- 2022 PGA Championship features 156 golfers
- Rory McIlroy is the current favorite to win (+300)
- Get our complete golfer rankings with Vegas betting odds for each player
The 104th PGA Championship is here.
The field includes 16 past winners, 34 major champions, as well as the top-20 finishers from the 2022 PGA Professional Championship. The vast majority of those top-20 finishers are local pros, who will have an experience of a lifetime but little shot at winning.
In terms of the course, it’s fairly wide open off the tee, but players will be tested significantly around the greens with some sharp run-offs making for some difficult chipping.
Course designer Perry Maxwell also did some work at Augusta National so there could be some crossover when it comes to which players will play well.
When it comes to PGA Championship betting, it feels pretty wide open with a number of players who have a good chance of coming out on top.
How Many Golfers are in the 2022 PGA Championship?
The field for the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills has 156 players. Bryson DeChambeau withdrew Wednesday afternoon and was replaced by Denny McCarthy.
Best Odds to Win the 2022 PGA Championship
After the first round, Rory McIlroy has the best odds at +300. He leads the tournament at 5-under. Justin Thomas is two shots back, but has the second-best odds at +700. Will Zalatoris (+1000) and Cameron Smith (+1000) are Nos. 3 and 4 on the odds board.
2022 PGA Championship Odds to Win
Ranking All 156 Golfers in 2022 PGA Championship, Plus Vegas Betting Odds
1. Scottie Scheffler Odds to Win PGA Championship +1200
Given all Scheffler has accomplished the last few months (four wins since February), he has to be at the top of this list until he gives reason not to be.
It also doesn’t hurt he’s been on record saying he loves Southern Hills.
2. Justin Thomas Odds to Win PGA Championship +1400
The 29-year-old is more than due for a win. His last win on the PGA Tour came at the 2021 Players Championship, more than a full calendar year ago.
With six top-10 finishes this year, including a T-8 at the Masters, Thomas enters the week in good form.
The stars are out at Southern Hills! I was at the course today and caught @JordanSpieth and @JustinThomas34 finishing up their practice round for the @PGAChampionship. Spieth is looking to complete the career major grand slam and Thomas is looking for his second PGA Championship. pic.twitter.com/aPdIP3OvYA
— Chris DiMaria (@chris_DiMaria) May 9, 2022
3. Cameron Smith Odds to Win PGA Championship +2200
Southern Hills is expected to play similar to Augusta National where Smith has enjoyed a ton of success – four top 10s in his last five appearances.
He also won the Players Championship a few months ago so he’s proven he can win against the best of the best.
4. Rory McIlroy Odds to Win PGA Championship +1400
McIlroy seems to be in good form following an up-and-down start to the season. He’s finished in the top 5 in his last two events, including a solo second at the Masters.
If he can break his trend of slow starts in tournaments, especially majors, McIlroy will be hard to beat.
5. Jon Rahm Odds to Win PGA Championship +1200
Rahm will enter with some confidence, as he won the Mexico Open in his last start. The 27-year-old finished T-27 at Augusta, which snapped a streak of four straight top-10 finishes in majors.
6. Jordan Spieth Odds to Win PGA Championship +1800
Spieth is such a wild card but it feels like he’s in a good place. He recently won the RBC Heritage and followed that up with a strong showing at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
A tougher PGA Championship set-up might favor a player like him.
7. Patrick Cantlay Odds to Win PGA Championship +2200
Cantlay has enjoyed plenty of success on the PGA Tour, highlighted by his 2021 FedEx Cup win. But, he hasn’t played that great in majors – only two top 10s.
The 30-year-old is too good not to contend in majors and perhaps that changes this week.
8. Collin Morikawa Odds to Win PGA Championship +1800
The 25-year-old is on a streak of four straight top-8 finishes in majors, including a win at last year’s British Open.
He’s one of the best ball-strikers on the Tour but is close to 200th this season in strokes gained around the green. That doesn’t feel great at a course like Southern Hills.
9. Dustin Johnson Odds to Win PGA Championship +2500
The 37-year-old is another player that is hard to predict, but it feels like he could be a nice fit for the course as long as he keeps the ball in the fairway.
Johnson also has some solid finishes this year in some big tournaments, including a fourth-place at the WGC Dell Technologies World Match Play and a T-9 at the Masters.
10. Will Zalatoris Odds to Win PGA Championship +3500
Zalatoris is one of the best ball-strikers on the PGA Tour, but his putter has held him back. He’s shown signs of improvement in that area of late, so if that is the case this week, he will likely be at the top of the leaderboard come Sunday.
