The first golfing major of the year takes places this weekend with Brooks Koepka looking to defend his US PGA Championship
When golf took a break, organisers were unsure as to whether any of the majors would be played this year. The Open has been cancelled for 2020 but fortunately, the three American majors have been postponed.
The US Open and The Masters are going to be played later on in the year. Thankfully though we only have two days to wait until the US PGA Championship takes place.
Starting on Thursday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, the worlds best players will all be back on the main stage looking to dethrone Brooks Koepka. The American has won the last two US PGA Championship and is looking to be the first golfer in over 60 years to win a major three years in a row.
US PGA Championship 2020 Odds (Paddy Power)
Brooks Koepka – 9/1
Koepka has had a very quiet year for him, which has seen him go to sixth in the world. He has only managed two top-ten finishes this year however, one of these came this weekend. Whilst playing at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, he looked back to his best just in time for this major. Considering he’s won in the last two years, he’ll be confident going into it and could be the one to beat.
Justin Thomas – 9/1
The new world number one will be looking to add another US PGA Championship to his record. This was his first and only major he’s ever won, back in 2017. He beat Koepka at the weekend to the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Thomas has also been in great form throughout the year with nine top-ten finishes which included three wins. As world number one and in good form, Thomas will be expecting to be near the top come Sunday afternoon.
R0ry McIlroy – 12/1
Within the space of two weeks, Rory has gone from number one to number three in the world. He will be desperate to climb back up the rankings starting with a good performance at the US PGA. In the four majors, McIlroy has won in his career, two of them have been the US PGA, which was also the last one he won in 2014. Everyone knows how good he is and it seems like a matter of time before he’s back in the majors. The only question is how will he cope without the crowds there as this is something he’s struggled with of late.
Bryson DeChambeau – 12/1
The biggest change in golf in 2020 is that of Bryson DeChambeau. Over the break, he has been working a lot of his strength and as a result, has come back a different golfer. He is now comfortably the longest driver in professional golfer and this has seen his scores come down a lot. If he is driving his very best this weekend he will be a serious threat for those above him. There are four par five’s at TPC Harding Park which all present birdie opportunities at least for DeChambeau. At 12/1 he could be a very interesting bet.
Jon Rahm – 12/1
Always my pick for a golf major is Jon Rahm. Even though he has yet to win one, he is always up there so there is money to be made each way. Last week Rahm took over from McIlroy as world number one but this lasted just a week. He has had five top tens this year with one victory at The Memorial Tournament. Surely we aren’t long away from seeing Jon Rahm lifting his first major