PGA Championship 2018: The 12 golfers with the best odds to win the final major of the year

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The PGA Championship tees off this Thursday with the best players in golf meeting at Bellerive to battle for the final major of the year.

This is the last year the PGA Championship will be contested in August, with the tournament set to move to May in 2019, potentially opening the door for golf to add a fifth major to the schedule.

Regardless of what happens next year, this year’s tournament is set to be a battle, with many of the world’s top players already in fine form and looking to take advantage of a course expected to play long.

Take a look below at the favorites to win the 2018 PGA Championship. All lines are courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.

Dustin Johnson

Current odds: 9/1

World Ranking: No. 1

Best PGA Championship finish: T5 — 2010

One thing to know: With two wins and two other top-three finishes in the past five tournaments he’s played, it’s no surprise Dustin Johnson is the favorite heading into the first round at Bellerive.

Rory McIlroy

Current odds: 12/1

World Ranking: No. 5

Best PGA Championship finish: Won — 2012, 2014

One thing to know: Rory McIlroy has finished in the top five in two of this year’s three majors and been a top-three player at the PGA Championship four times in his career. With a second place finish at the U.S. Open and a strong sixth place showing at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, he’s in good form to make a splash on the leaderboard once again.

Justin Thomas

Current odds: 12/1

World Ranking: No. 2

Best PGA Championship finish: Won — 2017

One thing to know: The reigning champion of the tournament, Justin Thomas enters the PGA Championship this week as one of the hottest players in golf, having just won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He could be poised for a repeat performance.

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