PGA Odds – Early Look at 2016

PGA Odds – Early Look at 2016

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Jason Day finally popped his major championship cherry last weekend in a big way, shooting a spectacular -20 at Whistling Straits to hold off a late challenge from the PGA’s player of the year, Jordan Spieth. In a lot of ways, it was a fitting end to this year’s majors.

Spieth, while falling just short of his third title, capped off a year where his worst finish at a major was a fourth at the British Open. He also managed to beat Tiger Woods’ record for lowest combined score at the majors in a single year (-54).

Speaking of Tiger, he once again missed the cut at the PGA Championship, which was the icing on the underachievement cake he baked to perfection in 2015. In a shockingly sad move, Woods has announced he will play next week’s Wyndham Championship for the first time in his career, a desperate Hail Mary to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. (Woods would need at least a second place finish to achieve that.)

Even with Woods disappearing into the background, the PGA still has a bright future. Young stars like Spieth and Rory McIlroy will carry the sport for the next decade and push each other to be even greater. Going against a strong field with the likes of Day, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and more, the game of golf is in a great place.

With that excitement powering us along, we turn our attention towards next year’s PGA season, compiling odds for all the things you (probably) care about.

Jordan Spieth

Odds Spieth wins all four majors/the Grand Slam in 2016: 99/1

Odds Spieth wins the 2016 …

  • The Masters – 5/1
  • US Open – 11/2
  • British Open – 6/1
  • PGA Championship – 6/1

Odds Spieth finishes in the top-five at all four majors: 32/1

Odds Spieth misses a cut at a major: 18/1

 

Rory McIlroy

Odds McIlroy wins all four majors/the Grand Slam in 2016: 180/1

Odds McIlroy wins the 2016 …

  • Masters – 6/1
  • US Open – 13/2
  • British Open – 6/1
  • PGA Championship – 7/1

Odds McIlroy finishes in the top-five at all four majors: 50/1

Odds McIlroy misses a cut at a major: 33/1

Over/Under on the number of times Spieth and McIlroy play together in the final round of a major in 2016: 1.5

Odds Spieth and McIlroy combine to win all four majors in 2016: 65/1

 

Tiger Woods

Over/Under on the number of cuts Woods misses at majors in 2016: 2.5

Odds Woods misses all four cuts in 2016: 42/1

Odds Tiger wins the 2016 …

  • Masters – 22/1
  • US Open – 30/1
  • British Open – 35/1
  • PGA Championship – 40/1

Odds Woods wins a PGA Tour event in 2016: 13/2

 

The Field

Which player will have the highest finish in a major in 2016?

  • Tiger Woods – 7/4
  • Ernie Els – 7/3
  • Angel Cabrera – 7/2
  • Vijay Singh – 9/1
  • John Daly – 40/1
  • Tom Watson – 75/1

Odds the following players win at least one major in 2016:

  • Jordan Spieth – 3/2
  • Rory McElroy – 5/3
  • Jason Day – 2/1
  • Bubba Watson – 4/1
  • Justin Rose – 4/1
  • Adam Scott – 5/1
  • Tiger Woods – 8/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen – 8/1
  • Zach Johnson -12/1
  • Jim Furyk – 12/1

Odds the following players win their first major in 2016:

  • Dustin Johnson – 4/1
  • Henrik Stenson – 7/1
  • Ricky Fowler – 7/1
  • Jimmy Walker – 8/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama – 8/1
  • Sergio Garcia – 10/1
  • Patrick Reed – 12/1
  • Brooks Koepka – 12/1
  • Paul Casey – 12/1
  • Matt Kuchar – 12/1
  • Mark Leishman – 16/1
  • Brandt Snedeker – 16/1
  • Luke Donald – 19/1
  • Justin Thomas – 25/1
  • Tony Finau – 25/1
  • Danny Lee – 30/1

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