Koepka, Fowler the new favorites heading to Round 2

Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler are listed as the new betting favorites to win the PGA Championship after the opening round Thursday.

Koepka fired a 3-under 68 in the morning to sit one shot off the lead held by Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen, while Fowler rebounded from a triple-bogey on his front nine to post a 2-under 69 in the afternoon rounds. Both players are listed at 6-1 to win the tournament in Bodog‘s updated odds.

Pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy struggled on the backside of his 18 holes on Friday, finishing at 1-over par, five shots off the lead. Despite that deficit, the 28-year-old is still listed third at 9-1 to win the event. Hideki Matsuyama built off last week’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone with a 1-under 71 and is also 9-1 to win the tournament.

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are next on the betting board at 10-1 and 14-1 respectively, while co-leader Kisner is 16-1 to hold the lead through Sunday’s conclusion.

Place Player Score Odds
T-3 Brooks Koepka -3 6-1
T-8 Rickie Fowler -2 6-1
T-33 Rory McIlroy +1 9-1
T-15 Hideki Matsuyama -1 9-1
T-15 Dustin Johnson -1 10-1
T-33 Jordan Spieth +1 14-1
T-1 Kevin Kisner -4 16-1
T-15 Jon Rahm -1 16-1
T-8 Paul Casey -2 22-1
T-15 Jason Day -1 22-1
T-8 Tony Finau -2 25-1
T-3 Gary Woodland -3 25-1

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