Angelo Montilla | Tue 25/07/2017 - 07:14 EDT

Jordan Spieth Fave To Win The 2017 PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth Fave To Win The 2017 PGA Championship
Coming off his biggest win of 2017, Jordan Spieth will get the opportunity to secure a career grand slam with a victory at next month’s PGA Championship. However, also watch for Rory McIlroy to come on strong. We look at the odds and break down who has the best shot to win it all.

PGA Championship Future Odds

Jordan Spieth had flashbacks of the 2016 Masters when he nearly blew fourth-round lead at the Open Championship last weekend.

Up three shots entering the final day of action, Spieth opened the round with three straight-bogeys — drawing images of his 2016 Masters meltdown when he blew a five-shot lead on the back nine at Augusta National. This time, however, Spieth kept his cool to win the Claret Jug — his fourth major title. “Closing in a major was extremely important for the way I look at myself,” a relieved Spieth told The Guardian following the victory.

Spieth will have a shot at completing the career grand slam at the PGA Championship, which runs Aug. 9-13 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

2017 PGA Championship Winner Odds
 
Jordan Spieth +800 Rory McIlroy +900 Dustin Johnson +1000
Jason Day +1600 Sergio Garcia +1600 Henrik Stenson +1800
Rickie Fowler +2000 Hideki Matsuyama +2000 Justin Rose +2000
Jon Rahm +2500 Brooks Koepka +2500 Phil Mickelson +2800
Adam Scott +2800 Thomas Pieters +3300 Justin Thomas +3300
Paul Casey +4000 Branden Grace +4000 Louis Oosthuizen +4000
Alexander Noren +5000 Tyrrell Hatton +5000 Patrick Reed +5000
Lee Westwood +5000 Matthew Fitzpatrick +6600 Zach Johnson +6600
Martin Kaymer +6600 Matt Kuchar +6600 Marc Leishman +6600
Charl Schwartzel +6600 Francesco Molinari +8000 -

Only 20 players in the history of golf have won consecutive major titles in the same year. Can Spieth become the 21st? Many online sportsbooks, including Bovada.lv, are pegging the young American as the early favorite to win the last major of the PGA Tour season.

Spieth enters the tournament as a +700 frontrunner to take it all, along with Rory McIlroy — a two-time PGA Championship winner.

Spieth’s best finish at the event came during his red-hot 2015 season in which he won the Masters and U.S. Open. Spieth fired a 6-under 274 to earn a 13th-place finish at the 2016 PGA Championship, eight strokes behind winner Jimmy Walker.

Despite a mini-collapse at The Open, we’re seeing shades of Spieth’s remarkable debut season on the PGA Tour. The Texan has had an up-and-down season to this point, but he’s still managed to win two other tournaments — Travelers Championship and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am — and rack up more than $6.7 million in earnings.

What’s really set Spieth apart from the rest of the field has been his clutch putting, as he displayed during The Open Championship. Spieth also ranks first overall on the tour in strokes gained while approaching the green, where he holds an average of 1.151.

Dustin Johnson vs Rory McIlroy Open Championship Matchup

While Spieth is considered to be the top favorite to win the PGA Championship, another matchup to keep an eye on will be Rory McIlroy vs. Dustin Johnson.

Both golfers have struggled of late but tend to rise to the challenge when major tournaments roll around. Johnson, who got off to a sizzling start in 2017, has not been the same since suffering an injury, which forced him to miss the Masters. DJ was non-existent at The Open, shooting a 4-over and finishing in a tie for 54th overall.

He’ll get one last shot to win a major in 2017 when he tees off at Quail Hollow as an enticing +800 favorite behind Spieth and McIlroy. Rory has also had a season to forget but showed the world why he is still one of the best golfers on the tour at The Open, where he finished tied for fourth at 5-funder. It was McIlroy’s best finish at a major in 2017 and it comes just in time for the PGA Championship — a tournament he’s won twice in the past.

McIlroy has had previous success at Quail Hollow, winning there in 2010 and 2015. The Irishman also holds the course record of 61 and has four other top-10 finishes there.

If McIlroy can find early success at the PGA Tournament, don’t expect him to give up the lead.

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