PGA Championship Preview

With three of the golfing Majors already in the bag for the 2009 season the PGA Championship odds event it the last –and some might argue the best- Major event left on the calendar.

With a top flight field and fantastic host course the golf betting PGA Championship and odds experience this year should be spectacular.

PGA Championship betting followers are aware of the various story lines leading up to this year's event. When the PGA Championship odds play gets underway on August 13 2009 there should be a heightened sense of excitement and bittersweet feeling among the PGA championship fans as this will be the last Major until 2010.

The runaway leader in the PGA Championship betting is of course the world number Tiger Woods. As the best player on the planet it's little surprise that he's favored in the PGA Championship betting. But what is a bit unusual is the fact that Woods has yet to capture a Major title in 2009 and that likely makes him an ever bigger favorite in the PGA Championship betting. It's a rare year when Woods doesn't claim a Major title and that will be one of the biggest stories in the PGA Championship betting this year.

The host course, Hazeltine National Club in Minnesota, is a gorgeous course and one that most recently hosted the PGA Championship betting event in 2002 in which Rich Beem was crowned the champ. It plays a bit long at over 7,600 yards but it's the quintessential course for PGA Championship betting with wide long fairways and luscious greenery.

Among the PGA Championship odds favorites this year will be a host of American players who are more accustomed to this type of course layout than many of the foreign players who will be competing in the PGA Championship betting. One very interesting storyline that will play out once the PGA Championship betting underway is how Phil Mickelson will perform after taking time away from the game. He'll be back on Tour the week before the PGA Championship betting and he's likely to have collected some dust. He'll likely be the sentimental favorite in the PGA Championship due to his wife's illness, but it takes much more than sentiment to win the PGA Championship odds.

The PGA Championship betting event is often overlooked among the other three Major events but it is generally among the favorite tournaments of the players. Weather shouldn't be much of a concern other than perhaps rain, which would likely be an aid to the players, and low scores should abound.