2013 PGA Championship Picks & Odds

The fourth major of the year is going to be taking place starting on Thursday at the Oak Hill Country Club, considered to be one of the best golf courses in the United States. This is where the PGA Championship is going to be this year, and all of the best golfers in the world are going to be assembled to compete for the last crown jewel of the season.

Below are some of the highlighted golf odds for some of the best and most notable players in the field…

2013 PGA Championship Odds
Tiger Woods +375
Phil Mickelson +1350
Adam Scott +1800
Henrik Stenson +2500
Rory McIlroy +2500
Brandt Snedeker +3000
Justin Rose +3000
Lee Westwood +3000
Hunter Mahan +3200
Keegan Bradley +3500
Matt Kuchar +3500
Dustin Johnson +4000
Luke Donald +4000
Jason Day +4300
Jason Dufner +4400
Charl Schwartzel +4500
Steve Stricker +5000
Bubba Watson +5500
Ian Poulter +5500
Zach Johnson +5500
Bill Haas +6000
Sergio Garcia +6500
Martin Kaymer +7000
Webb Simpson +7000
Graeme McDowell +8000
Rickie Fowler +8500
Angel Cabrera +9000
Ernie Els +9000
Jim Furyk +9000

The tricky part about the PGA Championship this year is that there are a lot of golfers that are really playing well going into the fourth and final major.

Tiger Woods of course, is the man that is going to be at the center of it all. He won last week at the Bridgestone Invitational, reminding everyone out there just how strong of a golfer he can be when he flirted with a round in the 50s in Akron. Woods has put together some excellent performances this year, including when he was in the second to last pairing at the British Open just a few weeks ago. Things are setting up well for him to challenge at the PGA in the Empire State, but the bottom line is that it has still been quite some time since he has won a major event, and until he finally gets over the hump, Tiger is always going to have that, “Yeah, but…” thing hanging over his head.

The man that is the ultimate “Yeah, but…” though, is Lee Westwood. We think that this is a nice price on Westy at 30 to 1, but again, we know that he hasn’t ever won a major in his career. Still, a strong finish at the British Open didn’t go unnoticed, and the bottom line is that Westwood has been in the thick of the fight in all three of the majors this year, never finishing worse than 15th. Could this be the day that the Brit finally gets in the win column?

The last man to win a major, Phil Mickelson is going to surely be involved as well. He’s the second favorite on the board at nearly 14 to 1, and many are going to be on his bandwagon. Lefty has played well for most of the year, and he got the ultimate payoff when he was able to win at the Open Championship with a monster final round. Mickelson is really getting the taste for majors in his career, and he is playing with some real heart at the moment. It’s going to be tough for him to claim a second major this year after going all those years early in his career without being able to stake a claim to a major title, but Mickelson certainly won’t be out of the equation.

Keep an eye on Rory McIlroy as well. Sure, Rory has been getting bashed over and over by some of the best in the history of the game, and there is no doubt that McIlroy has had a horrendous year of golf after coming on strong over the course of the last two years. Still, we can’t take away the fact that the Northern Ireland native is the defending champion of this event, and we know that he has the talent to do some real damage if he gets on a roll.

Matt Kuchar is still looking for his first major tournament title of his career, and he might have some great value at 35 to 1. Hunter Mahan was playing well until his wife gave birth to the family’s child, which caused him to infamously walk off the course while leading after two days of the event. Of course, the man that won that week at the RBC Canadian Open, Brandt Snedeker is also certainly worth watching this week at the PGA as well.

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.