The second major golf tournament of the PGA calendar is upon us next week as the PGA Championship 2022 takes place between May 19 and May 22nd.
The best golfers in the world will meet up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Southern Hills Country Club to go head-to-head on a 71 par course to see who can lift the trophy at the end of the weekend.
We'll take a look at the field to analyze the favorites to win it and also a couple of long shots too to see if we can earn you some extra cash ahead of the summer.
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- Par 71
- Length: 7,481 yards
- Greens: Bentgrass
Southern Hills Country Club played to 7,131 yards and a par of 70 in 2007. But like most PGA Tour venues, it's since been lengthened to challenge today's longer hitters.
The Perry Maxwell/Gil Hanse design is now expected to play to 7,481 yards and a par of 71.
Creeks meander throughout the course, and bunkers guard the sloped greens. Southern Hills demands long carries off of most tees and when approaching the greens.
Tiger Woods recorded a two-stroke win in 2007 at -8, with only five golfers finishing under par after 72 holes.
Scottie Scheffler - (+1100)
Scheffler is in the absolute form of his life right now, and after winning the Masters last month, he looks to make it two from two majors for 2022.
He won four of his first six starts for the year, and the 25-year-old tops the money list and is now the number one ranked golf player on the OWGR list.
A win in Tulsa would make him the first man to win the Masters and PGA Championship in the same year since the legendary Jack Nicklaus managed it way back in 1975.
He secured a top-four and top-eight finish in his first two appearances in the tournament and will be looking to go all the way this time around. A week off prior to the show should see him recharged and ready to rock, making him great value even as the favorite.
Check out the latest odds with BetOnline sports betting here.
John Rahm - (+1400)
After a wonderful 2021 season, Rahm has lost some steam in the first half of 2022, and that shows in the betting odds for the second major of the year.
He entered as a favorite at Augusta but managed a final round of 69 to end up in 27th place in a really disappointing result. He seemed to bounce back into some form just two weeks ago, though, being successful in the Mexico Open to get that chip off his shoulder.
He's lost his ranking as the number one golf player in the world recently, but he has got an excellent history at Southern Hills and is sure to be in and around the top end come to the end of the tournament next Sunday.
His putting has been pretty below par too, but the price isn't bad for someone who has been among the best players in the world for a few years now.
Rory McIlroy - (+1400)
A two-time champion at the PGA Championships, McIlroy is looking to get back to his best for the first time in a while.
After having success at Southern Hills back in 2012 and 2014, he knows the course well, and this new extended length will benefit his game as one of the big hitters on the field.
He looked back in his rhythm this past weekend, too, claiming a top-five finish at Wells Fargo to ensure he goes into this tournament looked at as a contender.
It's been eight years since the Irishman won a major tournament, but his quality remains, and after hitting a final round 64 at Augusta last month, 2022 looks as good a year as ever to bring that drought to an end.
He's proven to be a bit of a slow starter in recent months, which doesn't bode well for him, but if he can get over that initial hurdle, then he is as dangerous as anyone else.
Check out our review for BetUS Sports betting here.
Tiger Woods - (+6000)
It looks almost certain that the greatest golf player of all time will return to the field of a major tournament once again, and he was pretty impressive at The Masters last month.
After a 16-month layoff, he now heads into this competition to win it for a fifth time with his best finish in recent times, seeing him finish as the runner-up behind Brooks Koepka back in 2018.
He's pretty unlikely to win it based on a number of circumstances, but Woods at +6000 is odds too good to just pass up for any long-time golf fan.
Cameron Young - (+12500)
The frontrunner for the 2021-22 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Cameron Young has climbed from No. 134 to No. 38 in the OWGR since the turn of the year.
He has three top-ten finishes through 12 events this year, including a pair of runner-up finishes to add to his ever-growing reputation in the game.
Young is 31st on Tour in Par 3 efficiency: 200-225 yards, and he trails only Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy in true strokes gained off the tee per round this season. He's worth a cheeky value bet.