USPGA Championship Betting Tips
Before the major golf changes that took place in 2019, PGA Championship was played on August. It was the fourth tournament of all the major annual tours alongside The Masters, U.S Open and the Open Championship. The changes saw the event moved to May and is now the second major of the year and not the last as played in the previous years. The 2020 PGA Championship is, therefore, scheduled for May on the weekend leading up to Memorial Day. The event follows from The Masters, which takes place in March.
One thing that makes PGA Championship special is its exclusive field features. It entails a line-up of pro players with top 100 players invited. The tournament runs on the eastern half of the US with the western only hosting ten previous editions.
The 2020 PGA Championship betting is led by the defending champion Brooks Koepka. Brooks won the 2019 and made a record as the first PGA Championship winner to go back-to-back after Tiger woods in 2006-2007. Eyes are now set on him to see if he will win the title for the third time in 2020 and set another world record.
As we all wait for the 2020 PGA Championship, eyes are now set on the betting markets to see how the top players are going to perform. As you wait to cheer your favorite players, Betopin gets to work to analyze player statistics, betting odds and everything you need to win your bet and give you the most insightful information on PGA Championship.
PGA Championship: The Fine Print
- Sports Event – Golf
- Event Name – USPGA Championship
- Current Champion – Brooks Koepka
- Start Date – 14/05/2020
- End Date – 17/05/2020
- Location – TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California, USA
- H2 – USPGA Championship Betting Predictions
Golf is no doubt the most unpredictable sports out here. With different tournaments taking place all year round and different winners coming up to claim the titles, being accurate with your bet is not that easy. Despite this, betting in golf becomes an exciting thing whether you win or lose. The outright favorite odds list is incredible and Betopin analyses everything up and down to ensure you win your bet. No table is left unturned at Betopin. We look at player statistics, history, previous performance, course condition, and everything you need to know to help you win your bet.
USPGA Championship Outright Betting Favorite
Brooks Koepka has shown incredible performance in all the four major golf events this year. Being the current PGA Championship title holder, it’s not hard for him to be ranked on the top of outright betting favorite. Brooks has won the title for the second time in a narrow, and if all goes well, he could become the 2020 winner and mark a record of winning PGA Championship for the third time in three consecutive years. He is currently on top of the betting favorite list with odds of +750.
Rory Mcllroy takes the second position in the betting favorite after Koepka with odds of +950. Mcllroy has also shown very impressive performance in the annual events this year, and this puts him in a good position of winning even more titles in the 2020 tournaments. His major win this year was the most coveted FedEx cup champion where he took a whopping $15 million home. Betopin will continue keeping track of his performance in the events prior to the PGA Championship to see if he will remain among the top positions in the outright betting favorite and eventually emerge the winner.
Dustin Johnson continues to thrive on to secure a win through incredible performances at the tour events. Even though he has not managed to secure a win in major tour events this year, his overall performance has been impressive, and if he improves just a little bit, he could win the 2020 PGA Championship. Johnson is currently tying with Mcllroy in the top betting favorite list at odds of +950 to win the 2020 PGA Championship.
Woods is currently holding the fourth position in the betting favorite list for the 2020 PGA Championship with odds of +1300. Woods have won the PGA Championship four times in 19 appearances, that is, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, and this is enough reason to prove that he still knows the tricks and could pull out a major win come 2020. His 2018 performance in the PGA Championship wasn’t bad at all as he managed to come second after the championship winner, Brooks Koepka. The 2019 performance was a little disappointment for Woods missing the cut with 1-stroke, and this could be a reason to fuel him up for a win in the 2020 PGA Championship.
Players in the USPGA Championship that could cause a surprise
Rickie Fowler is yet to grab a title for a major PGA Tour but has never given up his fight to move to the top of the best performance in the PGA Tour. He finished fourth in the 2014 PGA Championship, and that was enough to prove that he can do more. If he strives a little further, 2020 can be the year when he breaks the label of ‘never won any major.’ And of course, looking at his game performance, Fowler is capable of winning any major since he has managed to compete in both long and big courses and still didn’t disappoint much. So, if you’re looking for a player to take on a head to head come PGA Championship 2020, Fowler can be the man.
In his mid-20s, Bryson Dechambeau has all the strength and the power to pull out a won in any major PGA tournament. It doesn’t matter that he is yet to finish top 10 in any major tournament. He’s the latest performance shows that he is capable of doing more than he seems capable of. Dechambeau is currently ranked 8th in world golf ranking, and if all goes well, he can surprise people by claiming the title of the 2020 PGA Championship.
After a successful finish in the Ryder cap in 2018, Jon Rahm could have a renewed energy to fuel his performance this year and come 2020. With continuous improvement, Rahm is hoping to move to the better and surprise his fun with a major title win in 2020.
Regardless of how intense the competition for 2020 PGA Championship will be, Webb Simpson cannot be easily ruled out from the list of potential winners. Simpson has shown quite a performance in the past events with his major win dating back to 2016 where he managed a tie for 13th. The player who is ranked 19th in the world has a great potential of causing a surprise win in the 2020 PGA Championship.
USPGA Championship Betting Markets
Betting on the tournament winner is one of the toughest and difficult to win a bet. This is mostly due to the unpredictable nature of golf events. The PGA Championship is up to the 156-player field, and this is all the more reason why winning your bet on tournament winner is difficult. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. If you follow the players’ progress keenly and take note of their performance on the events leading to the tournament, you will increase your chances of winning on this market. Don’t forget to check Paddy Power for the latest odds for this market.
This is another popular betting market on the PGA Championship. This involves placing a double wager where you hedge by picking a player that is likely to win the tournament or finish among a certain top number of places. Let’s say top five, which is determined by the bookmakers. For this market too, don’t forget to visit Paddy Power for the latest odds.
Head to head
This market involves pitting players against each other. The sportsbook picks two players, for instance, Brooks Koepka against Dustin Johnson. This can be for a round or the entire tournament. Winning your bet is determined by how these players will fare against each other throughout the tournament. It is not based on who will emerge the winner of the event.
Two- and three-ball
For this market, you will need to put your bet by picking a player out of twosome or threesome two records the best score in the round of the day. The bookmakers release the first- and second-round pairing a few days before the actual day. The winning bet is determined by how the players fare against each other and not who wins the entire event. Be sure to visit Paddy Power to have a look at the latest odds for this market as well.
Top 5, top 10, top 20
This market involves betting on a player to finish in a given range set by the sportsbook. Some sportsbook range goes up to top 20 and all though this is the easiest bet to win, the odds may not be favorable enough. You can stay tuned on Paddy Power if you want to get the best odds for this market as well.
Brooks Koepka is currently favored for all three major PGA Tours for 2020. This is of course, due to his hard work and consistent performance which he has shown throughout the 2019 season. He is currently the outright favorite for PGA Championship 2020 with odds of +750.
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