2022 PGA Championship odds, field: Surprising picks, predictions from a proven golf pattern that nailed the Masters

Golf is a global sport, but the Americans have dominated recent editions of the PGA Championship. The last six tournaments have been won by US-born golfers entering Thursday’s 2022 PGA Championship. It’s the longest race of any nationality since the Americans swept the event in the 1980s, taking 10 straight wins. Yet many international golfers ranked near the top of Caesars Sportsbook’s 2022 PGA Championship odds are looking to end that streak. Spaniard Jon Rahm is 11-1 in the 2022 PGA Championship odds, tied with American Scottie Scheffler. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (14-1) is looking to win his third PGA Championship, while Australia’s Cameron Smith (22-1) and Norway’s Viktor Hovland (22-1) are looking for their first tournaments majors.

More than a dozen nationalities will be represented in the 2022 PGA Championship field, and the event will take place from Southern Hills Country Club starting Thursday with the early tee times of the 2022 PGA Championship. Before you lock in your own picks 2022 PGA Championship or participate in PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to view the latest golf predictions and projected standings from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

SportsLine’s exclusive model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been scorching since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020. In fact, it’s risen nearly $9,000 on its best bets since then, nailing tournament after tournament.

At the 2022 Masters, McClure’s pattern was all over Scottie Scheffler’s first career major championship win heading into the weekend. Additionally, McClure’s best bets included winning Collin Morikawa at the 2021 Open Championship, even though he was on the 40-1 long shot list. The pattern was also all over Jon Rahm’s first career major championship win (10-1) at the 2021 US Open. Rahm was two shots off the lead heading into the weekend, but the pattern still projected him as the winner.

This same model also managed eight major tournaments entering the weekend. Everyone who followed him saw massive returns.

Now that the 2022 PGA Championship field is taking shape, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results have been startling. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected 2022 PGA Championship standings.

Best 2022 PGA Championship Predictions

One major surprise the model is claiming at the 2022 PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth, a three-time major champion and one of the heavy favorites, stumbles in Southern Hills and doesn’t even make the top 10. He enters the 2022 PGA Championship with a lot of momentum. He recently won the RBC Heritage and finished second at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

But his one-season record isn’t solid outside of that. He has finished in the top 25 in the previous six tournaments, a span that included two missed cuts, including one at the Masters. He hits the ball far this season, but not accurately, ranking 129th in driving accuracy percentage. The putter also let him down, as he ranks 175th in strokes won in that category, making him a golfer to fade in 2022 PGA Championship betting, according to the model.

Another surprise: Viktor Hovland, a 22-1 long shot, is having a good run for the title. He is a target for anyone looking for a huge salary. A former Oklahoma State star, Hovland still lives in Stillwater, Okla., and will be used to the swirling winds and elements that come with playing in the Sooner State. He estimates he’s played Southern Hills half a dozen times since its revamp in 2019 and will enjoy the support of the local crowd.

He made the cut in eight of his nine major league starts, the only outlier being when he withdrew from the 2021 US Open with an eye injury. Currently, Hovland is the No. 6 golfer in the world and is among the top iron players on the tour. He ranks sixth in shots gained approaching the green (1.019), which led him to convert the fourth most birdies (4.92) per round.

How to make picks for the 2022 PGA Championship

The model also targets three other golfers with odds of 20 to 1 or more who will make surprising runs. Anyone backing those long shots could hit big. You can only see them here.

So who will win the 2022 PGA Championship? And what long shots stun the golf world? Check out the 2022 PGA Championship odds below, then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2022 PGA Championship standingsall from the model who won eight major golf tournaments, including this year’s Masters.

