an iron change is not something you would do during the playoffs, but when talking to the team at Srixon, Keegan had been trying to replace his set for a little while. The Z745s were getting on in years and with recent swing changes, he was also looking for more consistent numbers and distance control. That’s an impressive request from one of the top-50 ballstrikers on tour

Let’s take a quick look at his stats

  • 12th in Proximity to Hole with an average distance of 34.2″
  • 16th in Strokes Gained Approach with .642
  • 38th in Greens in Regulation at 68.45%

His new Z-Forged Iron setup is 4-PW with Nippon Tour 120 X shafts.

Although Keegan started the BMW Championship in 66th place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, he still has a chance of making it to the Tour Championship with a solid weekend in Chicago.

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10 interesting photos from the 2019 BMW Championship

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GolfWRX has an assortment of photos from the 2019 BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, including in-hand photos of equipment, shots from the range, and WITB looks at the likes of Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and more.

Here are a few of the most interesting shots from Medinah.

Not familiar with “The Johnny Appleseed of American Golf?” Acquaint yourself!

On the first tee at the BMW Championship…a BMW

The Phil Mickelson calf game is strong, per usual

An in-hand look at the new Scotty Cameron Teryllium TNP 2 (more here)

A Bettinardi tour putter cover

It takes a village…

The flatstick that rolled in the winning put at the first FEC playoff event…

Fairway Jesus with the Nike high socks and Roshe combo 

Rory McIlroy’s TaylorMade Spider putter cover feature a spider holding a championship belt, of course…

Phil Mickelson’s 64-degree PM Grind 2.0 wedge 

All our photos from the 2019 BMW Championship

General galleries 

WITBs

 

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Tiger Woods opts for lead tape on his Newport 2 rather than a heavier putter: Here’s why it makes sense

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After days of speculation about which putter Tiger Woods might end up with an attempt to tame the greens at Royal Portrush, we now officially know he settled on his old faithful GSS Scotty Cameron but with a twist—some added lead tape.

The whole reason the speculation was in high gear early in the week was because of Tiger was spotted with a new custom Scotty that had the Studio Select weights in the sole to increase head weight to help with slow greens, something Tiger has talked about in the past—especially when it comes to the greens at The Open Championship.

We can even look back a few years ago when Tiger finally put a Nike putter in play, the original Method (those were nice putters) and talked about both the increased head weight and the grooves on the face to help get the ball rolling on slower greens.

The decision to stick with the old faithful with added lead tape goes beyond just a comfort level, even if the two putters look the same at address, it’s about feel and MOI around the axis.

Let me explain. Sure the putter heads weight the same, but depending on where the mass is located it will change the MOI. The putter with the Select weights vs. lead tape in the middle will have a higher MOI because there is more weight on the perimeter of the head—it’s like a blade vs. cavity back iron. Sure, two 7-irons can weigh the same but the performance will vary significantly.

For a player with such deft feel like Tiger Woods, any change like that can could cause doubt. Tweaking an already great putting stroke and on the eve of the last major of the year is not really something you want to do, which is why it isn’t surprising he stuck with his legendary Newport 2.

Lead tape in the middle allows Tiger to increase the head weight with very little change to the natural rate of rotation for hit putter and hopefully manage the slower Portrush greens better.

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