By that measure the 2009 season has been a failure for Woods and anyone betting the PGA Championship should be prepared to watch an ultra-focused Woods attack the PGA championship course at Hazeltine.
PGA championship betting lines several weeks out from the August 13th tee off all list Woods as the heavy favorite. That’s no real surprise considering he’s been the favorite in just about every PGA Championship betting competition he’s entered. What is a surprise to most fans betting the PGA Championship is the fact he hasn’t won a Major yet in 2009. That’s only happened 3 times in his career and not since he failed to win the PGA Championship betting event in 2004.
It may seem like a long shot to some of the wagers looking to engage in betting the PGA Championship. But Tiger Woods and long shot do not belong in the same sentence, especially at the PGA Championship betting event. Woods has won the PGA Championship betting tournament four times in his career and will look to add a fifth at Hazeltine.
Admittedly he’s played awful, by his standards, in the previous three Majors this year. But all three Majors have been played on tremendously difficult courses, something which cannot be said of this year’s PGA Championship betting host course. Those courses did not forgive mistakes. Yet when he’s played at more forgiving courses he’s been ultra-dominant. The fact that the PGA Championship betting course layout plays so long is also in his favor.
Woods looks poised to win this year’s PGA Championship betting competition. A handful of the competition will be out of play simply because of the distance. And he’ll be able to make a few mistakes without playing himself out of contention due to the wide fairways and decent rough.
In his victories this season he has proven a master of saving holes and at the PGA Championship betting competition that is what should carry him to victory. Augusta, Beth Page and Turnberry do not allow for mistakes. Hazeltine does and if Woods is errant off the tee once or twice it will not ruin his round and he should be able to play his way out of any trouble he encounters during his PGA Championship betting rounds. You can almost see the fifth betting the PGA Championship cup sitting on his mantle.