A Betting Guide to the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park
Many players have managed to get a few competitive rounds in recently, with the PGA Tour restart program, which should give us a very competitive tournament here. Any win is big, but the PGA Championship, of course, holds a special place in the calendar for players.
It seems everything is pointing to this being a hugely competitive tournament over the next few days. A proven prediction modal which has a great record in majors has pulled out a surprising result which is going to be fascinating to watch.
You may not agree with the predictions made, but the main part of this to focus on is that it all points towards a wide-open four days of action, where pretty much any player has a chance of winning.
What Betting Options are Available?
If you’ve not placed a golf bet for several years and you fancy a wager on this weekend’s tournament then you are going to be met by a service that is wildly different from the one you remember.
Golf betting has never been as good thanks to the huge range of betting markets on offer with the bookmakers. You no longer have to pick a player to win, if you want to give yourself much more of a chance to win then look at the top 5 or top 10 finish markets. The odds are lower here, but in a competitive field like this one, it does make betting a lot easier.
Elsewhere, if you fancy someone to struggle you can bet on players to make or not make the cut, so you can bet on a player to go home after the first two days.
If you don’t want to keep the full field, then you can also narrow that down. You can bet on the best players from different continents or countries, or you can bet on the individual 3-balls that are going to take place.
To find out the betting rundown for the tournament, visit the Betting Gods page here, in order to be best informed.
Players to Watch in the PGA Championships 2020
Choosing a player to win any golf tournament is not easy, but this one is an incredibly tough one to get right. With many bookmakers, you will see that every single participant is priced up at double figures or bigger.
A favourite at 10/1 shows just how competitive this field is, and how finding the winner is going to be tough. There are two options here, you can either bet multiple players or choose to bet each way, which covers anything from the first five places to the first ten depending on your bookmaker.
Americans Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas lead the field here, they are the two favourites for this event. That should come as no surprise, these two are generally at the head of most golf markets.
Koepka comes here as the two-time defending champion, and also comes on the back of a good performance to finish second at St-Jude recently. He could be peaking at just the right time for this, especially as his performances in July were nowhere near what we have come to expect from him.
The player to beat Koepka at St-Jude was Justin Thomas, the current number one golfer in the world. Koepka looked the winner for a long way, but Thomas, as we have seen many times before, knows how to dig deep and pull it out of the bag when it’s needed.
Both have their chances, and it is no surprise to see them as favourites for this event, but for value it may be better to look elsewhere.
Available at more than double the price of Koepka and Thomas is Patrick Cantlay, a player yet to win a major championship but one that could go very close to doing that here. He threw away his chance on the first day of the tournament at St-Jude but fought back to show incredible courage and determination.
He finished eight-under over Saturday and Sunday, playing the type of golf that is needed to go close in a big event like this one. His putter is a slight concern given what happened last Thursday but if that holds up, Cantlay has the power to drive well on this course, and his iron play was excellent last week.
Cantlay is double the price of the two favourites, but certainly has better chances than those odds suggest.
As for the alternative markets, Cantlay is a huge price on the Top American market, which takes out the likes of Rory McIlroy and recent winner Jon Rahm of the equation to make things a little easier for Cantlay.
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