Stenson favorite after Day 1; Rory, DJ take hit


Through 18 holes at Baltusrol, the Champion Golfer of the Year is the new favorite to become the PGA champion.

Following a 3-under 67 Thursday, Henrik Stenson jumped to 5/1, giving him the shortest odds to raise the trophy on Sunday, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.

He's followed closely by world No. 1 and defending champion Jason Day, who posted 2-under 68, at 6/1. Next up, there's 2010 champ Martin Kaymer at 10/1, Rickie Fowler at 12/1, and two-time major winner Jordan Spieth and first-round leader Jimmy Walker at 15/1. 

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy, the 7/1 favorite just 24 hours ago, is down to 40/1 after a first-round 74. Likewise, Dustin Johnson, 8/1 on Wednesday, is all the way down to 150/1 following a disastrous 77.

As of 1 p.m. ET, the following names topped the board in tickets held and money placed:

Here's a look at the odds after the first round, listed down to 100/1:

5/1: Henrik Stenson

6/1: Jason Day

10/1: Martin Kaymer

12/1: Rickie Fowler

15/1: Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker

25/1: Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Emiliano Grillo, Sergio Garcia

30/1: Louis Oosthuizen, Andy Sullivan

40/1: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Harris English

50/1: Bubba Watson, Branden Grace, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Lee Westwood

60/1: Steve Stricker, David Lingmerth, Ross Fisher, Jhonattan Vegas

80/1: Justin Thomas, Paul Casey, Danny Lee, Russell Henley, James Hahn

100/1: Danny Willett, Zach Johnson, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, Robert Streb