2015 USPGA betting: 5 outsiders to consider

We take a look at some longshots who could come in at the USPGA

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Ryder Cup teammates Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter both go off outside 100/1
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USPGA betting could be tough this year, with the bookies offering very short odds on the likes of Jordan Spieth (6/1) and Jason Day (12/1), so here we take a look at some longshots who could come in

USPGA betting can be tough, but there are lots of patterns you can look out for to steer you in the direction of potential outsiders.

From course specialists like Bubba Watson (16/1), to in-form men with a pedigree for links golf like Dustin Johnson (16/1), there are trails that can lead to some great value bets.

Both those men are a little too shortly priced to make it into this USPGA betting feature, however we’ve managed to find five contenders who were all priced outside 50/1 on oddschecker.com at the time of writing, and who could contend at Whistling Straits…

Shane Lowry (55/1)

Despite the biggest win of his career on Sunday at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the likeable Irishman is still a massive 55/1 with some firms. Before holding off Bubba Watson and Justin Rose, Lowry had already notched up a T6 at the BMW PGA Championship and a T9 at the US Open this year. Lowry grew up playing links style golf, and his short game is among the best in the world.

In the video below, he shares his practice and set-up secrets.

Paul Casey (80/1)

Last time out at Whistling Straits in the 2010 USPGA Championship, Paul Casey finished T12, just five back from eventual winner Martin Kaymer. This year the Englishman arrives in fine form, having finished T6 at The Masters, T5 at the WGC Cadillac matchplay, second at the Travelers Championship and T17 last week at the WGC Bridgestone. He hits the ball miles, and that will only help on a course where the big hitters usually prevail.

Paul Casey

Paul Casey could be a surprise package at Whistling Straits

Ian Poulter (125/1)

A final round 74 saw Ian Poulter topple down the leaderboard at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, after a promising third round 65 had put him among the leaders. The Englishman loves the battleground of a major, and could put his strong links record and big hitting to good use this week.

In this video GM take on Ian Poulter in a short game challenge over Woburn's new practice area.

Graeme McDowell (150/1)

After a rocky start to 2015, the Norther Irishman has quietly been gaining form over the last few months, including rounds of 66 and 69 in last week's WGC Bridgestone Invitational, which led him to a T17 finish. He loves links golf, and should thrive from coming in as a relative outsider, despite his position as a past major winner.

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell notched a T17 finish at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational

Marc Warren (250/1)

The Scot is having a fantastic season, finishing fourth in the Paul Lawrie Saltire matchplay and racking up another top-25 last week on American soil at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. His T4 finish at the Scottish Open and T27 placing at Chambers Bay underline his skill for links golf, and make him hard to ignore at such a massive price.

Marc Warren

Marc Warren could go off at an eye-watering 250-1!


Jake O'Reilly specilaises in equipment coverage, and joined the Golf Monthly team in 2013. Before this he graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a Sports Journalism and Media degree, and worked at a number of British golf magazines. Follow Jake on Twitter @jake0reilly