Fade 5: Picks To Avoid At The PGA Championship

Earlier this week, we took a look at five players who appear to be good picks for the upcoming PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.

Our focus now shifts to the other side of the coin, where we detail five men in the field you may want to avoid in our PGA Pick ‘Em Contest.

Dustin Johnson (12/1): As hot as he was at the beginning of the year, it’s becoming hard to predict success for Johnson.

The world No. 1 has just one top 10 finish since early-May, and it’s clear he hasn’t been the same since injuring himself prior to The Masters. It might be wise to stay away until he proves he can play well once again on one of golf’s biggest stages.

Jason Day (25/1): The timing seemed right for Day to get his game back in order last week at Firestone, but the Aussie was only able to card one round under par en route to a 24th finish and near withdrawal.

Those good rounds have been in short supply as of late for him, placing 27th at The Open and missing the cut in his two previous starts before the trip to Royal Birkdale. He hasn’t played at Quail Hollow since 2012, and we think there’s better value around the 25/1 range.

Adam Scott (35/1): Scott has a child due in two weeks. He’ll also be without caddy Steve Williams at a major for the first time since 2015.

There’s just too much interference here for us to be confident in Scott. He’s also been struggling recently, posting just one top 10 since mid-May.

Paul Casey (40/1): Casey has performed well early on in this year’s majors but has yet to do enough on Sunday to break through. He’s also missed the cut in two of his last three starts at Quail Hollow, with the other result being a 41st place finish.

The former Sun Devil will be a major champion one day, but that day likely won’t come this weekend.

Alexander Norén (60/1): Norén has been able to stay inside the world’s top 10 thanks to some sustained success in Europe, but he has missed the cut in five of his last six major appearances on U.S. soil.

That doesn’t bode well for his chances this week at Quail Hollow, a course he’ll be playing for the first time competitively.

Odds to win 2017 PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy +725
Jordan Spieth +725
Dustin Johnson +1215
Hideki Matsuyama +1225
Rickie Fowler +1415
Jon Rahm +2550
Brooks Koepka +2758
Jason Day +3065
Henrik Stenson +3065
Paul Casey +3065
Justin Rose +3569
Adam Scott +3569
Sergio Garcia +4050
Phil Mickelson +4050
Justin Thomas +4247
Brendan Grace +5250
Tommy Fleetwood +5250
Thomas Pieters +5250
Charley Hoffman +5850
Daniel Berger +6050
Francesco Molinari +6250
Matt Kuchar +6750
Marc Leishman +7550
Kevin Chappell +7250
Gary Woodland +8050
Bubba Watson +8050
Alex Noren +8050
Zach Johnson +8050
Tony Finau +8050
Brendan Steele +8050
Rafael Cabrera-Bello +9832
Patrick Reed +9832
J.B. Holmes +10250
Lucas Glover +10250
Bernd Wiesberger +10250
Ian Poulter +10750
Adam Hadwin +11928
Bill Haas +11930
Charl Schwartzel +12550
Billy Horschel +12550
Kevin Kisner +12550
Lee Westwood +12550
Emiliano Grillo +12550
Danny Lee +12550
Daniel Summerhays +13250
Jhonattan Vegas +13550
Russell Henley +14342
Brandt Snedeker +14345
Jimmy Walker +15250
Xander Schauffele +15130
Patrick Cantlay +15130
Haotong Li +15130
Webb Simpson +15130
Louis Oosthuizen +15250
Brian Harman +15250
Jason Dufner +15250
Jamie Lovemark +15250
Keegan Bradley +15250
Ross Fisher +15250
Russell Knox +15250
Shane Lowry +15250
Si Woo Kim +15250
Kyle Stanley +15250
Thorbjorn Olesen +20250
James Hahn +20250
Graham DeLaet +20250
Alexander Levy +20250
David Lingmerth +20250
Joost Luiten +20250
Matthew Fitzpatrick +22862

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