PGA Championship Matchups and Predictions

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PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 01:21 pm, Tue, August 4, 2020

PGA Championship Matchups and Predictions
Golf’s first major of 2020 gets underway on Thursday in San Francisco, as the PGA Championship begins. I got back on track and went 4-1 in the matchups last week. Let’s look at this week’s PGA Championship matchups and golf picks.

Location
TPC Harding Park
Media Coverage
CBS and ESPN

Golf’s first major of 2020 gets underway on Thursday in San Francisco, as the PGA Championship begins. World No. 1 Justin Thomas is listed as the favorite, but there is a laundry list of players who could win this week. I got back on track last week with the matchups at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational going 4-1, so I’ll look to continue the winning at the PGA ChampionshipVenue: TPC Harding Park

Defending Champion: Brooks Koepka

TV Coverage: CBS and ESPN

PGA Championship Matchup Odds

Justin Thomas -150 vs. Brooks Koepka

Justin Thomas -125 vs. Rory McIlroy

Jon Rahm -165 vs. Dustin Johnson

Rory McIlroy -145 vs. Brooks Koepka

Bryson DeChambeau -135 vs. Brooks Koepka

Xander Schauffele -130 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Luke List -145 vs. Si Woo Kim

Rory McIlroy -170 vs. Dustin Johnson

Patrick Cantlay -165 vs. Tiger Woods

Jon Rahm -115 vs. Bryson DeChambeau

Collin Morikawa -115 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Collin Morikawa -150 vs. Tiger Woods

Xander Schauffele -130 vs. Webb Simpson

Rory McIlroy -125 vs. Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm -145 vs. Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka -135 vs. Dustin Johnson

Webb Simpson -155 vs. Tiger Woods

Daniel Berger -120 vs. Rickie Fowler

Hideki Matsuyama -135 vs. Tiger Woods

Tommy Fleetwood -120 vs. Adam Scott

Jason Day -115 vs. Tony Finau

Rickie Fowler -115 vs. Patrick Reed

Kevin Streelman -115 vs. Rory Sabbatini

Corey Conners -135 vs. Ian Poulter

Sergio Garcia -125 vs. Justin Rose

Phil Mickelson -125 vs. Danny Willett

Ryan Palmer -125 vs. Emiliano Grillo

Tyrrell Hatton -135 vs. Jordan Spieth

Louis Oosthuizen -130 vs. Brendon Todd

Matt Kuchar -135 vs. Marcus Kinhult

Keith Mitchell -120 vs. Kevin Kisner

Adam Hadwin -115 vs. Matt Wallace

Tom Lewis -120 vs. Marc Leishman

Shane Lowry -115 vs. Tyrrell Hatton

Matthew Fitzpatrick -135 vs. Adam Scott

Erik van Rooyen -140 vs. Brendan Steele

Gary Woodland -115 vs. Brian Harman

Byeong Hun An -125 vs. Mackenzie Hughes

Jimmy Walker -135 vs. Bubba Watson

Jason Day -115 vs. Viktor Hovland

Bryson DeChambeau -155 vs. Dustin Johnson

Russell Henley -115 vs. Joel Dahmen

Patrick Reed -115 vs. Daniel Berger

Jason Kokrak -120 vs. Keegan Bradley

Webb Simpson -115 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Joaquin Niemann -145 vs. Danny Willett

Sergio Garcia -115 vs. Abraham Ancer

Matthew Wolff -125 vs. Henrik Stenson

Joaquin Niemann -135 vs. Phil Mickelson

Golf Matchup Picks

Hideki Matsuyama -135 vs. Tiger Woods

Matsuyama is ranked second on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green. He has played far better than has Tiger since the return. It is hard to make a case for Tiger considering he has played just once since the return and he didn’t look that good in that one event. I will lay the price and take Matsuyama.

Patrick Cantlay -165 vs. Tiger Woods

I am going against Tiger in another matchup and taking Cantlay. There is no doubt that right now Cantlay is the better player. He took some time to get going after the break, but he looks ready for a big effort in San Francisco this week. I will lay the price and take Cantlay.

Tommy Fleetwood -120 vs. Adam Scott

Fleetwood is another player who took some time to get going after the break, but he looks to be ready to roll. He played well in the final round in Memphis and he has played at TPC Harding Park in the past, as he tied for 5th in 2015 in the match play event. I can’t see any way that Scott can come in and play well this week after not playing in any PGA Tour event since the return. I will lay the small price and take Fleetwood.

Gary Woodland -115 vs. Brian Harman

Woodland knows how to win a major, as he won the U.S. Open in California last year. He played really well at TPC Harding Park in 2015, as he finished second in the match play event. I just can’t see Harman competing on a course this long, so I will take Woodland in this matchup.

Sergio Garcia -115 vs. Abraham Ancer

Sergio is one of the best ball strikers in the world and he ranks 15th on the PGA Tour in the last 24 rounds in Shots Gained: Ball Striking. He has finished 35th or better in his last three events. I will take Garcia in this matchup.

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