Brooks Koepka is now firm favorite at best odds of +160 to win a third PGA Championship title after shooting 70 to lie just one shot off the pace after three rounds at Kiawah Island.
Koepka – PGA champ in 2018 and 2019 – is well placed to add another Wanamaker Trophy to his growing collection Sunday evening as he sits on -6 after three rounds.
He is just one shot behind living legend Phil Mickelson, who is your tournament leader after also carding a 70 which puts him on -7 heading into Sunday. The online bookmakers are at least starting to take the 50-year-old Mickelson seriously now though.
‘Lefty’ had been as big as +1200 at halfway despite his stellar efforts to that point. He is now as low as +325 to hang onto his advantage through round four. He has not won a Major since the 2013 Open Championship. Mickelson is already the oldest 54-hole leader in PGA Championship history.
South African Louis Oosthuizen is just two shots behind Mickelson at -5, while Kevin Streelman is on -4. Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Branden Grace are -3 while Bryson Dechambeau is five shots off the pace on -2.
One of the big stories Saturday was the spectacular collapse of newly-crowned Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama. The Japanese star had been right in contention when he turned for home at -2 for the day. But he would drop six shots on the remaining nine holes to end the day on +1 for the tournament – eight shots behind Mickelson.
PGA Championship Odds for 2021
Best money line odds available after Round 3 at Kiawah Island are as follows (relevant sportsbook in brackets):
- +160 Brooks Koepka (bet365)
- +325 Phil Mickelson (PointsBet)
- +600 Louis Oosthuizen (widely available)
- +1600 Kevin Streelman (widely available)
- +1800 Bryson Dechambeau (widely available)
- +2600 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (FanDuel)
- +2800 Branden Grace (Unibet, 888Sport, SugarHouse)
- +4000 Joaquin Niemann (PointsBet)
- +4100 Gary Woodland (FanDuel)
- +6600 Jordan Spieth (widely available)
NB: Odds correct at 0900 ET on Sunday May 23, 2021
What is the date of the 2021 PGA Championship?
The 2021 PGA Championship takes place Thursday May 20 through Sunday May 23.
Where is the PGA Championship in 2021?
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, will host the 2021 PGA Championship.
How can I watch the tournament on TV?
If you’re a golf nut, you’re in luck. There is extensive coverage of the 2021 PGA at Kiawah.
The schedule for coverage as follows (All times Eastern):
Thursday May 20: 1300-1900 (ESPN)
Friday May 21: 1300-1900 (ESPN)
Saturday May 22: 1000-1300. (ESPN), 1300-1900 (CBS)
Sunday May 23: 1000-1300 (ESPN), 1300-1900 (CBS)
How do you qualify for the 2021 PGA Championship?
The field for Kiawah Island is formed from the following rules:
- Every willing and able former PGA Champion.
- The top 15 finishers of every previous PGA Championships.
- Winners of the last five Masters, U.S. Opens, and Open Championships.
- The top 20 finishers of the PGA Professional Championship.