The PGA Championship tees off this Thursday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The PGA Championship has histocially been the last major on the schedule, playing out in late August. The advent and popularity of the FedEx Cup, the FedEx Playoffs necessitated a change in the line up of the majors, and the PGA was moved to slot in after the Masters, before the British Open. But the deck got seriously shuffled as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in North America.
The British Open was cancelled, The Masters moved to mid-November, and the US Open shifted to September. So here we are in August and our first golf major is just a few days away.
In 2003 Mike Weir won the Masters and still holds the title for the greatest Canadian golf feat. Back then there weren't a lot of Canadians in the mix at the PGA level, but 17 years later the number of maple leafs on the weekly leaderboards and Official World Golf Ranking looks much different. At the time of this writing, four Canadians are listed among the top 100 golfers in the world:
All four of these young golfers will be participating in the PGA Championship and here's the current odds that the boys are going off at on at www.spreads.ca to win the 2020 PGA Championship:
60. Adam Hadwin @ 151.00
65. Corey Conners @ 126.00
74. MacKenzie Hughes @ 201.00
100. Nick Taylor @ 301.00
Now those are some juicy odds! But you don't have to just fire at longshots to have fun this weekend. There's also a friendly contest between countrymen. Odds are available for just the Canadians and how they'll do vs a field of just themselves.
Good luck to our Canadian golfers, and those wagering on them this weekend.