In the eyes of at least one oddsmaker, the true favorite heading into the weekend at the PGA Championship should not be the 36-hole leader, Will Zalatoris.
“The fact that Zalatoris has never done it on the PGA Tour, it would be surprising to me if his first win is a major,” Westgate SuperBook golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman said.
Zalatoris tops the leaderboard at 9-under par, one stroke ahead of Mito Pereira and three in front of Justin Thomas. On the SuperBook’s adjusted odds board, Zalatoris is the + 240 favorite after the second round. Thomas is the second choice (+ 350), followed by Pereira (+ 550).
So who’s the man to beat?
“I think it should be JT,” Sherman said.
Thomas, who won his only major at the PGA in 2017, was on the wrong side of the draw in terms of weather, carding a 67 in each round while fighting through windier conditions at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.