2022 PGA Championship odds, field

Scottie Scheffler 11-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Colin Morikawa 16-1
Dustin Johnson 18-1
Jordan Spieth 20-1
Cameron Smith 20-1
Patrick Canlay 20-1
Victor Hovland 22-1
Xander Schauele 22-1
Hideki Matsuyama 28-1
Shane Lowry 30-1
Is Zalatoris 30-1
Brooks Koepka 35-1
Joaquin Niemann 35-1
Sam Burns 40-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 40-1
Daniel Berger 50-1
Corey Conners 50-1
Tony Finau 50-1
Tiger Woods 50-1
Max Homa 55-1
Louis Oosthuizen 60-1
Cameron Young 65-1
Tyrrell Hatton 65-1
Bryson DeChambeau 65-1
Tommy Fleetwood 65-1
Jason Day 65-1
Keegan Bradley 80-1
Adam Scott 80-1
Abraham Ancer 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Gary Woodland 90-1
Patrick Roseau 90-1
Jason Kokrak 90-1
Talor Gooch 100-1
If Woo Kim 100-1
Justin Rose 100-1
Harold Varner 100-1
Marc Leishman 100-1
Seamus Power 100-1
Russell Henley 100-1
Sergio Garcia 100-1
Webb Simpson 100-1
Thomas Pieter 125-1
Matthew Wolff 125-1
Aaron Sage 125-1
Sebastien Munoz 125-1
Alex Noren 125-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 125-1
Maverick McNealy 125-1
Cameron Field 125-1
Ricky Fowler 150-1
Sepp Straka 150-1
Jhonattan Vegas 150-1
Charl Schwartzel 150-1
Bubba Watson 150-1
Davis Riley 150-1
Erik Van Rooyen 150-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 150-1
Tom Hoge 150-1
Brian Harman 150-1
Adam Hadwin 150-1
Luke List 150-1
Keith Mitchell 150-1
Matt Kuchar 150-1
Kevin Na 175-1
Mito Pereira
Kevin Kisner
Cameron Davis
Sam Horsfield
Chris Kirk
Russell Knox
Bernd Wiesberger
Joel Dahmen
Robert Macintyre
Ryan Palmer 200-1
Branden Grace 225-1
Lanto Griffon 250-1
Matt Jones 250-1
Cameron Tringale 250-1
Ian Poulter 250-1
Francesco Molinari 250-1
Anirban Lahiri 250-1
Mackenzie Hughes 250-1
Stewart Cink 250-1
Lee Westwood 250-1
Lucas Herbert 250-1
Adri Arnaus 250-1
Ryan Fox 250-1
JJ Spaun 250-1
Kevin Streelman 250-1
Min Woo Lee 250-1
Nicolai Hojgaard 250-1
Martin Kaymer 300-1
Carlos Ortiz 300-1
Oliver Bekker 300-1
Dean Burmester 300-1
Justin Harding 300-1
Patton Kizzire 300-1
Garrick Higo 300-1
Henrik Stenson 300-1
Joo Hyung Kim 300-1
Troy Merritt 300-1
Lucas Glover 300-1
Pablo Larrazabal 300-1
Richard Bland 300-1
Brendan Steele 300-1
Padraig Harrington 350-1
Harry Higgs 350-1
Adam Schenk 350-1
Shaun Norris 350-1
Scott Stallings 350-1
Handsome Hossler 350-1
Rikuya Hoshino 350-1
Zach Johnson 350-1
Laurie Gallop 350-1
Takumi Kanaya 350-1
Hudson Swafford 400-1
Bio Kim 500-1
Daniel Van Tonder 500-1
Ryōsuke Kinoshita 500-1
Chan Kim 500-1
Sadom Kaewkanjana 500-1
Yuki Inamori 500-1
Chad Ramey 500-1
Jason Dufner 500-1
Kramer Hickok 500-1
Jinichiro Kozuma 500-1
Ryan Brehm 750-1
Ye Yang 750-1
Alex Cejka 750-1
John Daly 750-1
Wyatt Worthington 1000-1
Shawn Warren 1500-1
Rich Beem 1500-1
Shaun Michael 1500-1
Ryan Vermeer 1500-1
Colin Inglis 2000-1
Tim Feenstra 200-1
Zac Oakley 2000-1
Matthew Borchert 2000-1
Brandon Bingaman 2000-1
Kyle Mendoza2000-1
Alex Beach 2000-1
Casey Pyne 2000-1
Austin injured 2000-1
Jared Jones 2000-1
Tyler Collet 2000-1
Michael Block 2000-1
Sean McCarty 2000-1
Dylan Newman 2000-1
Nic Ishee 2000-1
Paul Dickinson 2000-1
Jesse Muller 2000-1

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