PGA Championship In Tulsa Shows Some Texas Flair, Led By Scheffler And Spieth

Written By Fairway Jay on May 19, 2022
Jordan Spieth Leading The Odds For Opening Round

It’s nearing tee time in Tulsa for the 104th PGA Championship. The second major of the season follows the AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, TX. That’s where Dallas resident Jordan Spieth finished second this past weekend after shooting a sizzling 25-under par.

Spieth is one of the key players and Texas storylines at the 2022 PGA Championship. The 13-time PGA Tour winner and 3-time major champion can complete the Grand Slam with a victory this week at Southern Hills Country Club.

Jordan Spieth, along with fellow Dallas resident (and former Texas Longhorn) Scottie Scheffler, are leading Texas sports betting stories again this week. Scheffler’s meteoric rise on Tour this year includes four wins with a green jacket in his closet after capturing The Masters last month.

Scheffler is currently ranked No. 1 in the world heading into the second major of the year, beginning at No. 12 at the start of the year. Spieth moved up a notable spot this week as well to No. 8, after starting the year at No. 14.

PGA Championship Odds

The odds on who’s leading the online sportsbook can vary for golfers in weekly PGA Tour events.

Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth are two of the leading favorites with BetMGM noting their percentage of bets, money and support to win the 2022 PGA Championship. Scheffler and Spieth have taken both the most bets to money to win the major championship at Southern Hills, which will play as a par 70 at 7,556 yards.

The percentages of bets and money (handle) changes as more wagers come in ahead of opening round.

Here are the leading favorites and contenders to win the PGA Championship, according to current odds at BetMGM.

  • +1200 – Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm
  • +1400 – Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy
  • +1800 – Jordan Spieth and Collin Morikawa
  • +2200 – Cameron Smith and Patrick Cantlay
  • +2500 – Dustin Johnson, Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele
  • +3500 – Hideki Matsuyama, Will Zalatoris and Shane Lowry
  • +4000 – Brooks Koepka, Sam Burns, Joaquin Niemann and Matt Fitzpatrick

Tiger Trending

Tiger Woods tees it up for his second start on Tour this season. He made the cut at the Masters, and a majority of bettors are again encouraged that Woods is ready to contend. One bettor in Nevada (foolishly) bet $20,000 on Tiger to win the PGA Championship – for a return of $1.2 million.

But another bettor at BetMGM is not as confident in Woods, placing a $13,000 bet at +115 odds that Tiger will miss the cut.

“Tiger Woods (+6600) is our biggest liability to win the PGA Championship. If Tiger were to win, it would be the biggest losing result in BetMGM history.” – Jason Scott, VP of Trading, BetMGM

Tigers odds for a top finishing position:

  • The Top 5 +1200
  • Top 10 +600
  • And Top 40 +100

More PGA Championship updates and coverage, along with Texas Sports betting news ahead.

Current legislative action suggests there are a few positive signs for the prospect of legal sports betting in Texas, despite a majority of Lone Star state residents supporting legal sports betting. Texas is missing out on revenue for the state, and some pro sports owners and former legislators have voiced their support.

That includes Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban and Beto O’Rourke supporting the initiative ahead of lawmakers.

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