After getting beat up on courses like Beth Page and Augusta in the other Majors, fans betting the PGA Championship get to witness players being a bit aggressive on the less challenging PGA Championship betting courses.
PGA Championship betting fans are in for a treat this year as the Hazeltine Golf Club is set up beautifully to produce a dramatic and exciting result. The last time the Minnesota club hosted betting the PGA Championship there were fireworks. Rich Beem came out of nowhere to hold a charging Tiger Woods (Woods birdied the final four holes of the PGA Championship betting action) in one of most exciting finishes in recent memory.
It’s not that the Hazeltine course is easy, as many fans betting the PGA Championship might believe, it’s simply that the course is laid out in such a way that if a player if willing to take risks, and they succeed, they can shave strokes quickly. However, the converse is true as well. If the gambles don’t pay off the player’s PGA Championship betting dreams are in the gutter.
This year the course will play slightly different than it did in the 2002 PGA Championship betting. The course has been lengthened to a staggering 7,634 yards. And both the front nine and the back nine of this year’s PGA Championship betting rounds will finish with a par 3, par 4 combination giving players a chance to pick up strokes with a well placed tee shot. But the PGA Championship betting layout is far from a pitch-and-putt par three. There are six par 5s over 600 yards in length which take a handful of players in the betting the PGA Championship field out of the hunt.
Players will have to club it off the tee which will force an aggressive game plan from most of the PGA Championship betting field. But the fairways are somewhat more forgiving than the other Majors and an errant tee shot will not ruin the hole, especially on par 5 monsters.
Conservative play will not be rewarded at this year’s PGA Championship betting tournament and the way in which Hazeltine challenges players and forces them to attack is what makes this course so special and the perfect host to the betting the PGA Championship action.