Rory McIlroy is regarded as one of the favourites to win the 100th USPGA Championship

Rory McIlroy is the man to beat at Bellerive’s ‘Green Monster’ but Jon Rahm is finally ready to conquer a major (and his temper)

  • Dustin Johnson is the 9/1 favourite to win the 100th USPGA Championship
  • Tiger Woods says his game is a good fit to win, and he is priced at 30/1
  • The likes of Jason Day (20/1) and Kyle Stanley (80/1) look good bets at Bellerive

By CHRIS CUTMORE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 06:59 EDT, 8 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:39 EDT, 8 August 2018

No-one knows a great deal about the under-used Bellerive Country Club course that hosts this week’s 100th USPGA Championship, not even Tiger Woods who admits he hasn’t set foot there in 17 years, when the tournament was cancelled due to 9/11.

But there are few greater strategists than Woods, and his pre-tournament analysis is usually spot on.

‘Right now it doesn’t really favour anyone because it’s playing so soft,’ said Woods this week of the ‘Green Monster of Ladue’, a long par-70 stretching to all of 7,547 yards. ‘If anything, it favours a guy who hits the ball high because we’re not going to get any run, it’s not going to dry out the rest of the week.

Rory McIlroy is regarded as one of the favourites to win the 100th USPGA Championship
Rory McIlroy is regarded as one of the favourites to win the 100th USPGA Championship

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