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US PGA Championship 2018 guide: second-round tee times, how to watch, betting odds

Gary Woodland shoots 64 to lead after round one at the Bellerive Country Club

100th US PGA Championship

  • When: 9-12 August 
  • Where: Bellerive Country Club, St Louis, Missouri, USA 
  • Course length: 7,329 yards 
  • Par: 70 
  • Prize purse: $10.5m (£8.1m) 
  • Field: 156 players

American Gary Woodland takes a one-shot lead into the second round of the 2018 US PGA Championship after shooting a 64 at the Bellerive Country Club.

Woodland’s compatriot Rickie Fowler, seeking his first major, is second after round one while Brandon Stone and Zach Johnson are two shots off the lead.

There are then 11 players in a tie for fifth with scores of three-under, including world No.1 Dustin Johnson and England’s Ian Poulter and Justin Rose.

The second round gets under way at 12.55pm (UK time).

Leaderboard after round one
  • 1. Gary Woodland -6 
  • 2. Rickie Fowler -5 
  • T3. Brandon Stone -4 
  • T3. Zach Johnson -4 
  • T5. Austin Cook -3 
  • T5. Brian Gay -3 
  • T5. Dustin Johnson -3 
  • T5. Ian Poulter -3 
  • T5. Jason Day -3 
  • T5. Justin Rose -3 
  • T5. Kevin Kisner -3 
  • T5. Ollie Schniederjans -3 
  • T5. Pat Perez -3 
  • T5. Stewart Cink -3 
  • T5. Thomas Pieters -3

Here we look at the US PGA Championship tee times, predictions, betting odds and how to watch in the United Kingdom.

Predictions: who will win the US PGA?

T.J. Auclair, PGA.com: “Rickie Fowler. Seven of the last eight PGA champions have been first-time major winners, including the last three straight: Jason Day, Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas. Our guess is that the luck of the first-time winners will continue at Bellerive. And it will be Fowler. Fowler has finished in the top-10 on eight occasions in the majors. His best PGA finish is a T3 in 2014 and he finished T5 in 2017. It just feels like a major is right around the corner.”

Michael Bamberger, Golf.com: “Rory [McIlroy]. The driving game he showed in Akron, for one thing. Also, how long can you keep a good man down?”

Alan Shipnuck, Golf.com: “Justin Thomas. He is the game’s most complete player and comes in with a ton of momentum. And a softish parkland course like Bellerive is right in his wheelhouse.”

Daniel Rapaport, Sports Illustrated: “Jason Day. If he’s able to hit fairways, he’s the man to beat this week. He hits it a country mile and has one of the best short games in the world, if not the best - that’s generally a good recipe for winning golf tournaments. He had a really brutal back-nine on Sunday at Firestone, but for 63 holes his game looked like the 2015 version of Jason Day, a player that was the world’s best by a comfortable margin. His game is a perfect fit for the PGA, and that’s reflected in his record at the season's final major - he’s got three-straight top-10 finishes, including a win in 2015 and a solo second in 2016. The Australian will pick up major number two and cement himself as a surefire Hall of Famer.”

Kyle Porter, CBS Sports: “Rory McIlroy. He’s finishing in the top 10 on leaderboards without even really playing terrific golf. Every time I watch him, it feels as if he’s trying to bend his body to pull a wedge or long iron back in the direction he wants, and yet, he has six top-eight finishes in his last 12 events worldwide.”

How to watch the US PGA in the UK

There’s no TV coverage of the tournament this year in the UK and Ireland after Sky Sports and the BBC pulled out. But golf fans will be able to watch online via Eleven Sports.

In a statement, the broadcaster said: “Eleven Sports will allow free access to the event. There will be three ways to watch the action on Eleven Sports. All four rounds will be shown live and free of charge through a seven-day trial on the Eleven Sports website, and on iOS and Android mobile and tablet apps. The first two rounds will also be streamed for free on Facebook Live through the Eleven Sports UK page.”

Friday 10 August

  • 4pm to 7pm: featured groups on elevensports.uk, the mobile/tablet apps and Facebook Live
  • 7pm to close: full coverage on elevensports.uk, the mobile/tablet apps and Facebook Live

Saturday 11 August

  • 5pm to close of play: full coverage on elevensports.uk, the mobile/tablet apps and Facebook Live

Sunday 12 August

  • 5pm to close of play: full coverage on elevensports.uk, the mobile/tablet apps and Facebook Live

PGA Championship betting odds

Latest best prices, according to Oddschecker (as of 10 August).

