2009 PGA Championship Sports Betting

December 1st, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting fans with an interest in golf are at present devoting their entire energies to the British Open.

Right now the entire online sports betting golfing body is focused on Turnberry in Scotland, breathlessly watching as the top players in the world battle for the most prestigious title in golf sports betting.  But there’s still one more Major on the calendar and it’s not too early for online sports betting fans to start taking a look at the PGA Championship.

Sports betting fans who enjoy wagering on golf have seen all kinds finishes at the PGA Championship; some predictable others not so.  But the PGA Championship always feels like the forgotten Major in the world of sports betting.  With the Masters being the most unique event on the Major schedule –and the first of the online sports betting golf season- it receives plenty of attention.  And of the course, with the US Open caring the national sports betting golf banner, it also gets plenty of attention.  And the British Open…enough said.

But the PGA Championship has nothing to really set it apart from the rest of the online sports betting golf scene.  Worst, as the last Major on the sports betting calendar many fans are already burnt out on the sport.  And with the MLB playoff races shaping up and the NFL preseason taking place at the same time much of the sports betting world’s attention is devoted elsewhere.

But if you like sports betting and you’re not tuned into the action at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN on August 13 you’re crazy.  The PGA Championship is every bit as exciting as any of the other sports betting Majors and very accessible for sports betting fans. 

This year will mark only the second time that this sports betting Major will be hosted by the Hazeltine Club.  In 2002, Rich Beam emerged from sports betting obscurity to take the PGA Championship title in the feel good story of the year.  This will be the 91st running of the PGA Championship and sports betting fans will be hoping for another exciting and unexpected finish.

Tiger Woods will of course be the favorite in the sports betting odds and is of course the greatest player in the history of mankind.  But he was also the favorite in the sports betting odds in 2002 and Beam still managed to come out of nowhere to claim the title.  Let’s hope that Hazeltine can play host to another sports betting miracle in 2009. 

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