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Scheffler, Spieth Receiving Most Betting Attention ahead of PGA Championship

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Scottie Scheffler plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 13, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by SAM GREENWOOD / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth continue to receive the most betting attention ahead of this weekend’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills. 

This has been Scheffler’s breakthrough season after knocking on the door continually last year, winning four events, including last month’s Masters.

Spieth has also been sensational of late, winning the RBC Heritage in April and finishing 2nd place last weekend at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic. 

Additionally, Spieth needs a PGA Championship to secure the career Grand Slam, and bettors are backing his recent form and course fit to get the job done this weekend. 

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Below are the notable betting trends and insights for the PGA Championship courtesy of BetMGM:

Line Movement:

  • Scottie Scheffler: opened +5000, now +1200
  • Jordan Spieth: opened +1600, now +2000

Highest Ticket%:

  • Jordan Spieth – 8.8%
  • Scottie Scheffler – 8.7%
  • Tiger Woods – 6.0%

Highest Handle%:

  • Scottie Scheffler – 14.9%
  • Jordan Spieth – 11.8%
  • Tiger Woods – 5.6%

Biggest Liabilities:

  • Tiger Woods
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Scottie Scheffler

It’s no surprise to see Scheffler and Spieth garnering the most handle and tickets. Still, it’s also interesting to see Woods becoming a liability outside of public support as it’s unlikely many sophisticated bettors would truly back him. 

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The other favorites receiving the majority of the handle include:

  • Hideki Matsuyama – 5.6%
  • Patrick Cantlay – 5.1%
  • Jon Rahm – 4.9%
  • Collin Morikawa – 4.8%
  • Justin Thomas – 4.0%

The popular longshots receiving the most handle include:

  • Brooks Koepka – 2.1%
  • Will Zalatoris – 1.9%
  • Cameron Young – 1.2%
  • Tony Finau – 0.6%
  • Daniel Berger – 0.5%

Windy conditions and other inclement weather are in the forecast, so it’s prudent to monitor the tee times of the prospective golfers bettors are looking to back.

Surely, it will make for an exciting weekend, one that could include Scheffler’s fifth win or Spieth’s completion of the Grand Slam – or even a Tiger sighting. 

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