11. Xander Schauffele Odds to Win PGA Championship +2500
The 28-year-old always finds himself in contention at majors – four straight years with at least two top-10 finishes – but he hasn’t been able to win one yet.
One day it feels like that will change for the 2021 Olympic gold medalist.
12. Viktor Hovland Odds to Win PGA Championship +2500
Hovland is almost identical to Morikawa for this week. It’s very likely the youngster will one day win a major, but it doesn’t feel like it will be this week.
13. Matt Fitzpatrick Odds to Win PGA Championship +4000
While he hasn’t won on the PGA Tour, Fitzpatrick has won seven times worldwide.
He’s fared decently in majors and typically plays his best on tour courses, which Southern Hills is expected to be.
14. Shane Lowry Odds to Win PGA Championship +3500
Lowry is playing some of his best golf this season and especially of late. He will enter the week with two straight T-3 finishes in his last two individual events.
15. Sam Burns Odds to Win PGA Championship +4000
Burns quietly is ranked inside the top-10 in the world. The 25-year-old makes a ton of birdies but hasn’t fared well in major championships.
In seven majors, his best finish is a T-29 at the 2019 PGA Championship.
16. Hideki Matsuyama Odds to Win PGA Championship +3300
The 30-year-old has played well this season when healthy, including a T-14 in his most recent start at the Masters.
Matsuyama has eight career top-10 finishes in majors so he should never be discounted.
17. Brooks Koepka Odds to Win PGA Championship +4000
The four-time major champion is always a threat at big tournaments, but there are some questions with Koepka this week after withdrawing from last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson (no reason given).
18. Corey Conners Odds to Win PGA Championship +6600
Given how well Conners hits the ball, he has a solid chance of winning each chance he tees it up, especially in majors.
He has three straight top-10 finishes at the Masters, which should help him this week given the similarity in courses.
19. Joaquin Niemann Odds to Win PGA Championship +4000
Niemann is most recently known for playing with Tiger Woods in the first two rounds of the Masters last month and playing quite well.
He also won earlier this year at the Genesis Invitational, which was a very strong field.
20. Cameron Young Odds to Win PGA Championship +8000
This may be a little high, but he’s a personal favorite of mine and is having a terrific rookie season.
His limited major experience and no cuts made will turn some away, but his fortunes will likely soon change.
21. Daniel Berger Odds to Win PGA Championship +5000
The 29-year-old is a streaky player but when his game is on he’s among the best in the world. Berger has faired well in majors with at least one top-10 finish in all four.
22. Max Homa Odds to Win PGA Championship +6600
Homa comes into the week with plenty of confidence having won the last time he played at the Wells Fargo Championship. He’s one of the more underrated players on Tour at the moment.
23. Tony Finau Odds to Win PGA Championship +5000
This may be lower than expected given his past success at majors, but he’s had an inconsistent season which makes me want to stay away this week. He has just one top-20 finish since January.
24. Louis Oosthuizen Odds to Win PGA Championship +8000
When healthy, the 39-year-old is always a threat to compete at majors, but he doesn’t seem to be 100% of late, including having to withdraw at the Masters.
This may be a stay-away play this week.
25. Talor Gooch Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
The 30-year-old is having a breakout season on the PGA Tour – one win and four top-10 finishes.
Gooch went to college at Oklahoma State, which should give him good vibes entering the week in a familiar place.
26. Adam Scott Odds to Win PGA Championship +8000
The 41-year-old is in a bit of a slump at majors, but given his history, he can never be totally discounted.
Scott has five top-10 career finishes at the PGA Championship, including a third-place finish in 2018.
27. Tiger Woods Odds to Win PGA Championship +6600
This was impossible to place as there’s so much unknown with Woods’ leg. Clearly, he was impacted at the Masters as the week went on, but he was exceptional in the first round.
He also won the last time the PGA Championship was at Southern Hills (2007).
A Sunday stroll for @TigerWoods.
Scenes from his practice round at Southern Hills, site of this week's PGA Championship. pic.twitter.com/5juPbuIAio
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 15, 2022
28. Jason Kokrak Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
Kokrak is a solid player that always seems to find himself in contention when he plays. He is 144th in strokes gained around the greens this season, which may be problematic this week.
29. Bryson DeChambeau Odds to Win PGA Championship +6600
DeChambeau isn’t 100% after undergoing wrist surgery last month. Without seeing him in competition since it’s hard to know what he will be like upon returning.
