PGA Championship 2020 odds: The chances of a Brooks Koepka three-peat are shockingly strong, according to oddsmakers

Brooks Koepka has had an up-and-down season, but oddsmakers have pegged him as the favorite this week.

August 03, 2020

Keyur Khamar

Brooks Koepka is in pursuit of some major history this week in San Francisco, which hosts the PGA Championship for the first time in the event’s history. Ninety-five of the top 100 players in the world will take on TPC Harding Park for the year’s first major. And though Justin Thomas just outdueled Brooks Koepka on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Koepka, the two-time defending champion has been marked as the slight favorite (10-1) over JT (11-1).

Koepka is looking to become the first golfer since Walter Hagen (who actually won four in a row from 1924-’27) to accomplish the feat, but oddsmakers have pegged the four-time major champion as the favorite. Part of that comes from oddsmakers anticipating a stronger interest in betting Koepka, but the rest of the world’s top players are also likely to garner attention.

Slightly farther down the odds board at 33-1 sits Tiger Woods, coming off a pedestrian T-40 at the Memorial in his only start since February. His course history is second to none, with a playoff win over John Daly here at the 2005 WGC-American Express and a 5-0-0 record in the 2009 Presidents Cup, which included an incredibly iconic club twirl.

Rory McIlroy (14-1) also boasts strong course history, having won the 2015 WGC-Match Play the last time TPC Harding Park hosted the best players in the world. Rory will be gunning for his fifth major and attempting to break a six-year major drought. After just one week at the top, Jon Rahm (14-1) will be looking to take back the World No. 1 ranking, which JT retook with his win last week. And Jordan Spieth (45-1) gets his fourth crack at the Career Grand Slam, while also looking to snap a winning drought that dates back to his last major, the 2017 Open Championship.

The layout is a 7,234-yard par 70 with two par 5s playing more than 560 yards (it played as a par 71 for the ’15 WGC-Match Play). Though there are seven par 4s that could play as long as 460 yards, plus the brutal par-3 eighth hole that can tip out at 251 yards, there are also two potentially drivable par 4s (the seventh and 16th holes). Typical of any major championship set up, the rough should be long, and the course will play firm and fast with winds coming off Lake Merced. Expect there to be a major premium on both driving distance and accuracy, which is certainly reflected on the odds board below.

Here’s the full list of odds for the 2020 PGA Championship.

PGA Championship 2020 odds (Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook):

Brooks Koepka: 10-1

Justin Thomas: 11-1

Jon Rahm: 14-1

Rory McIlroy: 14-1

Bryson DeChambeau: 16-1

Dustin Johnson: 20-1

Xander Schauffele: 20-1

Webb Simpson: 25-1

Patrick Cantlay: 30-1

Collin Morikawa: 33-1

Tiger Woods: 33-1

Daniel Berger: 35-1

Rickie Fowler: 35-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 40-1

Jason Day: 40-1

Tony Finau: 40-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 42-1

Gary Woodland: 45-1

Jordan Spieth: 45-1

Patrick Reed: 45-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 45-1

Viktor Hovland: 45-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 50-1

Adam Scott: 55-1

Abraham Ancer: 60-1

Justin Rose: 65-1

Shane Lowry: 70-1

Louis Oosthuizen: 75-1

Marc Leishman: 75-1

Sungjae Im: 80-1

Brendon Todd: 85-1

Phil Mickelson: 85-1

Sergio Garcia: 85-1

Matt Kuchar: 90-1

Bubba Watson: 100-1

Chez Reavie: 100-1

Danny Willett: 100-1

Matthew Wolff: 100-1

Paul Casey: 100-1

Billy Horschel: 110-1

Scottie Scheffler: 110-1

Henrik Stenson: 120-1

Joaquin Niemann: 120-1

Byeong Hun An: 130-1

Max Homa: 130-1

Cameron Champ: 150-1

Richy Werenski: 170-1

Matt Wallace: 180-1

Tom Lewis: 180-1

Adam Hadwin: 200-1

Bernd Wiesberger: 200-1

Brandt Snedeker: 200-1

Charl Schwartzel: 200-1

Corey Conners: 200-1

Erik Van Rooyen: 200-1

Harris English: 200-1

Ian Poulter: 200-1

Jason Kokrak: 200-1

Kevin Kisner: 200-1

Kevin Streelman: 200-1

Lucas Glover: 200-1

Luke List: 200-1

Rory Sabbatini: 200-1

Ryan Palmer: 200-1

Joel Dahmen: 210-1

Martin Kaymer: 210-1

Matthias Schwab: 210-1

Emiliano Grillo: 240-1

Brian Harman: 250-1

Cameron Smith: 250-1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout: 250-1

J.T. Poston: 250-1

Jazz Janewattananond: 250-1

Jim Furyk: 250-1

Joost Luiten: 250-1

Keegan Bradley: 250-1

Keith Mitchell: 250-1

Kevin Na: 250-1

Michael Thompson: 250-1

Rafa Cabrera Bello: 250-1

Robert MacIntyre: 250-1

Sung Kang: 250-1

Dylan Frittelli: 260-1

Adam Long: 270-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 290-1

Russell Henley: 290-1

Troy Merritt: 290-1

Andrew Landry: 320-1

Bud Cauley: 320-1

Lanto Griffin: 340-1

Andrew Putnam: 350-1

Graeme McDowell: 350-1

Haotong Li: 350-1

Ryan Moore: 350-1

Scott Piercy: 350-1

Sepp Straka: 350-1

Si Woo Kim: 350-1

Talor Gooch: 350-1

Zach Johnson: 350-1

Cameron Tringale: 400-1

Doc Redman: 400-1

Harold Varner: 400-1

Jason Dufner: 400-1

Jimmy Walker: 400-1

Joohyung Kim: 400-1

Kurt Kitayama: 400-1

Marcus Kinhult: 400-1

Victor Perez: 400-1

Brian Stuard: 420-1

Denny McCarthy: 420-1

Benjamin Hebert: 440-1

C.T. Pan: 500-1

Carlos Ortiz: 500-1

Danny Lee: 500-1

Jorge Campillo: 500-1

Mark Hubbard: 500-1

Mike Lorenzo-Vera: 500-1

Nick Taylor: 500-1

Sebastian Munoz: 500-1

Tom Hoge: 500-1

Tyler Duncan: 500-1

Vaughn Taylor: 500-1

Chan Kim: 600-1

Lucas Herbert: 600-1

Matt Jones: 600-1

Nate Lashley: 600-1

Ryo Ishikawa: 600-1

Shaun Norris: 600-1

Steve Stricker: 600-1

Alex Beach: 1000-1

Alex Knoll: 1000-1

Benny Cook: 1000-1

Bob Sowards: 1000-1

Danny Balin: 1000-1

David Muttitt: 1000-1

Davis Love: 1000-1

J.R. Roth: 1000-1

Jason Caron: 1000-1

Jeff Hart: 1000-1

Jim Herman: 1000-1

John O’Leary: 1000-1

Judd Gibb: 1000-1

Justin Bertsch: 1000-1

Ken Tanigawa: 1000-1

Marty Jertson: 1000-1

Mike Auterson: 1000-1

Rich Beem: 1000-1

Rich Berberian Jr.: 1000-1

Rob Labritz: 1000-1

Rod Perry: 1000-1

Ryan Vermeer: 1000-1

Shaun Micheel: 1000-1

Shawn Warren: 1000-1

Zach J. Johnson: 1000-1