PGA Tour Picks – PGA Championship Matchup Odds and Picks

PGA Championship Matchup

The PGA Championship moves up a few months on the calendar and the former fourth major of the season is now the second. The field will test it’s skill on one of the most challenging public courses in the country at the 101st playing of the event taking place at Bethpage State Park Black Course in Farmingdale, New York.

The top golfers in the world will compete for the Wanamaker Trophy, but all eyes will be on Tiger Woods as he continues his assault on the major championship record after his stunning Masters win last month. With 99 of the top 100 ranked golfers in the world competing, there is no shortage of matchup bets. Below is a sampling of some of the matchups with a complete list available at

PGA Championship Matchup Odds at

Dylan Frittelli -107 vs. Cameron Champ -122

Sam Burns -144 vs. Chesson Hadley +114

Luke List -166 vs. JB Holmes +132

Eddie Pepperell +101 vs. Kyle Stanley -130

Kurt Kitayama +139 vs. Harold Varner III -175

Shane Lowry +100 vs. Justin Harding -130

Jim Furyk -107 vs. Sung Kang -123

Russell Knox -148 vs. Erik Van Rooyen +118

Sungjae Im -114 vs. Billy Horschel -116

Webb Simpson -145 vs. Ian Poulter +115

Charles Howell III -190 vs. Martin Kaymer +150

Brandt Snedeker +109 vs. Matt Wallace -139

Bubba Watson -110 vs. Henrik Stenson -120

Phil Mickelson +117 vs. Gary Woodland -147

Louis Oosthuizen -113 vs. Bubba Watson -117

Patrick Cantlay -136 vs. Matt Kuchar +106

Tony Finau -125 vs. Bryson Dechambeau -105

Jordan Spieth +123 vs. Matt Kuchar -154

Jason Day -114 vs. Tommy Fleetwood -116

Xander Schauffele +128 vs. Tommy Fleetwood -156

Tony Finau -125 vs. Hideki Matsuyama -105

Jason Day -160 vs. Xander Schauffele +130

Francesco Molinari -107 vs. Xander Schauffele -123

Marc Leishman -101 vs. Lucas Glover -129

Rickie Fowler -170 vs. Francesco Molinari +140

Rickie Fowler -180 vs. Xander Schauffele +140

Marc Leishman -117 vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello -113

Jon Rahm -131 vs. Tommy Fleetwood +101

Rickie Fowler -124 vs. Jason Day -106

Phil Mickelson -106 vs. Patrick Reed -123

Jon Rahm -180 vs. Xander Schauffele +140

Gary Woodland -136 vs. Patrick Reed +106

Jon Rahm -131 vs. Jason Day +101

Sergio Garcia -117 vs. Paul Casey -113

Bryson Dechambeau -110 vs. Hideki Matsuyama -120

Jon Rahm -113 vs. Rickie Fowler -117

Tiger Woods +107 vs. Justin Rose -137

Tiger Woods +134 vs. Rory McIlroy -163

Brooks Koepka -129 vs. Justin Rose -101

Jon Rahm -165 vs. Francesco Molinari +135

Rory McIlroy -160 vs. Justin Rose +130

Brooks Koepka -140 vs. Tiger Woods +110

Dustin Johnson -166 vs. Justin Rose +132

Brooks Koepka +117 vs. Rory McIlroy -147

Dustin Johnson -165 vs. Tiger Woods +135

Tony Finau -170 vs. Jordan Spieth +140

Bryson DeChambeau -150 vs. Jordan Spieth +120

Tommy Fleetwood -140 vs. Hideki Matsuyama +110

Webb Simpson -166 vs. Marc Leishman +132

Justin Rose -104 vs. Jon Rahm -126

Jon Rahm -113 vs. Rickie Fowler -117

Tommy Fleetwood -145 vs. Patrick Cantlay +115

Patrick Cantlay -124 vs. Hideki Matsuyama -106

Bubba Watson +101 vs. Sergio Garcia -131

Matt Kuchar -126 vs. Louis Oosthuizen -104

Louis Oosthuizen -129 vs. Patrick Reed -101

Kevin Kisner -104 vs. Phil Mickelson -125

Need to Know

There is a sign near the first tee box at Bethpage Black that warns only “highly skilled” golfers should play the layout. Well, just such a field will descend on Long Island this week. The course stretches to nearly 7,500 yards and with three par 3s over 205 yards and seven par 4s playing at a distance of over 460 yards, it’s as long as the dimensions say it is. We aren’t going to have scores like we saw at last week’s Byron Nelson when the top four were -20 or better. That’s just not going to happen. The track is a test of distance, accuracy and, of course, putting.

PGA Championship Matchup Picks

Jordan Spieth +123 vs. Matt Kuchar

Given his recent form it’s hard to back Spieth. But that’s exactly why I’m taking him in this matchup. His game has been erratic for over a year with zero top 10s in his last 18 starts and no major wins in two years. He did show signs of regaining some confidence with three sub-70 rounds in Dallas last week and with no margin for error on Bethpage Black, he’ll have to be dialed in. That goes one of two ways for him and with a chance to become the sixth player to win the career Grand Slam, I’m betting on him being dialed in.

Phil Mickelson -106 vs. Patrick Reed

Mickelson has had some success on this course and he always gets amped for the majors. His recent form hasn’t been newsworthy, but a pair of runner-up finishes at Bethpage Black tells me he knows the layout and his heavy drives will set him up well. Mickelson had some positive quotes about the course ahead of the tournament, similar to what he said about Pebble Beach back in February. And we know how that turned out for him.

Rickie Fowler -117 vs. Jon Rahm

Will Fowler ever win a major championship? It seemed like a given when he first joined the Tour. Now that he’s reached 30, we’re still waiting. He’s among the favorites on the odds board and he’s been close a few times. Fowler tamed Bethpage Black for three rounds at The Barclays in 2016, but a final round misstep put him three shots off the pace. His game fits the layout and he’s a confident golfer, so this could be his time.

Brooks Koepka +117 vs. Dustin Johnson

This will be a fun matchup since both are expected and should be among the contenders. Johnson held onto his world No. 1 ranking despite a subpar T28 finish at Harbour Town in his last start. Koepka has been a beast with three of the last eight major championships and he was in the running on the final day of The Masters. The defending champ was one of a few players to tee off last week and four rounds in the 60s are proof his game is just fine. His ball striking even surprised him last week, another good sign for a layout where ball striking will be key.

Francesco Molinari +120 vs. Jason Day

If Molinari only competed in majors he’d be the best player in the world. He was staring down his second major championship at last month’s Masters until a few mistakes down the stretch cost him. He hasn’t finished outside the top six in his last three major starts, including a T6 at last year’s PGA Championship. He also had a runner-up finish two years ago. The drawback could be the course, but the Spaniard has tamed some of the best layouts in a superb stretch of golf.

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