(DeChambeau withdrew from the tournament Wednesday afternoon and has been replaced by Denny McCarthy.)
30. Billy Horschel Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
Horschel doesn’t have a great track record at the PGA Championship – T-23 twice – but all it takes is one week for the Florida native to get hot.
The 35-year-old enters in good form and could surprise some.
31. Jason Day Odds to Win PGA Championship +8000
Getting Day at this price is some pretty solid value, especially since he’s entering the tournament playing some solid golf.
He has back-to-back top-15 finishes and plenty of success at major tournaments on his side.
32. Tyrell Hatton Odds to Win PGA Championship +6600
Hatton is a solid all-around player but has struggled in a big way at the majors of late. In his last eight major championships, he has five missed cuts.
33. Tommy Fleetwood Odds to Win PGA Championship +8000
Fleetwood has fallen to No. 43 in the world rankings, but any player who has shot 63 in the final round of a major cannot completely be discounted.
34. Harold Varner III Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
Varner enters the week perhaps playing the best golf of his career and that includes back-to-back top-5 finishes.
He’s had some close calls at a few majors throughout his career so there are worse plays in this range.
35. Abraham Ancer Odds to Win PGA Championship +8000
There was a time when it felt like Ancer would be a contender at virtually every major, but he’s struggled of late and hasn’t been as consistent as he once was.
With that being said, he has a lot of talent that could return at any time.
36. Marc Leishman Odds to Win PGA Championship +12500
Leishman is one of the better ball-strikers on Tour, especially when it comes to windy conditions. If the wind picks up this week, which is possible, Leishman should certainly be a player to consider.
37. Sergio Garcia Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
Garcia might get some extra attention this week regarding LIV Golf, but when it comes to the course he doesn’t have a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since last November.
38. Keegan Bradley Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
The 35-year-old should have a good feeling about the week as he is a past champion (2011) and had a solid showing at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Bradley also has his eyes set on the U.S. Open, which will be played at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, the state in which he grew up.
Keegan Bradley thread the needle to perfection. 🤯pic.twitter.com/uSfJsQwh9P
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) March 25, 2022
39. Gary Woodland Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
Getting a past major champion at this price feels like solid value.
Woodland has been inconsistent this year but has displayed flashes of strong play including back-to-back top-5 finishes this earlier spring.
40. Maverick McNeely Odds to Win PGA Championship +12500
McNeely doesn’t have the major experience that other players do, but his game is solid enough to contend. The 26-year-old has six top 25s this season.
41. Webb Simpson Odds to Win PGA Championship +12500
This price seems very low for a player of Simpson’s caliber, but he hasn’t been healthy for the majority of this season.
He doesn’t have a top-20 finish this calendar year, but he’s shown he can compete with the game’s best when he’s right.
42. Cameron Champ Odds to Win PGA Championship +15000
Champ is one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, but it doesn’t seem like that will matter much this week at Southern Hills.
It’s a course that doesn’t necessarily favor a long hitter compared to a short hitter.
43. Brian Harman Odds to Win PGA Championship +15000
If the longer hitters truly do not have an advantage at Southern Hills, Harman could be a great play as he excels with his low irons and around the greens.
44. Russell Henley Odds to Win PGA Championship +10000
The 33-year-old has been up and down this year, but he can look to a two-week stretch in March where he went T-13 at both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Players Championship for confidence.
45. Patrick Reed Odds to Win PGA Championship +12500
Reed hasn’t played very well of late which is why his number is so low. But, Reed tends to play better in majors so this could be great value.
46. Alex Noren Odds to Win PGA Championship +15000
While certainly not one of the best all-around players in the game at the moment, Noren does excel on the greens.
As one of the best putters on Tour, if Noren gets hot on these greens it could propel him to the top of the leaderboard.
47. Sebastian Munoz Odds to Win PGA Championship +15000
Munoz is one of the streakiest players on Tour, but he comes into the week on a high note after a strong showing at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
48. Adam Hadwin Odds to Win PGA Championship +20000
Hadwin’s ball-striking will serve him well this week, but he hasn’t shown much of late to indicate he’s at the point where he’s ready to win a major championship.
But, that could always change this week.
49. Charl Schwartzel Odds to Win PGA Championship +15000
Schwartzel was a late addition to the field, but he will be looking to carry over his strong performance at Augusta National to Southern Hills.
50. Davis Riley Odds to Win PGA Championship +15000
Riley is coming in a little high on these rankings, but he is playing well of late and is one of the up-and-coming stars on the PGA Tour. He has the chance to surprise a lot of people this week.
