5 Outsiders to Follow at the PGA Championship
WHAT A difference a week makes. After his victory in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, Rory McIlroy has been installed as favourite to win the PGA Championship. This despite the fact that he missed the cut at both The Players Championship and The Masters.
There are some great value each-way bets to be had for the season’s second major at Kiawah Island and the pick of them is surely Abraham Ancer. The Mexican is one of the most consistent golfers on the planet and you can get him at an incredibly generous 70-1. Former US Open champion Gary Woodland has been struggling of late but has shown some decent recent form - you can back him at 100-1.
However, if you are looking for more left-field bets, here are some to consider.
The Canadian’s sole victory came in 2019. He missed the cut in his first two starts this season. But everything has changed since then. The 29-year-old has seven top 10s to his name and has a knack of finding his best when it matters most, finishing third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, seventh at The Players and eighth at The Masters. 66-1? You have to be joking.
Homa is one of the sweetest swingers in the business, and is also blessed with a wonderful temperament. He had a great chance to win the Valspar Championship but slumped to a final round of 73. Winner of the Genesis Invitational earlier this year. His odds of 70-1 are very generous.
The 35-year-old is a man transformed since achieving his first PGA Tour victory at the CJ Cup in October. Has always been a magnificent ball striker, but has also finally found something on the greens this season. With four top 10s and eight top-25 finishes this season, he represents great value at 125-1.
Hugely underrated South African who finished seventh at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and has not missed a cut on the PGA Tour this season. He is firmly established in the top 50 in the world rankings and has already won three times on the European Tour.
Unbelievably, you can get odds of 150-1 on the Frenchman to win. The bookies don’t often get it wrong but on this occasion they surely have. He represents a great each-way bet. Perez has a happy knack of finding his best form at the biggest tournaments. Looking to lock down his place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
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