Phil Mickelson has registered for the PGA Championship, but he hasn’t committed to play in this year’s event at Southern Hills Country Club just yet. Mickelson has skipped the two biggest tournaments of the season so far – The Players and The Masters – but you have to think he’ll play in the PGA Championship as the defending champion. DraftKings and FanDuel were both dealing Mickelson at odds of +8000 as of Tuesday.
You’re forgiven if you forgot that Mickelson won last year’s PGA Championship at the age of 50 to become the oldest player ever to win a major. Memories of the storybook finish have been swallowed up by the controversy surrounding Mickelson this year.
Mickelson might be worth a punt if he plays in the 2022 PGA Championship. Last year, he went off at odds of +25000 (250/1) at Westgate SuperBook and made some bettors happy with a big payday with his historic PGA Championship win.
Will Tiger Play In The PGA Championship?
Tiger Woods has also yet to commit to playing in the 2022 PGA Championship, but that hasn’t stopped most sportsbooks from posting odds on the 15-time major champion.
Woods, who made the cut at The Masters before fading to a 47th-place finish, was +4000 to win the PGA Championship at DraftKings and Caesars Sportsbook as of Tuesday morning. FanDuel, which didn’t include Woods in its opening odds, now has him at +6500.
Woods, who has committed to playing in The Open Championship at St. Andrews, won the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club. Southern Hills is hosting this year’s PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woods needs three more major wins to tie Jack Nicklaus’ record at 18.
Woods should have ample time to recover and prepare for the event starting on May 19. His appearance in the Masters was shrouded in mystery, but that likely won’t be the case ahead of the PGA Championship.
Scottie Scheffler is the new favorite to win the PGA Championship (+1000). Here are the top-10 betting favorites at Fan Duel as of Tuesday morning.
2022 PGA Championship Odds (FanDuel)
|Player||FanDuel Odds To Win 2022 PGA Championship|
Scheffler In The Spotlight
Scheffler is on a heater with four victories this season, including his first major win at The Masters. Scheffler started his torrid stretch with a win in the WM Open at Phoenix on Super Bowl Sunday. He picked up another pair of victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC Match Play event, before winning The Masters at +1600 at BetMGM.