51. Christiaan Bezuidenhout +15000
52. K.H. Lee +15000
53. Si Woo Kim +12500
54. Justin Rose +15000
55. Seamus Power +12500
56. Kevin Kisner +25000
Kisner could surprise a lot of people this week if driving distance doesn’t play a major role like is expected. If the course plays firm and fast, it plays into Kisner’s game just like if scoring is difficult.
57. Ryan Palmer +20000
58. Mito Pereira +20000
59. Tom Hoge +20000
60. Erik van Rooyen +20000
61. Sepp Straka +25000
62. Robert MacIntyre +20000
63. Thomas Pieters +15000
64. Rickie Fowler +15000
Fowler is struggling to find his game and didn’t qualify for the Masters but got into the field because of his top-10 finish at last year’s edition at Kiawah Island. A solid week would go a long way for his confidence.
65. Aaron Wise +15000
66. Matthew Wolff +15000
67. Ian Poulter +20000
68. Lanto Griffin +20000
69. Garrick Higgo +40000
70. Lucas Herbert +30000
71. Bubba Watson +20000
72. Joel Dahmen +25000
73. Chris Kirk +20000
74. Jhonattan Vegas +15000
75. Luke List +20000
76. Matt Kuchar +15000
77. Cam Davis +25000
78. Kevin Na +15000
Na is a solid player and any other week would be ranked higher but he really has struggled at the PGA Championship. Since a T-10 in 2011, he’s missed the cut in six of his last nine appearances, and that includes a WD in 2012.
Fist-pumping before it drops. 💪
Kevin Na is 1 back after back-to-back birdies. pic.twitter.com/GgvucXeXFI
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 10, 2021
79. Keith Mitchell +25000
80. Scott Stallings +30000
81. Cameron Tringale +25000
82. Troy Merritt +25000
83. Russell Knox +30000
84. Matt Jones +30000
85. Bernd Wiesberger +25000
86. Mackenzie Hughes +25000
87. Stewart Cink +30000
88. Kevin Streelman +25000
89. J.J. Spaun +20000
90. Francesco Molinari +25000
Molinari is a streaky player but is entering the week on a good note following a final round 64 at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The 39-year-old has a British Open to his name, so he knows what it takes to get it done at a major.
91. Anirban Lahiri +30000
92. Lee Westwood +30000
93. Joohyung Kim +25000
94. Zach Johnson +30000
95. Branden Grace +30000
96. Sam Horsfield +25000
97. Jinichiro Kozuma +40000
98. Lucas Glover +30000
99. Patton Kizirre +35000
100. Harry Higgs +35000
Higgs got into the field thanks to a T-4 finish at last year’s PGA Championship. A fan favorite, perhaps the 30-year-old will surprise a few again this week.
oh my god Joel Dahmen and Harry Higgs have broken golf pic.twitter.com/qJUlQyE7nB
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) February 13, 2022
101. Hudson Swafford +40000
102. Henrik Stenson +40000
103. Carlos Ortiz +30000
104. Brendan Steele +30000
105. Oliver Bekker +30000
106. Adria Arnaus +30000
107. Min Woo Lee +30000
108. Pablo Larrazabal +30000
109. Ryan Fox +35000
110. Justin Harding +40000
111. Chad Ramey +40000
112. Bio Kim +50000
113. Martin Kaymer +40000
114. Dean Burmester +40000
115. Nicolai Hojgaard +40000
116. Richard Bland +50000
The 49-year-old has been exceptional over the last few years. After nearly missing getting into the Masters, Bland got into the field this week and will look to make the most of it.
117. Kramer Hickok +50000
118. Beau Hossler +40000
119. Rikuya Hoshino +40000
120. Ryosuke Kinoshita +40000
121. Adam Scheck +40000
122. Padraig Harrington +50000
123. Shaun Norris +50000
124. Chan Kim +50000
125. Laurie Canter +50000
126. Daniel van Tonder +50000
127. Sadom Kaewkanjana +50000
128. Takumi Kanaya +50000
129. Yuki Inamori +50000
130. Jason Dufner +50000
131. Ryan Brehm +75000
132. Alex Cejka +100000
133. Y.E. Yang +100000
134. Rich Beem +100000
135. Shaun Micheel +100000
136. John Daly +1000000
137. Alex Beach +100000
Beach and the following players finished in the top 20 of the 2022 PGA Professionals Championship. These players are listed alphabetically since they all have the same slim-to-none chance of winning.