Gary | Fri 22/07/2016 - 11:20 EDT

PGA Championships 2016 Betting Tips

PGA Championships 2016 Betting Tips
World No. 1 Jason Day will look to successfully defend his title when the PGA Championship kicks off July 25. But the Australian will have his work cut out for him with a star-studded field that includes Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.

PGA Championships Betting Lines & Preview

By Angelo Montilla

World No. 1 Jason Day is putting his British Open performance behind him. The Aussie is now focused on defending his PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club from July 25-31.

Day, coming off a disappointing 22nd-place finish at Royal Troon, has won seven times in the past year, but is still seeking another major victory.

It has been a crazy 12 months,” Day told thenational.ae. “I think the next step for me is to go, ‘OK, how many can I win now?’ and be able to shoot a goal for maybe the career Grand Slam, even though it is though to get that. But that’s a good goal to have.”

Day’s quest for a second major crown — his second PGA Championship title — won’t be in an easy one in a tournament that features Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy also playing at the top of their games.

Here are five players that could win the PGA Championship:

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Rory McIlroy (+800)

A two-time PGA Championship winner, Rory McIlroy returns to the tournament hungry to add to his major trophy collection. The Irishman — a four-time major winner — last won the PGA Championship in 2014. Despite a strong outing at Royal Troon, where he tied for 5th, McIlroy is a favorite to win the PGA championship for a third time. McIlroy has proved in the past he can bounce back from poor performances and look for him to do the same at Baltusrol.

Jason Day (+800)

The defending champion will have some added pressure when he steps on to the Baltusrol course. Day shot 20-under in last year’s tournament, holding off a surging Jordan Spieth down the stretch. The Aussie star will need the same type of performance in order to repeat as champion this time around as well. Day is playing some his best golf, winning seven tournaments this year and finishing top 15 in four of the last six PGA appearances.

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Jordan Spieth (+900)

The American will have to shake out of his slump quickly if he stands any chance of winning a third major crown.  Spieth’s state of mind hasn’t been the same since a dominating 2015 season in which he won the Masters and U.S. Open. The bright side is Spieth was a runner-up at this tournament a year ago. If he can turn in the same performance he’s surely to be in line for a third major crown.

Dustin Johnson (+900)

This year’s U.S. Open champion, Dustin Johnson is seeking his second major of the year when he competes at Baltusrol next weekend. The hard-hitting American has won or finished in the top five of the last six tournaments, making him a legitimate favorite to win the PGA Championship.

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Henrik Stenson (+1600)

You have to throw Henrik Stenson in the mix after his brilliant display of golf, which saw the Swede win the British Open — his first major championship. It’ll be a tough task to repeat the same performance, but if Stenson can putt the way he did at Royal Troon where he made 10 birdies in the final round to claim the title.

Sleepers:

Justin Rose (+2500)

The 2013 U.S. Open champion has struggled in 2016 with just one top-five finish and four showings in the top 10. But Rose seems to save his best golf for the PGA Championship, where he finished third in 2012. Rose may be a long shot to win it all, but keep an eye on the Englishman in the opening round before placing your bets.

Bubba Watson (+2800)

Bubba Watson has been virtually non-existent over the last five months, where his best outing was a 14th finish at WGC-Bridgestone. However, Watson has historically performed well at the PGA Championship and was a runner up at the 2010 tournament before falling short to German Martin Kaymer. Keep an eye on Watson in the opening round before putting your money down on the two-time Masters champion.

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