The 2020 PGA Championship is led by Haotong Li at 8-under par after 36 holes. Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka sits two back as part of a six-way tie for second at minus-6. Tiger Woods shot a plus-2 72 in his second round but still made the cut at even par.
Below, we look at the live betting odds and lines heading into Saturday’s Round 3 and make our picks and best bets to win the PGA Championship.
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2020 PGA Championship Round 3 betting picks: Favorite
Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 11:40 p.m. ET.
Brooks Koepka (+450)
Koepka, the back-to-back champ at this major, offers less than half the payout of any other competitor despite trailing by two shots heading into Saturday. Still, he has given every sign he can win this event for a third time by averaging 3.24 Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green and 2.80 SG: Approach through 36 holes, according to Data Golf. He lost 0.84 strokes putting in Round 2 to keep him a little further down the leaderboard.
This is likely to be Koepka’s highest price point through the weekend. Get in now as a means to hedge against any lost bets this week.
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2020 PGA Championship Round 3 betting picks: Contender
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Rory McIlroy (+4500)
McIlroy shot a 69 Friday to enter the weekend at 1-under par. The four-time major champ and top-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings is seven shots back of Li and has plenty of big names in the way.
Still, this is one of the best prices bettors will ever see for McIlroy with the tournament within reach. He’s averaging 2.33 SG: Tee-to-Green per round but losing 0.61 strokes putting.
McIlroy is still the betting favorite for both the US Open and Masters.
2020 PGA Championship Round 3 betting picks: Long shot
Matthew Wolff (+10000)
Wolff ranks 80th in the Golfweek rankings and heads into the weekend at 3-under par in his first major championship. He’s leading the field with 3.80 SG: Tee-to-Green and ranks third with 2.05 SG: Off-the-Tee through 36 holes.
The 2019 3M Open champ has been wildly inconsistent since the PGA Tour’s restart, but there’s no way he should be priced this high with his statistical performance thus far.
New to sports betting? A $10 bet on Koepka to win returns a profit of $45. The same bet on Wolff would return a profit of $1,000.
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By: Esten McLaren
Title: PGA Championship round 3 betting: Live odds, best bets
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/08/08/pga-championship-round-3-betting-live-odds-best-bets/
Published Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:00:58 +0000