PGA Championship 2023 Sleeper Tips – Jordan Spieth Among the Best Outsider Bets

PGA Championship 2023 Sleeper Tips – Jordan Spieth Among the Best Outsider Bets
USA's Jordan Spieth tees off the 3rd during day two of The Open at the Old Course, St Andrews. Picture date: Friday July 15, 2022. - Photo by Icon sport

The second major golf tournament of the year is set to start on Thursday at Oak Hill Country Club in New York and there are plenty of big names teeing it up despite Tiger Wood’s absence. Ahead of the four-day event, which will conclude on Sunday evening, we have made a series of predictions and tips in relation to the tournament winner.

Here, we are going to look at some of the best outsider bets for the tournament, with some top players being priced very highly.

Top Sleepers PGA Championship 2023

Matt Fitzpatrick 30/1

Matt Fitzpatrick didn’t have the greatest of starts to 2023 but he has come into his own in recent weeks. After playing superbly in the wet and windy conditions at Augusta National during the Masters to secure a top-ten finish, the Englishman won the RBC Heritage a week later.

It was Fitzpatrick’s second victory on the PGA Tour, following his historic win at last year’s US Open. The manner of his victory at the RBC Heritage should also stand him in good stead ahead of the PGA Championship. Competing with Jordan Spieth in a one-on-one playoff, the 28-year-old hit an incredible approach shot on the third playoff hole to secure the win. Competing in high-pressure situations is the perfect preparation for major championships, and Fitzpatrick will be feeling confident.

Jordan Spieth 40/1

Considering the ability and form of Jordan Spieth, it seems incredible on the face of it that he is priced at 40/1 for a major championship. Spieth is a three-time major champion and just needs to win the PGA Championship to secure a career grand slam so this will arguably be the event he is most motivated for this season.

The reason for this high price is likely to do with the fact he has been missing from action for a couple of weeks due to a wrist injury. It was touch and go whether the American would be fit for the tournament but he has registered so must be feeling comfortable enough to give it a go. If his wrist is in tip-top shape then this will almost certainly be the final opportunity to get Spieth at a price this high.

Tommy Fleetwood 55/1

Tommy Fleetwood has never won a tournament on the PGA Tour, never mind a major, but there is something about his game that makes us keep coming back to him every time there is a major. His game is rock solid and his swing is one of the purest on tour. It only seems a matter of time until it all comes together and the wins start piling in.

Fleetwood finished in a tie for 5th at his most recent event, the Wells Fargo Championship, so is coming into the PGA Championship in good form. 55/1 is a great price for a player of his ability and if he gets off to a good start then these odds will very quickly tumble.

Rickie Fowler 60/1

After just missing out on qualification for the Masters in April, Rickie Fowler will be more determined than ever to prove he is still an elite golfer who can compete at major tournaments. After a slump in form over the past 2-3 years, Fowler is finally back in the top 50 in the world and his game looks in good shape once again.

Despite never winning a major, Fowler’s record at golf’s premier events is impressive. He has finished in second place at the Masters, Open Championship, and US Open, and has finished third at the PGA Championship. Many people believe that Fowler’s window of opportunity has been and gone, however, he has played some nice golf this year and certainly has a chance this week on a course that suits his game.

Talor Gooch 70/1

Gooch isn’t one of the most well-known golfers in the world and defected to the LIV Golf Series last year without ever really making a mark on the PGA Tour. The 31-year-old has won PGA Tour victory to his name but has played exceptionally well this season in LIV Golf against the like of Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

Gooch won back-to-back events across April and May meaning he is in the form of his life and will be feeling confident ahead of this tournament. At 70/1, he is well worth consideration.

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