Odds to win the PGA Championship 2019
The PGA Championship is one of golf's four major tournaments and will be played at the Bethpage Black Course from May 16-19 2019. Brooks Koepka is the defending champion, having won both this and the US Open in 2018. He's currently available for odds around +1400.
The PGA Championship is never an easy event to predict, and the world's top golfers will all be vying to take home the second major of the year. Updated weekly, check out all the news and latest PGA Championship odds here.
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- 01PGA Championship Odds
- 02PGA Championship 2019 Betting Picks
- 03PGA Top Betting Tips
- 04How does the PGA Championship work
- 05The All-Time Champions
PGA Championship Odds
It's not easy to pick a winner in the futures or outright markets. Luckily, all the top sportsbooks have a huge number of betting lines and markets available, and you'll find PGA Championship Odds 2019 are not just limited to the outright market.
Below is a list of the most popular lines, and our detailed explanation of each. You can also find more information on our main golf page.
PGA Championship Top 20 Finish
In a starting field of around 100 golfers, it can be difficult at times to pick out a winner, let alone a top-five finisher. That's why the Top 20 Finish market is so useful. While the odds perhaps won't be as high as those in the outright market, there is a much better here.
This is also a great way to showcase your knowledge of golf, as you can get great odds on a low-ranked player who you think will storm into contention late in the tournament.
PGA Championship Top European Odds
The Europeans are having a very impressive run on the PGA Tour at the moment. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari and John Rahm are all ranked in the world's top ten, and all hail from the other side of the Atlantic.
In this market, you can put your knowledge of European players to the test by picking the best finisher. McIlroy is a great option as Bethpage Black is a long course and suits the long hitters.
PGA Championship 2nd Round Leader Odds
It's not easy to pick the winner of the tournament, and just as difficult to pick the leader after two rounds. Yet, the 2nd Round Leader market is one of the most popular wager options. Fast starting players have an advantage here, although conditions can also play a part. This is where you can really turn a profit, although you will need plenty of luck.
PGA Championship Race Winning margin odds
Unlike some of the markets, the Race Winning Margin is limited to just a few viable options. Essentially, you're looking at the margin of victory, and history shows that it's more often than not between zero and three strokes. Rory McIlroy was the exception in 2012 when he played incredible golf to win by eight. We would recommend one stroke, which is the favourite at +150, although there is a big chance of a playoff in 2019.
PGA Championship Playoff Odds
So given the chance of a playoff, why not have a punt on this market. After 72 holes of golf it seems incredible that two or more players could still be deadlocked at the top, although it is not uncommon. Martin Kaymer and Keegan Bradley were the beneficiaries of consecutive playoffs at the tournament in 2010 and 2011 respectively, although there hasn't been one since. We're well overdue, and you'll get odds of around +200 on it happening.
PGA Championship Top Former Winner Odds
Tiger Woods may be slowly returning to his best, although he is still likely to be one of the former champions competing for the PGA Championship trophy. Woods has won four prior tournaments, and he also won the US Open in 2002 when it was played at the same course. He is one to watch on a circuit he loves to get around.
However, if you're looking at recent champions, it will be hard to top Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and last year's champion Brooks Koepka.
PGA Championship 2019 Betting Picks
The 2019 tournament is sure to throw up a surprise or two, although there has to be a favourite and currently the BMW PGA Betting Odds suggest that world number-one Dustin Johnson will take out the tournament - he's priced around +800.
It's an interesting theory considering that Johnson has only one major victory (he won the US Open in 2016), and while he is one of the most consistent golfers on the tour, he hasn't exactly got the track record to warrant favouritism. His best performance at this event was 5th in 2010.
Johnson can hit a long ball, which is perhaps why he is favoured, although we'd be more comfortable if he had a proven record of wins in the biggest tournaments.
Tiger Woods is third on the list, and again it's hard to put your money on the former champion despite his record. While it would be great to see him back to his best, there's simply too many others in the field that are playing better golf at present. Don't be tempted to take him at odds up to +1300
Our pick is Rory McIlroy, who is also a big hitter and is back in form and looking good. We expect him to have a big 2019, and he is certainly worth an early wager at odds around +1200.
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PGA Top Betting Tips
We can't stress enough the importance of research when betting on golf. There are several sources available, and simple things like average drive length, putting form and course performance can lead you to a hefty payout.
Yet even the best plans can be undone in the betting world. That's why we encourage you to implement live betting into your wager routine.
Tournament golf is a four-day marathon, and nobody wins the trophy on the Thursday. By analysing the play on day one though, we can certainly get a better understanding of how each player is reacting to the course and the weather.
Although you may see the odds shorten, you will have a much better chance of a successful bet if you can scope out the best performers on day one.
How does the PGA Championship work
The PGA Championship is a typical stroke-play golf tournament where the lowest scoring player over four rounds is declared the winner.
Out of a field of approximately 100, around half will be 'cut' after the first two rounds. Typically, the players eligible to continue to the final rounds will be in the top-50 on the leaderboard, or within ten strokes of the leader.
In the event that two or more players are tied at the end of the four rounds, a playoff will be enforced. This involves the leaders playing extra hole(s) in a sudden death contest to determine the outright winner.
The All-Time Champions
The PGA Championship has been played since 1916 and dominated by American players throughout history.
Only four players outside of the USA have won the tournament more than once. Below is a list of the all-time best performers:
- Walter Hagen - 5 (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927)
- Jack Nicklaus (picture) - 5 (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980)
- Tiger Woods - 4 (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007)
- Gene Sarazen - 3 (1922, 1923, 1933)
- Sam Snead - 3 (1942, 1949, 1951)
- 2018 - Brooks Koepka
- 2017 - Justin Thomas
- 2016 - Jimmy Walker
- 2015 - Jason Day
- 2014 - Rory McIlroy