The big take aways from the first round of the PGA Championship is that NOBODY is out of it. Kerry Haigh, the guy who sets up the track, did a good job of making sure the course was scorable. That might well change a little today.
Brooks Koepka is firing, Jason Day is still in form, the much touted Xander Schauffele is up there too.
Koepka has come in from 10/1 to 9/2 after round one. He looked solid.
Xander is in from 18/1 to around 7/1 now.
But perhaps the biggest mover in the betting is Jason Day who has come in from 40/1 to 9/1 after his opener which sees him T1 on the leaderboard.
All now too short odds, with three rounds left and the field lurking, to back.
If you are looking for ONE player to back after round 1 it’s Rory McIlroy who is now 28/1. The commentators can say what they like about Rory’s game but he is EVEN par after round 1. It’s not unusual for Rory to start slowly. He did so at Memorial and St Jude and still posted top15 GIR numbers. Greens in Regulation in a Major will count for much more. He is not out of this by any means.
If as we suspect the course is made tougher and par is defended even more, Rory can progress today.
By: GolfCentralDailyhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org Title: One Guy At Great Odds Bet On Now After 2020 PGA Championship First Round Sourced From: www.golfcentraldaily.com/feeds/3860260803919138588/comments/default Published Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:40:00 +0000