The exposed nature of Kiawah Island makes betting on the US PGA Championship that little bit more thrilling. The unpredictability of what could happen, and the amount of players in contention to do well during the tournament leaves it wide open. The tournament in South Carolina brings an end to major championships of 2012, but who should the main focus be on this week and who are the leading hopes going into this tournament?
Tiger Woods (9/1)
Say his name and you'll hear a variety of opinions and answers regarding his current game play, does he still have it? Has he lost it? But after a recent return to form he shouldn't be left out as a contender in golf betting. You could say he deserves to be favourite because of who he is and what he has achieved in his golf career to date. However, he only managed a third place finish at the Open Championship despite a lacklustre week at the Bridgestone Invitational, but still edges the betting at this weeks tournament!
Rory Mcilroy (16/1)
We haven't rested many hopes on this youngster of late, following a string of inconsistent performances, but the 23-year-old is more than capable of winning at Kiawah Island, he might not be ahead in the betting but he is worth watching out for. The Northern Irish youngster is due a victory after finishing a respectful fifth in the Open Championship.
Lee Westwood (25/1)
Another golfer who is due a victory is Lee Westwood. A great player, without a major to his name, and he is sure to be a massive contender in US PGA Championship betting to add one to it! He may not have been at his peak recently but he has fantastic accuracy, but will the wind in South Caroline wreak havoc with his chances?
Bubba Watson (35/1)
Bubba had an excellent final round at last week's Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio of 67, and this is set to improve his chances to perform well at Kiawah this week. If Bubba can find some form he is worth betting on to go far on this ocean course.
Luke Donald (16/1)
He may still be another non major winner, but he has great standing in the game and along with Westwood and Mcilroy is more than capable of achieving one. He tends to put himself in a good position to win and is bound to break through that and actually claim victory soon. He's not far behind Tiger when it comes to betting and may well go further than the American at this course.