2024 PGA Championship odds, predictions, field: Favorites, picks, Tiger Woods

By Vik Chokshi
FOX Sports Gambling Lead

The second major of the PGA Tour season is finally here!

The PGA Championship takes place this week and will be played at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Jack Nicklaus-designed course is a par-71 measuring 7,542 yards with Bentgrass greens.

Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship the last time it was at Valhalla, shooting 16-under to beat Phil Mickelson by a stroke in 2014. Tiger Woods won the event at Valhalla in 2000, shooting 18-under to win in a playoff.

Brooks Koepka is the defending champion, shooting 9-under at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. He had the fourth-best odds to win entering the tournament (+2000). Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland finished tied for second at 7-under. 

As for betting on the tournament, we’ve got you covered with everything you need, from the odds to best bets.

Let’s dive into the action.

Who are the favorites?

Scheffler is a massive favorite, currently sitting at +350 to win it all. He’s been on a dominant run as of late, winning four tournaments since March, including the Masters. He finally welcomed the birth of his child and is a full go this week.

Beyond Scheffler, McIlroy (+700) and Xander Schauffele (+1200) hold the second- and third-best odds, respectively. McIlroy’s odds shortened from +1200 following his win at Wells Fargo over the weekend. 

What about Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods was included in the full field list for the event.

Even though he has past success at Valhalla, Woods is still a long shot to win the tournament, as he currently sits at +25000 to win it all, which is even longer odds than what he had to win the Masters in April.

When you talk about Tiger, you have to bring up Phil Mickelson, who won the 2021 PGA Championship. The lefty has +30000 odds to win this year’s tournament. 

Now that we teed off with the basics, let’s approach the top favorites and my early pick to win the tournament.

PGA Championship Odds & Field

Scottie Scheffler: +400 (bet $10 to win $50)
Rory McIlroy: +700 (bet $10 to win $80 total)
Xander Schauffele: +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Brooks Koepka: +1400 (bet $10 to win $150 total)
Jon Rahm: +1600 (bet $10 to win $170 total)
Ludvig Aberg: +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Bryson DeChambeau: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Max Homa: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Collin Morikawa: +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Joaquin Niemann: +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Tommy Fleetwood: +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Patrick Cantlay: +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Wyndham Clark: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Viktor Hovland: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Cameron Smith: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Tyrrell Hatton: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Justin Thomas: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Hideki Matsuyama: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Cameron Young: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Sam Burns: +5500 (bet $10 to win $560 total)
Jason Day: +5500 (bet $10 to win $560 total)
Sahith Theegala: +6000 (bet $10 to win $610 total)
Min Woo Lee: +6000 (bet $10 to win $610 total)
Byeong Hun An: +6000 (bet $10 to win $610 total)
Sungjae Im: +6500 (bet $10 to win $660 total)
Sepp Straka: +6500 (bet $10 to win $660 total)
Matt Fitzpatrick: +6500 (bet $10 to win $660 total)
Jordan Spieth: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Will Zalatoris: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Si Woo Kim: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Dustin Johnson: +7500 (bet $10 to win $760 total)
Tony Finau: +8000 (bet $10 to win $810 total)
Russell Henley: +8000 (bet $10 to win $810 total)
Corey Conners: +8000 (bet $10 to win $810 total)
Talor Gooch: +9000 (bet $10 to win $910 total)

*Odds as of 5/13/2024


If you follow me on Twitter or read this column, you know I love betting on golf long shots (+1500 to +2000 or longer). There’s just something thrilling about holding a lottery ticket deep into Sunday. It also presents you with multiple hedging opportunities if you want to eliminate some of your risks.

A lot of my bets are based on course history and form, so you’ll soon get my full list of a couple of guys worth sprinkling pizza money on. But, for now, definitely sprinkle a few bucks on Koepka, as this number will move significantly when next week rolls around.

Brooks Koepka +2000 (bet placed 5/4/24)
Bryson DeChambeau +2500
Joaquin Niemann +4000

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