Odds update: Bookies still can't see past Jason Day

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How have the bookies adjusted their prices after two rounds of PGA Championship action?

Jimmy Walker may have kicked on in his second round at the PGA Championship but there is still an overwhelming favourite for the Wanamaker Trophy – and it is not the Texan.

Walker sits at nine under, tied at the top of the leaderboard, following a second round 66.

But his bogey on the last has led oddsmakers to push him out to prices as big as 6/1 for the year’s final Major.

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The bookies only have eyes for the defending champion, Jason Day. His astonishing back nine, which saw him birdie four holes in a row, still has him two shots back at -7.

He is being traded, though, at 13/8 by some firms and the biggest price you can get on the world number one is 15/8.

I really like the look of Henrik Stenson at 13/2. The Swede won the Open at Royal Troon and looks to have kicked on at Baltusrol.


Stenson added an identical 67 to his first round and, at -6, lies only three shots off the lead of Walker.

While, Day, only a shot better, is such a short price, Stenson is as big as 13/2 with some of the bigger firms.

With no disrespect to the Australian, I know which price I would rather take. I think Stenson could well be an each way bet to nothing.

Martin Kaymer couldn’t reach the heights of his first round but the 69 he added to his 66 sees him still firmly in the mix at -5.


The 2010 PGA champion, who also has a US Open in his trophy cabinet, is four off Walker and Robert Streb’s lead and looks an attractive 20/1 for those looking for some each way value.

It’s a fifth of the odds for the first four with most firms and, at present, it’s hard to argue with the consistent German, who has been showing some decent form in recent weeks.

Brooks Koepka was one of my pre-tournament picks.

Following rounds of 68 and 67, the American, who is looking to solidify a Ryder Cup spot and has successfully returned after ankle ligament damage, should also be in your thoughts.

He’s in the top 10 and, yet, he is 28/1.

Also getting very little respect are Streb and Emiliano Grillo.

The former, who is tied at the top after recording another one of those 63s in a Major, is still as big as 14/1 to claim the tournament.

The Argentinean, meanwhile, who has enjoyed an impressive campaign to date, will surely tempt some punters at a best priced 18/1.


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