The 2020 PGA Championship will be the only major of the 2019-20 PGA Tour schedule, but the first of three majors played between now and mid-November.
One of the strongest fields in golf each and every year features all the top names from the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings, including No. 7 Tiger Woods. Below, we look at the 2020 PGA Championship betting odds, and make our PGA Tour picks and best bets to win the major.
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TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, hosts the PGA Championship for the first time. The course measures 7,234 yards and plays to a par of 70 under championship conditions.
2020 PGA Championship Betting Picks – Tier 1
.All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change. We’ve got a cracking week ahead of us for the PGA Tour’s flagship event The Players Championship and it’s time to take a look at the raft of speciality markets that Paddy have priced up for us. PGA Tour betting odds for this weekends tournament with odds to win, golfer head-to-head matchups from Las Vegas sportsbooks.
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Brooks Koepka (+1000)
Koepka’s the rightful favorite while going for a third consecutive PGA Championship victory. He didn’t finish outside of the top 5 of a major last year and has won four of the last 10 majors in which he has competed.
His odds are higher than they should be after he missed the cut in two of his last three events. He returned to contention in his defense of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and showed he’s fully recovered from a prior knee injury.
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Tyrrell Hatton (+4500)
Hatton fell horribly flat in the WGC event in Memphis, Tennessee, but his odds have doubled despite the fact he’ll be competing against a nearly identical field. He ranks 10th in the Golfweek rankings and has two international wins and three other top 10s in six events since Nov. 10.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational champ entered last week ranked first in Strokes Gained: Putting, second in SG: Approach and fifth in SG: Tee-to-Green.
2020 PGA Championship Betting Picks – Tier 2
Adam Scott (+5000)
Scott, ranked 24th in the world, hasn’t played since missing the cut in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the PGA Tour season was suspended. He closed his 2019 schedule with a win at the European Tour’s Australian PGA Championship, and opened his 2020 season with a victory at The Genesis Invitational.
His odds are inflated due to his lack of recent play. The former Masters champ finished inside the top 10 of the PGA Championship the last two years and has 19 career top 10s in majors.
Brendon Todd (+8000)
Todd continues to be disrespected by the oddsmakers in these stronger fields after winning the Bermuda Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic in the fall. He showed at the WGC event at TPC Southwind he can contend against the world’s best.
2020 PGA Championship Betting Picks – Long shots
Matt Wallace (+15000)
Wallace ranks just 109th in the Golfweek rankings, but the four-time European Tour winner is 41st by the Official World Golf Ranking. He was T-4 in a tough field amid major-like conditions at the Memorial Tournament, and he tied for third at the 2019 PGA Championship.
Mackenzie Hughes (+20000)
Hughes will play the PGA Championship for the first time since 2017. He used a hot putter to tie for third at the Travelers Championship and sixth at the Memorial since the Tour’s restart. The Canadian has just one PGA Tour win but ranks 77th in the OWGR.
He’s well worth a shot in hopes of turning a $10 bet into a $2,000 profit.
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As the PGA Tour stops at TPC Sawgrass in Florida for this week’s Players Championship, we’re betting there’s going to be a back-to-back winner.
And there are two players in this star-studded field with the chance to go back-to-back.
Confused? Well, we’ll clear it up for you.
The first back-to-back winner we are looking at is Rory McIlroy at +1600 at DraftKings. Last year’s Players Championship was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic so the defending champion is McIlroy who won the event in 2019.
But then there’s our second back-to-back winner possibility, Bryson DeChambeau at +1500. DeChambeau won last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and is hitting his stride and a second straight victory is certainly not out of the question.
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Big-Time Field Means Big-Time Payday
Many players will tell anyone and everyone that if they can’t win a major, this event is the next one they want to put on their resume. It’s that prestigious.
Plus the payouts don’t hurt either. The winner will pocket $2.7 million of the $15 million purse.
McIlroy Looking For That Little Spark
With that in mind, we’re leaning to McIlroy who knows a thing or two about winning big events as he’s won four majors in his PGA Tour career.
We’re leaning heavily on McIlroy to repeat this week for one simple fact: He’s on his game.
Since 2011 only 12 golfers have successfully defended their titles. One guy, Brooks Koepka, has done it twice.
This week we figure McIlroy has the drive and the momentum to join that elite group.
McIlroy tuned up for this event with a T-10 at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. But his game has been strong for most of 2021. He’s recorded six top 20s in his last seven events. His one non-top-20 was a missed cut at The Genesis Invitational. And, believe it or not, we’re looking at that MC as a positive.
It’s All About Focus
But there’s an even better sign that McIlroy is laser-focused because of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks.
Cue the ‘Jaws’ theme: It’s just about time for the Masters.
See, McIlroy is still haunted by the one that got away…the one he couldn’t land back in 2011 when he had a four-shot lead heading into Sunday at Augusta National.
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We know…what does this have to do with the Tournament Players Championship?
Well, in a word, everything. See McIlroy was headed to unprecedented heights back in 2011 with, gasp, talk of Tiger Woods-like expectations.
But then came that fateful Sunday that stalled out his skyrocketing career as he carded an 80 and finished T-15. It didn’t derail the Irishman but it sure put a dent in the armor. He’s been battling back shot by shot, tournament by tournament, and win by win.
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We’re thinking he is back focused on his game and winning this week is that next step.
The 17th Hole Is The Star
TPC Sawgrass, the headliner in the TPC family of 32 courses, is highlighted by one of Pete Dye’s best innovations–the par-3 17th hole and the island green. Well, if you want to get technical it was Pete’s wife, Alice, who actually came up with the idea of the island green but that’s a different story.
But, yes, that island green will again take center stage.
Plenty of tournaments have been won right here. Just ask Rickie Fowler. This is the site of the nine-time Tour winner’s most historic victory as he claimed the 2015 title.
He did it in style, winning in a playoff. And he did it with a birdie on that tough-as-nails 17th. In fact, he birdied that hole five of the six times he played it that week…including both times in the playoff.
Don’t Forget About DeChambeau
DeChambeau is on quite the roll in this wraparound season. He won his first major, the 2020 U.S. Open. He also won last week so he’s used to dealing with stacked fields.
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And this one is filled to the brim.
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And for our third betting pick we’re going to look down the odds board at Jason Day at +5000. He won here in 2016 and was T-7 in 2019 and T-5 in 2018 so he knows his way around TPC Sawgrass.