The 2020 PGA Championship will turn out to be the first and only major of the 2020 PGA Tour season. Played at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco the major that has the least amount of cache to it will become the biggest tournament of the year!
The PGA Championship betting odds have been out at Intertops for a while but have kept changing every week based on how the golfers are playing. Guys like Collin Morikawa and Webb Simpson have kept having their odds drop but many of the favorites have had their odds remain the same even if they are playing poorly. Dustin Johnson is the second highest favorite to win the PGA Championship and he’s been abysmal his last two starts prior to the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
An A-List of golfers will hit the course this week with the return of some big names like Adam Scott who will make his first start since golf has returned and of course Tiger Woods who has made only one start since the Covid break when he played at the Memorial Tournament and finished in 40th place.
Making bets for a major is a bit different and each major is unique in itself. Check out our PGA Championship Betting Tips to help you come up with some strategies for you to make some winning picks this week.
Not to pat ourselves on the back too much but we cashed in with Justin Thomas last week at 12-1 odds and had a shot with Daniel Berger at 28-1 before he faded down the stretch but still finished in 2nd place. Let’s see how our picks do this week?
Favorite Picks to Win the 2020 PGA Championship
Odds are provided by our top betting partner Intertops.com
ODDS TO WIN – 9 to 1
As mentioned, he was one of our favorites to win last week and he pulled out the win at the WGC tournament. Normally when a guy wins I don’t pick them the following week but it is a major and he is poised for another leaderboard run at the PGA Championship. Playing really well right now he is around 12-1 odds to win this week so the payout isn’t as juicy for bettors but use him also in twosome and threesome bets to make some extra cash!
ODDS TO WIN – 10 to 1
Brooks looked like he would runway with the WGC tournament with a 62 in the first round and then had the lead for a bit down the stretch but couldn’t make any more shots to move up. No worries, he gets up for the majors and this week he will once again be either near the top of the leaderboard, or holding the trophy. He may be my favorite pick to win this week based on how close he came last week and his drive to win another major.
ODDS TO WIN – 12 to 1
I had Rory as a favorite last week and he sputtered but he showed flashes again of greatness and this being a major…Rory comes out to play in the majors! He isn’t a great payout at 8-1 odds where it seems everyone else thinks Rory is poised to win the PGA Championship but that just means many people agree on how great he is and how solid a bet he is to win this week.
Sleeper Picks For The PGA Championship
ODDS TO WIN – 66 to 1
A past major tournament winner, Oosthuizen seems to bring out his best game for the big tournaments like the majors and the world golf championships. He played really well in last week’s WGC St. Jude finishing in a tie for 6th and makes a great sleeper pick bet at 66-1 odds at Intertops.
ODDS TO WIN – 66 to 1
You want a longshot pick to win…how about 100-1 odds? Lowry won last year’s Open Championship and has finished well in PGA Championships before. Up until last week he was having a pretty disappointing year but then signs of life came out at the WGC with a T6 finish and now he becomes an interesting bet to ponder. He has played well in the big golf tournaments and he won’t be mentioned at all as a pick to win…some golfers thrive on that!
Other Value Picks To Consider
Tiger Woods (28 to 1) – It’s a golf major and probably the only reason Tiger Woods still plays golf is the glimmer of hope that he can catch and beat Jack Nicklaus’ record for most career majors. It is unlikely but no one also thought he would win the 2019 Masters either. He skipped last week’s WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational to be in the best possible shape for this week’s PGA Championship. He’s had success at TPC Harding Park where he won the 2005 WGC-American Express Invitational, and in 2009 in the Presidents Cup he went 5-0 in his matches. 18-1 odds isn’t great for a guy that isn’t favored to win…but he is Tiger Woods and this is a major tournament after all.
Matthew Fitzpatrick (40 to 1) – I have watched Fitzpatrick all year and he always seems so close to breaking through and winning! He played really well last week at the WGC (tied for the lead into the back nine on Sunday) and now heads to a course that if the fog rolls in could be much like playing at home in England with heavy air which could play to his strengths. At 66-1, he’s worth a bet on early in case his odds drop because of his performance this past week.
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