PGA Championship Props and Picks

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PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 01:19 pm, Tue, August 4, 2020

PGA Championship Props and Picks
Did you know that you can bet on more than odds to win the PGA Championship and the matchups this week? Let’s look at PGA Championship props, including hole-in-one props and picks.

Location
TPC Harding Park
Media Coverage
CBS and ESPN

Did you know that you can bet on more than odds to win the PGA Championship and the matchups this week? The PGA Championship is a major and sportsbooks put out different odds on big events, including golf majors. This week’s PGA Championship in San Francisco will feature all of the top golfers in the world with World No. 1 Justin Thomas listed as the favorite. Let’s look at PGA Championship props and picks.

Hole-in-One

Yes (+110)

No (-150)

It seems that we get a hole-in-one in almost every tournament, but that doesn’t mean I want to bet the Yes in this prop. TPC Harding Park is a tough course and a hole-in-one is not going to be easy to get. Let’s look at the Par 3’s to see if it is realistic.

The third hole is 185 yards, but it is uphill and players can’t even see the green from the tee. I can’t see a hole-in-one on the third hole. No. 8 is 251 yards so it is extremely unlikely there will be a hole-in-one on No. 8. The 11th hole is 200 yards and possibly the best chance for a hole-in-one, but when the pin positions are to the left and right you can forget about a hole-in-one on this green. No. 17 is the shortest par 3 at 171 yards. If there is going to be a hole-in-one it will probably be on this hole.

I will lay the price and take the No on the hole-in-one.

Will there be a Playoff?

Yes (+315)

No (-415)

There have not been a lot of playoffs in the PGA Championship, but there are a number of players who can win this event. I lean to taking the Yes at +315, but I will probably pass.

Lowest Round Score

Over 64.5 (+270)

Under 64.5 (-370)

Exactly 64 (+165)

Over 63.5 (-160)

Under 63.5 (+130)

The Lowest Round Score is an interesting prop. TPC Harding Park is considered a difficult course, but when you look at this number it is tempting to take the under. It seems a golfer every year gets hot and has a great first or second round and in this case it would just take a 64 to win that first total. I don’t like laying big money, so I will avoid laying -370. I am tempted to take the Under 63.5 but I will probably pass simply because I want more than +130.

Winning 72 Hole Score

Over 272.5 (+340)

Under 272.5 (-500)

Over 269.5 -115

Under 269.5 -115

If I was willing to lay big money, which I rarely do, I would play the Under 272.5. I can’t see anything less than 9 or 10 under winning this event. If I was going to play the 269.5 I would take the under at -115.

Winner’s Country

USA (-175)

Not USA (+135)

Europe (+235)

Not from Europe (-315)

USA or Europe (-900)

Not from USA or Europe (+500)

Players from the U.S. have dominated the PGA Championship of late and the top two betting choices, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka are from the U.S. I will lay the -175 and take the winner’s country being the USA.

Under Par

30 or More Players Finish Under Par (+295)

29 Players or Less Finish Under Par (-395)

16 or More Players Finish Under Par (-190)

15 or Fewer Players Finish Under Par (+160)

I think my favorite bet of the props is the Under Par prop. I like the 16 or More Players to Finish Under Par at -190. When an event was held at TPC Harding Park in 2005 there were 24 players that finished under par. The course is longer now than it was then but the players hit the ball much farther in 2020 than they did 15 years ago. I would be really surprised if at least 16 players didn’t finish under par. I am tempted to take the +295 on 30 or more players finishing under par, but my best bet is 16 or more players finishing under par at -190.

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