PGA Championship 2022 best bets: Props, sleepers, head-to-head matchups, one and done picks from golf expert

PGA Championship 2022 best bets: Props, sleepers, head-to-head matchups, one and done picks from golf expert

Published May 16, 2022
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The second major on the 2022 PGA Tour schedule tees off Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. The 2022 PGA Championship field is loaded with young talent looking to leave their mark on the golf world. World No. 1 and reigning Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and world No. 2 Jon Rahm are the co-favorites at 11-1 in the latest 2022 PGA Championship odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Other 2022 PGA Championship contenders include Rory McIlroy (14-1), Justin Thomas (14-1), 2020 winner Collin Morikawa (16-1), and Dustin Johnson (18-1). Defending champion Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the PGA Championship 2022 field.

Will Scheffler continue his run of stellar play and take home his second career major title? Or will a long shot winner emerge from the field to capture a win the 2022 PGA Championship? Before locking in any PGA Championship 2022 picks of your own, be sure to check out the PGA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine golf expert Mike McClure.

SportsLine’s proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, it’s up over $7,500 on its best bets since that point, nailing tournament after tournament.

At the 2022 Masters, McClure’s model was all over Scottie Scheffler’s first career major championship victory heading into the weekend. In addition, McClure’s best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright at the 2021 Open Championship, even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. The model was also all over Jon Rahm’s (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 U.S. Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner. 

This same model has also nailed a whopping eight majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now, McClure has set his sights on the 2022 PGA Championship field and just revealed his top PGA Championship prop bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see McClure’s 2022 PGA Championship prop picks, sleepers head-to-head matchups bets, and his top one and done pick.

McClure is high on Tyrrell Hatton to finish in the top 20 at +450 odds. Hatton only has one career PGA Tour victory (at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational), but he has two top-10s at the PGA Championship and six top-25s in 2022.

Hatton is one of the best putters in the world, ranking second on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting (1.009). McClure is leaning on Hatton’s elite skills on the green and believes he’ll secure a top-20 finish this week at Southern Hills.

One sleeper McClure is targeting this week at Southern Hills is Brooks Koepka, who is 45-1 at Caesars. Koepka has struggled at times in 2022 as he battles back from injury, but McClure knows the four-time major champion tends to put his best foot forward on big stages against top competition. With two PGA Championships already on his resume, McClure sees huge value in backing Koepka as one of the 2022 PGA Championship sleepers.

McClure’s 2022 PGA Championship one and done picks feature Justin Thomas, the No. 9 player in the world. Thomas is one of the most skilled iron players the PGA Tour has ever seen and has the game to win against any field he faces. Thomas is coming off a fifth-place finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson and finished eighth at the 2022 Masters in April. It’s easy to see why McClure is including the 2017 PGA Championship winner in his 2022 PGA one and done picks. 

McClure has also locked in a slew of other prop bets for the 2022 PGA Championship, including a long shot listed at 150-1 to win it all. Anyone who backs one of his 2022 PGA Championship sleepers could hit it big. You can only see his PGA Championship best bets here.

So what 2022 PGA Championship prop picks should you target? And which massive long shot has a chance to stun the golfing world? Visit SportsLine to see McClure’s 2022 PGA Championship best bets, all from the expert who’s up over $7,500 since the restart, and find out.

