US PGA Championship 2018 Winner Tip: Rory McIlroy

Which golfer have we picked as our US PGA Championship 2018 Winner Tip? The US PGA Championship will be the last of the four golf majors in 2018 (although not from 2019 onwards, when it moves to earlier in the year). The 2018 edition will be the 100th US PGA Championship, and the event will take place between Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th August 2018, at the Bellerive Country Club (Town and Country, Missouri). This venue has hosted this event once before, back in 1992.

  • Players from the USA have won the last 2 events – Justin Thomas (2017), and Jimmy Walker (2016). Jason Day (Australia) won in 2015.
  • For the 2018 event, we look for the most value amongst the most likely winners. We really can’t see past Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland). He has won this major twice in recent history (2012 & 2014), and is available at a fantastic price.
  • McIlroy has had 5 great years in this event (including 2 fantastic ones where he won), although he has also had 4 bad years by his standards. As you can see McIlroy has played this event 9 times – he has won twice, and finished 3rd twice. With an 8th place finish as well under his belt, he has finished in the top ten 5 out of 9 times he has played.

  • His full record at the US PGA Championship is:

    • 2009 – Tied for 3rd place
    • 2010 – Tied for 3rd place
    • 2011 – Tied for 64th place
    • 2012 – WINNER
    • 2013 – Tied for 8th place
    • 2014 – WINNER
    • 2015 – 17th place
    • 2016 – Missed halfway cut
    • 2017 – Tied for 22nd place
  • Rory McIlroy’s 2012 victory was the greatest winning margin EVER in the stroke play era at the US PGA Championship¬†(1958 onwards) when he won by 8 strokes, over David Lynn. His 2014 victory was by 1 stroke over Phil Mickelson.
  • We see the 10/1 offered at Sun Bets (odds checked on 24th January 2018, odds may change at any time) as fantastic value for the Northern Irishman who is trying to win a 3rd US PGA Championship (which would be his 5th overall major title – he has also on the 2011 U.S. Open & 2014 The Open Championship). Jack Nicklaus & Walter Hagen hold the record for the most US PGA Championships, with 5 wins each. We feel McIlroy’s price is much better value than that offered for other contenders such as Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Jason Day, and as such are confident to recommend it as our US PGA Championship 2018 Winner Tip.