  • Dustin Johnson: 11/2
  • Rickie Fowler: 13/2
  • Jason Day: 10/1
  • Justin Rose: 16/1 
  • Gary Woodland: 16/1 
  • Jon Rahm: 22/1 
  • Justin Thomas: 25/1  
  • Rory McIlroy: 25/1  
  • Brooks Koepka: 30/1
  • Francesco Molinari: 30/1
  • Zach Johnson: 33/1    
  • Tommy Fleetwood: 35/1 

US PGA Championship tee times

Fridays’s second-round tee times for the major at the Bellerive Country Club. All times are UK and players are US unless stated.

Starting at hole one:

  • 12.50: Chesson Hadley, Daniel Balin, Russell Henley 
  • 1.01pm: Marty Jertson, Luke List, Kevin Chappell 
  • 1.12pm: Jaysen Hansen, Nick Watney, Kyle Stanley 
  • 1.23pm: Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Ted Potter, Jr, Jorge Campillo (Spa) 
  • 1.34pm: Ryan Vermeer, Paul Broadhurst (Eng), John Daly 
  • 1.45pm: Brice Garnett, Si Woo Kim (Kor), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 
  • 1.56pm: Jason Dufner, Yong-eun Yang (Kor), Shaun Micheel 
  • 2.07pm: Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Patrick Cantlay 
  • 2.18pm: Adrian Otaegui (Spa), Brendan Steele, Kevin Na 
  • 2.29pm: Chez Reavie, Charley Hoffman, Russell Knox (Sco) 
  • 2.40pm: Zachary J Johnson, Michael Kim, Seung-su Han 
  • 2.51pm: Brian Smock, Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 
  • 3.02pm: Ben Kern, Ryuko Tokimatsu (Jpn), WGC Bridgestone Winner 
  • 6.20pm: Jamie Lovemark, Shugo Imahira (Jpn), Rich Berberian Jr 
  • 6.31pm: Sean McCarty, Brandt Snedeker, Haotong Li (Chn) 
  • 6.42pm: Jim Furyk, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele 
  • 6.53pm: Davis Love III, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Rich Beem 
  • 7.04pm: Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter (Eng) 
  • 7.15pm: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Danny Willett (Eng), Pat Perez 
  • 7.26pm: Jason Day (Aus), Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley 
  • 7.37pm: Jordan Smith (Eng), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind), Scott Piercy 
  • 7.48pm: Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Tiger Woods 
  • 7.59pm: Webb Simpson, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 
  • 8.10pm: Stewart Cink, Branden Grace (Rsa), Ryan Moore 
  • 8.21pm: Ross Fisher (Eng), Alexander Levy (Fra), Patton Kizzire 
  • 8.32pm: Julian Suri, Sungjae Imn (Kor), Craig Bowden

Starting at hole ten

  • 12.55pm: Brandon Stone (Rsa), Johan Kok (Rsa), Whee Kim (Kor) 
  • 1.06pm: Matt Wallace (Eng), Matt Dobyns, Beau Hossler 
  • 1.17pm: Alex Noren (Swe), Chris Wood (Eng), Matt Kuchar 
  • 1.28pm: Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott (Aus) 
  • 1.39pm: Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Marc Leishman (Aus) 
  • 1.50pm: Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 
  • 2.01pm: Gary Woodland, Kevin Kisner, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 
  • 2.12pm: Jon Rahm (Spa), Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose (Eng) 
  • 2.23pm: Aaron Wise, Paul Casey (Eng), Zach Johnson 
  • 2.34pm: Thomas Pieters (Bel), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Bill Haas 
  • 2.45pm: Lee Westwood (Eng), Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Daniel Berger 
  • 2.56pm: Omar Uresti, Andrew Landry, Justin Harding (Rsa) 
  • 3.07pm: Matthew Borchert, Chris Stroud, Andrew Putnam 
  • 6.15pm: Michael Block, Eddie Pepperell (Eng), Ryan Fox (Nzl) 
  • 6.26pm: Craig Hocknull (Aus), Austin Cook, Alexander Bjork (Swe) 
  • 6.37pm: Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Bob Sowards, Scott Brown 
  • 6.48pm: Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Thomas Bjorn (Den), James Hahn 
  • 6.59pm: Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Billy Horschel, Shane Lowry (Irl) 
  • 7.10pm: Brian Harman, Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Adam Hadwin (Can) 
  • 7.21pm: Jimmy Walker, Padraig Harrington (Irl), Vijay Singh (Fij) 
  • 7.32pm: Andy Sullivan (Eng), Bryson DeChambeau, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 
  • 7.43pm: Ryan Armour, Cameron Smith (Aus), Peter Uihlein 
  • 7.54pm: J.B. Holmes, Paul Dunne (Irl), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa) 
  • 8.05pm: Charles Howell III, Jason Schmuhl, Brian Gay 
  • 8.16pm: David Muttitt, Ollie Schniederjans, Troy Merritt 
  • 8.27pm: Shawn Warren, Mikko Korhonen (Fin), J.J. Spaun

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