The 2021 PGA Championship is beneath approach as golf’s prime stars eye glory within the second main of the 12 months.
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama claimed a superb victory on the Masters in April and now one other stellar discipline will assemble for the PGA Championship.
The PGA Championship was received by America’s Collin Morikawa final 12 months as he edged out his rivals to win at TPC Harding Park.
The Ocean Course at South Carolina’s Kiawah Island will play host to the event this 12 months however who will declare The Wanamaker Trophy?
Right here’s the main names with the bookmakers forward of what ought to be an exhilarating week of motion…
PGA Championship 2021: High 5
Rory McIlroy 10/1
McIlroy put his latest poor type firmly behind him when he claimed a fairly sensible victory on the Wells Fargo final weekend and he’s the purple sizzling favorite heading to Kiawah.
Rors is again and has a historical past of occurring prolific runs after successful huge tournaments.
He has additionally loved loads of success on the PGA, successful it in 2012 and 2014.
His unimaginable eight-stroke win in 2012 got here on the Ocean Course which means he’ll have loads of fond recollections to name upon.
Jon Rahm 12/1
It seems a matter of when and never if Rahm will declare a Main title however that has been stated for just a few years now.
The Spaniard has had a number of good showings on the Masters however has struggled beneath the distinctive situations of the opposite Majors.
He’ll need to put in an excellent exhibiting on the AT&T Byron Nelson and construct up some type earlier than tackling the Ocean Course.
He’ll be many individuals’s tip once more this 12 months however can he lastly recover from the road?
Bryson Dechambeau 14/1
Dechambeau’s recreation is made for PGA Championships and US Opens.
He claimed his maiden Main title at Winged Foot final September and can be trying to overpower the course at Kiawah.
The beefy Californian has loved a string of tremendous leads to latest months – the Masters apart – and will nicely blast his technique to glory once more.
However for all of the speak over his energy, ‘The Scientist’ has actually labored on his quick recreation and placing which might make for an unbeatable formulation.
Justin Thomas 14/1
One of many easiest gamers on this planet proper now and one other that has already tasted Wanamaker glory.
Thomas, the reigning Gamers champion, received the PGA Championship at Quail Hole in 2017 and has been eagerly making an attempt so as to add to his Main honours since.
Following a tricky few months on and off the course, Thomas was sensible on the Gamers and can hope to duplicate that type at Kiawah.
Dustin Johnson 16/1
DJ, who completed tied second on the PGA Championship final 12 months, has been cleared match to play within the event.
The previous Masters champion has been struggling with a knee damage and needed to pull out of the AT&T Byron Nelson final weekend.
He’ll all the time be harmful however will his knee points finish his hopes of successful?
PGA Championship 2021: Remainder of prime ten
Jordan Spieth 16/1
Spieth wants a PGA Championship win to finish his profession grand slam and is getting near his easiest type as soon as once more.
Xander Schauffele 16/1
Tipped for Main glory quickly, the 27-year-old can be one to be careful for this week.
Brooks Koepka 22/1
A Main specialist and two-time Wanamaker champ, Koepka might make it a hat-trick if his physique holds up.
Collin Morikawa 25/1
Solely Koepka and Tiger Woods have ever retained their title on the PGA Championship, can Morikawa accomplish that too?
Hideki Matsuyama 25/1
No participant could have as a lot confidence as Matsuyama following his beautiful win on the Masters.
PGA Championship 2021: Remainder of prime 20
- Viktor Hovland 25/1
- Daniel Berger 33/1
- Justin Rose 33/1
- Patrick Cantlay 33/1
- Patrick Reed 33/1
- Tommy Fleetwood 33/1
- Tony Finau 33/1
- Webb Simpson 33/1
- Tyrrell Hatton 35/1
- Will Zalatoris 35/1