• DJ installed as PGA favourite

    Dustin Johnson
    Johnson is back at the top

    World No 1 Dustin Johnson, fresh off a win and a top five in his last two outings, heads the bill this week at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.


    Local bookmakers, BetOlimp, have priced the world No 1 as the man to beat this week as he goes in search of his second Major championship.

    A final round 64 at the WGC-Bridgestone has Johnson in a confident mood as he looks to continue his good run of form that includes a win at the RBC Canadian Open two weeks ago. Johnson faces the stiffest competition from two-time PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy, who finished T2 at the Open and stalled in the final group at Firestone on Sunday, and WGC-Bridgestone winner, Justin Thomas.

    Since 1980, only two players have won the week before the PGA and then captured the Wanamaker Trophy: Tiger Woods in 2007 and McIlroy in 2014.

    Thomas is also looking to become the first player since Woods, inside the top 10 according to the bookmakers, in 2006-07 to defend the championship.

    Top 10 bookies favourites: 

    1. Dustin Johnson – 8.75/1

    2. Rory McIlroy – 12.25/1

    3. Justin Thomas – 14.25/1

    4. Jordan Spieth – 19.5/1

    5. Jason Day – 20/1

    6. Brooks Koepka – 20/1

    7. Justin Rose – 21/1

    8. Rickie Fowler -21/1

    9. Tiger Woods – 23/1

    10. Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm – 24/1

    Odds courtesy of BetOlimp

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