2019 PGA Championship from Bethpage Black

Tiger Opens as Golf Betting Lines Favorite for PGA Championship

May 14th, 2019 Golf, Sportsbook

At the beginning of the year Tiger Woods still lacked credibility with the Golf Betting Lines.  And that was understandable based on how his last major tournament win was in the 2008 US Open.  Then came the Masters Tournament.  Last month Tiger Woods rocked his fifth green jacket as the winner of golf’s most prestigious event.  More emphatically the way that Tiger won the Masters brought back memories of his glory days.  In turn the handicapping dynamics have completely flipped.  Woods is now a potential overlay for the PGA Championship.  Sharps are already scouring the board for potential bargains.

2019 PGA Championship from Bethpage Black  

Date and Time: May 16 through May 19, 2019

Location: Bethpage Black, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, New York

Golf Betting Online Odds at SBG:  Tiger Woods +700, Dustin Johnson +900, Rory McIlroy +1000, Brooks Koepka +1200, Justin Thomas +1200, Francesco Molinari +1600, Justin Rose +1600, Bryson DeChambeau +2000, Jon Rahm +2000, Rickie Fowler +2000

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2019 PGA Championship TV Coverage:  TNT and CBS

2019 PGA Championship

This will be the 101st edition of the PGA Championship and the second major tournament of the 2019 season.  The reverse of past PGA championships is on the schedule for this year.  In the past the PGA Championship took place in August as the last major tournament of the season.  Now for 2019 it has been moved to the month of May.  Each year the PGA Championship rotates to a different course in the United States.  Namely Bethpage Black is considered to be one of the most difficult courses that can be played anywhere.

Tiger Woods

On this occasion Tiger Woods opened as an justifiable chalk with the Golf Betting Lines.  Prior to winning the Masters Tournament Woods had already made his move up the Charts.  Consider that Tiger climbed from 668th on the Official World Golf Ranking in 2017 to his current standing of sixth.  Summing up this is one of the greatest and most profound comebacks in the history of golf.  That being said betting value is a legitimate concern.  To be exact there will be far too much in the way of public money flowing towards Woods.  Tiger will be going for his fifth career PGA Championship title this weekend.

Dustin Johnson

In this situation Dustin Johnson is an interesting Sportsbook online prospect.  Atop the Official World Golf Ranking is Johnson himself.  Johnson has led the OWGR for five consecutive events.  However, the concern about Johnson is that he lacks a record of success in major tournaments.  Johnson has only one major win which was the 2016 US Open.

Rory McIlroy

By contrast Rory McIlroy could bring the combination of good recent marks and past major tournament success.  Concurrently McIlroy is fourth on the Official World Golf Ranking.  Another feather in his cap for 2019 is a win at THE PLAYERS Championship.  McIlroy has four major tournament wins including two in the PGA Championship (2012 and 2014).

Matchup to Watch

Even though Woods comeback has been inspiring he will not bring value with the Golf Betting Lines.  Counter to that is McIlroy, who offers good form, proven ability and a better price.

Golf Betting Odds Picks

Due to taking all factors into account Rory McIlroy is the call!

Golf Betting Online Pick: Rory McIlroy

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