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PGA Championship odds: Scottie Scheffler making history as massive favorite

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Scottie Scheffler has entered rare territory ahead of this week’s PGA Championship. 

The world No. 1 golfer is an unheard-of +450 favorite to win the tournament at BetMGM Sportsbook less than 24 hours away from the first tee times on Thursday.

It’s a prime Tiger Woods-esque line as Scheffler looks for his second straight major win. 

He is the shortest PGA Championship favorite since Woods was +400 to win the 2013 tournament, according to SportsOddsHistory.com. 

Scheffler is just a month removed from winning his second career Green Jacket as the biggest pre-Masters favorite since Woods was +350 ahead of Round 1 in 2013. 

The birth of his first child has taken Scheffler off the golf course for the past few weeks, but he enters the PGA Championship as one of the hottest streaks in recent memory. 

Scheffler has won four of his past five starts, finishing tied for second in the only tournament he didn’t come out on top. 


Scottie Scheffler of the United States walks off the 11th tee during a practice round prior to the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 15, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. Getty Images

He’s also finished in the top 10 in eight straight starts dating back to mid-January. 

The betting public is expecting him to keep this unbelievable stretch up this week in Valhalla. 

More than 18 percent of bets and 29 percent of the money at BetMGM are on the new father to win the tournament, both of which are easily the highest figures in the field.


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Rory McIlroy, who is looking to win his first major in nearly a decade, which was also at Valhalla Golf Club, has the second-best odds at +750. 

McIlroy is also getting a lot of love from sports bettors, garnering 11 percent of bets and 13 percent of the money.

Defending champion Brooks Koepka is tied with Xander Schauffele at +1400 with the third-best odds in the field.

Koepka is also attracting plenty of action, getting 10 percent of bets and more than 14 percent of the handle.

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