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Betting Guide for the 2020 PNC Championship

| November 26, 2020 7:07 am PDT
PNC Championship Betting Guide 2020

The PNC Challenge – previously dubbed the Father/Son Challenge – just got a lot more exciting. First, Justin Thomas and his pops decided to join the festivities, sparking even more interest in the 36-hole event contested at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Grande Lakes.

Then Tiger Woods sent shockwaves through tournament officials when he announced that he and 11-year-old Charlie want in on the action.

I can’t wait to watch it all unfold, and I certainly can’t wait to lock in some wagers. With that in mind, here’s your PNC Championship betting guide filled with odds and advice.

About the PNC Championship

  • When: December 19-20
  • Where: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club – Orlando, FL
  • Format: 36 Holes Shamble Format
  • Qualification: Must have won a major or THE PLAYERS Championship to gain entry 

To bring you up to speed on what a “shamble” format is, it’s essentially a “scramble” off the tee and a “best-ball” after that. Follow this example.

Player A and Player B are teammates playing a medium-length par-4. Player A hits his tee shot in a fairway bunker, Player B bombs one down the middle. After picking the best drive, in this case, the one hit by Player B, each golfer plays their own ball in.

To give you some perspective on what it takes to win, three teams finished regulation at 24-under-par in 2019. Bernhard Langer and his son Jason outlasted Team Lehman and Team Goosen in a playoff.

PNC Championship Odds in 2020

Justin Thomas is the clear-cut best player in this field, and rumor has it that his father, Mike is a pretty good player himself.

Tiger is Tiger and forget about Charlie being an inexperienced 11-year-old just showing up to have fun.

Charlie has already posted a bogey-free card (-3, 33) in a junior tournament in Florida. It’s safe to say he’s well on his way toward becoming a special player.

Betting Tips for the 2020 PNC Championship

As far as where the value is concerning the PNC Championship odds, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

The Cream Will Rise to the Top

The golf course will be set up rather benign, and it comes down to individual golfers putting the ball in the hole. Keeping that thought front and center, are there really any versions of a Justin Thomas-led team not being in the mix (in this field) coming down the back-nine on Sunday?

The same goes for “Team Tiger,” as well as the Kuchar’s and Furyk’s. After participating in this event with their fathers in the past, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk have swapped out their dads for their sons in hopes of their sons bringing more “help” to the table.

Speaking of a son bringing some assistance…..

DO NOT Sleep on Team Langer

The Florida resident and 41-time winner on the Champions Tour knows what it takes to win the PNC Championship. In fact, Bernhard won twice with son Stefan (2005, 2006) before winning twice with son Jason (2014, 2019).

The 63-year-old German will return to back in Orlando with Jason to defend their title.

Jason, a junior on the golf team at the University of Pennsylvania, came up clutch in the playoff at the 2019 PNC Challenge.

When he needed it most, Jason striped a 3-wood from 270 yards and proceeded to roll in the 16-footer for eagle. Game over.

Two Pros on the Same Team?

Team Lehman lost in a playoff in 2019 after carding the only sub-60 round on Sunday. Considering Tom Lehman’s son, Thomas, is also a professional golfer, should we really be that surprised?

After completing his collegiate career at Cal Poly, Thomas turned pro and has bounced around mini-tours in California and Arizona. Coming off shooting 67-73-66 (T9) last week at the GCU Championship on the Outlaw Tour, I’d say the younger Lehman is in pretty good shape heading into Orlando.

Oh yeah, the elder Lehman recently placed 10th at the Charles Schwab Cub Championship. In other words, +900 is an awfully tasty price for this talented duo.

Ready to Bet?

Are you ready to bet on the 2020 PNC Championship?

Remember, the odds for the PNC Championship are subject to change, so there’s no reason to wait on firing any bets in.

Go ahead and lock in Team Thomas, Team Woods, and Team Lehman. Chances are you’ll be in for something sweat on December 20th.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

Michael's a Las Vegas native and has been with the company since 2017.

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