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It seems like just a week ago we were watching the British Open, and the unfortunate collapse of Adam Scott during the final four holes at Royal Lytham. It really has only been three weeks since that Sunday, and now we have reached the final Major championship of the season. The PGA Championship; Glory’s last shot.
And that would be the last shot for Tiger Woods to win a Major championship in 2012, after coming close in both the U.S Open and the British Open. But to get the victory at the PGA Championship Woods will have to play well on the weekend, something that has been his Achilles heel in 2012 Majors.
Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in South Carolina is the site of the 2012 PGA championship, and what a beautiful golf course it is. But it will certainly be challenging, with the PGA deciding to stretch this Par 72 to nearly 7,700 yards, with the ability to go even longer if they so choose.
There are four Par 5’s on the golf course, which isn’t something typically seen in Majors, but the PGA elected to keep all of the holes the same.
When it comes to the favorites this week, we have the usual suspects at the top of the list. That includes Woods, pegged as the man to beat at Kiawah Island this week. Woods has won three PGA championships in his career, looking for a fourth, and a 15th overall Major championship. Woods has been set at 8/1 on 2012 PGA Championship Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook, coming off of a week at the WGC Bridgestone in which he did not play particularly well.
But Woods is definitely the assertive favorite when looking at the rest of the odds. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald come in next, but are set back at 18/1. That is more than twice the underdog as Woods line. Donald is still looking for his first Major, while McIlroy continues to battle a 2012 that has been very inconsistent.
Lee Westwood and Adam Scott round out the top-five favorites this week. Like Donald, Westwood still continues to look to his first Major championship victory. He hasn’t been in serious contention this year, but a win at the PGA Championship would make it all better.
There will be a lot of people wondering how Scott will bounce back from the big disappointment at the British Open, in which he looked to have his first Major championship all but locked up. But the last four holes he came unraveled, giving Ernie Els his second-career British Open title.
Check out the rest of the betting odds to win the PGA Championship this week, which you can find below as seen on Bovada. If we didn’t mention your favorite player, you can find them there and see how they stack up against the rest of the field.
TNT will have the weekday coverage of the PGA Championship, with TNT and CBS sharing coverage on the weekend.