A Bodog review of the odds for the PGA Championship, which tees off on Thursday, would start with the location: Kiawah Island in South Carolina, which is known for the 1991 Ryder Cup but this is the first time that one of the four majors on the PGA Tour has been held at this 7,873-yard course. A first-time major winner has won the last three editions of the PGA Championship; will that continue?
Tiger Woods (+800): Woods has won four PGA championships, but his loss to Y.E. Yang in 2009 when the South Korean came back from five shots down on Sunday has to still gnaw at Woods, who shot a 66 in the final round at the Bridgestone Invitational and had just one bogey all weekend. From tee to green, Woods has been extremely solid, but he’ll have to start making some putts to earn the trust of those that use price per head software.
Jason Dufner (+2500): Dufner is in the running with Woods for the Player of the Year award after five top-10s in his last seven starts, which includes two wins, and he has finished in the top 31 of all three majors to date, including a T-4 at the U.S. Open. Dufner has finished in the top five of the last two PGA Championships, and he can pay out well for some sportsbook players.
Dustin Johnson (+2500): Johnson is a native of South Carolina, so he’ll have to deal with family requests, although he should be able to handle that. What Johnson has to focus on is performing on the weekend and specifically on Sunday as he has made some huge mistakes in major championships, including the grounded-club fiasco at Whistling Straits in 2010. He finished T-9 at the British Open, and he followed that with a T-19 at Firestone.
Matt Kuchar (+3000): If Kuchar is in an event, online betting (check out online betting odds here) players know that he is going to be a factor at some point over the four rounds. Kuchar hasn’t finished in the top 10 eight times in 17 starts, and he has never finished lower than T-44 and that includes two top-10s in the majors. In fact, in Kuchar’s last 11 major starts, he made the cut 10 times, hasn’t finished lower than 27th in any of those events and has finished in the top 20 in the last two PGA Championships.
Keegan Bradley (+3500): The defending champion backed into a win at the Bridgestone after Jim Furyk made a mess of the final hole, and that was his first top-10 in 11 starts as he cooled off after a very good start. Bradley could have a little pep in his step after his win and he is the defending champion, so his odds may look great to sports betting players.