PGA Championship Odds

The 2009 PGA Championship is the only major championship remaining on the golf schedule and it is set to take place on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn.

The event may be nearly a month away, but odds are out and the opening lines are no surprise, as Tiger Woods is the early favorite at 2/1 according to the online sports book Sportsbook.com.

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Other short odds for the PGA Championship are Phil Mickelson (14/1), Jim Furyk (25/1), Lee Westwood (25/1), Sergio Garcia (28/1), and Kenny Perry (28/1).

Woods is coming off one of his worst major performances to date, missing the cut at the British Open this past weekend, which was just the second time Woods has missed the cut at a major championship as a professional. Woods is 0-for-3 on majors this year, but since 2005, Woods has won at least one major championship each year. Woods is a four-time PGA Championship winner, with his most recent coming in 2007. Woods did finish runner up to Rich Beem in the 2002 PGA Championship, which also took place at Hazeltine.

Mickelson missed the British Open last weekend to be with his wife, who is recovering from breast cancer surgery. In this year’s majors, Mickelson has placed fifth (Masters) and tied for second (U.S. Open). Mickelson is the 2005 PGA Championship winner, and finished seventh in last year’s event.

Furyk finished ninth at the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine, but has not finished better than 18th at the event since. Westwood is coming off a third place finish at the British Open but he has never finished better than 15th at the PGA Championship.

Garcia has finished second in two PGA Championships and has four top 10 finishes in the event, including finishing 10th in the 2002 event at Hazeltine. Perry has three top 10 finishes in the PGA Championship. Perry decided to skip out on major events in 2007 and 2008 to focus on making the Ryder Cup team, which he did. The change in directions helped Perry rebound and put him back in the world rankings. This year, Perry finished second at the Masters and has followed it up by making the cut in both the U.S. Open and the British Open.

For complete odds on all of the golfers in the 2009 PGA Championship, see below.

Odds to Win the 2009 PGA Championship – August 13-16 – Hazeltine - Chaska, Minn.

Tiger Woods 2/1

Phil Mickelson 14/1

Jim Furyk 25/1

Lee Westwood 25/1

Sergio Garcia 28/1

Kenny Perry 28/1

Padraig Harrington 33/1

Anthony Kim 33/1

Paul Casey 33/1

Geoff Ogilvy 33/1

Ross Fisher 33/1

Steve Stricker 33/1

Retief Goosen 33/1

Ernie Els 33/1

Henrik Stenson 33/1

Zach Johnson 40/1

Hunter Mahan 40/1

Rory McIlroy 40/1

David Toms 40/1

Vijay Singh 40/1

Camilo Villegas 40/1

Sean O’Hair 40/1

Luke Donald 40/1

Ian Poulter 50/1

Mike Weir 50/1

Stewart Cink 50/1

Adam Scott 50/1

Justin Leonard 50/1

Angel Cabrera 50/1

Lucas Glover 66/1

Robert Allenby 66/1

Nick Watney 66/1

Martin Kaymer 66/1

Brian Gay 66/1

Ben Curtis 66/1

Graeme McDowell 66/1

Trevor Immelman 80/1

Robert Karlsson 80/1

Justin Rose 80/1

Tim Clark 80/1

Boo Weekley 80/1

Davis Love III 80/1

K.J. Choi 80/1

Stephen Ames 100/1

Miguel Angel Jiminez 100/1

Rory Sabbatini 100/1

Woody Austin 100/1

Andres Romero 100/1

Aaron Baddeley 100/1

Alvaro Quiros 100/1

Stuart Appleby 100/1

Field (any other golfer) 10/1

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Posted: 7/20/09 7:10PM ET

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