PGA Championship 2019 Betting Guide, Tips, Predictions.
We'll look through the top players, then give you our top 5 favourites followed by our ones to watch!
Tiger Woods returned to his glory days with an incredible come back at Augusta and his previous success at at Bethpage Black, however he is not fancied by the bookies! Will he see him in the famous red again?
The odds favour World No 1 Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka who has 3 majors to his name. The 2 bookies favourites and longhitters enter this major in fine form and will look to make good use of this daunting course. Dustin Johnson has finished in the top ten in 5 out his last 6 majors.
Rory McIlroy has had a slight blip in form and has now fell back in the rankings despite finishing in the top in his last outing at Wells Fargo. Jon Rahm will fancy his chances, he is a big hitter and enters this major in excellent form following his win in Zurich.
Our Prediction and Betting Tips
1) Brooks Koepka - 11/1
Last years player of the year Brooks Koepka will fancy his chances here and looks to have had the perfect preperation. Brooks, who is the defending PGA Champion came very close to clinching victory at Augusta and continues to show himself as one of the best and most consistent Major Golfers. The only worry is that he's only played here once and didn't play well, however we feel that he can't be overlooked and will go close.
2) Tiger Woods - 12/1
Tiger Woods hasn’t played since he secured his fifteenth major title at Augusta, however that shouldn't be a concern for someone who focuses his time and schedules around the Majors. Tiger has only played in 6 events this year and had 3 x Top 10 finishes including a win. Woods has been a winner at Bethpage before when he won the 2002 US Open. Tiger hasn’t been teeing off great this year but has made up for it with his approach play. He'll need to rectify that if he is to go close this time out. Due to his consistent top 10 finishes and his success at Augusta, we fancy him for a top 3 finish here.
3) Dustin Johnson - 10/1
Dustin Johnson, the world number 1 enters the Major as the bookies favourite with odds as short as 8/1. Johnson will be looking for his 2nd Major and looks in great form. DJ has had two wins and finished in the top 10 on five occasions from 11 starts this season, including being runner up at the Masters.
4) Jon Rahm - 18/1
Rahm the Spaniard will be teeing off for the first time since his 9th place finish at the masters, which was his 7th top 10 finish the season. Jon will be looking for his first Major title and heads in great form. This will be his first time teeing at Bethpage and will be relying on his excellent tee offs to drive himself up the leaderboard.
5) Rory McIlroy - 12/1
Despite his poor outing in the majors, we can't overlook our only Brit heading into this Major. Rory did rebound from his Major disappointment with his 8th top 10 place of the season at the Wells Fargo a fortnight ago. Despite never fairing well here at Bethpage, the course looks made for his excellent tee offs and therefore we expect him to be up there. One thing is for certain, if Rory can improve his poor form on the greens where he currently ranks 71st in terms of putting, then he has a huge chance of lifting his 5th major title.
Outsiders and One's to Watch
Francesco Molinari - 25/1
Despite his poor form, Molinari still has a win and 2 x top 10 places in his last 5 rounds. He will consistently hit the fairway and boasts an incredible record out the sand when he needs to recover. The Italian is a Major player but his back 9 let him down at Augusta. He does have a good record here and we expect him to bounce back and secure a top 10 finish.
Xander Schauffele - 28/1
Schauffele’s record is not to be overlooked and he’s finished 2 Majors as runner up in the 2018 Open and the 19 Masters. Xander has finished in the top ten 3 times in his last 4 rounds. Schauffele has an excellent short game and will rely on that to finish in the top 10 once again. Could go close.
Jordan Spieth - 40/1
Jordan Speith could complete a grand slam here but he is a huge outsider and for good reason. His game has been very inconsistent lately however he rallied back and on the back 9 in the masters. If he can start well and improve his form off the tee there's nothing stopping Speith competing again. He maintains an excellent putting record.