After catapulting back to the top of the rankings, world #1 Justin Thomas arrives in San Francisco seeking his second PGA Championship. Tiger Woods is looking to surpass Sam Snead and win his record-breaking 83rd title, while Phil Mickelson returns to his home state attempting to become the first golfer age 50 or over to win a major championship.
And let’s not forget that Jordan Spieth is vying for the career grand slam, or that Brooks Koepka is aiming to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy for the third consecutive year.
With that being said, I’m not here simply to cover the most captivating storylines that may or may not pan out at TPC Harding Park. I’m here to dive into the 2020 PGA Championship odds and see if I can pinpoint the winner.
2020 PGA Championship Odds to Win
Tony Finau +4000
Sungjae Im +6600
Paul Casey +8000
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The best golf sportsbooks have inserted Brooks Koepka on top of the PGA Championship odds thanks to a runner-up performance at TPC Southwind. The 2x defending champ at the PGA struck the ball beautifully in Memphis and garnered lots of positive vibes heading into this week.
Speaking of cruising into the PGA Championship beaming with confidence, Justin Thomas exercised his brilliant short game down the stretch at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and is as serious a threat as any in San Francisco.
Both Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are looking to bounce back after sluggish showings, and it’ll be invigorating to watch Bryson DeChambeau crank out the big stick and attempt to carry the tops of the massive Cypress trees.
Are you taking a bite on one of the top dogs, or is your PGA Championship prediction a little bit off the wall?
What Happened at the 2019 PGA Championship?
What looked like the coronation of Brooks Koepka at Bethpage Black turned into quite the dramatic finish. Koepka raced out to a commanding seven-shot lead by the time 54 holes had been completed and walked off the 10th green on Sunday leading by five.
That’s when Brooksy got on a bogey-train, watching his lead evaporate to a single shot over Dustin Johnson with just three holes to play. Nevertheless, DJ bogeyed the next two holes and hacked his way up the 18th, allowing Koepka to enjoy his walk up the final fairway.
Among the notables to miss the cut, Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, and Bubba Watson all missed by one. Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed each missed by two.
Three club pros made the cut: Rob Labritz (T-60th), Ryan Vermeer (T-80th), and Marty Jertson (82nd).
Last Year’s Winning Score: -8, 272
Last Year’s Cut Line: +4, 144
My PGA Championship 2020 Pick
It wasn’t easy to commit to a PGA Championship pick. However, the fact that Harding Park is incredibly demanding off the tee and has smallish greens that make scrambling a crucial stat to pay attention to make it easier to fade the “bombers.”
Tiger’s lack of competition reps scares me, and I can’t count on “Lefty” driving the ball in play for 72 holes. Instead, I narrowed it down to six names who aren’t afraid to keep their head down and grind away on a challenging layout.
I’d love to endorse bets on all six of these golfers, but that’s taking the easy way out for a PGA Championship prediction.
Xander, Patrick, and Collin are receiving plenty of love from other touts, and Matthew Fitzpatrick’s recent surge has him on the radar of many. Abraham Ancer’s PGA Championship odds at MyBookie warrant him being classified as a sleeper, leaving me with one name.
Give me Tommy Fleetwood in a week when most will be passing by (+4500 at MyBookie).
Tommy knocked a bit of rust off at the 3M Open before finally showing some form during the final round in Memphis. A Sunday 65 won’t knock anyone’s socks off, but it’s just the momentum he needed to stroll into Harding Park ready to pounce.
More PGA Championship Betting
You’ll hear much more about Abraham Ancer in my next post targeting PGA Championship sleepers. DFS picks and matchups to attack will follow immediately after, all of which can be found right here on our golf blog.
If you plan on betting the PGA Championship online, you won’t want to miss out.
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.
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