PGA Championship: Scheffler, Rahm Co-Favorites at Oak Hill

Scottie Scheffler, 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, TPC Craig Ranch,(Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images)
Scottie Scheffler, 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, TPC Craig Ranch,(Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images) /

Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm are co-favorites heading into the 105th PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

With the AT&T Byron Nelson now in the rearview mirror, the golfing and sports world turns its attention to the second major of the year, the 2023 PGA Championship.

Jason Day will carry a great deal of momentum into the year’s second major championship after the Australian ended a five-year winless drought in dramatic fashion over the weekend.

The 2015 PGA Champion fired a Sunday-62 to earn his first win on tour since the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship. Day’s spectacular finish at TPC Craig Ranch saw him become just the second player over the last 40 years to fire a final-round 62 or better on multiple occasions en route to victory.

Following the 35-year-old’s emotional win in Texas, Day has seen his odds cut from +4000 down to +2800 heading into this year’s PGA Championship. The AT&T Byron Nelson winner finds himself as the joint 10th favorite in the odds market to lift the Wanamaker Trophy at Oak Hill.

Meanwhile, not much has changed at the top of the board with the trio of Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy firmly established as significant favorites over the rest of the chasing pack heading into this week’s major.

Scheffler and Rahm are listed as co-favorites heading into the PGA Championship with the former coming off another solid finish at the Byron Nelson for the second year in a row.

The Players Champion improved upon his T15 finish at TPC Craig Ranch in 2022 this time around after shooting three of his four rounds in the 60s on the way to a T5 finish over the weekend. It was Scheffler’s fifth top-5 finish this year and seventh top-10 in ten starts since the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January.

Despite a missed cut at Southern Hills last year, the 2022 Masters winner has still finished inside of the top 10 in two of his three previous PGA Championship starts.

This year’s Masters winner, Jon Rahm, maintains his spot atop both the world rankings and the odds board heading into Oak Hill. The Spaniard has recorded two finishes inside of the top 10 in two of his last six PGA Championship starts.

Rory McIlroy also maintains his place among the three favorites going into the 105th PGA Championship. The two-time PGA Champion will be attempting to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship.

The four-time major winner finished top 10 in every major championship last year but is coming off a surprising missed cut at this year’s Masters last month.

Here is an updated look at the top-listed favorites to win the 2023 PGA Championship heading into its 105th edition.

2023 PGA Championship: Favorites to lift the Wanamaker Trophy

Note: Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change. For more sports and betting insight be sure to check out Betsided.

  • Scottie Scheffler (+750)
  • Jon Rahm (+750)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1200)
  • Xander Schauffele (+2200)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+2200)
  • Justin Thomas (+2200)
  • Brooks Koepka (+2200)
  • Tony Finau (+2500)
  • Dustin Johnson (+2500)
  • Viktor Hovland (+2800)
  • Jason Day (+2800)
  • Jordan Spieth (+3000)
  • Collin Morikawa (+3000)
  • Cameron Smith (+3000)
  • Sungjae Im (+3500)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (+3500)
  • Cameron Young (+3500)
  • Sam Burns (+4000)
  • Max Homa (+4000)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+4500)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (+5500)

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The 105th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, begins Thursday, May 18th.