Scottie Scheffler: Aiming for Golf History in Majors

Discover how Scottie Scheffler, fresh off his Masters win, is now seeking to make history in golf majors by aiming for the Grand Slam. Explore his current odds, upcoming challenges like the PGA Championship, and his potential to join legends like Tiger Woods.

Scottie Scheffler Eyeing History at Upcoming Majors
Published: April 12, 2023 | Source: BBC Golf

Fresh off his Masters triumph, Scottie Scheffler is now turning his attention to the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. However, the upcoming PGA Championship, the second major of the year, is quickly approaching – and oddsmakers are already bullish on his chances at Valhalla.

In fact, there is now a market on Scheffler to potentially complete a single-season Grand Slam. Oddsmakers at BetMGM Sportsbook have installed the 26-year-old as the +450 favorite to win the PGA Championship next month. This price makes him the shortest betting favorite for the PGA since Tiger Woods went off as a consensus +400 favorite in 2013 at Oak Hill during his five-win season.

  • Scheffler started the year at +750 to win the PGA, but his recent victories, including at THE PLAYERS Championship last month, have steadily shortened his odds.
  • He’s also the favorite to triumph at the U.S. Open (+450) and The Open Championship (+600) later this year, making him the only player currently priced below +1000 for the remaining three majors.

The odds of Scheffler completing the Grand Slam now stand at +8000, the same as Rickie Fowler or Brian Harman winning the PGA. While he has been a runner-up at both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the past, Scheffler‘s best finish at The Open is a T8 in 2021.

Three players in the last decade have won two majors in the same year: Rory McIlroy (2014), Jordan Spieth (2015), and Brooks Koepka (2018). The last to win three in one season was, of course, Tiger Woods, who captured three of the four majors in 2000 while completing the “Tiger Slam” of four major wins in a row.

Scheffler will now have the opportunity to extend his winning prowess into the summer portion of the calendar, with the PGA Championship at Valhalla being his next major challenge.

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