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How to bet the PGA Championship: PGA Tour odds, key stats and course preview

May 16, 2019; Bethpage, NY, USA; The PGA Championship trophy at the first tee during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage State Park - Black Course. Mandatory Credit: Angie Walton-USA TODAY Sports

The PGA Championship returns to its usual spot on the PGA Tour schedule and is the second major of 2021. Collin Morikawa will defend his 2020 title at TPC Harding Park as the world’s best golfers take to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. On this page, we present our betting guide for the 2021 PGA Championship, with PGA Tour odds and betting options, as well as a course breakdown and the key stats you need to know.

Rory McIlroy, coming off a victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, will try to defend his 2012 PGA Championship title at Kiawah Island. All the top golfers from the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings are in attendance, with the exception of Matthew Wolff, who withdrew last week.

2021 PGA Championship: Betting guide

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2021 PGA Championship: Odds for the favorites

Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. ET.

  • Rory McIlroy +1200 (bet $100 to win $1,200)
  • Jon Rahm +1400 (bet $100 to win $1,400)
  • Justin Thomas +1400 (bet $100 to win $1,400)
  • Jordan Spieth +1400 (bet $100 to win $1,400)
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1600 (bet $100 to win $1,600)
  • Dustin Johnson +1600 (bet $100 to win $1,600)
  • Xander Schauffele +2000 (bet $100 to win $2,000)
  • Viktor Hovland +2000 (bet $100 to win $2,000)
  • Daniel Berger +2800 (bet $100 to win $2,800)
  • Collin Morikawa +3000 (bet $100 to win $3,000)

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2021 PGA Championship: Betting options

PGA Championship futures have been available on BetMGM since Morikawa’s win at TPC Harding Park last summer. They’ve been updated routinely based on weekly results and injury news.

Early this week, additional options will be made available. These include tournament placings, group and matchup betting, and round-by-round leaders. Tournament props will be released for things like whether or not there will be a hole-in-one or a playoff.

Shortly after the Wanamaker Trophy is awarded Sunday afternoon, futures odds for the 2022 PGA Championship will be posted.

The course: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island last hosted the PGA Tour for the 2012 PGA Championship. McIlroy won by eight strokes at 13-under par.

The par-72 course has been slightly lengthened and now measures 7,876 yards. Water is a problem on only three holes – all on the back nine. The large Paspalum greens are well guarded by sand bunkers and dunes to emphasize approach shots and play around the putting surfaces.

Scoring needs to be done on the par 5s with five par 4s ranging from 450-500 yards and two others exceeding 500 yards.

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2021 PGA Championship: Key stats

  • Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee
  • SG: Approach
  • SG: Around-the-Green
  • Par 4 Efficiency: 450-500 Yards
  • Sand Save Percentage
  • Bogey Avoidance

2021 PGA Championship: How to watch

ESPN and CBS will split television coverage of the 2021 PGA Championship.

The tournament will also be streamed on ESPN+.

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