PGA Championship 2019 Betting Preview

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Major number two is this week, as the PGA Championship tees off on Thursday in Farmingdale, New York. The best golfers on the Tour will battle at Bethpage Black, which is hosting its first PGA Championship and first major since the U.S. Open in 2009.

As we enter PGA Championship week, here are the five biggest storylines to follow, and how they could effect your betting on this event.

The Tiger Effect

Ever since his dramatic victory at Augusta last month, Tiger Woods has been the talk of the golf world. Now he is back and aiming for his 16th career major title. Woods is currently listed as the favorite to win the PGA at +700, and with good reason. Not only has he had three straight impressive showings in a row in majors, including in last year’s PGA Tournament at Bellerive, but also won the 2002 U.S. Open here at Bethpage Black. Tiger, per usual, will be the most talked-about golfer all weekend.

Spieth Grand Slam

Jordan Spieth has never quite seemed to recover fully from the 2016 Masters, but has a chance to make history at Bethpage Black. Should Spieth exorcise his demons and capture his first PGA Championship title, he would become the sixth golfer to earn the career Grand Slam, as well as the second-youngest to earn it behind Woods. But it won’t be easy, as Spieth has the 14th-best odds to win at +3300 and has yet to finish in the top-20 in any tournament in 2019.

Repeat for Koepka

Last year’s PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka has established a reputation as an excellent majors player. This weekend, he will be playing for his fourth major victory in 23 months, which also includes just one finish outside of the top-15. Koepka, who is +1200, nearly won major number four last month if it wasn’t for Tiger, so expect him to be in the running once again.

The Move to May

The 2018 PGA Championship was last August, and yet here we are in the middle of May getting ready for the 2019 edition. For just the second time in 70 years, the tournament will be played outside of the July-August window, becoming the second major played during the season rather than the fourth. Now every major is separated by approximately one month as opposed to having the long two-month gap between the Masters and U.S. Open.

Beware of the Black

When Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in 2002, he was the only golfer to finish below par. When Lucas Glover won here in 2009, he was one of five to finish under par. If that wasn’t enough, a sign on the first tee warns any who see it that only “highly skilled” golfers should play the course. If there’s a course out there that will test these golfers to the extreme, it’s Bethpage Black.

Odds to win PGA Championship

  • Tiger Woods +750
  • Dustin Johnson +900
  • Brooks Koepka +1000
  • Rory Mcllroy +1200
  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Justin Rose +1800
  • Rickie Fowler +2000
  • Jason Day +2000
  • Jon Rahm +2000
  • Bryson DeChambeau +2000
  • Francesco Molinari +2000
  • Tommy Fleetwood +2500
  • Jordan Spieth +2500
  • Xander Schauffele +2800
  • Patrick Reed +3300
  • Hideki Matsuyama +3300
  • Tony Finau +3300

No matter who you bet in the PGA Championship, if you are looking for a pay per head bookie, be sure to check out PayPerHead247. Best of luck with all your PGA Championship betting. We like Justin Thomas at +1400 to take down the event! Our second bet would go to Jason Day, who seems poised to compete at the top.  He is listed +2000.

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