Although, as with many things in golf much has stayed the same and many of the top players in the world rankings heading into the 2009 PGA Championship betting are the same names that topped the rankings last year.
PGA Championship betting competition always attracts the top names in the sport. With a field of 156 players, every player on the planet would kill for a spot in the betting the PGA Championship event and the competition to get in is very tight. You can be sure that all the top players in the world rankings will be invited and it would take a monumental event to keep them out of this year’s PGA Championship betting event.
The world’s number one player, Tiger Woods, wouldn’t miss betting the PGA Championship this year for anything. Having gotten skunked so far this year in the previous three Majors he’s starved for a title. In contrast, there was much uncertainty on the part of the world’s number two player and whether or not he’d be in the 2009 PGA Championship betting. Phil Mickelson’s wife is ill and he’s missed some events, but he recently confirmed he’ll be there when the betting the PGA championship action gets underway.
The third and fourth ranked players in the world will also be in the PGA Championship betting field. Paul Casey has quietly worked his way into the third spot in the world rankings and Kenny Perry simply seems to get better with age as he’ll enter the PGA Championship betting with the highest ranking of his career.
Sergio Garcia is the fifth ranked golfer in the world right now. He’ll be at the PGA Championship betting as well. But this course layout doesn’t seem all that suited to his game and it’s unlikely that PGA Championship event will be his first Major victory. The other players rounding out the top ten in the world rankings prior to the PGA Championship betting (in descending order) are: Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Geoff Ogilvy, Jim Furyk and Stewart Cink.
Six of the top ten golfers in the world are American and it’s most probable that an American golfer will claim the PGA Championship betting title this year. But as to which one, who knows? It’s also very likely that the winner of this year’s PGA Championship betting isn’t even ranked in the top ten.