PGA Championship 2019 Tournament Preview, Betting Odds & Offers
The second major of the year takes place this week, and all eyes will be on Tiger Woods as he looks to land his second major win of the season. The atmosphere around Woods at The Masters and the golf he played over the four days was a reminder of what Tiger was like during his peak. Can he repeat that all over again for another four days on the big stage? Time will tell.
Elsewhere, a little less focus will be on Rory McIlroy here, who cannot complete a grand slam of majors as he has already won this tournament. Not only that, but when he won the event back in 2012 for the first time, he set the record for the largest every margin win.
With a whole host of other names looking to get involved here, this looks to be wide open.
Where Can I Watch the PGA Championship on TV?
Coverage of the four days of this tournament is available on Sky Sports. The live action will begin on Sky Sports Golf at 6 pm on the first two days, and 4 pm over the weekend. In addition to this, you will be able to watch specific features groups from 1 pm on the first two days, giving you an early look at some of the big names as they navigate this course.
PGA Championship – The Main Contenders
A win at The Masters was a fantastic sporting achievement for Tiger Woods, and the scenes on the 18th green when he won the tournament were fantastic. That put him back in the limelight, back towards the top of the sport, and now with more pressure on him to repeat the feat here.
We saw long spells of the Tiger of old that weekend, something we have only seen in very small doses for the past few years. If he is really back to somewhere near his best, and he can play at that level for another four days, then he simply has to come into contention here.
The Irishman has pressure on him where ever he plays, but if it was possible, he had even more on him at The Masters. He didn’t perform up to his usual standard there, but I’m more than happy to forgive him that with the circumstances around him and that tournament.
If you’re looking for Mr Consistent this year, then McIlroy is certainly up there. The Masters was the only tournament he has played this season where he has not finished in the top ten. That includes one win in the Players Championship, and with a little less pressure on his shoulders, playing a tournament he has won in the past, it would be no surprise to see McIlroy go close this week.
If its someone with a love for this tournament you are after then look no further than last year’s winner. Koepka is aiming to be the just the second back to back winner of this tournament in the stroke play format, with the other being Tiger Woods who has achieved that feat twice.
Koepka also won the US Open last year, but it is this tournament where he has a simply fantastic record. He is currently 47 under par across his last five appearances at this event, so it is no surprise to see him finally win it.
Don’t forget his recent major record too. In his last nine majors, he has three titles and a runner up finish, this is a man who means business on the big stage.
The 24-year-old appears to be on the cusp of something special, and surely it is only a matter of time before he lands a major championship. He has been edging closer recently, and the big Spaniard looks as though he is in line for another big showing here, on a course that will suit his game.
Rahm tied for fourth position in this event last year and finished a respectable ninth at The Masters in the first major of this season. Overall, he has managed to pick up at least one win in each of his three seasons as a pro so far and won a team event just two weeks ago, so comes here in form.
The Italian was always someone you would give a chance to win major events, but usually, those resulted in him fading away towards the end. However, over the past couple of years, we have seen a completely different side to Molinari, and he is now a man who deserves a huge amount of respect, and one who can win another major title.
He won the 2018 Open, and that was the centrepiece in what has been a terrific run of golf. In his last six majors, he has been inside the top 10 on four occasions, showing remarkable consistency to deliver those results. In the past year overall, he has four victories to his name, and a further two runner up spots, showing that if he is on a roll and it is his day, he is very difficult to stop.
PGA Championship Betting Odds
This tournament is wide open at the top, with the favourite to win it a double-figure price. That currently is Brooks Koepka, although at the head of the market there is very little to choose between him, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. All four are available at anywhere between 10/1 and 12/1, and they are the clear four front runners.
Behind them is another batch of players, who are all available between 18/1 and 25/1, these are the leading outsiders this week. They include Jon Rahm at 18/1 and Francesco Molinari at 25/1. These two groups combine for around 10-12 players, and it is likely that the winner will come from these.
With so many good European golfers at the moment, the race to be top European at the tournament is likely to make for fascinating viewing. McIlroy, Molinari and Rahm could all win this tournament, but if not then they have to be in line for the European title. McIlroy leads the way here at 7/2 in the betting, with Rahm in behind him at 6/1 and Molinari looking like solid value at 8/1.
PGA Championship Betting Offers
William Hill – Back an Outright Winner and Get £10 Free Bet Every Time They Make an Eagle
If you are looking at the outright betting market this week and you want an offer for that market then look no further than this one. Not only do you have the chance to win by selecting the winner, but you could also win some free bets over the course of the four days.
Simply place a bet of £10 win or £5 each way on the outright winner and every time they make an eagle, you will receive a free £10 bet from William Hill. Alongside backing the winner, you could end up with free bets on top from this great offer.
888Sport – Up to £20 Free Bet if McIlroy or Rose Win
If you are looking for some insurance coverage for your bet then 888Sport have put together one of those offers for this week. Simply place an outright bet on the winner of the tournament of £1 or more and if Rory McIlroy or Justin Rose with the tournament, you will receive your stake back as a free bet to a maximum of £20.
For example, if you place a £10 bet on the tournament, you will be given a £10 free bet if either of these two win. Both have won majors in the past, and both are amongst the favourites in the betting.
Betway – Paid Out as a Winner if Your Player Leads Round 1, 2 or 3
There is nothing worse than seeing your player take an early lead in a big event like this one, only to lose their lead a day later. With this offer from Betway, you will no longer feel pain should that happen to you. If your player holds the overnight lead after any of the first three rounds then you will automatically be paid out as a winner from that bet.
It doesn’t matter what happens afterwards, whether your player wins or not, you will be paid out in full thanks to this great offer from Betway.
Each Way Betting – 10 Places Available
As ever with major golf tournaments, many bookmakers offer enhanced place terms for those who bet each way, and some are better than others. The best offer you will get for the PGA Championship of 2019 is 10 places on your each way bet.
This is a fantastic offer, more than you will find anywhere else, and it is available with four bookmakers, who are Betfair, Paddy Power, Coral and Boylesports. For each way bets with the best terms, these are the bookmakers to go with.