2024 PGA Championship: Who is the favorite to win at Valhalla?

Pro golfer Scottie Scheffler tips his cap to fans at 2024 Masters

Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to win this week's PGA Championship.

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The 2024 PGA Championship is here, with the best-of-the-best in men’s golf ready to fight for the Wanamaker tophy starting Thursday. But who is the favorite to win the PGA Championship this week? Find out below.

2024 PGA Championship favorite

The pre-tournament favorite to win this week’s PGA is the player who has been the favorite all season: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler.

Scheffler heads to Valhalla with +450 odds-to-win, far shorter odds than the man who won the Wells Fargo on Sunday, World No. 2 Rory McIlroy (+800 odds-to-win).

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Scheffler’s odds are what they are for a reason. He has dominated the PGA Tour in 2024. In 10 starts, Scheffler was four wins, a runner-up and nine top-10 finishes. His only finish outside the top 10 was a T17 at the American Express in January. His last five finishes? An other-worldly 1-1-T2-1-1.

And his wins haven’t only come at regular Tour events. Scheffler won his second Masters title last month, and he won the Players Championship before that. From many people’s perspectives, it’s truly Scheffler’s tournament to lose.

And until Sunday, we weren’t even sure if Scheffler would play the PGA Championship. Dating back to Masters, Scheffler had said that if his pregnant wife were to go into labor, he would withdraw from whatever event he was playing to be there for the birth of their first child.

The waiting game continued into last week’s Wells Fargo Championship, a Signature Event, which Scheffler skipped as the baby’s due date neared. According to an unconfirmed report from Bob Harig, Scheffler and his wife Meredith welcomed their baby over the weekend, and as a result, Scheffler will indeed play at Valhalla.

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