Scottie Scheffler 11-1Jon Rahm 11-1Rory McIlroy 14-1Justin Thomas 14-1Collin Morikawa 16-1Dustin Johnson 18-1Jordan Spieth 20-1Cameron Smith 20-1Patrick Cantlay 20-1Viktor Hovland 22-1Xander Schauffele 22-1Hideki Matsuyama 28-1Shane Lowry 30-1Will Zalatoris 30-1Brooks Koepka 35-1Joaquin Niemann 35-1Sam Burns 40-1Matthew Fitzpatrick 40-1Daniel Berger 50-1Corey Conners 50-1Tony Finau 50-1Tiger Woods 50-1Max Homa 55-1Louis Oosthuizen 60-1Cameron Young 65-1Tyrrell Hatton 65-1Bryson DeChambeau 65-1Tommy Fleetwood 65-1Jason Day 65-1Keegan Bradley 80-1Adam Scott 80-1Abraham Ancer 80-1Billy Horschel 80-1Gary Woodland 90-1Patrick Reed 90-1Jason Kokrak 90-1Talor Gooch 100-1Si-Woo Kim 100-1Justin Rose 100-1Harold Varner 100-1Marc Leishman 100-1Seamus Power 100-1Russell Henley 100-1Sergio Garcia 100-1Webb Simpson 100-1Thomas Pieters 125-1Matthew Wolff 125-1Aaron Wise 125-1Sebastian Munoz 125-1Alex Noren 125-1Christiaan Bezuidenhout 125-1Maverick McNealy 125-1Cameron Champ 125-1Rickie Fowler 150-1Sepp Straka 150-1Jhonattan Vegas 150-1Charl Schwartzel 150-1Bubba Watson 150-1Davis Riley 150-1Erik Van Rooyen 150-1Kyoung-Hoon Lee 150-1Tom Hoge 150-1Brian Harman 150-1Adam Hadwin 150-1Luke List 150-1Keith Mitchell 150-1Matt Kuchar 150-1Kevin Na 175-1Mito PereiraKevin KisnerCameron DavisSam HorsfieldChris KirkRussell KnoxBernd WiesbergerJoel DahmenRobert MacintyreRyan Palmer 200-1Branden Grace 225-1Lanto Griffin 250-1Matt Jones 250-1Cameron Tringale 250-1Ian Poulter 250-1Francesco Molinari 250-1Anirban Lahiri 250-1Mackenzie Hughes 250-1Stewart Cink 250-1Lee Westwood 250-1Lucas Herbert 250-1Adri Arnaus 250-1Ryan Fox 250-1J.J. Spaun 250-1Kevin Streelman 250-1Min Woo Lee 250-1Nicolai Hojgaard 250-1Martin Kaymer 300-1Carlos Ortiz 300-1Oliver Bekker 300-1Dean Burmester 300-1Justin Harding 300-1Patton Kizzire 300-1Garrick Higgo 300-1Henrik Stenson 300-1Joohyung Kim 300-1Troy Merritt 300-1Lucas Glover 300-1Pablo Larrazabal 300-1Richard Bland 300-1Brendan Steele 300-1Padraig Harrington 350-1Harry Higgs 350-1Adam Schenk 350-1Shaun Norris 350-1Scott Stallings 350-1Beau Hossler 350-1Rikuya Hoshino 350-1Zach Johnson 350-1Laurie Canter 350-1Takumi Kanaya 350-1Hudson Swafford 400-1Bio Kim 500-1Daniel Van Tonder 500-1Ryosuke Kinoshita 500-1Chan Kim 500-1Sadom Kaewkanjana 500-1Yuki Inamori 500-1Chad Ramey 500-1Jason Dufner 500-1Kramer Hickok 500-1Jinichiro Kozuma 500-1Ryan Brehm 750-1Y.E. Yang 750-1Alex Cejka 750-1John Daly 750-1Wyatt Worthington 1000-1Shawn Warren 1500-1Rich Beem 1500-1Shaun Micheel 1500-1Ryan Vermeer 1500-1Colin Inglis 2000-1Tim Feenstra 200-1Zac Oakley 2000-1Matthew Borchert 2000-1Brandon Bingaman 2000-1Kyle Mendoza 2000-1Alex Beach 2000-1Casey Pyne 2000-1Austin Hurt 2000-1Jared Jones 2000-1Tyler Collet 2000-1Michael Block 2000-1Sean McCarty 2000-1Dylan Newman 2000-1Nic Ishee 2000-1Paul Dickinson 2000-1Jesse Mueller 2000-1