2012 PGA Championship Odds: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Enter As Favorites

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 05: Tiger Woods plays his shot on the second tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 5, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods enters the PGA Championship as the favorite on what could be a damp Ocean Course.

The season's final major has another familiar favorite with Tiger Woods currently listed at 8/1 to bring home the Wannamaker Trophy. Woods enters the week after a three-win summer, but he struggled a bit with his putter last week at Firestone. He caught fire in his Sunday final round on a soft course, but it was still an up-and-down week on one of his favorite tracks.

The Ocean Course is a true test of the shot-shaper, with trajectory control an absolute must. Woods has really improved his trajectory this season, most notably off the tee where he's been pounding low stingers with his three wood. But a left-to-right wind may give him problems because he's so locked into hitting cut shots right now. The wind is the biggest factor at Kiawah, and if it lays down, we could see a low number at the PGA Championship. Regardless of the weather, Woods enters the week as the favorite:

Tiger Woodsn 8/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Luke Donald 18/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Adam Scott 28/1
Jason Dufner 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Louis Oosthuizen 33/1
Steve Stricker 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Graeme McDowell 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Padraig Harrington 40/1

For more from the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah, visit SB Nation's golf hub.

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