2020 PGA Championship Betting Preview And Tips
August 6th – 9th, 2020
TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,251
Purse: $11 million with $1,980,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Brooks Koepka
Favourite Watch (Win Only Market)
There is nothing to separate Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas as 10/1 joint favourites this week, except maybe the fact that Brooks is going for a Wannamaker three-peat. Both are too short for my each-way betting strategy in a stacked field BUT for those brave enough to put on a win-only bet know that Brooks hit 55 greens in Memphis on his way to a return to form T2 while Thomas won for the third time in the 2020 PGA Tour season and was the last man to win the PGA in 2017 before Brooks took over.
Doc’s Top-5 Each Way Bets For The PGA Championship
Xander Schauffele 18/1
One of these guys that is built for Major tests. Of his 11 Major starts to date Xander has finished in the top-6 five times (paid out each way). Improving in form from a T14 and T13 in a fortnight at Muirfield Village to a T6 in Memphis last week. Harding Park will need accuracy off the tee and that is a staple of the Schauffele game. Solid each way look then at 18/1.
Jon Rahm 14/1
If Harding Park does turn out to be the cold windy beast that plays much longer than its yardage, you’ve got to like Jon Rahm. Spotty form was erased in a instant with a win at Memorial and if his fairways and greens game is there this week, a first Major win is a distinct possibly. Four top-10’s in his still relatively early Major career.
Jason Day 40/1
If the first two picks are too short odds for you Jason Day at 40/1 makes up for it. I actually believe he’s a little overpriced. An injury free run of late has seen a formline of T7 in the Workday, T4 in The Memorial and T6 last week in Memphis. Day won the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and has four other top-10’s besides since 2013. A good week off the tee and a back that behaves in the cooler August San Fran conditions and I think Day can place here.
Dustin Johnson 22/1
It’s hard to read Dustin Johnson on any given week. Won the Travelers and looked amazing, missed the cut next time out at Memorial. Withdrew after an opening 78 at the 3M open, then battled to a T12 at WGC St Jude last week. What I do know is that DJ gives the Majors his very best and that sole win in the 2016 US Open hardly does his career justice. Sixteen other Major top-10’s besides presents a better picture and I think a lower key behind closed doors championship with the focus off him will suit DJ this week.
Webb Simpson 28/1
May not be the perfect fit for everyone but I’ve steadfastly stood by my theory that Webb Simpson has again the game and temperament to add to his 2012 US Open win. Creeping Bentgrass greens with a bit of Poa Annua snuck in by the sea….it doesn’t really matter to Simpson who simply has his putting stroke back in 2020. Winner in Phoenix and Hilton Head, he’s a ball striker on a course that will eliminate many early.
Doc’s 2020 PGA Championship Top 5 LONG ODDS ONLY Bets
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Published Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:39:00 +0000