Pick and props for the 2017 PGA Championship

Look for a familiar name to claim the final Major Championship of the season

Joe Fortenbaugh
August 09, 2017 - 9:38 pm

Here’s the beautiful thing about the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow: Unlike this year’s United States Open at Erin Hills or Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Quail Hollow has played host to the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003, which means we have an abundance of data at our disposal that should greatly benefit our handicapping.

And with that in mind…

Pick to win: Rory McIlroy (7/1)

Any conversation about Quail Hollow, the Wells Fargo Championship or the 2017 PGA Championship begins and ends with four-time Major Championship winner Rory McIlroy (7/1), who has won on this course twice since 2010 while also posting a T2 (2010), T4 (2016), T8 (2014) and T10 (2013).

Additionally, McIlroy owns the Wells Fargo Championship tournament scoring record courtesy of the 21-under-par he fired to win comfortably here back in 2015. The 28-year-old is in stellar form with a T4 at the Open Championship last month and T5 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend.

Prop bet to consider: Rickie Fowler (-145) over Jason Day (+125) in a four-round matchup

Fowler (12/1) won at Quail Hollow in 2012 and finished T4 here in 2016. He also has posted four top-10s over his last six starts, including three top-5s.

Long-shot to consider: Webb Simpson (125/1)

Simpson is a member at Quail Hollow and lives in a house right off the seventh tee box. And while the 32-year-old has produced a rather forgettable 2017 campaign, Simpson did finish T8 at the Travelers Championship back in June and T37 at the Open Championship last month

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