PGA Championship 2022: Betting Odds Plus Ranking the 156-Player Field

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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable May 20, 2022, 8:00 AM
  • 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. 

It will be played May 19-22 at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will feature a unique field with players who have varying PGA Championship odds.

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

PlayerOdds
Rory McIlroy+300
Justin Thomas+700
Will Zalatoris+1600
Cameron Smith+1100
Xander Schauffele+1400
Scottie Scheffler+2200
Matt Fitzpatrick+2500
Tom Hoge+2800
Abraham Ancer+3000
Joaquin Niemann+3000
Viktor Hovland+3500
Matt Kuchar+4000
Shane Lowry+4000
Tony Finau+4000
Jordan Spieth+5000
Mito Pereira+5000
Collin Morikawa+6600
Davis Riley+6600
Jon Rahm+6600
Max Homa+6600

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

138. Brandon Bingaman +100000

139. Michael Block +100000

140. Matt Borchert +100000

141. Tyler Collet +100000

142. Paul Dickinson +100000

143. Tim Feenstra +100000

144. Austin Hurt +100000

145. Colin Inglis +100000

146. Nic Ishee +100000

147. Jared Jones +100000

148. Sean McCarty +100000

149. Kyle Mendoza +100000

150. Jesse Mueller +100000

151. Dylan Newman +100000

152. Zac Oakley +100000

153. Casey Pyne +100000

154. Ryan Vermeer +100000

155. Shawn Warren +100000

156. Wyatt Worthington II +100000

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”